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In the outfield positions, the Atlanta Braves have a potential overflow of talent for 2012.
Among the players who will compete for a starting spot are Jason Heyward, Martin Prado, Jose Constanza, Michael Bourn and even a possible trade.
Of these players, Constanza is the least likely to take a starting position for the 2012 season because of his lesser offensive talent when compared to his teammates.
Heyward's performance last season, after his stellar rookie year, was overall a disappointment, although he is likely to bounce back in 2012.
Michael Bourn is the best candidate to start in center field this coming season, without a doubt.
Although Martin Prado struggled last season and managed to hit only .260, he still holds a career batting average of .293. He has the potential to greatly improve the Braves next season.
With the great amount of starting pitchers in the minor league system, the Braves have the ability to acquire an impressive outfielder in a trade, such as Matt Kemp or Carlos Quentin.
However, if a trade such as this were to occur, it would greatly limit the playing time of potential stars Heyward and Prado.
The most likely and most productive starters in the outfield positions for the coming season are Prado, Bourn and Heyward.