The Atlanta Braves have used a radically reshaped roster to climb to the top of the National League East standings in 2013.
Just over two months into the season, the Braves hold the biggest lead of any division in all of baseball (7.5 games ahead of the second-place Philadelphia Phillies as of June 5).
This success comes on the heels of a busy winter. The Atlanta lineup was bolstered by new additions, while the bench and bullpen were each strengthened by astute moves from general manager Frank Wren.
There was a little bit of everything in constructing this club. Free agent signings, big trades and waiver wire claims all played a part.
With summer setting in and the weather heating up, the time has come to evaluate the performance of Atlanta's offseason acquisitions. A letter grade has been assigned commensurate with each player's performance through the first week of June.