Braves Power Rankings Roundup: Week 21

By The Guru
Monday, August 22, 2016

Season Trend

Below is a graph of where the Braves have ranked over the course of the season.

And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Braves this week:

ESPN

Braves ranked 30th - "It's hard to Dansby get excited Dansby about a team Dansby such as the Braves Dansby that has Dansby lost seven in Dansby a row. When the Braves play the Diamondbacks this week, there is a chance that Arizona will start Shelby Miller, and facing him in the Braves' lineup could be every player he was traded for: Aaron Blair, Ender Inciarte and one other guy."

Sports Illustrated

Braves ranked 30th - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.

USA Today

Braves ranked 30th - "Dansby Swanson with golden chance to seize "shortstop for life" designation."

Bleacher Report

Braves ranked 30th - "The Atlanta Braves currently hold a four-game lead over the Minnesota Twins in the hunt for the worst record in baseball and the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft.

Speaking of No. 1 overall picks, the Dansby Swanson era began last week after Erick Aybar was traded to the Detroit Tigers and the top selection in the 2015 draft got the call to replace him.

The 22-year-old is 4-for-16 with a double so far, earning his first start out of the leadoff spot in the lineup on Sunday.

The Braves still need to decide on a starter for Thursday's game after optioning Tyrell Jenkins to the minors. John Gant is an option currently on the MLB roster, while Aaron Blair, Matt Wisler and Casey Kelly could get the call from Triple-A."

Reddit

Braves ranked 30th - "http://mlb.mlb.com/images/9/9/0/187863990/070416_swanson_dog_med_r9q8x49a.gif"

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