The Atlanta Braves are the favorites to win the World Series as we enter the playoffs.
No team has been able to keep up with their level of production this season.
Atlanta has done a great job building the best lineup in baseball.
One through nine, they have hitters that can punish opposing pitchers.
What they have been lauded for this year is their ability to hit the long ball.
The Braves matched the 2019 Minnesota Twins with the most home runs in a single season by hitting 307.
According to Talkin’ Baseball, via Sarah Langs, the Braves also set the record for highest slugging percentage by a team in MLB history at .501.
The Braves' team slugging percentage of .501 this year was the highest in MLB history
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) October 1, 2023
All of their success started with the play of NL MVP favorite Ronald Acuna Jr.
Even though he did not lead their team in home runs, he was the catalyst for everything they accomplished.
Matt Olson led the Braves and MLB in home runs this year by hitting 54.
He made history with those 54 home runs by becoming the Braves’ single-season record holder.
Atlanta had five players hit over 33 home runs this year.
Those five were Olson, Acuna, Marcell Ozuna, Austin Riley, and Ozzie Albies.
Each played a significant role in their historic season.
They even had 10 players hit 11 or more home runs.
It is hard to look at that lineup and find an easy out.
All the pressure will be on opposing pitching staffs to try and figure out a way to navigate this bunch in the playoffs.
Having to beat the Braves in a five or seven-game series will be no easy task.NEXT: The Braves Officially Clinched An Important Postseason Advantage