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Braves | Julio Teheran not on market

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:39:30 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran doesn't appear to be on the trade market as of now. His price was too steep for his suitors.

Fantasy Tip: So it looks like Teheran ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) will remain with Atlanta at the deadline. He's been pretty inconsistent this year with a 4.71 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 1.3 home runs allowed per nine innings. Teheran is strictly a matchup play against weaker offensive teams and preferably while pitching at home.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Braves | Arodys Vizcaino to close

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:26:22 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Arodys Vizcaino will draw the closing responsibilities following the trade of RP Jim Johnson to the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Vizcaino should be acquired immediately in all standard fantasy leagues. He has yielded one run and six hits in nine innings pitched since joining the Braves' bullpen on July 6. Vizcaino, 24, has 8 K's in this time.

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

Braves | Williams Perez starting Friday

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:34:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez (foot) is starting against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Perez ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has looked solid this season and boasts a 2.88 ERA through 50 innings and 11 appearances, eight of which were starts. However, he also owns an underwhelming 6.8 K/9, 4.33 FIP and 1.36 WHIP. Plus, he is coming off a foot injury. Consider those negatives before loading him into any fantasy lineups against the lowly Phillies, especially at FantasyScore.

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

Braves | Chris Johnson draws into the lineup

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:40:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is starting at third base and batting sixth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Harang Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is 9-for-41 in July with a .506 OPS, which is his lowest mark of any month this season. Harang ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) presents a potentially favorable pitching matchup, but FantasyScore players should likely aim higher than Johnson Thursday.

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

Braves | Atlanta adds Hector Olivera

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:17:03 -0700

The Atlanta Braves acquired 2B Hector Olivera, RP Paco Rodriguez, SP Zachary Bird and a draft choice as part of the a three-way trade with the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, July 30. The Dodgers acquired SP Alex Wood, SP Mat Latos, 1B Michael Morse, RP Jim Johnson, RP Luis Avilan, 2B Jose Peraza and SP Bronson Arroyo, and the Marlins added SP Kevin Guzman, SP Jeff Brigham and RP Victor Araujo.

Fantasy Tip: Olivera is a high-end talent who was close to joining the Dodgers at various points this season but hamstring and elbow injuries have limited his progress. He is a 30-year-old Cuban who posted a .348/.392/.493 slash line over three stops in the minor leagues this season. There is a legitimate chance he plays with the Braves this season, and he is worth a flier addition in the majority of deep formats. With Wood ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) and Johnson gone, there is an opening in the starting rotation and closing duties are up for grabs. Look for Mike Foltynewicz ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) to stick in the rotation, but the closer role is a true guessing game. A speculative stab for David Carpenter, Cody Martin or David Aardsma could reward, but don't drop anyone of significance until the water is less murky.

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Braves | Shelby Miller has been unlucky

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:19:10 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller is 0-6 with a 2.96 ERA in his last 12 starts.

Fantasy Tip: Miller ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) is an excellent play on FantasyScore tonight. Although the Phillies have been hot since the All-Star break, this matchup present Miller with a good chance of earning that W while facing off against Aaron Harang.

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

Braves | Hector Olivera could head to ATL

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:29:33 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Hector Olivera is part of the discussed three-way deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. Olivera would go to the Braves in the deal.

Fantasy Tip: Olivera is a dynasty league commodity and could be worth the NL-only add for when rosters expand Sept. 1.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Braves | ATL on verge of adding Mike Morse?

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:09:59 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Michael Morse could be on his way to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three-way trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to sources. The Braves would be parting with SP Alex Wood and RP Jim Johnson, while they also would receive a compensation pick.

Fantasy Tip: Morse ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has done next to nothing this season in Miami, hitting a paltry .214 in 159 at-bats with four doubles, four homer and 12 RBIs while striking out 54 times. Perhaps a change of scenery would do him some good, but FantasyScore players should bother with him right now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Braves | No timetable for Manny Banuelos

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:43:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Manny Banuelos' (elbow) MRI exam revealed a bone spur on the posterior portion of his left elbow, and there is still a chance he will pitch again this season.

