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Up the Middle: the Atlanta Braves history and future of Centerfield

Could Cedric Mullins be the next great CF for the Atlanta Braves? Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Fans of the Atlanta Braves have been spoiled a lot over the past few decades about the center field position. The current Front Office wants to reconstitute those feelings.

Since Hank Aaron was sent to Milwaukee to finish out his illustrious career, the Atlanta Braves have employed quite a number of centerfielders… some better than others; at least one was Hall of Fame worthy.

There is a long-running baseball axiom that teams should be “strong up the middle” of the field, starting with catching, then both middle infielders, and then finally in the center outfield position.