Not a big year for players seeking big round numbers or moving up career lists. Of course, the Braves are a very young team now. Chipper‘s pretty much settled his spot on the Braves leaderboards — second all-time in most things to the uncatchable Aaron, first in walks, first on most of the Atlanta-only lists. The only round numbers he’s going for aren’t going to get much attention — 45 walks short of 1500, one stolen base short of 150.
With 878 hits, Brian McCann should get his 1000th this season, health willing. He should get his 150th homer as well — he is at 136. Dan Uggla is ten homers and eight doubles short of 200 in both, and 89 hits short of 1000. Eric Hinske is 88 hits short of 1000, but probably won’t get the opportunity to get that far this year, at least not if things work out as expected.
If you don’t count Craig Kimbrel‘s rise up the saves list, the only pitcher with any big goals this year is Tim Hudson. As I mentioned, he had an outside shot at 200 wins this year (he is at 181) but since he will miss the first month of the season that’s very unlikely. 11 wins would give him 100 as a Brave. He’s already fifth on the Atlanta list in wins after Niekro and the Big Three, and will stay there. He’s 19th on the franchise list, and could move up to 15th or so this year. He has 800 strikeouts as a Brave, good for 17th. 111 would move him into a tie for tenth with the immortal Charlie Buffinton.