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Braves | Cameron Maybin has injury

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:38:51 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin (quadriceps, groin) is dealing with a slight quadriceps or groin strain, which is why he's not in the lineup Monday, June 1, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. The move is precautionary, and Maybin should be back in the lineup Tuesday, June 2.

Fantasy Tip: With Maybin out tonight, Todd Cunningham ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is starting in center field. Cunningham is basically a deep sleeper on FantasyScore, although he's facing a pitcher that has struggled mightily after being hit in the face by a liner a month ago in Arizona Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley.

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


Braves | Cameron Maybin not in lineup

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:58:21 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 1. OF Todd Cunningham is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley.

Fantasy Tip: Cunningham ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) makes for an interesting deep sleeper pick just for the fact that Bradley has given up 14 earned runs in his last three starts after being struck in the face by a liner.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons in two-hole Monday

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:49:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is hitting second in the batting order against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley Monday, June 1, with OF Cameron Maybin out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Simmons ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) gains value in daily games with a move up the batting order. Bradley has struggled since being hit by a line drive in the face, giving up at least four runs in his three starts since for an ERA of 11.81 in May. Simmons enters on a nine-game hitting streak in which he's gone 12-for-32 (.375). Consider Simmons a nice value pick tonight.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt catching Sunday

Sun, 31 May 2015 12:11:16 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, May 31. C Christian Bethancourt will start behind the plate and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: It wouldn't be a surprise if Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) begins seeing an increase in playing time as a result of A.J. Pierzynski's ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) recent offensive struggles. After hitting .135 in April, Bethancourt is batting .231 this month, while Pierzynski is only batting .131 in May following a .422 April.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman out Sunday

Sun, 31 May 2015 12:01:29 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is not in the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, May 31. INF Chris Johnson will play first base and bat sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman, who leads the majors with 217 consecutive games played, is receiving a rare day off this afternoon. Remove him from your FantasyScore lineups. Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) could see a slight increase in playing time at first base due to the team's recent acquisition of 3B Juan Uribe ($1,700, 3.4% of cap).

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Atlanta Braves Radio Network - Kevin McAlpin


Braves | Jace Peterson delivering

Sun, 31 May 2015 06:12:28 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson has a .281 batting average with 12 runs, a home run, 12 RBI and five stolen bases over his last 25 games.

Fantasy Tip: However, Peterson ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has hit just .233 over his last 15 games since moving to the leadoff spot. The run, RBI and stolen base totals are nice, though, and if Peterson can keep his head above water in the batting average department, he's a four-category contributor. And they're few and far between among middle infielders. Peterson warrants attention in deep mixed leagues, especially if you're searching for an upgrade at the keystone position.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson not close to return

Sun, 31 May 2015 04:21:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Kelly Johnson (oblique) continues to take dry swings only and is not close to a return to the active roster.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Johnson ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) does get better, the question of a starting spot remains in doubt. Infielder Jace Peterson ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is hitting very well at second, a position Johnson has played. That could relegate Johnson to bench duties. Keep an eye on how the situation shakes out.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Janie McCauley


Braves | Williams Perez dominates Giants

Sun, 31 May 2015 04:11:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez dominated in his outing Saturday, May 30, against the San Francisco Giants. He allowed four hits and seven innings and picked up an 8-0 shutout in his third major league start.

Fantasy Tip: Perez ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) may have earned himself more starts with a performance like this. Keep an eye on what Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decides for Perez and play him accordingly.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Janie McCauley


Braves | A.J. Pierzynski has night off

Sat, 30 May 2015 16:01:17 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is out of the lineup Saturday, May 30, with C Christian Bethancourt in his spot.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitting just .181 this season and isn't worth the plug and play on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Cameron Maybin in comfortable matchup

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:58:52 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is 10-for-25 (.400 batting average) with a home run during his career against San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson. Hudson is starting against the Braves Friday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been solid over his last 24 games with a .291/.385/.430 slash line, 13 runs, two home runs, 14 RBI and four stolen bases. Given his solid run and past success against Hudson, Maybin's worth targeting in FantasyScore contests Friday.

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


Braves | Chris Johnson starting vs. Giants

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:33:42 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is starting at third base and batting fifth against the San Francisco Giants Friday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) made a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday, May 27, but that was his first action since Thursday, April 30. FantasyScore players should likely allow Johnson to settle in at the dish again before utilizing him in contests. He projects to enter a platoon with Juan Uribe ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) at third going forward, so both Johnson and Uribe are nothing more than NL-only options at this point.

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Braves | Jim Johnson notches 13th hold

Thu, 28 May 2015 17:56:13 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson picked up his 13th hold of the season Wednesday, May 27. Johnson is one shy of the MLB lead, held by San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is a must own in leagues with the holds category. Johnson is also worth grabbing in deeper standard leagues, as he'll be in line for the Braves' closer job if anything were to happen to Jason Grilli.

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


Braves | Juan Uribe at 3B again

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:05:18 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Juan Uribe is starting at third base and hitting fifth in the batting order against San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston Thursday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Uribe ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) was hitless in his debut with Atlanta last night, and he's hitting just .238 (20-for-84) with a homer and six RBI all year. He's a low-end third base option at FantasyScore, and he only deserves to be owned in deep NL-only leagues. He'll likely split time at the hot corner with Chris Johnson (hand) when he returns from the DL.

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Braves | Alex Wood pitches well Wednesday

Wed, 27 May 2015 22:54:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood allowed one run on seven hits in seven innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 27. He struck out six batters and walked two during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Wood ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has pitched well in each of his last two games but will have a 3.50 ERA entering his next start. He is scheduled to face the Arizona Diamondbacks in his next outing and could be a solid option on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Juan Uribe in lineup vs. former team

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:47:27 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Juan Uribe is batting fifth and playing third base against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Uribe ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is having an awful season with just six runs, a home run, six RBI and a .596 OPS over 87 plate appearances. Add that he is facing Zack Greinke, and there is little incentive to roll with Uribe in any fantasy format Wednesday.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
Nieves Wil C
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 P
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
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
Trejo Jaime INF
Trepagnier Bryton P
Uribe Juan 3B
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
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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