Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:23:37 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Phil Gosselin is batting second and playing shortstop Friday, Aug. 15, against the Oakland Athletics.
Fantasy Tip: You'll need to remove Andrelton Simmons and Emilio Bonifacio from your fantasy lineups. Gosselin makes a decent play in daily games. His salary hit is near the minimum, and he is hitting in an opportune lineup position to post fantasy points.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:13:25 -0700
Atlanta Braves INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is playing shortstop and leading off Tuesday, Aug. 12, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF B.J. Upton is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Dan Haren has got progressively worse this season. In daily games, Bonifacio is a nice option because of his speed, spot in the lineup and the favorable matchup.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:49:16 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Emilio Bonifacio is hitting leadoff Monday, Aug. 11, with OF B.J. Upton hitting eighth. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said it'll be a day-to-day decision as to who will be leading off. It's the second time Bonifacio has been at leadoff with B.J. Upton also in the lineup. Upton is batting just .220 (33-for-150) with a .282 on-base percentage in 36 games at leadoff, but they are better than his numbers elsewhere in the lineup. Bonifacio is hitting .278 with a .314 on-base percentage in 66 games and 62 at-bats as the leadoff hitter this year with the Chicago Cubs and Braves.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:51:07 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 11. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is starting at shortstop and hitting leadoff.
Fantasy Tip: Simmons may be able to return tomorrow night. If he doesn't, there's a good chance Atlanta will move him to the disabled list.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:59:43 -0700
Atlanta Braves INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is playing shortstop Saturday, Aug. 9, in place of SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle).
Fantasy Tip: Simmons is progressing, but the DL is still possible. Bonifacio would gain some value if he attains SS eligibility for the remainder of this season and next year.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:00:37 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton was out of the leadoff spot for the first time Wednesday, Aug. 6, since June 22. OF Emilio Bonifacio was hitting leadoff for the second straight day. Manager Fredi Gonzalez is trying to do something to jumpstart the team's anemic offense of late. Gonzalez plans to utilize Bonifacio in several positions, and he has experience at all three outfield spots and every infield position except first base.
Fantasy Tip: Upton's drop in the order could be a long-term deal. If that's the case, it'll give him better pitches to hit. Bonifacio's multi-positional eligibility is huge for fantasy owners, and he should be owned in deep mixed leagues if he continues to get everyday at-bats because of his speed.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:46:07 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Emilio Bonifacio could receive playing time at shortstop while SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is out of the lineup, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:45:02 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, August 5, against the Seattle Mariners. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is batting leadoff and playing center field.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Upton from your lineup in daily-transaction leagues.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:54:15 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) and C Evan Gattis are not in the starting lineup Friday, August 1, against the San Diego Padres. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is in the starting lineup batting eighth and playing right field.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward's back injury is starting to look like it could turn into a disabled list stint. Continue to check back for updates on his status. Gattis is likely just having a scheduled off-day. Bonifacio will see near-everyday at-bats while Heyward is injured.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:43:26 -0700
Atlanta Braves INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and RP James Russell will join the team Friday, August 1, in San Diego. Corresponding roster moves will be made at that time.