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Braves | Tyler Flowers, Jeff Francoeur set for more time

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:13:57 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Tyler Flowers and OF Jeff Francoeur will both see more chances against left-handed pitchers during the rest of Atlanta's homestand. Atlanta will face three more left-handers in the next six days: Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw Thursday, April 21, New York Mets SP Steven Matz Saturday, April 23, and Boston Red Sox SP David Price Tuesday, April 26. Flowers went 3-for-3 with three RBI against Dodgers SP Alex Wood Tuesday, April 19, to raise his average to .429 (6-for-14) against lefties. Francoeur went 2-for-2 with two RBI against Wood to raise his average against lefties to .333 (3-for-9). Flowers has started five games this year as C A.J. Pierzynski's backup.

Fantasy Tip: Those are small sample sizes for Flowers and Francoeur, and the lefties they'll likely face later this week and next are no pushovers. Flowers' value as a second catcher in two-catcher formats may be slightly on the rise if he continues to see more time. Avoid both against Kershaw in daily formats Thursday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham

Braves | Tyler Flowers drives in three runs

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:49:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Tyler Flowers went 4-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs Tuesday, April 19, against the Los Angeles Dodgers to push his batting average to .412.

Fantasy Tip: Flowers doesn't have a ton of power, but he could help some fantasy owners in NL-only leagues looking for a batting average bump from their No. 2 receiver.

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Braves | Tyler Flowers catching Sunday

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:02:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Tyler Flowers will bat sixth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright Sunday, April 10.

Fantasy Tip: Flowers gets the starting nod behind the plate because the Braves are playing a day game following a night game. He should be viewed as an inexpensive flier option in daily fantasy formats.

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Braves | Atlanta going with hot bat behind dish

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:35:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves Cs Tyler Flowers and A.J. Pierzynski will not platoon strictly based on the handedness of the opposing pitcher, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.

"It's whoever is swinging the bat," Gonzalez said. "Whoever contributes is going to play. It would be great if you could go one against lefty and one against 'righty' and they both contribute. But I'm open. Let it play out a little bit."

Fantasy Tip: Flowers and Pierzynski are low-end options in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and NL-only formats. Obviously, if one of them receives the lion's share of starts, their value would increase, but it seems likely they're locked into a near 50-50 timeshare all season, barring injury.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham

Braves | Tyler Flowers starting two weekend games

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:32:02 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Tyler Flowers will catch Friday, April 8, and Sunday, April 10, against the St. Louis Cardinals, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: Flowers grabs more value this weekend in cavernous mixed, NL-only and two-catcher formats, which are the only leagues where he is fantasy relevant. Daily players looking for cap relief could also take a contrarian flier on the veteran backstop.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | Tyler Flowers out Wednesday

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 11:07:17 -0800

Atlanta Braves C Tyler Flowers (leg) is out Wednesday, March 9, with a minor leg injury.

Fantasy Tip: Flowers is an NL-only option with power potential, but he's likely to split time with A.J. Pierzynski.

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Braves | Atlanta catchers to split duties

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:57:23 -0800

Atlanta Braves Cs Tyler Flowers and A.J. Pierzynski are expected to split duties at the catcher position heading into the 2016 season, although it is uncertain exactly what the split will be.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski posted a .300 average with nine home runs and a .769 OPS, while Flowers is considered a little better defensively and less of a threat offensively. For fantasy purposes, Pierzynski is the guy you'll want to target, although neither are particularly attractive outside of NL-only formats.

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MLB | Tyler Flowers inks deal with Braves

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 16:21:49 -0800

Free-agent C Tyler Flowers (White Sox) has signed a two-year, $5.3 million contract with the Atlanta Braves, featuring $1.5 million of annual incentives as well.

Fantasy Tip: So much for Christian Bethancourt being Atlanta's catcher of the future. That can still happen, but as far as 2016 goes, the Braves appear to have a logjam at catcher, with Flowers joining fellow veteran A.J. Pierzynski behind the dish. Flowers has exhibited some power potential before, slugging a career-high 15 home runs in 2014, but has always had issues with hitting for average. The catching situation in Atlanta looks like one to avoid in fantasy come draft day unless you're in a league that starts two catchers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

MLB | Tyler Flowers down to three clubs

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:24:55 -0800

Free-agent C Tyler Flowers (White Sox) is deciding between the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Wherever Flowers lands, he'll be splitting catching duties, at best. He has some power in his bat but makes inconsistent contact. He'll be a second catcher in two-catcher leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bryan Hoch

White Sox | ChiSox looking for catching help

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:12:16 -0800

Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said the team is expected to add another catcher via free agency or trade within the next few days to replace C Tyler Flowers, who was not tendered a contract Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Hahn characterized the club's catching competition as wide-open, with recently-signed backstop Alex Avila having an opportunity to seize the No. 1 job. He hit .191 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 67 games last season and is not a great option in any fantasy format. Flowers is now a free agent and is unlikely to experience difficulty finding a new club, given the lack of catching depth around the majors. He hit .239 with nine home runs and 39 RBIs in 112 games in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSChicago.com - Bruce Levine