Who Hits 5th For Braves in Batting Order?

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
February 21, 2020 - 7:14 am

The Braves let Josh Donaldson got and created two holes within their team, defensively the 3rd base position, and offensively the cleanup hitter and protection for Freddie Freeman.

The solved half of that equation when they brought in power-hitting outfielder Marcell Ozuna. The question offensively now turns to who will protect Ozuna, who bat's 5th.

John Fricke and Hugh Douglas discuss some of the options to slot 5th in the order and who they think it will be.

"Austin Riley's going to get a good opportunity to be that guy," says Hugh Douglas. "There's a lot that plays into this but I think he gets the nod."

There are plenty of options for that role, between Riley/Camargo, Swanson, d'Arnaud, Inciarte, or even Markakis/Duvall, that's one of the decisions Brian Snitker will have to decide on during Spring Training.