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Braves | Atlanta listening on certain players

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:18:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski, OF Jonny Gomes and RP Jim Johnson are all available in trades at the deadline this week. The Atlanta Braves are in listening mode, and all three of these players are on cheap one-year deals.

Fantasy Tip: While Pierzynski ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) and Johnson currently have prominent roles with the Braves and would lose considerable fantasy value in any trades, Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is unlikely to see his already weak value change much in a trade. Keep Arodys Vizcaino's name in your back pocket if you are searching for saves this week, as he could be in line to take the closer's role if Johnson leaves town.

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


Braves | A.J. Pierzynski will be DH

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:00:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski will serve as the designated hitter against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Monday, July 27, and is batting fourth in the lineup. C Ryan Lavarnway will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) remains in the lineup even though he receives a day off from the field. He is hitting .345 this month and is a solid option for owners on FantasyScore. Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has played well since joining the Braves, but owners should be able to find better options to use.

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Braves | Jace Peterson falls in lineup

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:55:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is batting sixth in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Monday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been struggling at the plate this month and could be helped by moving lower in the starting lineup. He is hitting .176 this month and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Nick Markakis leading off

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:42:51 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is batting first in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Monday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has been hitting lower in the lineup but will be batting first Monday. Markakis has at least one hit in five of his last six games and recorded three RBI during that span. Owners could consider using Markakis on FantasyScore, but there may better option for owners to consider.

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Braves | Adonis Garcia earning more time

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:57:10 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Adonis Garcia went 1-for-4 with a go-ahead solo home run, the first of his career, in a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, July 26, and manager Fredi Gonzalez said Garcia's bat needs to be in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia is 30 years old, so he isn't an up-and-coming prospect. However, his performance is worth keeping an eye on, and he could become a useful value play at FantasyScore if he does become a regular starter going forward.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Braves | A.J. Pierzynski not playing Sunday

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:25:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Sunday, July 26. C Ryan Lavarnway will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting only .188 this season and should not be a starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Chris Johnson not in the lineup

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:08:27 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Sunday, July 26. 3B Adonis Garcia will start at third base and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) should return to the lineup in the near future. Garcia has gone 1-for-4 since joining the Braves and should not be a fantasy option at this point.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman back in starting lineup

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:07:46 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) will start at first base against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Sunday, July 26, and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) will receive his first start since returning from the disabled list. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see him play in a full game because considering him an option for their lineup.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman limited in return

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:48:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) appeared as a pinch hitter and flied out in the seventh inning of a 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) was activated prior to the game, but until he is back in the starting lineup and swinging the bat well, you can afford to take a wait-and-see approach with him at FantasyScore.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman activated

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:04:29 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is not in the lineup because he hasn't arrived in St. Louis in time. He could be in Sunday. The team wanted him to stay on a rehab assignment until Thursday, but they brought him back early after Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe were traded. Give him a game or two to kick off the rust.

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


Braves | ATL shopping three players

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:10:17 -0700

Atlanta Braves OFs Jonny Gomes and Cameron Maybin and RP Jim Johnson could be moved by the team before the trade deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has struggled at the plate this season, batting .203 with four home runs and 13 RBIs through 62 games entering play Friday, July 24. On the other hand, Maybin ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is enjoying arguably the best season of his career, hitting .283 with eight homers, 44 RBIs and 16 steals through 83 contests. Johnson is 2-3 with a 2.15 ERA and eight saves since replacing Jason Grilli as the Braves' closer.

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


Braves | Jace Peterson out vs. lefty

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:35:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 24. SS Pedro Ciriaco is starting at second base and batting second with OF Cameron Maybin moving up to the leadoff spot against St. Louis Cardinals SP Tim Cooney.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is slumping in July with a .169/.239/.231 slash line over 73 plate appearances, and he should be avoided in the majority of fantasy formats until he turns it around at the dish. Maybin's ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) fantasy value isn't overly impacted, and he remains a mid-tier outfield option. Ciriaco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) checks out as a cheap flier for FantasyScore contests Friday.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman begins rehab assignment

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:09:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) went 2-for-4 with two runs, a home run and three RBI with the Gulf Coast League Braves Friday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) could rejoin the Braves sooner than later now that he has been cleared to return to the diamond. He is a second-tier first baseman in all fantasy formats, and should be returned to seasonal lineups immediately upon his arrival back with the big club. FantasyScore players shouldn't rule out being a little more patient allowing him to readjust to the big leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: 680 The Fan - Kevin McAlpin


Braves | Julio Teheran is available?

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:26:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran could be dealt prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, according to two rival executives, Wednesday, July 22. A source with knowledge of the Braves' thinking said that the team is not even considering such a move.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is still only 24 but it doesn't make sense for the Braves to waste some of his best years while they are multiple pieces away from contending. The fact that Teheran has struggled to a 4.49 ERA through 20 starts would likely diminish any return the Braves could get and this could be a trade they revisit in the summer.

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


Braves | Julio Teheran takes disappointing loss

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:26:21 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran was charged with the loss Wednesday, July 22, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, despite matching a career high with 11 strikeouts. Teheran dropped to 0-4 with a 6.07 ERA in four career starts against the Dodgers, and he suffered his first home loss in 10 starts this season.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) pitched seven full innings, allowing six hits, three runs and three walks. Teheran hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in four consecutive starts, and he's a quality GPP option on FantasyScore, despite his low win probability.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Aardsma David RP
Allard Kolby P
Anderson Josh OF
Arroyo Bronson SP
Avilan Luis RP
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
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
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
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 Jim RP
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
Outman Josh RP
Paiml Greg INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Parr James SP
Peraza Jose 2B
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
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
Wood Alex SP
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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