5 Worst Hitters on Atlanta Braves in 2023

We take a look at the five worst hitters on the best offense in baseball. We also take a look at how most of these hitters would rank on other teams!
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1. Atlanta Braves Worst Hitters in 2023 - Kevin Pillar - 68 wRC+

Kevin Pillar was brought in to provide a veteran presence off the bench and defensive relief in the outfield. In 156 plate appearances this season, Pillar has posted a .649 OPS. That's about 30% worse than the league average. He has slashed .223/.250/.399 in 64 games.

His bat was never his strongest tool but it's been pretty bad this season. Out of nine seasons with over 50 games played, this is by far Pillar's absolute worst-hitting performance. Pillar has a career OPS+ of 87 and he's a 71 this year.

Comparing PIllar to the Rockies

Of players with at least 30 PAs this year, Pillar would rank 11th out of 20 Colorado Rockies' hitters. He is the worst hitter on the Braves in 2023.

That's all we have for the five worst Braves hitters (min. 30 PAs). This list really speaks to just how good the Braves have been in 2023. Don't forget to check out some other great Braves reads with negative-sounding titles, such as Braves 4 Worst Defensive Players in 2023, 5 Reasons Braves Won't Win the World Series, or 2 FA Upgrades Over Eddie Rosario in 2024!