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Braves | Manager talks lineup order

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:53:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella is manager Fredi Gonzalez's preferred No. 2 hitter, as opposed to SS Andrelton Simmons.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella's run-scoring potential is higher hitting in the two spot, increasing his fantasy value. Simmons struggles to get on base, so he is better suited lower in the order, where he'll see more RBI opportunities.

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Braves | Tommy La Stella batting seventh Saturday

Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:47:02 -0700

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez dropped 2B Tommy La Stella to the No. 7 spot in the batting order Saturday, June 28, for the first game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies. Entering play Saturday, La Stella had been hitless in his last 20 at-bats. SS Andrelton Simmons batted second.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons gets day off

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:02:10 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (rest) received the night off Wednesday, June 18, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Braves | Tommy La Stella at leadoff

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:50:03 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella is hitting in the leadoff spot in the team's new-look lineup Wednesday, June 18, with OF Jason Heyward moved to the fifth spot against the Philadelphia Phillies. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he may give La Stella a long look in the top spot. La Stella is hitting .364 on the season. OF B.J. Upton and SS Andrelton Simmons are taking the day off.

Fantasy Tip: The move should boost La Stella's value slightly in the run-scoring category as the Braves look to take advantage of his contact and on-base skills. At this point, La Stella should be owned in the majority of leagues.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons controlling his aggression

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:56:13 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons, who says he's always had a full-effort swing, is working with hitting coaches Greg Walker and Scott Fletcher to control the aggression of his swings somewhat. Simmons has gotten stronger than his days in the minor leagues, which has limited the urgency to swing hard the majority of the time. "He's a high-effort guy with his swing, at times to a fault," Walker said. "And that's something that we're trying to ratchet down. But you are dealing with a kid that that's the way he's done it. He's learning. We're trying to get him to have the effort level where he can still be dangerous and not over swing, not max-effort swing every pitch." Simmons has seen progress, as he's starting to hit the ball the other way instead of trying to pull everything.

Fantasy Tip: Using the entire field should help Simmons improve his average, especially since he rarely walks and doesn't strike out all that much considering his typical high-effort hacks.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons returns

Fri, 30 May 2014 08:51:11 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) returned to the lineup Thursday, May 29, after missing a game with an inflamed right ankle.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons to wait another day

Wed, 28 May 2014 13:30:55 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) will wait until Thursday, May 29, to return to the lineup.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons exits

Wed, 28 May 2014 07:02:44 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) left the game Tuesday, May 27, with inflammation in his right ankle.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons sits

Sun, 04 May 2014 14:50:29 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (personal) was out of the lineup Sunday, May 4, due to personal reasons but was available off the bench.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons on a tear

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:05:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons tripled and homered for the second straight day Monday, April 14, and he's 11-for-29 (.379) with five extra-base hits and five RBIs in the last seven games. Simmons has yet to strike out in 45 plate appearances in 2014 and leads the National League with a .467 average in two-strike counts.

Fantasy Tip: Simmons' wrist injury from last week is clearly behind him. Not only does he have one of the best gloves at the 6 in all of baseball, but he can help your offensive stats, as well.

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