Comparing Braves' Lineup with Justin Upton to the 1995 Championship Team

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Comparing Braves' Lineup with Justin Upton to the 1995 Championship Team
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves already had a good lineup to begin with, but Thursday's addition of Justin Upton transformed their lineup into something special.

After finishing in the middle of the pack in the National League in runs scored in 2012, the Braves should be among the Senior Circuit's best offensive clubs in 2013. Their lineup also has the look of a unit that could do plenty of damage in October, perhaps all the way to a World Series title.

The Braves had a pretty decent lineup the last time they won the World Series in 1995. It featured names like Fred McGriff, David Justice and Marquis Grissom, as well as budding stars like Javy Lopez and Chipper Jones.

For the sake of a few kicks, here's a fun question: How does the 2013 Braves lineup compare to the 1995 Braves lineup that won a championship?

Let's take a gander.

Note: Traditional stats (and dWAR) courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com. Sabermetric stats courtesy of FanGraphs. 

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