Fielding is sometimes underrated by casual baseball fans, but it can have the same impact on a game as hitting or pitching. A good fielder at a key position can save up to 20 runs in a season, while a bad fielder can allow an extra 20 runs to be given up. That means the difference between a great fielder and an awful fielder could be 40 runs, or nearly .25 runs per game.
This article takes a look at the best 15 fielders in the history of the Atlanta Braves. While there isn't a universally accepted statistic to rank fielders, it wasn't hard to pick 15 guys that stood out from the pack. From former stars like Hank Aaron to current players that have some issues with the bat like Alex Gonzalez, this list includes a mix of all types of players from franchise history.