5 Braves Career Milestones That Could Be Reached in 2023

Here is a look at five milestones that could be reached by five different players before the end of the regular season.
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The 2023 Atlanta Braves have constantly been shattering records this season. From team records to individual records it has been a historic regular season for the Braves. We are now down to the last 24 games before the postseason begins. Let’s take a look at what career milestones could potentially be reached before the end of the season for various Atlanta players. 

Ozzie Albies 30 Triples

Ozzie Albies currently has 29 career triples. Coming back from a short injury stint, Albies is returning to form and having a solid season. Albies is hitting .269 with 29 homeruns and 91 RBIs.  Hitting second in the lineup, Albies typically sees more plate appearances than other players. As a result, Albies will have more chances to collect his 30th career triple. 

Austin Riley 600 Games

Austin Riley has been super reliable this season for the Braves. In 138 games so far this season, he has controlled the hot corner. Not only has Riley been present but he has produced as well. He is carrying a .274 average with 34 homeruns and 85 RBIs. Riley does a great job taking care of himself and takes a lot of pride in playing every day. All he has to do to reach this milestone is appear in half of the games left in this regular season. 

Eddie Rosario 1,000 Hits

Eddie Rosario has seen much more playing time in left field than Kevin Pillar this season, so the ABs will be there for this milestone. He currently sits at 994 career hits. Since the Braves will be facing more right handed pitchers than lefties, Rosario will continue to see a lot of playing time down the stretch. If he can collect just six more knocks, Rosario will reach 1,000 career hits in his 9th MLB season. 

Matt Olson 600 RBIs

Matt Olson has had the best season of his career like many other Atlanta Braves players in 2023. He is leading all of baseball in homeruns (47) and RBIs (116). Olson currently has 592 career RBIs. Like Riley, Olson has also appeared in all 139 games this season. Being an every day player and hitting the ball out of the park at an alarming rate, eight RBIs in the next 23 games seems very realistic. 

Sean Murphy 100 Doubles

This one may be a bit of a stretch but is not out of the question. Sean Murphy currently has 91 career doubles. Murphy earned his first all-star appearance this season. He is hitting .267 with 20 homeruns and 67 RBIs. Murphy seems to be the first catcher option for Brian Snitker but at the bare minimum Travis d’Arnaud typically gets a start every three days.

However, we have seen Murphy catch fire and go on a hitting spree. He could hit two or three doubles in a game and no one would be surprised. Nine doubles is a lot in 24 games, especially factoring in the split playing time but Sean Murphy is more than capable.