Ex-Braves: Gone but not forgotten

Gregor Blanco, OF

San Francisco Giants

He’s hitting .373 with 10 RBIs and a .882 OPS since returning from a concussion June 19. He has started 43 games for the Giants — 19 in right field, 14 in left and 10 in center. San Francisco may want to stick him in the leadoff spot more often, as he’s hitting .365 (19-for-52) as the first man in the box.

Melky Cabrera, OF

Chicago White Sox

He’s hitting .217 against lefties, up from .080 on June 9. He has the lowest batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage of all qualified American League left fielders. His four outfield assists rank tied for fourth-best in the majors.

Yunel Escobar, 3B

Washington Nationals

His .321 average ranks best among qualified National League third basemen, and only Aramis Ramirez has struck out fewer times. He’s also tied for third among all third basemen with his .976 fielding percentage. Through nine games in July, he’s hitting .286 with no home runs or RBIs.

Adam LaRoche, 1B/DH

Chicago White Sox

He was hitting .246 on June 10. In 27 games since then, he’s hitting .169 (14-for-83) with 29 strikeouts. His numbers are significantly better on the road — .261, five home runs and 22 RBIs away from home; .184, four home runs and 11 RBIs at home.

Brian McCann, C/DH

New York Yankees

His .259 average ranks third among qualified AL catchers and second with his 14 home runs and 55 RBIs. He has one passed ball and has caught 40 percent of runners. Through eight games in July he’s hitting .207 with eight strikeouts.

Omar Infante, INF

Kansas City Royals

He entered the second half hitting .236 with no home runs and 25 RBIs. He was hitting .204 on June 13, but in 27 games since he hit .297 with six doubles and eight RBIs. He ranks third-to-last among qualified second basemen with a .976 fielding percentage.

Martin Prado, OF

Miami Marlins

He entered second half having not played since June 14 because of a right-shoulder sprain. He’s reached base in 54 of his 63 games and is hitting .272 with four home runs and 24 RBIs. In the last 13 games before his injury, he was hitting .240 with one home run and three RBIs.

David Ross, C

Chicago Cubs

He entered the second half having appeared in 38 games for the Cubs, hitting .189 (14-for-74) with no home runs and four RBIs. He’s started 22 games, in which he’s hit .183 (11-for-60) with no home runs, two RBIs and 23 strikeouts.

Mark Teixeira, 1B/DH

New York Yankees

He’s having a revival season, hitting .240 with 22 home runs and 62 RBIs, and he played in his first All-Star game since 2009. He’s slumping as of late, though, hitting .205 with 12 strikeouts through 10 games in July. He’s hitting .214 with five home runs and 12 RBIs as a righty, and .251 with 17 home runs and 50 RBIs as a lefty.

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