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Jordan Schafer Gets His Shot: Hallelujah, He’s Batting First

Published by on May 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Twenty-three games into the season, and the name we've wanted to see at the top of the order has finally gotten his shot.

Better mark this down in the history books: On May 2, 2009, Jordan Schafer first batted lead-off for the Atlanta Braves.

Many congratulations to the 22-year-old, as he has truly earned this opportunity. In the entire St. Louis series and the first game against Houston, the Braves' center fielder has drawn six walks while striking out only twice.

I'm not saying he's going to be an instant hit, as his two-strike approach is still a work-in-progress, but this is the best speed guy the Braves have had leading off since Rafael Furcal left (no disrespect to Marcus Giles, Kelly Johnson, Yunel...

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