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Cubs | Chicago interested in Braves starters

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:58:45 -0800

Atlanta Braves SPs Shelby Miller and Julio Teheran are of interest to the Chicago Cubs, and Chicago has been involved in trade negotiations with Atlanta. The Braves are believed to be looking for young position players in return for one of their pitchers, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Both Miller and Teheran are excellent young arms who would see an uptick in wins pitching for a better ball club. However, Wrigley Field isn't as pitcher-friendly as Turner Field, so expecting huge gains in the ratios would be ill-advised. As it stands, Teheran and Miller are mid-round targets in seasonal drafts. Stay tuned for updates.

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

Braves | LA, SF interested in Shelby Miller

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:26:36 -0800

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants have expressed interest in trading for Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller.

Fantasy Tip: Miller had an excellent season in 2015, although his record doesn't reflect that due to a severe lack of run support. He went 6-17 with a 3.02 ERA over 33 starts, with 73 walks and 171 strikeouts over 205 1/3 innings. Miller may wind up falling to the middle rounds of fantasy drafts next year because of his record, so owners may be able to select him later than he deserves to be chosen.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Buster Olney

Braves | Freddie Freeman not going anywhere

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:08:36 -0800

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is not up for trade this offseason, according to general manager John Coppolella.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves already dealt Andrelton Simmons last week and have been rumored to be willing to party with other pieces as well. Freeman is a budding superstar first baseman that should be a lock for 20-plus home runs and a useful average for fantasy owners if he plays a full season in 2016.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman not being discussed

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:35:40 -0800

Contrary to a previous report, Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is not being shopped in an offseason trade.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman could be on the verge of a breakout season as he enters the prime of his career. He hit 18 home runs for the second straight year but did it in less games in 2015 (118). Freeman provides fantasy owners a good mix of power and average once the top names are off the board, and you'll probably be able to snag him a little cheaper next year.

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

Braves | Freddie Freeman being shopped

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:37:49 -0800

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is being shopped this offseason, according to sources from three different teams. One source said discussions were "the talk of the (Arizona) Fall League" this month. Freeman hit .276 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI in 118 games in 2015 and is signed through 2021 and is owed $118.5 million over those six years. The Braves are also considering trading SP Julio Teheran and OFs Nick Markakis and Cameron Maybin as they look to rebuild.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves traded defensive specialist Andrelton Simmons last week and are clearly looking to rebuild. Freeman is their best player remaining, and he easily has 20-plus home run power over a full season. A move out of Atlanta would likely boost his fantasy value even further.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Joey Nowak

Braves | Nick Markakis back to Orioles?

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:06:35 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis has some people in the Baltimore Orioles organization that would love to see him back with the Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: The main reason Markakis was allowed to walk had to do with fusion surgery Markakis had prior to 2015, as the Orioles thought Markakis wouldn't be the same. Markakis may go if the Braves are intent on blowing up the team and starting over, so stay tuned.

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Braves | Atlanta acquires Erick Aybar, pitchers

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:58:08 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar was acquired by the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Nov. 12, in exchange for SS Andrelton Simmons. The Braves also acquired P Sean Newcomb, P Chris Ellis and cash considerations.

Fantasy Tip: Aybar likely will be the starting shortstop for the Braves this season, while Newcomb likely will be part of the pitching staff in some role. Aybar could be a middle infield option in deeper leagues next season because of his consistent playing time. Newcomb could be an option in NL-only and keeper leagues.

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

Braves | A.J. Pierzynski returning to Atlanta

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:41:58 -0800

Free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski has signed a contract with the Atlanta Braves for next season, according to sources. The deal is pending a physical, though.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski boasted a sneaky good 2015 stat line for cavernous mixed, two-catcher and NL-only leagues, as he hit .300 and drove in 49 runs. However, entering his age-39 season, fewer starts and at-bats should be expected and the veteran should be viewed as a low-end option in those deep formats and left to the waiver wire in he majority of seasonal leagues.

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

Braves | Atlanta interested in several catchers

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:41:54 -0800

The Atlanta Braves would like to re-sign C A.J. Pierzynski this offseason, but they're also looking at free-agent Cs Matt Wieters and Chris Iannetta (Angels). The qualifying offer to Wieters diminishes some of Atlanta's interest.

