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Mar2: Evan Gattis #Atlanta #Braves irony is that after not having enough right-handed power hitting, now...

Evan Gattis #Atlanta #Braves irony is that after not having enough right-handed power hitting, now...
Mar 3rd 2013, 01:09

MTM Radio ‏@MTMradioATL The Evan #Gattis Atlanta Braves: Ironyhttp://atlantabullpen.com/2013/03/02/the-evan-gattis-atlanta-braves-irony/ … Followed by ZeroUnder5™ATLbball and 1 other Collapse   Reply   Retweet   Favorite  Buffer    More 5:58 p.m. - Mar 2, 2013 · Details The Evan Gattis Atlanta Braves Irony 2 March, 2013 by Jim Hart Leave a Comment X Hello fellow Braves fan! Don't forget to Tweet this post if you like it, or follow Atlanta Bullpen on Twitter if you find our Braves coverage interesting. Evan Gattis has hit everywhere he has been Braves right-handed power hitter Evan Gattis continued his good work Saturday against the Astros, as he lined a single to left, and hit a sacrifice fly in two at bats.  Gattis is now hitting .500 on the spring (7 of 14) with two doubles, a homer, and three RBIs. Gattis has hit everywhere he has been the past few years, including the minors, Venezuelan Winter League and now with the Braves in the spring.  You don't have to be hit with a frying pan in the head to understand that this guy needs to play in the major leagues, and not just as an ornament on the bench.  Gattis needs regular major league at bats. What makes Gattis special is that he not only has tremendous power, he makes contact.  That is a recipe that usually results in many extra base hits and RBIs. The Braves have been starved for right-handed power the past few seasons.  That weakness resulted in the Braves acquiring the right-handed power hitting Dan Ugglabefore the 2011 season, and paying him big money.  Then in this past off-season the Braves acquired right-handed power hitters B.J. Upton and Justin Upton, and rewarded both with big contracts. The Evan Gattis Atlanta Braves irony is that after not having enough...

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