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Braves | Kelly Johnson out of the lineup

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:06:08 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Kelly Johnson is not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Sunday, June 28. OF Jonny Gomes will start in left field and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) probably is sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has only one hit in his last eight games and is not the best option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Juan Uribe sitting out

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:58:46 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Juan Uribe is not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Sunday, June 28. SS Pedro Ciriaco will start at third base and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Uribe ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) should return to the lineup in the near future. Ciriaco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has done very well in his limited playing time this month with a .458 batting average and six RBI. Owners on FantasyScore could consider Ciriaco if they want to save money but there may be better options available.

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Braves | Chris Johnson receives start

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:52:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson will start at first base against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Sunday, June 28, and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has at least one hit in three of his last five games but is hitting only .171 this month. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use at the position.

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Braves | Julio Teheran rocked again

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:27:28 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed six runs on nine hits in six innings in a loss to the Atlanta Braves Saturday, June 27, and he has allowed at least six runs in five starts this season.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has struggled with consistency all year, and he has been brutal on the road. He is a risky play at FantasyScore in general, and he shouldn't even be considered away from Turner Field.

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Braves | Jace Peterson raking with sacks full

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:23:34 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is 7-for-11 (.636) with 18 RBI with the bases loaded this season.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) broke out of a 1-for-21 slump with a couple knocks Saturday. He's a solid midrange option on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Williams Perez to DL

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:35:11 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez (foot) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left foot Saturday, June 27.

Fantasy Tip: Manny Banuelos is a candidate to come up with a 6-2 record, a 2.03 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in 14 starts at Triple-A. He would be an NL-only grab and a matchup play on FantasyScore.

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


Braves | Joey Terdoslavich starting at first

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:01:01 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Joey Terdoslavich is starting at first base against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton Saturday, June 27, batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Terdoslavich ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is 3-for-13 this season but is not a great starting option this afternoon in FantasyScore.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson starting Saturday

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:56:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Kelly Johnson is starting in left field and batting sixth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton Saturday, June 27.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is hitting .292 this month and is 2-for-5 in his career against Morton, making him worthy of consideration as a low-end outfield option.

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Braves | Cameron Maybin playing Saturday

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:52:44 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is back in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton Saturday, June 27, batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has had a productive June, batting .337 with one home run and 14 RBIs and is available for a relative bargain in FantasyScore. He is 2-for-3 in his career against Morton.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski returns to action

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:43:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is back in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton Saturday, June 27, batting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is batting .294 over the past week and has one hit in three career at-bats against Morton. He's worthy of consideration as a low-end catching option in FantasyScore.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski sitting vs. Pirates

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:25:21 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 26. C Ryan Lavarnway is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is bouncing back slightly after a disastrous May. Still, his seasonal value is tied to being a low-end option in two-catcher, cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. Lavarnway ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a career .192 hitter through 312 at-bats, so FantasyScore players can fade him without concern.

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


Braves | Chris Johnson batting cleanup

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:20:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is playing first base and batting fourth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano Friday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: At this point, Johnson's ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) only saving grace in fantasy is his work against southpaws. Through 28 plate appearances, he has a 1.021 OPS. Just note, it is a small sample size, and he is also currently riding a 4-for-26 slide at the plate. FantasyScore players should likely aim higher Friday.

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


Braves | Cameron Maybin sitting out vs. Pirates

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:51:35 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 26. OF Eury Perez is playing center field and batting second against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is likely just receiving a night off, as he has been one of the more pleasant surprises in fantasy baseball this season. At first glance, Perez ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) should likely be avoided at FantasyScore, and at best, viewed as a desperation source of cap relief. He did hit .296 and steal 28 bases through 60 games with Class AAA Gwinnett this season, though, so there is upside.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman receives injection

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:13:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his wrist this week, and the Braves are hoping it will allow him to return sooner rather than later. Freeman is dealing with a right wrist contusion, but it seems unlikely that he'll be able to come off the disabled list when he's eligible July 3. The Braves need Freeman back, but they won't rush him back and jeopardize his long-term health. He was hitting .299 with 12 home runs and an .887 OPS when he was put on the DL.

Fantasy Tip: Stash Freeman everywhere in a DL spot until he returns. In the meantime, the Braves could use a combination of Chris Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) and Joey Terdoslavich at first base. Neither should garner much fantasy interest, but Johnson is the more experienced and more valuable commodity. Without Freeman in the lineup, Atlanta has become a pushover offensively. You should consider frequently streaming opposing pitchers against them on FantasyScore or in traditional leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Bowman


Braves | Atlanta offense struggling

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:50:00 -0700

The Atlanta Braves had just 13 runs and one home run in six games heading into the game Thursday, June 25, since 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) hurt his right wrist. They are averaging fewer than 2.2 runs in a 3-3 stretch over that time. Freeman landed on the disabled list this week.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves' patchwork offense these days looks pretty ugly, and opposing pitchers are good stream options in traditional leagues or at FantasyScore. Take advantage of the Freeman-less Braves in the short term.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Aardsma David RP
Allard Kolby P
Anderson Josh OF
Arroyo Bronson SP
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
Bernard Miguel C
Bethancourt Christian C
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
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
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
Elkerson Mike OF
Evans Lee C
Eveland Dana RP
Farrell Kyle P
Fish Robert P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Foltynewicz Mike SP
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
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
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
Johnson Chris 3B
Johnson Jim RP
Johnson John OF
Johnson Jonathan SP
Johnson Kelly OF
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
Lavarnway Ryan C
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
Masset Nick RP
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 2B
Perez Carlos SP
Perez Eury OF
Perez Williams SP
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
Soroka Michael P
Spina Michael 1B
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
Thurman Andrew P
Torres Yeralf P
Toscano Dian OF
Toussaint Touki P
Trejo Jaime INF
Trepagnier Bryton P
Uribe Juan 3B
Velazquez Juan INF
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
Weglarz Nick OF
White Alex SP
White Dean SS
Williamson Fabian P
Wilson Ross 2B
Winkler Daniel SP
Wisler Matt SP
Withrow Chris RP
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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