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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski has earned split

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:26:01 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski was expected to be the backup to C Christian Bethancourt, but the veteran has worked his way into a split for playing time.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($2,000; 4.0% of cap) has hit well when given the opportunity to start, including some nice power numbers, while Bethancourt ($1,900; 3.8% of cap) has struggled with a .147 average (and .194 OBP). FantasyScore owners will want to use Pierzynski for cheap power when he makes the start behind the dish in Atlanta.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham


Braves | Christian Bethancourt splitting time

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:25:23 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt figured to be the regular starting catcher, but he has instead split time with C A.J. Pierzynski.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt entered play Monday with a paltry .147 average (and .194 on-base percentage), while Pierzynski has been one of the team's best hitters lately. Even at just $1,900 (or 3.8% of cap) Bethancourt should be avoided in FantasyScore until he starts to show more consistency with the twig.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham


Braves | Jace Peterson not a regular

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:24:48 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is not yet a regular fixture in the lineup, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. The skipper refuted a report which said Peterson will be the regular second baseman. Gonzalez said Monday, April 27, he will continue to mix and match his lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson has made 13 starts in 17 games. However, he is hitting just .182 entering play Monday, so FantasyScore players haven't had much use for him even at a temptingly low salary of $2,100 (or 4.2% of cap).

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham


Braves | Cameron Maybin not in lineup

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:08:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 27. OF Eric Young Jr. is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister.

Fantasy Tip: Young ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is off to a pretty bad start to 2015, hitting only .189 (10-for-53) with three stolen bases. His appeal is mainly for his stolen bases, but he's not doing FantasyScore users any good hitting near the bottom of the lineup, either. He's a low-end outfield option in daily lineups.

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Braves | Cameron Maybin not playing

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:43:45 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has been in and out of the starting lineup over the last several days, so he could play again soon. Jonny Gomes ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) will take his place in the starting lineup and could be a solid option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Chris Johnson sitting out

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:39:28 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is likely receiving some time off and should return to the lineup in the near future. Kelly Johnson ($1,800, 3.9% of cap) will start at third base but is not a great option on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Jonny Gomes in the lineup

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:35:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes is in the starting lineup Sunday, April 26, and will play in left field.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has had a solid start to the season and is coming off a 2-for-3 performance in his last start. Gomes could be an option on FantasyScore if owners are looking to save some money for other positions.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson starting Sunday

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:30:01 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Kelly Johnson will be the starting third baseman Sunday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) picked up an RBI in his last game but only has three RBI his season and is batting .200. Owners on FantasyScore likely will be able to find better options to use at the position.

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Braves | Nick Markakis leading off

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:10:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is batting first in the starting lineup for the second straight game Sunday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has recorded at least one hit in nine of his last 10 game and has five multi-hit games in that span. Markakis is a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt will start Sunday

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:42:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt will start Sunday, April 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of your cap) has been in a 50-50 split with A.J. Pierzynski ($2,000, 4.0%) thus far, and Pierzynski is mightily outperforming him. Bethancourt is hitting just .133 with two RBI, while Pierzynski has a .400-3-5 line. Bethancourt will still likely see an extended look this season, and Pierzynski's surge is unlikely to sustain an entire season. However, A.J. is the one to target on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien


Braves | Andrelton Simmons okay after collision

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:52:44 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons stayed in the game after taking a hard bump from Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Simmons ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) saw his seven-game hitting streak snapped Friday, and he is still looking for his first home run of the year. If you are going to take a chance on a cheaper shortstop at FantasyScore, it is a good idea to choose someone with a little more upside than what Simmons has shown so far this season.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski has hot hand

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:07:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski had three hits and a walk in the loss Wednesday, April 22, and he was back in the starting lineup again in a day game Thursday, April 23, over C Christian Bethancourt. Pierzynski was 9-for-23 (.391) with a double, three home runs, five RBI, a .462 on-base percentage and .826 slugging percentage in six games before Thursday. Bethancourt was expected to be the primary catcher, but he's hitting just .133 (4-for-30) with two doubles, two RBI, two walks, a .188 OBP and .200 slugging percentage. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'll continue to play Pierzynski if he's hot or the matchups dictate it.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), 38, has been a surprise for the Braves to start the year, but his pace at the plate surely won't last. However, while he's hot, he can be a nice value play at FantasyScore in the right matchups. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) owners in deep mixed and NL-only leagues need to stay patient.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien


Braves | Jonny Gomes starting Thursday

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:41:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes is starting in left field over OF Cameron Maybin Thursday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,200, 4.4% of your cap) is 8-for-21 (.381) with three solo homers against Bartolo Colon in his career. If you're looking to take a chance on a low-end outfielder, Gomes has promise on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Eric Stults good against Mets

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:41:24 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Eric Stults is 3-1 with a 2.87 ERA in seven career appearances against the New York Mets, and he allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings against the Mets in a win on April 10. Stults is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA and has allowed three home runs in his first two starts of the year. He was tied for fifth most in 2014 with 25 home runs allowed.

