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Yankees | Nick Swisher could join Yanks

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 10:08:59 -0700

The New York Yankees are reportedly close to signing free-agent OF Nick Swisher (Braves) to a minor league contract. If signed, he would be used as a first baseman, outfielder and designated hitter. The deal is pending a physical.

Fantasy Tip: The 35-year-old Swisher hit just .196 with six home runs and 25 RBI in 219 at-bats last season while splitting time between the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves. He would be unlikely to receive enough playing time to be worth considering outside of AL-only fantasy leagues as a possible bench player.

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Braves | Nick Swisher released

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:33:03 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Nick Swisher was given his unconditional release Monday, March 28.

Fantasy Tip: There's still a chance Swisher can catch on with another team, but the days of him being a lock for 15 to 20 home runs is long gone. He'd be a speculative waiver addition in single-universe formats if he signs elsewhere.

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Braves | Four ATL veterans battling for two spots

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 09:29:56 -0700

Atlanta Braves OFs Emilio Bonifacio, Michael Bourn, Jeff Francoeur and Nick Swisher appear to be battling for two reserve outfield spots on the opening day roster.

Fantasy Tip: Bonifacio, Bourn and Swisher are prime candidates to be traded or released, with Atlanta likely to be on the hook for the bulk of their salaries if they are moved. Francoeur has played well this spring but could be optioned to Class AAA Gwinnett if he agrees to remain with the organization. None of these players are likely to receive enough playing time to make them worth drafting in any fantasy format.

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Tigers | Detroit has no interest in Nick Swisher

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:06:33 -0800

The Detroit Tigers said no when the Atlanta Braves asked them about their interest in OF Nick Swisher.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher is more of a platoon player at this point in his career, but he has some appeal because of his ability to play both the outfield and first base. His power numbers have declined significantly in the last two years, too, as he's dealt with a plethora of injuries. Swisher is really only of interest in single-universe leagues or on FantasyScore because of a juicy matchup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech

Braves | Atlanta shopping outfielders

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:30:26 -0800

The Atlanta Braves are aggressively shopping OFs Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher and Cameron Maybin at the general manager meetings this week, according to a rival official. However, Braves GM John Coppolella denies that the Braves are considering moving Maybin.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin had by far the best year of any Braves outfielder in 2015, but he tailed off considerably in the second half. Bourn and Swisher are platoon bats that only have value in deep mixed fantasy leagues. Maybin could be even more intriguing to fantasy owners if he's traded to a better situation.

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Braves | ATL starters resting in Game 2

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:19:31 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin, SS Andrelton Simmons, OF Nick Markakis, 1B Nick Swisher and C A.J. Pierzynski are not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Fantasy Tip: With nothing on the line, look for some of these players to possibly pinch-hit, but otherwise their regular season is over. Leave them out of your FantasyScore lineup.

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Braves | Nick Swisher playing left field

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:10:02 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Swisher will bat fifth and play left field against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino Saturday, Sept. 26. OF Michael Bourn is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is 1-for-15 over the past week and hitless in three career at-bats versus Nicolino, so he should be avoided in FantasyScore.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman sitting out

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:37:08 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 23. 1B Nick Swisher is starting at first base and batting third, while OF Michael Bourn is starting in left field and hitting eighth against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is a fine value pick in daily lineups, as he's hitting 7-for-15 (.467) with two home runs in his career against Colon. Bourn ($3,500, 7.0% of cap), on the other hand, is hitting only .176 (18-for-102) with the Braves since being traded and isn't worth your time on FantasyScore, especially while at the bottom of the lineup.

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Braves | Nick Swisher not starting Friday

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:46:55 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Swisher is not starting Friday, Sept. 18, and OF Adonis Garcia is in Swisher's outfield spot. Garcia is hitting fourth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has an .059 mark in the last week and his average is tailing off, so he is out of the lineup despite his switch-hitting capability. Garcia ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting .312-6-15 at home and is doing well in his extended tryout with the team. He's definitely worth starting at the FantasyScore price.

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Braves | No Nick Swisher vs. Nationals

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:24:51 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Nick Swisher is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 4. OF Michael Bourn is starting in left field and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has been a nice add to the middle of the Braves lineup. He owns a .822 OPS with three home runs and 11 RBI over his 22 game with Atlanta. Still, he is nothing more than a low-end option in cavernous mixed and NL-only seasonal leagues. Bourn ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is sporting an uninspiring .227/.301/.271 slash line this season, so FantasyScore players should chase more upside or better values around his price range.

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