Atlanta Braves news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:15:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been in a bit of slump, and it cost him a spot at the top of the lineup. If he can play his way back into a better spot in the order, he could be worth considering again at FantasyScore.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:06:46 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out seven over seven innings in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, Aug. 2, and he owns a 2.56 ERA in his career against the Phillies and a 1.21 ERA since 2014.
Fantasy Tip: It was a rare impressive road outing for Teheran ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) this season, and if you plan on using him at FantasyScore, it is best to make sure it is a home game for Atlanta.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:43:22 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) will undergo an MRI exam on his sprained right thumb Monday, Aug. 3. He suffered the injury while diving for a single off the bat of Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera Saturday, Aug. 1. X-rays revealed that the thumb is not fractured but Simmons is still experiencing pain.
Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable for Simmons' ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) return. He is batting .254 with three home runs and 30 RBIs in 102 games. Daniel Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should see the bulk of the playing time at shortstop while Simmons is sidelined.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:15:54 -0700
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is out of the lineup Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Philadelphia Phillies. 2B Daniel Castro will start at shortstop and hit eighth in the order against LHP Adam Morgan.
Fantasy Tip: Castro ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) hit .389 at Class AA this season, but he hit just .264 at Class AAA before joining the Braves. FantasyScore owners will need to see him start producing before making the investment.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:08:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitting just .231 against left-handed pitching, and he's no longer relevant for FantasyScore purposes.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:04:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) in .321 through 58 plate appearances against lefties this season, and he'll offer some cap relief to FantasyScore owners in GPP tournaments.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:59:45 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is out of the lineup Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Philadelphia Phillies. OF Cameron Maybin moves into the leadoff spot against LHP Adam Morgan, OF Eury Perez will start in right field and hit second in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Perez ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) has three singles and three walks in 12 plate appearances against lefties this season, and he can be used in GPP tournaments in the hope he's able to get on base.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:18:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It was Perez's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) first start since coming off the disabled list with a left foot contusion and also the worst outing of his career, after he had gone 4-0 with a 2.88 ERA in 11 games prior to getting hurt. He will make his next start against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Aug. 5, with the unenviable task of squaring off against Madison Bumgarner.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:46:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Buchanan ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) could grab the vacated rotation spot left by Cole Hamels ($8,900, 17.6% of cap), and he could be worth grabbing in NL-only formats. Buchanan's upside is limited, though. FantasyScore players should likely pass Friday, and at best, Buchanan should be viewed as a desperation flier.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:41:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) could be a potential AL-only option if he is dealt to an American League team, but he will enter a platoon, at best. He has a career .275/.378/.480 slash line against lefties, which is why he is a potential trade candidate. He is unlikely to see regular at-bats. You'll want to keep an eye on Gomes for FantasyScore purposes, though.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:39:30 -0700
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.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:26:22 -0700
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.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:34:40 -0700
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.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:40:12 -0700
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.
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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