Creating Atlanta Braves' Ideal Postseason Batting Order

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Creating Atlanta Braves' Ideal Postseason Batting Order
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On April 1, 2013, the Atlanta Braves trotted out an Opening Day starting lineup that looked like this (via Baseball-Reference):

1. Andrelton Simmons, SS

2. Jason Heyward, RF

3. Justin Upton, LF

4. Freddie Freeman, 1B

5. B.J. Upton, CF

6. Dan Uggla, 2B

7. Chris Johnson, 3B

8. Gerald Laird, C

9. Tim Hudson, P

And with catcher Brian McCann still rehabbing from an injury, the lone objection I had was directly related to the fact that I preferred Juan Francisco to Chris Johnson at the hot corner. 

Five months later, Braves fans are looking at a very different lineup for the postseason. So here's an optimistic, yet very probable batting order for manager Fredi Gonzalez to employ in the National League Division Series. 

 

If you want to advocate for an alternate lineup, please post it in the comments below.

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