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Braves | Mallex Smith likely to stay

Thu, 05 May 2016 11:23:39 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Mallex Smith is likely to stay in the majors when OF Ender Inciarte (hamstring) returns, in the opinion of beat writer David O'Brien.

Fantasy Tip: Smith is 8-for-19 (.421) with a homer the last seven days and is worth low-end DFS consideration. Inciarte hasn't played much, and his value leans more to NL-only leagues because of his speed.

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

Braves | Nick Markakis expected back Friday

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:59:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is expected to return to the starting lineup Friday, May 6, after leaving the team because of a family emergency. The Braves do not play Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis has been a hitting machine (.281, 27-for-96 with 20 RBI), but he doesn't run much these days and has isn't a lock for double-digit home runs anymore, either. You can count on him to buoy your average, but not for much else, which makes him a mediocre fantasy talent in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Braves | Jhoulys Chacin bombed Wednesday

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:44:18 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Jhoulys Chacin allowed eight runs on seven hits (four home runs) while walking four in 4 2/3 innings to lose to the New York Mets Thursday, May 4. He had not allowed a home run since Sept. 21 of last year, a span of 31 innings. Chacin also struck out four but his ERA went up to 5.40 on the year.

Fantasy Tip: Chacin struck out eight in his first start this year but has since declined in his strikeout totals each time out. The upside on this bad Braves team is almost non-existent, so keep Chacin relegated to deep NL-only leagues and daily streams.

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Braves | Hector Olivera's leave extended

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:38:05 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B/OF Hector Olivera had his paid administrative leave extended Wednesday, May 4, as the investigation on his off-field incident continues.

Fantasy Tip: Olivera doesn't figure to return in the near term, and he has no value in mixed leagues right now. If you own him in NL-only, he has enough power potential to stash.

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

Braves | Fredi Gonzalez on the hot seat?

Wed, 04 May 2016 10:57:51 -0700

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez's job status is being internally discussed, according to a source. The Braves opened the year 0-9 and have the worst record in the majors at 7-19. The team considered firing Gonzalez last season, but they extended him through 2016 after their 42-42 start. Former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black is considered the favorite if the team fires Gonzalez.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Braves | Jeff Francoeur hitting cleanup

Wed, 04 May 2016 08:17:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur is hitting cleanup Wednesday, May 4, against New York Mets SP Steven Matz.

Fantasy Tip: Frenchy has a .261-0-4 line on the season, but 10 of his 12 hits have come against left-handers. In fact, he's hitting .417 against lefties and .091 against right-handers. The cleanup placement facilitates low-end consideration today.

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Braves | Nick Markakis out Wednesday

Wed, 04 May 2016 08:14:50 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis (personal) is out Wednesday, May 4, due to a family emergency. He's expected to return Friday, May 6, after the off day. OF Mallex Smith is hitting leadoff, according to

Fantasy Tip: Smith has turned it up the last seven days, going 8-for-15 (.533) with a homer and three RBI. He's facing lefty Steven Matz today, though, which trumps most of his DFS luster. He's an extremely low-end flyer today.

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

Braves | Matt Wisler shuts down New York

Tue, 03 May 2016 23:37:52 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Matt Wisler allowed just one hit and two walks over eight scoreless innings with four strikeouts in a win against the New York Mets Tuesday, May 3. He is 3-1 with a 1.55 ERA in four starts over 29 innings against the Mets in his career.

Fantasy Tip: Wisler seems to have the number of the Mets for whatever reason. Remember that next time he works against the Mets for DFS purposes.

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Braves | Gordon Beckham to start rehab soon

Tue, 03 May 2016 23:37:11 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Gordon Beckham (hamstring) will begin his minor-league rehab assignment Saturday, May 7, and he might come off the 15-day disabled list for next week's series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Beckham in all but the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues when he is able to return.

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Braves | Ender Inciarte could return Saturday

Tue, 03 May 2016 17:11:23 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte (hamstring) could be activated off the disabled list Saturday, May 7. The plan is for him to begin a two-game rehab assignment Wednesday, May 4, for Class AAA Gwinnett, before returning to the club.

Fantasy Tip: Having been out since the third game of the season, Inciarte might have become a forgotten name in some fantasy leagues. He's not a bad player to have on the bench, as he enjoyed a fine breakout campaign a year ago. The only issue is that he might lose out on some at-bats to youngster Mallex Smith.

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

Braves | Daniel Castro not in lineup Tuesday

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:00:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Daniel Castro is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 3, against the New York Mets. 2B Kelly Johnson is starting and hitting fourth against Mets SP Matt Harvey.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is 2-for-5 (.400), so he may be worth inserting into a daily fantasy lineup if you have a chance.

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Braves | Mike Foltynewicz back in action

Mon, 02 May 2016 22:31:35 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz allowed four earned runs, eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings in a loss Monday, May 2, against the New York Mets. He was out of the majors since potentially life-threatening blood clots were discovered in his right shoulder late last season.

Fantasy Tip: Foltynewicz could make additional starts, but he is only worth using in the deepest of NL-only fantasy play and DFS play when the matchup is favorable.

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Braves | Reid Brignac survives scare

Mon, 02 May 2016 22:30:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves INF Reid Brignac (face) was hit in the face by a ball after a grounder deflected off second base and skipped up Monday, May 2, against the New York Mets. He was checked by a trainer and remained in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Brignac was just recalled from the minors and is only worth using in the deepest of NL-only fantasy play and DFS play as a salary saver for when he starts.

