Atlanta Braves players who impressed in May despite the team's frustrating struggles

These players had a memorable month of May for the Atlanta Braves.
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Aaron Bummer, LHP

After a rough start to the year, there are few relievers for the Atlanta Braves who have had a better May than Bummer. Across nine IP, the left-hander has posted a 0-1 record with a 2.00 ERA and a 10:3 K/BB ratio with opponents holding a combined .250 AVG against him.

Over the season, Bummer's ERA now sits at 3.54, with his other numbers including a 1-2 record with a 21:6 K/BB ratio across 20.1 innings. Will this continue for what has been a bounce-back season for the left-hander?

Max Fried, LHP

After a stellar finish to April, Fried carried over that success into May where he owned a 3-2 record with a 2.04 ERA and 29:10 K/BB ratio across 35.1 innings pitched. Over his five starts, Fried also limited opponents to a combined .189 average.

For the season, Fried's numbers now sit at a 5-2 record with a 2.97 ERA and 54:21 K/BB ratio across 66.2 IP (11 starts), while also leading the MLB with two complete games and one shutout. Based on his previous success, Fried will only continue to get better as summer approaches.

Matt Olson, 1B

Another player who likely topped his production from April was Olson, who slashed .270/.327/.470 to post a combined .797 OPS so far during May. Over his 27 games, Olson also posted five HR with 15 RBI, while also adding five doubles with a 29:8 K/BB ratio.

Throughout 56 games this season, Olson is now slashing .240/.328/.447 with nine HR and 32 RBI, while also holding a .775 OPS. Will Olson now continue to heat up as we enter the month of June? It looks promising so far and the Braves will be happy to see him start to contribute more offensively.