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Atlanta acquired brothers B.J. and Justin Upton this winter.
The Atlanta Braves struggled to hit for power last season, so they acquired brothers B.J. and Justin Upton.
Atlanta ranked 22nd in slugging, .389, and T-19th in home runs, 149, last season. B.J. had 28 home runs, drove in 78 runs and had a .454 slugging percentage for the Rays last season.
Justin hit just 17 homers in 2012, but in 2011 he hit 31 with 88 RBIs and a .289 batting average in his best MLB season, posting a 5.7 WAR, according to ESPN. Atlanta can only hope that they will be getting the 2011 Justin Upton.
Beyond the Uptons, Atlanta also acquired Chris Johnson to play third base. Johnson is still fairly young at 28. Between Houston and Arizona last season, he hit .281 with 15 homers and 76 RBIs. While his numbers won't blow anyone away, he will be another hitter whom opposing teams will have to respect, and he will provide decent power and average behind the Uptons in the order.
Finally, the Braves brought in relief pitcher Jordan Walden to provide depth for their bullpen. In three seasons with the Angels, Walden has had a 3.06 ERA while striking out 138 batters in just 114.2 innings pitched.