The countdown to Opening Day 2013 is slowly coming to an end, and the Atlanta Braves' lineup is filled with some new faces. Gone is the face of the franchise, Chipper Jones, along with 2012 All-Star Michael Bourn and 2010 All-Star Martin Prado. That is not only three guys who have been All-Stars, but the top three hitters in the Braves' lineup.
With Chipper, Bourn and Prado moving on, the Braves bring in Justin and B.J. Upton, along with Chris Johnson, who will share a job with Juan Francisco. The Braves will also add promising power-hitting prospect Evan Gattis, though he does not project as a starter.
This article takes a look at the best lineup for the Braves based on the current roster after what we have seen in spring training. Even though Brian McCann may miss all of April, I am projecting him in this lineup.