SF Giants Prospects

The San Francisco Giants visit the Atlanta Braves

By Timmy Kennedy
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Apr 13, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freeman (5) celebrates with left fielder Upton (8) after defeating the Washington Nationals 10-2 at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants batters erupted out of the gates and led the majors in home runs and runs batted in, however, they have since quietened down a little. They will be looking to get back on track and hit the Braves pitchers hard. The Braves on the other hand, have a very dangerous lineup and must be payed close attention to.

San Francisco Giants probable lineup

CF, Angel Pagan – .340

RF, Hunter Pence – .262

C, Buster Posey – .264

LF, Mike Morse – .302

1B, Brandon Belt – .255

3B, Pablo Sandoval – .177

2B, Brandon Hicks – .213

SS, Brandon Crawford – .259

Don’t let the poor batting averages fool you, this lineup is very dangerous. Providing Hicks can continue his hot hitting, Posey and Pence can up their game and Sandoval can actually show up, the Giants could score a lot of runs.

Atlanta Braves probable lineup

RF, Jason Heyward – .206

CF, B.J. Upton – .213

1B, Freddie Freeman – .320

3B, Chris Johnson – .231

LF, Justin Upton – .326

2B, Dan Uggla – .202

C, Evan Gattis – .270

SS, Andrelton Simmons – .289

Freeman and Justin Upton have combined for 14 home runs so far this year, and are the most dangerous hitters in the lineup. Watch out for Gattis, who has been hitting excellently in clutch situations. The glove of Simmons will play a big role too.