Fantasy Tip: Don't let those stats against the Mets fool you into thinking Stults ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is a worthwhile play at FantasyScore this evening. The Mets are one of the hottest teams in baseball, despite an injury-depleted lineup.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson receives starting nod

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:30:44 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson is starting in left field and hitting sixth in the batting order against New York Mets SP Dillon Gee Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has two home runs on the young season, but he's hitting .182 (4-for-22). He's a weak FantasyScore play tonight, considering he also hit just .220 (50-for-227) against right-handers in 2014, although six of his seven home runs came against them.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Anderson Josh OF
Avilan Luis RP
Baker Brad P
Banuelos Manny SP
Barnes John OF
Barnett Tyler SS
Barry Kevin RP
Basner Ryan P
Batista Lay P
Bello Yenier C
Benson Joe OF
Bernard Miguel C
Bethancourt Christian C
Boggs Mitchell RP
Bolivar Luis SS
Bowman Shawn 3B
Brewer Caleb RP
Brewer Daniel OF
Briceno Jose C
Brigham Jake SP
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Bullock Billy P
Butcher Ryan RP
Cahill Trevor SP
Callaspo Alberto 2B
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Capps Matt RP
Carpenter David L. RP
Cedeno Juan P
Ciriaco Pedro SS
Clark Doug OF
Colyer Steve RP
Corcoran Tim SP
Culver Calvin OF
Cunningham Todd OF
Curtis Daniel P
Davidson Braxton OF
De La Cruz Luis C
DeLome Collin OF
Doumit Ryan C
Elkerson Mike OF
Evans Lee C
Farrell Kyle P
Fish Robert P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Foltynewicz Mike P
Francis Ross P
Franco Iker C
Freeman Freddie 1B
Friday Brian 2B
Fried Max SP
Garcia Chris J. 1B
Gomes Jonny OF
Gomez Yasser OF
Gosselin Phil 2B
Grilli Jason RP
Guzman Javier INF
Hamilton Mark 1B
Hanson Jason 3B
Hardy Rowdy P
Henry Sean OF
Heredia Jairo P
Hernandez Buddy P
Hiller William OF
Hodges Daniel P
Holt J.C. 2B
Hubbard Mike C
Hughes Dusty RP
Hunter Cedric OF
Hursh Jason P
Jackson Justin SP
Jaime Juan RP
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
Johnson Chris 3B
Johnson Jim RP
Johnson John OF
Johnson Jonathan SP
Johnson Kelly 3B
Jones Mycal OF
Jordan Brantley P
Joseph Onil OF
Jurries James 1B
Kazmar Sean INF
Keeling Tom P
Kelton David OF
Kennelly Matt C
Kimbrel Matt P
Kohn Michael RP
Kurcz Aaron P
Lamm Mark P
Landoni Emerson SS
Langen Brian P
Leiva Darrel P
Leonard Joe 3B
Lipka Matt OF
Lopez Gonzalo P
Lopez Robinson P
Lorenzo Matt P
Lugo Jose P
Maldonado Brahiam OF
Marin Ivan SS
Markakis Nick OF
Martin Cody SP
Mateo Victor P
Mattair Travis 3B
Maya Yunesky SP
Maybin Cameron OF
McCarthy Billy OF
McConnell Sam P
McCurry Cole P
McKirahan Andrew P
Mendez Carlos C
Miller Shelby SP
Minor Mike SP
Monk Brandon 2B
Moore Navery P
Moylan Peter RP
Noboa Michael 2B
O'Dowd Chris C
Outman Josh RP
Paiml Greg INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Parr James SP
Peraza Jose SS
Perez Carlos SP
Perez Eury OF
Peterson Dustin 3B
Peterson Jace 2B
Pierzynski A.J. C
Pope Van P
Pruneda Benino P
Pyzik Steve C
Quintana Zach P
Reyes Jorge P
Reynolds Mikey 2B
Rice Jason P
Richards Glen P
Ridgway Jeff RP
Robinson Andrew P
Rodriguez Geraldo INF
Rodriguez Manuel 1B
Roman Milton P
Rondon Francisco P
Ruiz Rio 3B
Sanchez Alejandro INF
Sanchez Ricardo SP
Sborz Jay P
Scalamandre Rich RP
Scarpetta Cody P
Schlehuber Braeden C
Schrader Clay RP
Schreiber Zach P
Schuerholz Jonathan 2B
Septimo Leyson P
Shehan Christopher OF
Silvestre Alvaro P
Simmons Andrelton SS
Simmons Shae RP
Sims Lucas P
Small Matthew P
Smith Greg SP
Smith Mallex OF
Spina Michael 1B
Stults Eric SP
Sturkie Scott P
Sullivan Richard P
Sumoza Luis OF
Suschak Matthew P
Swaggerty Ben P
Taylor Reggie OF
Teheran Julio SP
Terdoslavich Joey OF
Terveen Bryce C
Thomas Ian P
Thurman Andrew P
Torres Yeralf P
Toscano Dian OF
Trejo Jaime INF
Trepagnier Bryton P
Veal Donnie RP
Velazquez Juan INF
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
Wang Chien-Ming SP
Weglarz Nick OF
White Dean SS
Williamson Fabian P
Wilson Ross 2B
Winkler Daniel SP
Wisler Matt SP
Wood Alex SP
Yepez Jose C
Young Jr. Eric OF

Blakeley Gordon TO
Clark Roy TO
Coppolella John TO
Glavine Tom TO
Gonzalez Fredi MAN
Hart John TO
Lewis Derrick TO
McDowell Roger PC
Pendleton Terry TO
Porter Bo TO
Schuerholz John TO
Seitzer Kevin TO
Snitker Brian TO
Tosca Carlos TO

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