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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski receives start

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:56:45 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher against New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi Sunday, Aug. 30, and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is hitting .288 with one home run and nine RBI this month and could be a solid starting option on FantasyScore.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski not in lineup

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:56:43 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 26. C Christian Bethancourt is starting and hitting seventh against Colorado Rockies SP Yohan Flande. Also, OF Jonny Gomes is starting in left field and hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Against Flande, using Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) and Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) aren't bad considerations if you're looking for salary cap relief. Gomes, especially, could return nice value in the middle of the order against a lefty.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt starts vs. Rockies

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:11:25 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt is starting behind the plate and batting fifth against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa Monday, Aug. 24. C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt struggled mightily during a 29-game stint with the Braves earlier this season, and it is unknown how many starts he'll receive, so seasonal owners will want to temper their expectations. However, there is plenty of upside, as Bethancourt posted a .327/.359/.480 slash line over 218 plate appearances with Class AAA Gwinnett this season. Pierzynski's ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) fantasy value will likely take a hit, as Atlanta didn't recall Bethancourt to sit on the bench. Expect a near timeshare.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski gets day off

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:01:57 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel Sunday, Aug. 23. C Ryan Lavarnway will start and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is 4-for-15 with two doubles and two RBIs during the month of August. Unless you're a FantasyScore owner in dire need of salary cap relief, look elsewhere for a catching option.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski resting Wednesday

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:29:22 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 19. C Ryan Lavarnway is behind the dish and is batting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners should have no reason to use Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) other than to save valuable cap space for the rest of your lineup. He's hitting a combined .206 (14-for-68) with a home run and five RBI this year with the Baltimore Orioles and Braves.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski out of lineup

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 12:51:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Saturday, Aug. 15. C Ryan Lavarnway will start behind the plate and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is 3-for-9 during the month of August but should only be considered as a FantasyScore option if you are really desperate for salary cap relief.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski ends hit streak

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:31:21 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski saw his hitting streak come to an end at 13 games Sunday, Aug. 9, against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has been a valuable source of support for the younger players on the team, and all indications are he may return for another season in Atlanta. Pierzynski is hitting a solid .300 following the hit streak.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski on a roll

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:55:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is hitting .331 (55-for-166) with 17 extra-base hits (four home runs), a .366 on-base percentage and a .488 slugging percentage in his last 45 games.

Fantasy Tip: While Pierzynski ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is this hot, he's a nice addition to your daily lineups in the catcher spot, and he can save you valuable salary elsewhere. However, he's not a strong play tonight against Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez.

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Braves | Nick Markakis, A.J. Pierzynski streaking

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:44:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is riding a 12-game hitting streak in which he has a slash line of .340/.364/.434. C A.J. Pierzynski is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak in which he's hitting .450/.476/.550.

Fantasy Tip: It's never a bad idea to ride a hot bat on FantasyScore. However, both Markakis ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) and Pierzynski ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) don't have much power or speed to speak of, so their offensive upside is limited.

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Braves | No A.J. Pierzynski against the Giants

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:20:23 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Aug. 5. C Ryan Lavarnway is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Pierzynski ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) in all fantsy formats Wednesday, as he receives the night off against tough-lefty Bumgarner ($9,500, 19.0% of cap). Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is a risky FantasyScore play against Bumgarner. He does have a respectable .273/.351/.424 slash line over 37 plate appearances this season, though.

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