Fantasy Tip: Banuelos (($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has flashed nice upside in over his five appearances -- four starts -- this season. He is a stash candidate in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, but seasonal owners shouldn't bank on any fantasy production from him in 2015.

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

Braves | No Chris Johnson against Orioles

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:11:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, July 29. 2B Daniel Castro is starting at third base and batting ninth against Orioles SP Chris Tillman Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has only started one of the past four games, and he could be on the outside of playing time looking in going forward, especially if the Braves decide to take a long look at what they've got in the their stable. FantasyScore players should view Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) as nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief Wednesday.

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Braves | Adonis Garcia earns another start

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:05:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Adonis Garcia is playing left field and batting fourth against Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has gone 5-for-17 over six games in the majors this season with three runs, two home runs and two RBI. His price and spot in the lineup makes him worthy of considering as a low-priced flier for FantasyScore contests Wednesday. NL-only players looking for a boost should snap him up quickly, too. There could be more than just fleeting value from the minor league veteran.

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Braves | Julio Teheran struggles on road again

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:12:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed five earned runs, five hits and four walks with four strikeouts over four innings in a road loss against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, July 28.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) continues to struggle on the road. He is 1-5 with a 7.24 ERA in 11 road starts and 5-1 with 2.37 ERA in 10 home outings. The opposition is hitting over .300 against him on the road, and just .201 at home. In other words, only pay him mind in FantasyScore when he is at Turner Field.

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Braves | Manny Banuelos could be shut down

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:52:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Manny Banuelos' (elbow) elbow injury is not considered serious, but he could be shut down for the season since he had Tommy John surgery a few years ago.

Fantasy Tip: Banuelos ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has pitched in five games for the Braves this season but could sit out because of his elbow injury. Owners should avoid Banuelos until more is known about his status.

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

Braves | Chris Johnson as DH Tuesday

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:33:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is serving as the designated hitter and batting eighth against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez Tuesday, July 28.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is a mediocre third base play on FantasyScore, although he can help with salary cap relief for the needy. Johnson doesn't have much power (just one homer this year), but hitting at Camden Yards could help tonight.

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Braves | Jonny Gomes in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:34:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes is in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 28, against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has platooned with Eury Perez ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) in left field, but he has a .181 average against right-handed pitchers. Stay away from this if at all possible, as Perez (.264 in July) is the stronger option.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Aardsma David RP
Allard Kolby P
Anderson Josh OF
Araujo Victor P
Baker Brad P
Banuelos Manny SP
Barbosa Andrew P
Barnes John OF
Barnett Tyler SS
Barry Kevin RP
Basner Ryan P
Batista Lay P
Bello Yenier C
Bernard Miguel C
Bethancourt Christian C
Bird Zachary P
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
Castro Daniel 2B
Cedeno Juan P
Cervenka Hunter 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
Detwiler Ross SP
Elkerson Mike OF
Evans Lee C
Farrell Kyle P
Fish Robert P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Foltynewicz Mike SP
Francis Ross P
Franco Iker C
Frasor Jason RP
Freeman Freddie 1B
Friday Brian 2B
Fried Max SP
Gant John SP
Garcia Adonis 3B
Garcia Chris J. 1B
Gomes Jonny OF
Gomez Yasser OF
Grilli Jason RP
Guzman Javier INF
Guzman Kevin P
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 John OF
Johnson Jonathan SP
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
Lambson Mitchell RP
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
Mateo Victor P
Mattair Travis 3B
Maya Yunesky SP
Maybin Cameron OF
Mazzaro Vin RP
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
Olivera Hector 2B
Outman Josh RP
Paiml Greg INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Parr James SP
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
Rodriguez Paco RP
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
Velazquez Juan INF
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
Weglarz Nick OF
Whalen Robert SP
White Alex SP
White Dean SS
Williamson Fabian P
Wilson Ross 2B
Winkler Daniel SP
Wisler Matt SP
Withrow Chris RP
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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