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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski out Tuesday

Tue, 26 May 2015 17:36:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. C Christian Bethancourt gets the start behind the plate, and he will bat eighth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is not worthy of FantasyScore consideration, especially with Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski out of lineup Monday

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:52:17 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 25. C Christian Bethancourt is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has struggled at the plate this season, but it appears Pierzynski will get a night off regardless. Do not play Bethancourt in your lineup.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski not starting Thursday

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:37:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers. C Christian Bethancourt is batting eighth in place of Pierzynski.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is getting a normal day off, so take him out of your lineup for the evening. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitless in his last seven at-bats, so avoid using him if at all possible.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt starting vs. Philly

Wed, 06 May 2015 14:02:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt is batting sixth and starting behind the plate against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has struggled to gain traction at the plate this season, as he is just 7-for-40 with two RBI. However, he could reward on his cap-effective price against opposing starter Jerome Williams. After all, Williams has allowed 14 runs and 33 hits over his last four starts.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski sitting vs. Philly

Wed, 06 May 2015 13:57:36 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, May 6. C Christian Bethancourt is batting sixth and starting behind the plate Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Pierzynski ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. The 38-year-old backstop is off to a solid start to the season with 14 RBI and a .344/.377/.541 slash line over 69 plate appearances. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) projects as a nice low-priced flier Wednesday. He is hitting in a spot conducive to plating runs, and opposing hurler Jerome Williams instills little fear.

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Braves | Personal catchers for Braves?

Tue, 05 May 2015 16:15:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves Cs A.J. Pierzynski and Christian Bethancourt could be paired with SPs Shelby Miller and Julio Teheran, respectively, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Miller has worked with Pierzynski since the two were teammates with the St. Louis Cardinals last year. Miller's start Tuesday is his ninth career start with Pierzynski catching him, and Miller had a 4.29 ERA in six games with Pierzynski catching him last year. Teheran has made eight career starts with Bethancourt as his catcher and has a 2.23 ERA in those games.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has seen the most of the playing time behind the plate thanks to his ridiculous start to the year, however, he's gone hitless the last two games. Pierzynski can't maintain that pace, and as soon as he starts slowing down, Bethancourt could see more of an even time split.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt splitting time

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:25:23 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt figured to be the regular starting catcher, but he has instead split time with C A.J. Pierzynski.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt entered play Monday with a paltry .147 average (and .194 on-base percentage), while Pierzynski has been one of the team's best hitters lately. Even at just $1,900 (or 3.8% of cap) Bethancourt should be avoided in FantasyScore until he starts to show more consistency with the twig.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt will start Sunday

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:42:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt will start Sunday, April 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of your cap) has been in a 50-50 split with A.J. Pierzynski ($2,000, 4.0%) thus far, and Pierzynski is mightily outperforming him. Bethancourt is hitting just .133 with two RBI, while Pierzynski has a .400-3-5 line. Bethancourt will still likely see an extended look this season, and Pierzynski's surge is unlikely to sustain an entire season. However, A.J. is the one to target on FantasyScore.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski has hot hand

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:07:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski had three hits and a walk in the loss Wednesday, April 22, and he was back in the starting lineup again in a day game Thursday, April 23, over C Christian Bethancourt. Pierzynski was 9-for-23 (.391) with a double, three home runs, five RBI, a .462 on-base percentage and .826 slugging percentage in six games before Thursday. Bethancourt was expected to be the primary catcher, but he's hitting just .133 (4-for-30) with two doubles, two RBI, two walks, a .188 OBP and .200 slugging percentage. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'll continue to play Pierzynski if he's hot or the matchups dictate it.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), 38, has been a surprise for the Braves to start the year, but his pace at the plate surely won't last. However, while he's hot, he can be a nice value play at FantasyScore in the right matchups. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) owners in deep mixed and NL-only leagues need to stay patient.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt returns

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:35:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt (illness) returned to the lineup Thursday, March 26.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt was down about a week and lost 6 pounds due to the flu. He'll have to play catch-up, and his strength and durability will be worth watching. At $2,800 (5.6% of your cap), he's a low-end flyer on FantasyScore. A.J. Pierzynski ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is also on the roster, and he could see more time the first couple of weeks.

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