The Braves are 24th among MLB teams in average (.224) and 22nd in on-base percentage (.299). The offense was expected to be among the club’s great strengths but instead has been maddeningly inconsistent. That’s largely because multiple regulars are batting well below their standards, including Riley, Ozuna, Olson and Albies. Snitker hopes the lineup alterations provide some fresh perspective for everybody.
“(William) has been swinging it good,” Snitker said. “I feel like Marcell is right on the verge. He has been for a while here. Ronald has been swinging the bat well since he’s been back. Travis, too. Those four guys, just get them up there as much as we can right now, and hopefully the other guys can find a way to get it going also.”