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Braves | Nick Markakis off Sunday

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:59:45 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is out of the lineup Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Philadelphia Phillies. OF Cameron Maybin moves into the leadoff spot against LHP Adam Morgan, OF Eury Perez will start in right field and hit second in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Perez ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) has three singles and three walks in 12 plate appearances against lefties this season, and he can be used in GPP tournaments in the hope he's able to get on base.

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Braves | Nick Markakis cheered in Balto return

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:29:47 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis returned to Baltimore Monday, July 27, the play he spent his first nine years in the majors. He had a pair of hits in five at-bats, and was saluted by the team with a video montage while the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has hit safely in six of the past seven, posting multi-hit efforts in three of the outings. He is a decent low-end FantasyScore option, just don't expect a lot in the way of power.

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Braves | Nick Markakis leading off

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:42:51 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is batting first in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Monday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has been hitting lower in the lineup but will be batting first Monday. Markakis has at least one hit in five of his last six games and recorded three RBI during that span. Owners could consider using Markakis on FantasyScore, but there may better option for owners to consider.

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Braves | Nick Markakis has good history against Greinke

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:11:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is 5-for-17 with a home run in his career against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke, who he faces Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the good track record against Greinke, Markakis ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is a pretty risky FantasyScore selection today against Greinke, who has been lights out all season long to this point.

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

Braves | Nick Markakis not hitting homers

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:16:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis has yet to hit a home run this year despite having a solid year to this point. However, he is 5-for-11 with a home run and two walks in his career against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi, who he'll face Wednesday, May 20. Markakis is homerless in his last 39 regular season games and 148 at-bats. He has just seven extra-base hits (all doubles) and 37 singles in that time. Markakis has hit double-digit home runs in each of his previous nine seasons and had 14 home runs in 2014 despite playing with a herniated disc in his back. His reduced power could be related to the neck surgery he had last December after he missed much of spring training. He has stayed healthy this year, though, playing 37 of 38 games, including 36 in right field.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is hitting .298 (42-for-141) with 10 RBI on the season, but he's not your prototypical cleanup hitter, and his placement there is likely to be a short-term deal. He won't go homerless all season long, but expecting another double-digit homer season might be foolish at this point. As long as he continues to swing a hot stick, he's not a bad FantasyScore option, just don't expect him to fill out the stat sheet elsewhere.

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

Braves | Nick Markakis moved to cleanup spot

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:00:36 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is batting fourth against the Miami Marlins Friday, May 15.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is in a nice groove at the plate sporting a .324 batting average and .405 on-base percentage, and he'll see more RBI opportunities batting fourth, especially behind Freddie Freeman. However, Markakis hasn't hit a home run yet this season, and he has just five extra-base hits, so that limits his FantasyScore upside. Still, at his cap hit, Markakis is a nice low-priced option.

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Braves | Nick Markakis still on top

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:46:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis was in the leadoff spot for the 10th consecutive game Monday, May 4, against the Philadelphia Phillies. "He gets on base and he puts the ball in play," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I like it and, really, from all of the options that we have he's the one that makes the most sense."

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($2,900; 5.8% of cap) has posted just 15 strikeouts in 104 plate appearances. While his chance at RBI chances might be decreased in the leadoff spot, he will have more chance at runs scored for FantasyScore players.

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Braves | Nick Markakis to remain at leadoff

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:57:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis will remain the team's lead-off hitter, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez, Tuesday, April 28. Markakis owns an on-base percentage of .426.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is hitting .333 on the season with 13 runs scored and a team high 12 walks. Markakis doesn't have a whole lot of support behind him but with the potential for an extra at-bat every game, he should be able to succeed on his own. Markakis is worthy of FantasyScore starts in good matchups, against either left-handed or right-handed pitchers.

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

Braves | Nick Markakis leading off

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:10:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is batting first in the starting lineup for the second straight game Sunday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has recorded at least one hit in nine of his last 10 game and has five multi-hit games in that span. Markakis is a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis hot

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:38:29 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman and OF Nick Markakis combined to go 12-for-20 with nine runs scored over the weekend, and Freeman has four home runs in the last eight games. Markakis is hitting .375 to start the year.

Fantasy Tip: Both Freeman ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) and Markakis ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) should be considered strong plays at FantasyScore while they are hot at the plate. However, you may want to reconsider starting them both in daily games tonight while facing New York Mets starter Jon Niese, a lefty.

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