Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:33:28 -0800
Atlanta Braves 2B Jose Peraza, 2B Alberto Callaspo, 2B Phil Gosselin, SS Jace Peterson and 3B Kelly Johnson are all part of a "wide open" competition for the starting second base job, manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday, Feb. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Peraza is the Braves' top-ranked prospect, and whether or not he wins the starting gig out of Spring Training, he is probably worth stashing, especially in NL-only leagues.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:49:18 -0800
Atlanta Braves 2B Alberto Callaspo will play plenty of third base this spring, and if he shares the hot corner this year, INF Phil Gosselin could be the primary second baseman.
Fantasy Tip: Callaspo will be a serviceable utility infielder for the Braves this year, but he's best to be owned on NL-only rosters, as his playing time could fluctuate at third and second base.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:56:38 -0800
Atlanta Braves 2Bs Alberto Callaspo, Phil Gosselin and Jose Peraza could compete for the starting duties at second base next season. Callaspo could also play behind 3B Chris D. Johnson at third base.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:33:19 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Phil Gosselin is starting at third base and leading off Friday, Sept. 19. 3B Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:59:53 -0700
The Atlanta Braves are not using a platoon at second base with 2B Tommy La Stella and 2B Phil Gosselin, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. La Stella and Gosselin have each started five games in the last 10 games with La Stella starting against mostly right-handed pitchers, and Gosselin playing against mostly left-handed pitchers.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:19:00 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Phil Gosselin is batting second and playing second base Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 2B Tommy La Stella is not in the starting lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Gosselin has made the most of his opportunities since being recalled in late July. He is a high-reward daily games target, given his low salary.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:52:53 -0700
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (tooth) was not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 15, because of an abscessed tooth. 2B Phil Gosselin received the start at shortstop.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:01:44 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (mouth) had a dental procedure Friday, Aug. 15. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Simmons still could play Friday, but Simmons' status was unknown when Gonzalez had to post the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Simmons could return to the lineup last minute, so stay tuned for an update. Phil Gosselin might be relegated back to the bench, too.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:23:37 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Phil Gosselin is batting second and playing shortstop Friday, Aug. 15, against the Oakland Athletics.
Fantasy Tip: You'll need to remove Andrelton Simmons and Emilio Bonifacio from your fantasy lineups. Gosselin makes a decent play in daily games. His salary hit is near the minimum, and he is hitting in an opportune lineup position to post fantasy points.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:29:53 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31, and 2B Phil Gosselin is taking his place at the hot corner.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson is likely taking a routine day off on a travel day. Get him out of your daily lineups.