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Braves | Adonis Garcia will see outfield starts

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:32:43 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Adonis Garcia will play left field against the majority of right-handed pitchers with 2B/OF Kelly Johnson, 2B Jace Peterson and SS Daniel Castro splitting time between second and third base. OF Jeff Francoeur will play left field against left-handed pitchers with Garcia playing third base.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia has a respectable .287/.320/.469 slash line through 269 career plate appearances, and he can provide solid depth in the majority of seasonal leagues. However, he also has just six runs and six RBI to start the season, so there is limited upside. Peterson, Johnson, Castro and Francoeur are nothing more than low-end options in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Braves | Erick Aybar not playing

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:44:43 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Erick Aybar is not in the starting lineup against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom Sunday, April 24. 2B Daniel Castro will start at shortstop in place of Aybar. OF Kelly Johnson will start at second base, while 2B Jace Peterson will start in left field and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has gone 3-for-11 with three RBI over the last seven days but his hitting only .206 on the season. Owners probably could find better options to use in their lineups.

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Braves | Daniel Castro, Jeff Francoeur starting

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:07:34 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Daniel Castro is playing second base and hitting second against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Alex Wood Tuesday, April 19. OF Jeff Francoeur draws the start in left field and is hitting fifth. OF Kelly Johnson and 2B Jace Peterson will start on the bench against the left-handed pitcher.

Fantasy Tip: Castro is more known for his glove than his bat, although he does have some speed. Francoeur has the ability to run into one every so often. Either way you slice it, neither player has much fantasy value today against the Dodgers. Castro has more fantasy upside if you're looking for a deep sleeper.

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Braves | Jace Peterson starting in left field

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:49:39 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B/OF Jace Peterson is batting seventh and playing left field against Miami Marlins SP Jarred Cosart Sunday, April 17, with INF/OF Kelly Johnson batting sixth and playing second base.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is making his second career start in left field since breaking into professional baseball in 2011. Peterson and Johnson played second base and left field yesterday, respectively, and have flip-flopped positions for Sunday's contests. Both players are off to slow starts at the plate this year and are not recommended fantasy options today.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman out of lineup

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:25:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is out of the lineup Thursday, April 14, with OF Kelly Johnson shifting to first base and hitting cleanup. 2B Jace Peterson is playing left field and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is off to a 2-for-12 (.167) start and is slated to face Stephen Strasburg. The lineup placement is nice, but he hasn't given enough to warrant the flyer today. Peterson (.167) is also off to a rough start and is a pass today.

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Braves | Hector Olivera, Jace Peterson resting

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:05:11 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Hector Olivera and 2B Jace Peterson are not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez Tuesday, April 12. OF Jeff Francoeur is starting in left field and is hitting fifth, while 2B Gordon Beckham is at the keystone and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Both Frenchy and Beckham don't have many at-bats to begin the season. Francoeur has some pop and is slightly more attractive in daily games tonight, but both players are nothing more than low-end desperation picks.

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Braves | Jace Peterson out Friday

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:49:08 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals left-handed SP Jaime Garcia Friday, April 8. 2B Gordon Beckham is starting at the keystone and is hitting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson and Beckham will split time at second base throughout the year, but neither is very attractive to fantasy owners in mixed leagues. Beckham hit a measley .209 with six homers and 20 RBI with the Chicago White Sox last year. Avoid Beckham in daily games today.

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Braves | Jace Peterson a super-utility player?

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:17:58 -0800

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is moving around this diamond this spring and could become a super-utility player for Atlanta to give them more options in the lineup. Other infield options like 2B Gordon Beckham, 3B Adonis Garcia and OF Kelly Johnson could help Peterson become more productive in certain matchups. Beckham could split time at second with Peterson. Peterson has played second base, shortstop, third base and left field this spring.

Fantasy Tip: More avenues for playing time should help Peterson's fantasy cause, but all the possible platoon situations in Atlanta aren't enticing to fantasy owners. Peterson's best asset is his speed, but he doesn't make much contact and lacks power. He's an NL-only player for now.

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Braves | Jace Peterson the starter at 2B

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:42:50 -0800

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson remains the starter at second base, according to manager Fredi Gonzales. However, Gonzales said 2B Gordon Beckham could see some at-bats there against tough left-handed pitchers.

Fantasy Tip: There's not a whole lot to like about Peterson. He walks plenty, but he doesn't make a whole lot of contact and lacks power. He hasn't translated on-base percentage into many stolen bases, either. He's purely middle infield depth in NL-only leagues.

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Braves | Gordon Beckham looks to start over

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:58:14 -0800

Atlanta Braves 2B Gordon Beckham might push 2B Jace Peterson for the second base job in spring training, and he also could be used in a platoon role or serve in a utility capacity.

Fantasy Tip: Beckham had a poor year offensively with the Chicago White Sox, but Peterson didn't exactly burn it up in his first full year in the majors either. Peterson has the upper hand for now, but this is a battle worth watching into the spring.

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