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Angels | Daniel Nava could take over LF

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 16:20:31 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Daniel Nava is set up to get the most plate appearances in left field, though he would still likely sit against most left-handed pitchers. OF Craig Gentry, a right-handed hitter, would "start basically every third day" if that's the case, but there will probably be an open competition in spring training for the job. This would also include OFs Ji-Man Choi, Rafael Ortega and Todd Cunningham.

Fantasy Tip: Clearly, Nava and Gentry would have the highest ceiling out of everyone in this competition, especially the former, who slashed a respectable .278/.364/.403 with the Boston Red Sox from 2012-14. Gentry, meanwhile, has pretty much always been a platoon player so that will probably remain the case in Anaheim. Keep an eye on Nava if he prevails with the job.

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Braves | Todd Cunningham out of Tuesday lineup

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:31:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Todd Cunningham is not starting Tuesday, June 9, against the San Diego Padres. OF Jonny Gomes is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: With James Shields pitching for the Padres, it appears Cunningham ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is taking a seat. Of course, a .107 batting average at Turner Field doesn't help, either. Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) carries a .214 batting average in the past week, so he should be left alone on the bench.

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Braves | Jonny Gomes hitting seventh

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 13:39:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes will start in left field and bat seventh in the order Saturday, June 6, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. OF Todd Cunningham will come out of the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitting a more than respectable .286 against left-handed pitchers this season, and he should be considered against Pirates LHP Jeff Locke. Gomes has walked six times and been struck out on just nine occasions in 37 plate appearances against southpaws this season.

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Braves | Cameron Maybin not in lineup

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:58:21 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 1. OF Todd Cunningham is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley.

Fantasy Tip: Cunningham ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) makes for an interesting deep sleeper pick just for the fact that Bradley has given up 14 earned runs in his last three starts after being struck in the face by a liner.

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Braves | Jonny Gomes starting in LF

Tue, 26 May 2015 17:22:52 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes will start in left field and bat fifth in the order Tuesday, May 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Todd Cunningham is out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is riding a four-game hit streak in which he has gone 5-for-14. Gomes hasn't driven in any runs, but he has scored three times in that span. FantasyScore owners can consider Gomes for GPP use.

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Braves | Jonny Gomes in lineup Monday

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:49:10 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes is in the starting lineup Monday, May 25, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Todd Cunningham is on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) looks like he is spelling Cunningham for a regular night off. Gomes has a .300 average in the last week, so he may be a decent low-cost option for your daily lineup.

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Braves | Todd Cunningham not in lineup Thursday

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:33:02 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Todd Cunningham is out of the starting lineup Thursday, May 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers. OF Jonny Gomes is in left field and hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: This is a normal day off for Cunningham ($1,700, 3.4% of cap). Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) carries little fantasy value so look elsewhere for outfield help.

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Braves | Todd Cunningham off to fast start

Sat, 16 May 2015 17:57:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Todd Cunningham went 3-for-4 with one run scored in a 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins Saturday, May 16, and he is 6-for-8 with three runs scored and an RBI in his first two starts of the year.

Fantasy Tip: Cunningham has made the most of his playing time, but he is considered more of a defensive specialist than an offensive threat. He isn't expected to be more than a platoon player at this point.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson headed to DL

Thu, 14 May 2015 05:57:52 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Kelly Johnson (oblique) is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. OF Todd Cunningham will be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson was having a .273-3-9 May and had been hitting cleanup. A.J. Pierzynski ($4,300, 8.6% of your cap) figures to hit there when he's in the lineup. Cunningham will likely platoon with Jonny Gomes in left field, but neither are favorable options on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Eric Young off to good start

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:44:41 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. has gone 0-for-3 with three walks, a hit by pitch and two stolen bases in two spring training games. Young is expected to compete with OFs Todd Cunningham and Eury Perez for the starting center field job while Melvin Upton Jr. (foot) is out of the lineup. Young has not played much in center field but believes he can become a quality center fielder with hard work during the spring.

Fantasy Tip: Young probably has an edge over the other candidates because of his major league experience. Young could be a later-round option in drafts if he wins the job because of his stolen base potential.

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