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Braves | Adonis Garcia will be DH

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:30:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Adonis Garcia will serve as the designated hitter against Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright Wednesday, April 27. SS Daniel Castro will start at third base, while 2B Kelly Johnson will start at second base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has recorded three hits in his last six games and is hitting .179 this season. Owners should be able to find better players for their lineups and can avoid Johnson.

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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 | Atlanta to have rotation in LF

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:36:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson and OFs Jeff Francoeur and Drew Stubbs will be in a three-man rotation in left field with OF Hector Olivera out indefinitely after being charged with assault and battery and being placed on administrative leave by MLB.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson received the nod Wednesday night, but this could be musical chairs in left field for a while. Johnson and Francoeur have some pop in their lumber, and Stubbs has a mildly intriguing mix of speed and power. However, with no consistent playing time available, none of this trio is anything more than NL-only fodder for now.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson draws a start

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:00:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson is starting in left field and is hitting fifth against Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark Wednesday, April 13.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson and Jeff Francoeur could wind up platooning in left field with Hector Olivera on the restricted list following an off-field incident. Johnson would likely handle the strong side of a platoon, meaning he'd be the one to target in NL-only leagues if you need an extra body.

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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 | Kelly Johnson could be used in platoon

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 22:00:01 -0800

Atlanta Braves INF Kelly Johnson is versatile and could work his way into a platoon situation with 3B Adonis Garcia, who hit left-handed pitching well, but didn't fare nearly as well against right-handed pitching.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is a decent late-round addition in NL-only fantasy leagues, especially for his positional versatility from an eligibility perspective.

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