.325, .596 and 1.017 – The National League’s top batting average, slugging percentage and on-base-plus-slugging percentage (OPS), which all belong to Braves hitters.
Martin Prado is the league leader in average (.325), hits (69) and multi-hit games (23) after going 2-for-5 in Sunday’s sweep-completing win against the Pirates.
Rookie Jason Heyward, all of 20 years old, leads the “senior circuit” with a .596 slugging percentage and 1.017 OPS, 23 points ahead of St. Louis’ Albert Pujols.
Heyward had two hits Sunday including a two-run triple, raising his average to .301 with a .421 on-base percentage (third in the NL) and 38 RBIs (tied for third). He has 10 home runs (tied for eighth) and three triples (tied for seventh).
Chipper Jones has 37 walks to tie for the NL walks lead with Pujols and Josh Willingham, and Troy Glaus leads the league with 25 RBIs in May.