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Christian Bethancourt

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Padres | Derek Norris takes a seat

Wed, 04 May 2016 10:45:58 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4, with C Christian Bethancourt hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is just 4-for-20 (.200) on the year, and he doesn't have enough upside to stream against Tyler Chatwood.

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Padres | Two starters sitting for Padres

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:58:33 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris and 3B Adam Rosales are not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Mike Leake Sunday, April 24. Brett Wallace will start at third base and is batting fifth, while C Christian Bethancourt will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace has only one hit in 16 at-bats this season and should be avoided in all leagues. Bethancourt has gone 3-for-16 in limited playing time this season and is not a strong fantasy option.

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Padres | Derek Norris takes a seat

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:32:25 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 21. C Christian Bethancourt is doing the catching and is hitting sixth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt isn't known for his offense, and he's facing a tough matchup against an elite starter in Cole tonight. Look elsewhere for your starting backstop in daily formats.

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Padres | Derek Norris sitting out

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:16:26 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamdondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Sunday, April 17. C Christian Bethancourt will start at catcher and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt has picked up at least one hit in each of his last two games. He could be used in some NL-only leagues but should be avoided in most leagues.

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Padres | Derek Norris, Alexei Ramirez sitting

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:42:55 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris and SS Alexei Ramirez are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 13. C Christian Bethancourt is catching and hitting sixth, while SS Alexi Amarista is at shortstop and is hitting eighth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff. Also, 3B Adam Rosales gets a start at third base and is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Eickhoff is an impressive young pitcher for the Phils, so the Padres could have trouble with him in the series finale. Bethancourt, Amarista and Rosales are all low-end options in daily formats today.

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Padres | Derek Norris not starting

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:17:12 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis Sunday, April 10. C Christian Bethancourt will start at catcher and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt will only receive a few starts a week and likely will only have value in NL-only leagues. Owners in deeper leagues and daily fantasy leagues should be able to find better starting candidates to use.

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Padres | Derek Norris could be moved

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:37:29 -0800

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is a player that the Padres have discussed with other teams in trade talks, but he likely will not be traded before the start of spring training. It appears the Padres may want to use C Austin Hedges and C Christian Bethancourt as their catchers.

Fantasy Tip: Norris likely will be the Padres starter for the time being, but owners should monitor his status during the spring. Norris posted a decent .250 batting average with 14 home runs last season and could be a solid option in two-catcher leagues and NL only leagues.

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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.

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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.

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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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