Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:10:34 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton will remain in the leadoff spot for the foreseeable future, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.
Fantasy Tip: The real beneficiary here is Jason Heyward, who will have additional RBI opportunities in the middle of the lineup. Upton will have an opportunity to utilize his speed more and should see an uptick in runs scored, but his overall fantasy value won't change significantly.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:50:03 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella is hitting in the leadoff spot in the team's new-look lineup Wednesday, June 18, with OF Jason Heyward moved to the fifth spot against the Philadelphia Phillies. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he may give La Stella a long look in the top spot. La Stella is hitting .364 on the season. OF B.J. Upton and SS Andrelton Simmons are taking the day off.
Fantasy Tip: The move should boost La Stella's value slightly in the run-scoring category as the Braves look to take advantage of his contact and on-base skills. At this point, La Stella should be owned in the majority of leagues.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:24:43 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have considered the possibility of recalling C Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A Gwinnett and moving C Evan Gattis to left field, which would move OF Jason Heyward to center field.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:11:19 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (hand) is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his injured hand came back negative.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward may need a few days off to rest his hand, but it does not appear like he will need to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:46:04 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (hand) left the game early Friday, June 13, after getting hit in the hand by a pitch.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 07:21:00 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward ended his 11-game hitting streak Sunday, June 8.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:21:46 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward has hit .330 (29-for-88) with three home runs, nine RBIs and a .404 on-base percentage in his last 22 games.
Wed, 14 May 2014 13:32:50 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he plans to leave OF Jason Heyward in the leadoff spot, despite his slow start to the season. Heyward had a planned day off Wednesday, May 14. Heyward is 5-for-34 (.147) with 12 strikeouts and a .189 on-base percentage against left-handers heading into Wednesday. On the season, he's hitting .204 with three home runs and a .304 OBP in 37 games from the leadoff spot.
Wed, 14 May 2014 10:54:45 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward has a planned off day Wednesday, May 14.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:16:48 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward is sitting out Friday, April 18.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward is stuck in a slump of late and is receiving a day to clear his head.