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Estrada makes an amazing step up

John Sickels analyzes just how Johnny Estrada excelled for the Braves during the first half.

Originally Published: July 12, 2004
By John Sickels | Special to ESPN.com

N.C.G. writes: I came across your "analysis" of Johnny Estrada and his capabilities. You wrote before the beginning of the season:

"... while the Braves have talked a good game about Estrada being the catcher of the future, I don't think he has enough offensive potential to be a starter for a good team. In the majors, he looks like a .250-.260 hitter, with a little power, but with a low OBP due to his small walk rates."

I hope you enjoy that healthy dose of crow you're eating.

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