Cristian Pache’s defense, athletic ability perfectly fit Braves

Cristian Pache likely will make his first opening-day start in center field this April. And the expectation is that it will be the first of many. The Braves’ top prospect was initiated in the National League Championship Series last year, when Adam Duvall’s injury forced Pache into each of the seven games. He impressed, assembling impressive at-bats and showing the defensive prowess that’s made him so highly regarded in the minors. Pache had only four plate appearances before the NLCS. He’d appeared in each of the Braves’ previous five playoff games, though he was a late-game defensive substit…

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