We pick back up with our fan projections for Atlanta Braves players with shortstop Alex Gonzalez. I'm also adding another topic for discussion into this thread, a discussion of whether or not Atlanta should go ahead and re-sign Gonzalez for the 2012 season.
Gonzo will only be in his age 34 season this year, and the prospects the Braves have in the minors are no sure thing to be Major League ready by the beginning of next year. He recently told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe (via MLBTR) that he'd like to stay in Atlanta "for a long time." A quick look over the potential free agent shortstops reveals very few options better than Gonzalez at short.
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Alex Gonzalez' Baseball Reference comparable players by age (1000 equals most comparable). It's way too awesome that the top comparable for Alex Gonzalez is the other Alex Gonzalez.
Alex Gonzalez (954)
Greg Gagne (917)
Eddie Miller (906)
Rich Aurilia (902)
Jeff Blauser (901)
Johnny Logan (892)
Shawon Dunston (891)
David Bell (888)
Davey Johnson (882)
Damion Easley (881)
Our Alex Gonzalez: .248/.294/.402 with an OPS of .695
Not our Alex Gonzalez: .243/.302/.391 with an OPS of .694