5 greatest outfielders in Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves franchise history

SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 8: Andruw Jones #25 of the Atlanta Braves bats against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 8, 2006 in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Braves 12-6. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 8: Andruw Jones #25 of the Atlanta Braves bats against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 8, 2006 in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Braves 12-6. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO – APRIL 9: Andruw Jones #25 of the Atlanta Braves waits to bat against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 9, 2006 in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Braves 6-5. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO – APRIL 9: Andruw Jones #25 of the Atlanta Braves waits to bat against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 9, 2006 in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Braves 6-5. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /

Number 2 — Andruw Jones (61.0 bWAR with the Braves)

It didn’t take long for Andruw Jones to make his mark on the Atlanta Braves, slashing .400/.500/.750 with a pair of home runs as part of his rookie season in the 1996 World Series against the New York Yankees.

Jones, by the way, was 19 years old.

Andruw Jones impacted the Atlanta Braves with his Gold Glove defense

He would be a part of 75 postseason games with Atlanta, helping the franchise reach the Fall Classic on two different occasions. A five-time All-Star, Jones quickly earned a reputation with his premier defense in center field, earning 10 Gold Gloves and entering the discussion as the best center fielder to ever play the game.

Jones would finish second in the NL MVP voting in 2005 after hitting an MLB-leading 51 home runs and driving in a National League-high 128 runs.

He is currently in his fifth year on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot and could well see his son, Druw, taken with the top overall pick in the 2022 MLB draft.