Atlanta Braves news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:16:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although it was a victory, the point total was likely low for Foltynewicz thanks to all of the points given up via runs and hits allowed. You may want to hold off starring Foltynewicz in most advanced daily or regular formats.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:09:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After a slow start Freeman has been on fire at the plate. With a line of .280-18-41, Freeman's RBI count is down, but compared to where he was at the start of the year people are genuinely happy. Freeman now belongs as a starting 1B in your fantasy format.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:44:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Demeritte, 21, has 25 home runs with a .272/.352/.583 slash line with Class A High Desert this season, but he's clearly a long way from the majors. He's nothing more than a player to deep keeper/dynasty formats for the near future.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:54:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Garcia could be pushing for an add in mixed leagues, but expectations should still be kept in check. He's extremely mediocre with a career .269/.297/.432 slash line, but his guaranteed playing time makes him a viable starter in deeper formats.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:52:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Arodys Vizcaino (oblique) on the DL, the Braves have turned to Johnson in the ninth where he's 2-for-4 this month. The veteran has fringe value in that role for anyone desperate for saves, but if he's traded before the deadline he'll almost certainly move into a setup role with any new club. Caveat emptor.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:48:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: In five starts this month, Harrell is 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 21 K's in 29 1/3 innings. He's NL-only fodder while he's languishing on the Braves, but if they move him before the deadline he could become an intriguing roll of the dice in deeper mixed leagues.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:49:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Francoeur is likely batting because the pitcher does not have to, what with the game in an American League ballpark. Francoeur doesn't start very often, but he should not start here. With only two hits in his past seven games, Francoeur isn't burning up the lineup.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:27:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Teheran gets the best of both worlds here. He gets a couple extra days to rest, and he still faces Philadelphia. You can activate Teheran when the team does.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:05:31 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (rib cage, back) said he is past the cracked left rib injury he sustained in a collision with Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich Sunday, May 29. He also had a cancerous mole removed from his back during the All-Star break that caused some concerns for Freeman. "There's been a lot of mental aspects I've had to learn this year and continue to tell myself, 'You're fine, just be yourself," Freeman said. "For some reason, I've got to remember to tell myself because I've had some weird injuries that affects everything on my swing."
Fantasy Tip: Freeman is 7-for-39 since the All-Star break with a .410 slugging percentage, and he has just 36 RBI for the season. His supporting cast is a hindrance to his fantasy upside, and Freeman is nothing more than a low-end starter at first base. The talent is there to be more, and Freeman was drafted as a mid-tier option at the position, but the results have been mediocre. It doesn't project to improve in 2016, either.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:34:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Freeman is showing no signs of the recent cancerous mole that was removed from him. In fact, Freeman's .275 batting average and .507 slugging percentage are much better than his stats earlier in the season. Play Freeman in your lineup without hesitation.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:02:55 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Gordon Beckham and 3B Adonis Garcia are not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood Sunday, July 24. 2B Jace Peterson will at second base, while OF Jeff Francoeur will start in left field and is batting fifth. SS Chase d'Arnaud will start at third base and is batting second.
Fantasy Tip: Francoeur has only two hits in his last 16 at-bats but does have two home runs and eight RBI this month. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use. D'Arnaud has six hits and three RBI in his last four games but probably should only he used in NL-only leagues.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:51:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: That next start is scheduled for Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies, and it would be a decent matchup for him.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:46:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Frenchy is hanging around, in part, because of what he does against left-handed pitchers. He faces lefty Tyler Anderson in Coors Field and looks to be a dynamite low-end flyer. As for d'Arnaud, he hits slightly better against lefties, and he's a solid low-end option as well.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:15:28 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte likely will not be traded this season because general manager John Coppolella said the team is happy with how Inciarte has performed. He said Inciarte has played well defensively and is a better hitter than he has shown.
Fantasy Tip: Inciarte is hitting only .242 with one home run and 12 RBI but should continue to be an everyday player at this point. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use in their fantasy lineups.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:00:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that it sounds like Teheran has avoided a serious injury. Check back to see if he will be able to make his next start.
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