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Braves | Jace Peterson sent down

Mon, 02 May 2016 14:36:15 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson was optioned to Class AAA Gwinnett Monday, May 2. SS Chase d'Arnaud, OF Matt Tuiasosopo and SS Reid Brignac were all called up from Gwinnett.

Fantasy Tip: Atlanta has plenty of options for the keystone. Including the recent call-ups, Daniel Castro and Kelly Johnson could also see time at the keystone. As was the case with Peterson, none are really attractive outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues as middle infield depth, though.

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Braves | Ender Inciarte could be back this weekend

Mon, 02 May 2016 13:32:08 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte (hamstring) could return from the disabled list this weekend, and he'll likely start a rehab assignment in the next day or two.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte should immediately return to the starting center field role, although he might be eased in. He should've remained stashed in all formats for his ability to help in runs, average and stolen bases. His return will hurt the value of the speedy Mallex Smith, and the young prospect could be sent back to the minors for more seasoning.

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

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Allard Kolby P
Anderson Josh OF
Araujo Victor P
Aybar Erick SS
Baker Brad P
Banuelos Manny SP
Barbosa Andrew P
Barnes John OF
Barnett Tyler SS
Barry Kevin RP
Basner Ryan P
Batista Lay P
Beckham Gordon 2B
Bello Yenier C
Bernard Miguel C
Biddle Jesse SP
Bird Zachary P
Blair Aaron SP
Bolivar Luis SS
Bonifacio Emilio 2B
Bowman Shawn 3B
Brewer Caleb RP
Brewer Daniel OF
Brignac Reid SS
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Bullock Billy P
Burawa Dan P
Burnett Sean RP
Butcher Ryan RP
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Castro Daniel SS
Cedeno Juan P
Cervenka Hunter P
Chacin Jhoulys SP
Clark Doug OF
Colyer Steve RP
Corcoran Tim SP
Culver Calvin OF
Curtis Daniel P
d'Arnaud Chase SS
Davidson Braxton OF
De La Cruz Joel P
De La Cruz Luis C
DeLome Collin OF
Elkerson Mike OF
Ellis Chris P
Evans Lee C
Farrell Kyle P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Flowers Tyler C
Foltynewicz Mike SP
Francis Ross P
Franco Iker C
Francoeur Jeff OF
Freeman Freddie 1B
Friday Brian 2B
Fried Max SP
Gant John SP
Garcia Adonis 3B
Garcia Chris J. 1B
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
Hursh Jason P
Inciarte Ender OF
Jackson Justin SP
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
Johnson Jim RP
Johnson John OF
Johnson Jonathan SP
Johnson Kelly 2B
Jones Mycal OF
Jordan Brantley P
Joseph Onil OF
Jurries James 1B
Kazmar Sean INF
Keeling Tom P
Kelly Casey SP
Kelton David OF
Kennelly Matt C
Kimbrel Matt P
Krol Ian RP
Lalli Blake C
Lambson Mitchell RP
Lamm Mark P
Landoni Emerson SS
Langen Brian P
Lara Jordy 1B
Lavarnway Ryan C
Leiva Darrel P
Leonard Joe 3B
Lipka Matt OF
Little Connor P
Lopez Gonzalo P
Lopez Robinson P
Lorenzo Matt P
Lugo Jose P
Maldonado Brahiam OF
Marimon Sugar Ray RP
Marin Ivan SS
Markakis Nick OF
Martin Ethan SP
Mateo Victor P
Mattair Travis 3B
McCarthy Billy OF
McConnell Sam P
McCurry Cole P
McKirahan Andrew P
Mendez Carlos C
Monk Brandon 2B
Moore Navery P
Moore Tyler OF
Morgado Bryan P
Newcomb Sean SP
Noboa Michael 2B
Norris Bud SP
O'Dowd Chris C
Ogando Alexi RP
Olivera Hector 3B
Paiml Greg INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Parr James SP
Perez Carlos SP
Perez Williams SP
Peterson Dustin 3B
Peterson Jace 2B
Pierzynski A.J. C
Pope Van P
Portuondo Carlos Manuel RP
Pruneda Benino P
Pyzik Steve C
Quintana Zach P
Ramirez Jose A. SP
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
Rodriguez Ricardo C
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 Shae RP
Sims Lucas SP
Small Matthew P
Smith Greg SP
Smith Mallex OF
Snyder Brandon 1B
Soroka Michael P
Spina Michael 1B
Stubbs Drew OF
Sturkie Scott P
Sullivan Richard P
Sumoza Luis OF
Suschak Matthew P
Swaggerty Ben P
Swanson Dansby SS
Taylor Reggie OF
Teheran Julio SP
Terveen Bryce C
Thurman Andrew P
Torres Yeralf P
Toscano Dian OF
Toussaint Touki P
Trejo Jaime INF
Trepagnier Bryton P
Tuiasosopo Matt OF
Valenzuela Luis SS
Velazquez Juan INF
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
Weber Ryan SP
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
Wooten Rob RP
Yepez Jose C

Blakeley Gordon TO
Clark Roy TO
Coppolella John GM
Glavine Tom TO
Gonzalez Fredi MAN
Hart John TO
Jones Andruw TO
Jones Chipper 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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