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Padres | Derek Norris could be moved

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:37:29 -0800

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is a player that the Padres have discussed with other teams in trade talks, but he likely will not be traded before the start of spring training. It appears the Padres may want to use C Austin Hedges and C Christian Bethancourt as their catchers.

Fantasy Tip: Norris likely will be the Padres starter for the time being, but owners should monitor his status during the spring. Norris posted a decent .250 batting average with 14 home runs last season and could be a solid option in two-catcher leagues and NL only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Padres | Christian Bethancourt acquired by Padres

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:39:45 -0800

The San Diego Padres have acquired C Christian Bethancourt from the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for SP Casey Kelly and C Ricardo Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is expected to compete for the backup catching job in San Diego behind Derek Norris, so he won't have much value in any fantasy format. The 24-year-old former prospect struggled both offensively and defensively in 2015, batting .200 with two home runs and 12 RBIs while allowing eight passed balls.

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

Braves | Christian Bethancourt dealt to San Diego

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:31:34 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Braves have traded C Christian Bethancourt to the San Diego Padres, in exchange for SP Casey Kelly and C Ricardo Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves are expected to use a catching tandem of A.J. Pierzynski and Tyler Flowers in 2016, which made the 24-year-old Bethancourt expendable. Kelly is a 26-year-old right-hander who has largely struggled since undergoing Tommy John surgery two years ago. The former 2008 first-round pick went 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA in three MLB appearances last season and was 2-10 with a 5.16 ERA in 31 games for Class AA San Antonio and Class AAA El Paso. Rodriguez is a 17-year-old catcher who hit .266 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 30 games with three different Rookie-level clubs in 2015. None of these players is expected to be a fantasy factor in 2016.

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

Padres | SD could trade for Christian Bethancourt

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:21:32 -0800

The San Diego Padres are trying to work out a trade for Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves no longer have a need for Bethancourt after signing Tyler Flowers, and the young catcher doesn't appear to be part of their future anymore. Bethancourt has yet to pan out as a prospect, hitting just .200 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games last year. He'd be in line to compete for a backup job in San Diego, making him pretty useless to fantasy owners in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Braves | Christian Bethancourt has surgery

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 07:41:30 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt (knee) had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, and he'll be able to work out by late November.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt had a miserable season, but he still has prospect status. He'll be given every chance to be the starting catcher in 2016 and will be a late-round flyer.

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

Braves | Christian Bethancourt in ATL plans

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:57:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt is in the team's plans for 2016, but it is unclear whether the club will re-sign C A.J. Pierzynski or give the reins to Bethancourt full-time.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt will either be a mid to late round selection in NL leagues as a catcher or he will be a platoon player. Watch this situation in the offseason to see how it develops.

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

Braves | Christian Bethancourt leaves with injury

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:33:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt (hand) suffered an apparent left hand injury after striking out in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals Thursday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: The team may decide to shut Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) down for the remainder of the regular season, so he can be dropped in all fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Braves | A.J. Pierzynski sitting vs. Nats

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:21:01 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Oct. 1. C Christian Bethancourt is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) has limited opponents to a .517 OPS over his past 13 starts, which makes Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) an extremely risky start at FantasyScore Thursday.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski out of lineup Friday

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:51:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not starting Friday, Sept. 18, against the Philadelphia Phillies. C Christian Bethancourt is hitting eighth against Phillies SP Adam Morgan.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is not batting because Morgan, a lefty, is pitching for the Phillies. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitting .333 with four hits and a double in the past week, and he is a solid way to save a little money on your salary cap.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski not playing Sunday

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 10:17:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against New York Mets SP Jon Niese Sunday, Sept. 13. C Christian Bethancourt will start at catcher and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) should return to the lineup soon. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitting only .187 in limited playing time this season and should be avoided by fantasy owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press