Fantasy Tip: It was a shock to see Pierzynski hit .300 (122-for-407) at age 38 while becoming the team's starting catcher. That won't happen again, although he could be an ideal second catcher in two-catcher setups. Wieters has the most offensive upside and fantasy appeal here.

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

Braves | Atlanta shopping outfielders

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:30:26 -0800

The Atlanta Braves are aggressively shopping OFs Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher and Cameron Maybin at the general manager meetings this week, according to a rival official. However, Braves GM John Coppolella denies that the Braves are considering moving Maybin.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin had by far the best year of any Braves outfielder in 2015, but he tailed off considerably in the second half. Bourn and Swisher are platoon bats that only have value in deep mixed fantasy leagues. Maybin could be even more intriguing to fantasy owners if he's traded to a better situation.

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

Braves | Hector Olivera expected to move to LF

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:24:28 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Braves appear poised to move 3B Hector Olivera to left field full-time, following numerous internal discussions on which position he would be better suited to play.

Fantasy Tip: Olivera will gain some experience playing left field during a six-week stint in the Puerto Rican Winter League, although he will see occasional action at third base in case the team changes their mind again. If the Braves don't acquire anyone to play the hot corner during the offseason, Adonis Garcia appears to be the favorite to play the position in the 2016 season opener.

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

Braves | Hector Olivera to see time in LF

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:06:34 -0700

Atlanta Braves INF Hector Olivera is expected to split time at third base and left field during a six-week stint in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

Fantasy Tip: The team expects Olivera to be a middle-of-the-order presence for years to come but they still appear undecided on what would be the best defensive position for him. He hit .253 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 79 at-bats at the major league level in 2015.

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

Braves | Christian Bethancourt has surgery

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 07:41:30 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt (knee) had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, and he'll be able to work out by late November.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt had a miserable season, but he still has prospect status. He'll be given every chance to be the starting catcher in 2016 and will be a late-round flyer.

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

Braves | Christian Bethancourt in ATL plans

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:57:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt is in the team's plans for 2016, but it is unclear whether the club will re-sign C A.J. Pierzynski or give the reins to Bethancourt full-time.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt will either be a mid to late round selection in NL leagues as a catcher or he will be a platoon player. Watch this situation in the offseason to see how it develops.

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

Braves | Mike Minor to return in 2016

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:43:25 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor will be back with the club for the 2016 season, according to team sources.

Fantasy Tip: Minor lost an entire season to shoulder surgery, so his contract value should not change. His fantasy value will likely be way down, but Minor could be a sleeper candidate in NL leagues based on how well his shoulder looks in spring camp.

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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
Bello Yenier C
Bernard Miguel C
Bethancourt Christian C
Bird Zachary P
Bolivar Luis SS
Bourn Michael OF
Bowman Shawn 3B
Brewer Caleb RP
Brewer Daniel OF
Brignac Reid SS
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Bullock Billy P
Burawa Dan P
Butcher Ryan RP
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Carpenter David 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
Curtis Daniel P
d'Arnaud Chase SS
Davidson Braxton OF
De La Cruz Luis C
DeLome Collin OF
Elkerson Mike OF
Ellis Chris P
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
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
Hunter Cedric OF
Hursh Jason P
Jackson Justin SP
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
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
Krol Ian RP
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
Mateo Victor P
Mattair Travis 3B
Maya Yunesky SP
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
Morgado Bryan P
Newcomb Sean P
Noboa Michael 2B
Norris Bud SP
O'Dowd Chris C
Olivera Hector 2B
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 Shae RP
Sims Lucas P
Small Matthew P
Smith Greg SP
Smith Mallex OF
Snyder Brandon 1B
Soroka Michael P
Speier Gabe P
Spina Michael 1B
Sturkie Scott P
Sullivan Richard P
Sumoza Luis OF
Suschak Matthew P
Swaggerty Ben P
Swisher Nick OF
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
Tuiasosopo Matt OF
Valenzuela Luis SS
Velazquez Juan INF
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
Volstad Chris SP
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
Yepez Jose C

Blakeley Gordon TO
Clark Roy TO
Coppolella John GM
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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