After winning a 5-3 game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday evening, the Atlanta Braves have played 40 games this year, which puts them at a quarter of the season. The team has gone 25-15, in part because the offense has been such a pleasant surprise.
Heading into the year, the offense was expected to struggle a bit and the pitching staff was expected to carry the club. However, once the season started, it was the offense that emerged and the pitching staff that has been up and down.
This article takes a look at the 13 position players who have played a significant role in the Braves season, and grades them based on their contributions at the plate, on the bases and with the glove.