Atlanta Braves Should Consider a Position Change for David Ross

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Atlanta Braves Should Consider a Position Change for David Ross
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One of the hottest hitters on the Braves roster only plays once a week.

With three homers in his last two games, David Ross deserves many more at-bats in the Atlanta line-up. Although Ross is quite possibly the best back-up catcher in the NL, he could be a more valuable asset as an everyday player. Ross, in only a handful of appearances this season, already has more homers than everyday outfielder Nate McLouth.

Thus, a viable position for the catcher could be in the outfield. If Prado shifted to center, Ross could man left-field or possibly serve as a spell-infielder for Chipper Jones at third. 

A new position for Ross does seem unlikely, but there are other options for the valuable batter. Ross could be a high-value trade option come mid-summer. If the Braves cannot utilize Ross as a catcher, perhaps they could gain an equally valuable bat via a trade.

Whatever the case, Atlanta should see more benefit from their impressive back-up catcher. 

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