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Braves | Cameron Maybin not batting Tuesday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:32:42 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25, against the Colorado Rockies. OF Michael Bourn is in center field and has the eighth spot against Rockies SP Chad Bettis.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) hits .326-5-27 at Turner Field but only has one at-bat against Bettis for his career. This appears to be a standard night off and a chance to get Bourn ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) in the lineup. Bourn is hitting .125 in the last week, so don't take a chance he'll break out.

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Braves | Adonis Garcia to play LF?

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:10:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Adonis Garcia could wind up splitting time in left field with OFs Michael Bourn and Jonny Gomes after the team promotes 3B Hector Olivera from the minors. The move is expected to take place Monday, Aug. 24, before a homestand against the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia ($3,500, 7.0% of cap), Bourn ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) and Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) won't have much value outside of NL-only seasonal leagues once Olivera is promoted. FantasyScore owners may want to consider one of these three players only if they have a favorable matchup but none of them should be relied upon on a consistent basis.

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Braves | Nick Markakis leading off

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:50:28 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is hitting leadoff against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta Thursday, Aug. 20, while OF Michael Bourn falls all the way to ninth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been far and away Atlanta's most consistent hitter this year, but he won't have as may opportunities to drive in runs hitting leadoff, and he could be a disappointment tonight against Arrieta, who has been very stingy recently. Bourn ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) hasn't done much at all since being traded to Atlanta, and now he's definitely one to ignore in daily leagues while hitting ninth.

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Braves | Michael Bourn struggling at the plate

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:42:36 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Michael Bourn is 2-for-24 (.083) with a double, an RBI, two walks and five strikeouts in eight games for the Braves since being traded from the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn's ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) defense in left field is likely keeping him in the lineup, but that could change soon if he continues to struggle. Jonny Gomes or Nick Swisher could start to steal playing time away from him. Bourn obviously is a weak daily option right now.

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Braves | No Michael Bourn against lefty

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:31:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Michael Bourn is not in the lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Robbie Ray Friday, Aug. 14. OF Jonny Gomes is starting in left field and hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) isn't your prototypical cleanup hitter, and he's struggled offensively all season long in limited duty. Ray has impressed in his return from Tommy John surgery, too, so Gomes really shouldn't be all that attractive to daily gamers despite the favorable lineup position.

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Braves | Michael Bourn not in Sunday lineup

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 13:56:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Michael Bourn is not in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 9, against the Miami Marlins. OF Jonny Gomes is in left.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has a left vs. left matchup as Brad Hand is pitching for the Marlins. Bourn has a .222 average against Hand, so the team is playing the percentages. Bench Bourn in your lineup. As for Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap), he hits .250 against Hand, so you may want to look elsewhere.

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Braves | Michael Bourn leading off

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 14:16:23 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Michael Bourn is leading off Saturday, Aug. 8, in his first game with the club.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has really taken a step back this season, but Tom Koehler isn't a terrible matchup. Pass on him today, but keep him in mind on FantasyScore moving forward.

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Braves | Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn coming Saturday

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:53:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Nick Swisher (knee) and OF Michael Bourn will be in uniform Saturday, Aug. 8, and Swisher is ready to come off the disabled list. He can play some first base with 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) on the disabled list. Bourn could see time in left field.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) and Swisher ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) won't see their fantasy value fluctuate all that much with the trade. Owners in NL-only leagues will benefit the most, and Swisher's short-term value at first base can be helpful, especially for those that lost Freeman again.

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Braves | Atlanta adds Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:29:47 -0700

The Atlanta Braves acquired OFs Nick Swisher (knee), Michael Bourn and cash considerations from the Cleveland Indians for 3B Chris Johnson Friday, Aug. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Adonis Garcia ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) was already receiving the majority of starts at the hot corner, so he'll see everyday at-bats and has flashed some pop with four home runs through his first 52 plate appearances this season. Swisher ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is still rehabbing his knee injury, but could fill in at first base while Freddie Freeman ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is out. Bourn ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) projects to compete for playing time with Eury Perez ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) and Cameron Maybin ($3,900, 7.8% of cap).

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Indians | Tribe add Chris Johnson

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:23:17 -0700

The Cleveland Indians acquired 3B Chris Johnson from the Atlanta Braves for OFs Nick Swisher (knee), Michael Bourn and financial considerations Friday, Aug. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) should see semi-regular at-bats as the designated hitter and grab some playing time away from 23-year-old Giovanny Urshela ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) at third base. It has been a disastrous past two seasons for Johnson, though, and currently, he hardly tips the fantasy scales in the majority of formats. Check back for updates on who will take over regular center field duty for the Indians.

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