In order for the Braves offense to function at their best, who is the most important hitter in the Braves lineup? For Andy Bunker, it's not Josh Donaldson or Freddie Freeman (batting second and third in the lineup) that he's worried about, it's the leadoff spot that currently features Ender Inciarte.
"I'm not as worried about Freddie--I don't think anybody is or should be. I'm a little less worried about Donaldson too," Andy said barring injury. "But Ender Inciarte's been healthy and not hit the baseball before. We saw this last year; he's a notoriously slow starter."
"Not only is it Ender, for me, that needs to be good, it's also Ender getting off to a hot start which he hasn't done the last couple of years."
If Ender doesn't get off to that fast start, if he doesn't produce, Andy could see manager Brian Snitker putting Ronald Acuna back at that leadoff spot.