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Braves | Christian Bethancourt splitting time

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:25:23 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt figured to be the regular starting catcher, but he has instead split time with C A.J. Pierzynski.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt entered play Monday with a paltry .147 average (and .194 on-base percentage), while Pierzynski has been one of the team's best hitters lately. Even at just $1,900 (or 3.8% of cap) Bethancourt should be avoided in FantasyScore until he starts to show more consistency with the twig.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham

Braves | Christian Bethancourt will start Sunday

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:42:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt will start Sunday, April 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of your cap) has been in a 50-50 split with A.J. Pierzynski ($2,000, 4.0%) thus far, and Pierzynski is mightily outperforming him. Bethancourt is hitting just .133 with two RBI, while Pierzynski has a .400-3-5 line. Bethancourt will still likely see an extended look this season, and Pierzynski's surge is unlikely to sustain an entire season. However, A.J. is the one to target on FantasyScore.

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

Braves | A.J. Pierzynski has hot hand

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:07:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski had three hits and a walk in the loss Wednesday, April 22, and he was back in the starting lineup again in a day game Thursday, April 23, over C Christian Bethancourt. Pierzynski was 9-for-23 (.391) with a double, three home runs, five RBI, a .462 on-base percentage and .826 slugging percentage in six games before Thursday. Bethancourt was expected to be the primary catcher, but he's hitting just .133 (4-for-30) with two doubles, two RBI, two walks, a .188 OBP and .200 slugging percentage. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'll continue to play Pierzynski if he's hot or the matchups dictate it.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), 38, has been a surprise for the Braves to start the year, but his pace at the plate surely won't last. However, while he's hot, he can be a nice value play at FantasyScore in the right matchups. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) owners in deep mixed and NL-only leagues need to stay patient.

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

Braves | Christian Bethancourt returns

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:35:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt (illness) returned to the lineup Thursday, March 26.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt was down about a week and lost 6 pounds due to the flu. He'll have to play catch-up, and his strength and durability will be worth watching. At $2,800 (5.6% of your cap), he's a low-end flyer on FantasyScore. A.J. Pierzynski ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is also on the roster, and he could see more time the first couple of weeks.

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Braves | Atlanta receiving interest in trio

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:47:14 -0800

Atlanta Braves OFs Jason Heyward and Justin Upton and C Evan Gattis are receiving trade interest from other teams, according to league sources. The Braves aren't shopping any of them, but they are willing to listen to offers. The Braves are expected to start C Christian Bethancourt this year, which could make Gattis expendable.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt could start in '15

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:17:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt could be the starter in 2015, and that's what the signs are pointing to, in the opinion of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien. C Evan Gattis could be traded in the offseason.

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Braves | Four recalled

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:15:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Juan Jaime, P Chasen Shreve, OF Jose Constanza and OF Joey Terdoslavich were recalled from the minors. C Christian Bethancourt will be recalled Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt on DL

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:09:30 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt (hand) was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Gwinnett with a left hand contusion.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt should be back in September, and this shouldn't hinder that timetable.

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Braves | Evan Gattis activated

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:45:37 -0700

The Atlanta Braves have activated C Evan Gattis (back) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned C Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Fantasy Tip: Owners in all leagues can look to put Gattis back into their starting lineups.

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Braves | Evan Gattis update

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:18:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis (back) is going to remain the team's primary catcher when he returns, and C Christian Bethancourt will return to Triple-A Gwinnett, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez said he does not know when Gattis will return from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt has hit well in his limited at-bats, but he is not worth stashing in NL-only leagues when he is demoted. Gattis is likely two weeks away, at least.

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