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How many at bats are needed in the minor leagues for a player to be ready for the show?

Bill Shanks has a list of how many plate appearance prominent Braves position players got in the minor leagues before their big league debuts.

LATE-1970s
Glenn Hubbard 1367
Dale Murphy 1137
Bruce Benedict 1095
Bob Horner 0
MID-1980s
Gerald Perry 2932
Brad Komminsk 2412
LATE-1980s
Mark Lemke 2701
Ron Gant 2170
David Justice 1817
Jeff Blauser 1764
MID-1990s
Chipper Jones 1909
Ryan Klesko 1739
Javy Lopez 1595
LATE-1990s
Marcus Giles 2221
Rafael Furcal 1107
MID-2000s
Jeff Francoeur 1544
Brian McCann 1184
LATE-2000s
Freddie Freeman 1759
Andrelton Simmons 1042
Jason Heyward 1003
MID-2000s
Mallex Smith 1775
Ozzie Albies 614
Dansby Swanson 122
Through April 11, 2016

Listen to “The Bill Shanks Show” from 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WPLA Fox Sports 1670 AM in Macon and online at http://www.foxsports1670.com/. Follow Bill at twitter.com/BillShanks and email him at thebillshanksshow@yahoo.com.


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