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Padres | Christian Bethancourt acquired by Padres

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:39:45 -0800

The San Diego Padres have acquired C Christian Bethancourt from the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for SP Casey Kelly and C Ricardo Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is expected to compete for the backup catching job in San Diego behind Derek Norris, so he won't have much value in any fantasy format. The 24-year-old former prospect struggled both offensively and defensively in 2015, batting .200 with two home runs and 12 RBIs while allowing eight passed balls.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | Christian Bethancourt dealt to San Diego

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:31:34 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Braves have traded C Christian Bethancourt to the San Diego Padres, in exchange for SP Casey Kelly and C Ricardo Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves are expected to use a catching tandem of A.J. Pierzynski and Tyler Flowers in 2016, which made the 24-year-old Bethancourt expendable. Kelly is a 26-year-old right-hander who has largely struggled since undergoing Tommy John surgery two years ago. The former 2008 first-round pick went 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA in three MLB appearances last season and was 2-10 with a 5.16 ERA in 31 games for Class AA San Antonio and Class AAA El Paso. Rodriguez is a 17-year-old catcher who hit .266 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 30 games with three different Rookie-level clubs in 2015. None of these players is expected to be a fantasy factor in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Padres | SD could trade for Christian Bethancourt

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:21:32 -0800

The San Diego Padres are trying to work out a trade for Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves no longer have a need for Bethancourt after signing Tyler Flowers, and the young catcher doesn't appear to be part of their future anymore. Bethancourt has yet to pan out as a prospect, hitting just .200 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games last year. He'd be in line to compete for a backup job in San Diego, making him pretty useless to fantasy owners in 2016.

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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.

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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.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt leaves with injury

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:33:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt (hand) suffered an apparent left hand injury after striking out in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals Thursday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: The team may decide to shut Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) down for the remainder of the regular season, so he can be dropped in all fantasy formats.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski sitting vs. Nats

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:21:01 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Oct. 1. C Christian Bethancourt is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) has limited opponents to a .517 OPS over his past 13 starts, which makes Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) an extremely risky start at FantasyScore Thursday.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski out of lineup Friday

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:51:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not starting Friday, Sept. 18, against the Philadelphia Phillies. C Christian Bethancourt is hitting eighth against Phillies SP Adam Morgan.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is not batting because Morgan, a lefty, is pitching for the Phillies. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitting .333 with four hits and a double in the past week, and he is a solid way to save a little money on your salary cap.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski not playing Sunday

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 10:17:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against New York Mets SP Jon Niese Sunday, Sept. 13. C Christian Bethancourt will start at catcher and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) should return to the lineup soon. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitting only .187 in limited playing time this season and should be avoided by fantasy owners.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski sitting vs. Phillies

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 13:39:36 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 9. C Christian Bethancourt is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Philadelphia Phillies SP David Buchanan Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has been receiving the majority of starts behind the plate, and he owns a .293 batting average over his past 17 games. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) was expected to grab the lead in playing time down the stretch, but he has gone 3-for-29 since being recalled Monday, Aug. 24. Bethancourt is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief at FantasyScore Wednesday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien