Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:44:41 -0800
Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. has gone 0-for-3 with three walks, a hit by pitch and two stolen bases in two spring training games. Young is expected to compete with OFs Todd Cunningham and Eury Perez for the starting center field job while Melvin Upton Jr. (foot) is out of the lineup. Young has not played much in center field but believes he can become a quality center fielder with hard work during the spring.
Fantasy Tip: Young probably has an edge over the other candidates because of his major league experience. Young could be a later-round option in drafts if he wins the job because of his stolen base potential.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:29:18 -0800
Atlanta Braves OF Eury Perez is the early favorite to start in center field to begin the year with OF Melvin Upton Jr. (foot) likely sidelined until at least May 1, in the opinion of MLB.com's Mark Bowman
Fantasy Tip: Perez tallied just 10 plate appearances in the majors last season, and he isn't an impact player in standard leagues. That said, he's bested 20 stolen bases in the minors each of the past five seasons and could be a cheap stolen base source to start the year for NL-only gamers.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:48:17 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton Jr.'s (foot) MRI exam Friday, Feb. 27, revealed sesamoiditis, or inflammation in the bone behind the ball of the left foot. He'll be in a short-leg cast for two weeks and a walking boot for roughly four to six weeks. Upton will miss most of spring training and is expected to start baseball activities in early April. OFs Todd Cunningham, Eury Perez and Zoilo Almonte are the likely candidates to fill in in center field with Upton out.
Fantasy Tip: Although Upton's batting average tanked the last two years, he was still a sleeper candidate at the end of mixed drafts for his stolen base abilities. That won't be the case now, as he could miss the first month of the season. Don't forget about Eric Young Jr. figuring into the outfield mix, at least as a platoon candidate. He or Almonte will likely be your best fantasy bets in Upton's absence, but their main value will come in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:06:16 -0800
Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr., who hit a career-worst .229 with one home run and 30 stolen bases in 100 games for the New York Mets in 2014, has the chance to compete with OFs Zoilo Almonte and Eury Perez for a spot as a backup outfielder or platoon job in left field. He could also play some second base in a pinch. Not working in Young's favor is that Almonte is out of minor league options.
Fantasy Tip: Young is mainly valuable for his speed, but without a spot that gives him consistent at-bats, he's not much use to fantasy owners. Keep an eye on how the outfield battles go this spring. If he wins a spot as a platoon partner in left field, he could be a deep sleeper in deep mixed leagues.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:05:08 -0800
The Atlanta Braves claimed OF Eury Perez off waivers from the New York Yankees Friday, Jan. 23.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:02:27 -0800
New York Yankees OF Eury Perez was designated for assignment Friday, Jan. 16.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:19:22 -0700
The New York Yankees claimed OF Eury Perez off waivers from the Washington Nationals Monday, Sept. 22.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:03:45 -0700
The Washington Nationals claimed INF Pedro Florimon from the Minnesota Twins Thursday, Sept. 18. The move corresponds with OF Eury Perez being designated for assignment.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:06:27 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Eury Perez was designated for assignment Thursday, Sept. 18.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:20:41 -0700
The Washington Nationals placed RP Matt Purke (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list. They also reinstated OF Eury Perez (foot) from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse.