PODCAST: The value of a true cleanup hitter

How crucial is it for the Braves to have a true power hitter in the 2010 lineup? The Braves Show's Bill Shanks talks about it in this podcast.




Number of Braves players with 30 HR or more: (13)
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 2 - Adam LaRoche (32) and Andruw Jones(41)
2005: 1 – Andruw (51)
2004: 2 – J.D. Drew (31) and Chipper Jones(30)
2003: 3 – Javy Lopez(43), Gary Sheffield (39), and Andruw (36)
2002: 1 – Andruw (35)
2001: 2 – Chipper (38) and Andruw (34)
2000: 2 – Chipper (36) and Andruw (36)

Number of Braves players with 25 HR or more: (23)
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 2 – Chipper (29) and Andruw (26)
2006: 4 – LaRoche (32), Andruw (41), Chipper (26), and Jeff Francoeur (29)
2005: 1 – Andruw (51)
2004: 3 – Drew (31), Chipper (30), and Andruw (29)
2003: 4 – Javy (43), Sheffield (39), Andruw (36), and Chipper (27)
2002: 3 – Andruw (35), Chipper (26), and Sheffield (25)
2001: 3 – Chipper (38), Andruw (34), and Brian Jordan (25)
2000: 3 – Chipper (36), Andruw (36), and Andres Galarraga (28)


Bill Shanks hosts The Bill Shanks Show on WFSM Fox Sports 1670 in Macon, Georgia and The Braves Show Talk Show. Shanks writes a weekly baseball column for The Macon Telegraph and is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team. You can email Bill at thebravesshow@email.com and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/billshanks.


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