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Braves | Atlanta listening on certain players

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:18:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski, OF Jonny Gomes and RP Jim Johnson are all available in trades at the deadline this week. The Atlanta Braves are in listening mode, and all three of these players are on cheap one-year deals.

Fantasy Tip: While Pierzynski ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) and Johnson currently have prominent roles with the Braves and would lose considerable fantasy value in any trades, Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is unlikely to see his already weak value change much in a trade. Keep Arodys Vizcaino's name in your back pocket if you are searching for saves this week, as he could be in line to take the closer's role if Johnson leaves town.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski will be DH

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:00:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski will serve as the designated hitter against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Monday, July 27, and is batting fourth in the lineup. C Ryan Lavarnway will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) remains in the lineup even though he receives a day off from the field. He is hitting .345 this month and is a solid option for owners on FantasyScore. Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has played well since joining the Braves, but owners should be able to find better options to use.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski not playing Sunday

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:25:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Sunday, July 26. C Ryan Lavarnway will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting only .188 this season and should not be a starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski out of the lineup

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:27:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brett Anderson Tuesday, July 21. C Ryan Lavarnway will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has picked at one hit in each of his last five games, but owners should be able to find a better option to use.

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Twins | Kurt Suzuki to lose starter job?

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:25:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki could lose his starting job if the Twins' pursuit of a starting catcher at the trade deadline works out. The Twins are looking at targets like Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski, San Diego Padres C Derek Norris, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy, and Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila.

Fantasy Tip: Suzuki ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has lost some of his punch at the plate, as his batting average has dropped to .227 this season. Keep an eye on what the Twins do before July 31 and be prepared to drop Suzuki outright if he loses a chunk of his playing time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Mike Berardino

Mariners | A.J. Pierzynski eyed by Seattle

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:39:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski was the subject of trade talks between the Braves and the Seattle Mariners, but no deal is close at this time, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has posted solid numbers this season and could be moved before the trade deadline. He is hitting .361 this month with two home runs and six RBI. Pierzynski could be a solid starting option on FantasyScore against certain opponents.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski catching Sunday

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 11:47:37 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski will bat sixth against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis Sunday, July 12.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is 11-for-21 with three doubles, a home run and two RBIs over the past week. He is a good value play in FantasyScore this afternoon.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski hot again

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:48:11 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is hitting .324 (34-for-105) with 13 extra-base hits, a .349 on-base percentage and a .514 slugging percentage in his last 29 games, and he's 10-for-13 with three doubles and a triple in the last three games.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has been a huge surprise this year, hitting .289 (61-for-211) with six home runs and 29 RBI as the Braves' starting catcher at age 38. Age and regression is likely to catch up with him in the second half, though, but he's a good value play on FantasyScore while he's hitting well. He looks tasty on the road at Coors Field against Colorado Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick tonight, too.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski resting

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 08:38:11 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 8, in favor of C Ryan Lavarnway.

Fantasy Tip: Lavarnway ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting just .154 and isn't a wise option on FantasyScore.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski on a roll

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 21:47:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski had three more hits Tuesday, July 7, against the Milwaukee Brewers, including a home run, while driving in two runs. He is 10-for-13 over his past three games, and it is the first time in his career he has at least three hits in three straight games.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,200; or 6.4% of cap) is a must-start in FantasyScore until he starts to cool off. However, with an afternoon game in Milwaukee Wednesday, he has been told he will get the day off.

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