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Nationals | Wilson Ramos sitting vs. Braves

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:28:03 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 4. C Jose Lobaton is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Ramos ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday. He is beginning to show a little more life at the dish of late, though. The backstop has two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI over his past 11 games with a 1.068 OPS. Lobaton ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) owns a .178/.245/.222 slash line since the All-Star break and is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief at FantasyScore Friday.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner


Braves | Adonis Garcia starting at the hot corner

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:34:25 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Adonis Garcia is starting at third base and batting fifth against Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark Friday, Sept. 4. 2B Hector Olivera is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has flashed some pop, but he has done most of his damage against lefties, so it isn't a great matchup for him Friday. FantasyScore players should view Garcia as nothing more than a flier. He projects to split time with Olivera ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) down the stretch, and neither should be lineup fixtures in the majority of seasonal leagues at this point.

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Braves | No Nick Swisher vs. Nationals

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:24:51 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Nick Swisher is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 4. OF Michael Bourn is starting in left field and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has been a nice add to the middle of the Braves lineup. He owns a .822 OPS with three home runs and 11 RBI over his 22 game with Atlanta. Still, he is nothing more than a low-end option in cavernous mixed and NL-only seasonal leagues. Bourn ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is sporting an uninspiring .227/.301/.271 slash line this season, so FantasyScore players should chase more upside or better values around his price range.

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Braves | Matt Wisler struggles Thursday

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:44:46 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Matt Wisler (5-6) allowed seven runs on five hits over 1 2/3 innings in a loss to the Washington Nationals Thursday, Sept. 3, with three walks and one strikeout.

Fantasy Tip: In seven starts since Aug. 1, Wisler ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) has posted a 9.20 ERA, with 32 earned runs allowed over 31 1/3 innings. He is scheduled to make his next start against the offensively-challenged Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, Sept. 8, but his recent body of work strongly suggests that he should be avoided in FantasyScore.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt not playing well

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:42:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt has a line of .182/.203/.247 (17-for-77) with two doubles, one home run, two walks and 16 strikeouts in his last 24 games.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves have said Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) will see the majority of time behind the plate in the season's final month over A.J. Pierzynski, but Bethancourt just hasn't shown he can hit at the major league level. Until he shows that the light bulb is on, it's hard to rely on him at FantasyScore.

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


Braves | Christian Bethancourt not playing

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:12:55 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 3. C A.J. Pierzynski is behind the plate and is batting cleanup against Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann.

Fantasy Tip: While Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is facing one of the tougher matchups Thursday, he still could be one of the safer catcher plays on FantasyScore, with a short slate of games and many starting catchers being rested.

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Braves | Nick Markakis taking day off

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:05:36 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is not in the lineup against Miami Marlins left-handed SP Adam Conley Wednesday, Sept. 2. OF Nick Swisher moves over to right field and is hitting fifth, while 3B Adonis Garcia is starting in left field and hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Both Swisher ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) and Garcia ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) qualify as sleeper plays worth considering against the hittable Conley this afternoon, with Swisher likely giving you more bang for your buck.

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Braves | Jace Peterson out against LHP

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:37:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 2, with 2B Daniel Castro hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Castro isn't a good option on FantasyScore despite a good matchup against Adam Conley.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski sitting out

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:37:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 2, with C Christian Bethancourt hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) isn't a good option on FantasyScore despite a good matchup against Adam Conley.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons returns

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:33:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) returned to the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 2, and is hitting second in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Simmons ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is a low-end option with a good matchup against Adam Conley.

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Braves | Williams Perez to start Wednesday

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:45:49 -0700

The Atlanta Braves will recall SP Williams Perez from Class AAA Gwinnett to start Wednesday, Sept. 2, against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: Perez ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) could be a decent mid-level FantasyScore option against a struggling offense from Miami. The Marlins are averaging just 3.0 runs per game over their past 10.

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Braves | Mike Foltynewicz placed on DL

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:45:05 -0700

The Atlanta Braves placed SP Mike Foltynewicz (illness) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 1, due to costochondritis. The move is retroactive to Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: With Foltynewicz on the mend, Williams Perez ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) will make a start Wednesday.

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Braves | Manny Banuelos pegged for short outing

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:34:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Manny Banuelos (elbow) is expected to be limited to three or four innings during his start against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Sept. 1, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: With Banuelos ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) looking at a limited workload, his fantasy value is capped significantly Tuesday, and FantasyScore players should look elsewhere. The rookie's 4.51 FIP also highlights regression may be looming over his 2.49 ERA, and this will be his first start since being activated from the disabled list.

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


Braves | Edwin Jackson could start Wednesday

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:28:50 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Edwin Jackson could start against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Sept. 2, if he does not appear in the game Tuesday, Sept. 1, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) hasn't made a start all season, so it is unlikely he'll return much for fantasy players in any format. Still, it is an intriguing matchup. FantasyScore players can fade Jackson confidently, but owners in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues could take on the risk. Just make sure he doesn't pitch Tuesday, and he is confirmed as the starter for Wednesday.

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


Braves | Hector Olivera hitting sixth in debut

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:33:51 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Hector Olivera makes his major league debut Tuesday, Sept. 1, against the Miami Marlins and SP Justin Nicolino.

Fantasy Tip: Olivera was a highly touted prospect signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers and then dealt to the Braves. Wait and see how he does in his first game or two before starting to consider him for FantasyScore purposes.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Allard Kolby P
Anderson Josh OF
Araujo Victor P
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
Briceno Jose C
Brigham Jake SP
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Bullock Billy P
Burawa Dan P
Butcher Ryan RP
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Carpenter David L. 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
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
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 Edwin SP
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
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
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
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 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
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
Valenzuela Luis SS
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
Yepez Jose C

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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