Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:05:10 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 29, against the Miami Marlins. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is starting in center field and batting second.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:30:26 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 28, against the New York Mets. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is starting in center field and hitting second.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:56:14 -0700
The Atlanta Braves may revisit trade talks for OF B.J. Upton in the offseason and could also move C Evan Gattis if the right offer came along. It was revealed the Braves and Chicago Cubs were talking about a deal that would send Upton to the Cubs for SP Edwin Jackson earlier this summer.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:33:08 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 26, against the New York Mets. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is playing center field and hitting second.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:08:05 -0700
The Chicago Cubs reportedly turned down a trade offer last month which would have sent SP Edwin Jackson to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for OF B.J. Upton. Jackson is owed $24 million through the 2016 season, while Upton has approximately $49 million remaining on a deal which runs through the 2017 season. Atlanta would have had to include a significant amount of money to pull off the deal.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:33:47 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is out of the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 22, against the Cincinnati Reds.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:09:17 -0700
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis and OF B.J. Upton are not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Both players probably are getting days off and should be back in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:13:25 -0700
Atlanta Braves INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is playing shortstop and leading off Tuesday, Aug. 12, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF B.J. Upton is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Dan Haren has got progressively worse this season. In daily games, Bonifacio is a nice option because of his speed, spot in the lineup and the favorable matchup.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:49:16 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Emilio Bonifacio is hitting leadoff Monday, Aug. 11, with OF B.J. Upton hitting eighth. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said it'll be a day-to-day decision as to who will be leading off. It's the second time Bonifacio has been at leadoff with B.J. Upton also in the lineup. Upton is batting just .220 (33-for-150) with a .282 on-base percentage in 36 games at leadoff, but they are better than his numbers elsewhere in the lineup. Bonifacio is hitting .278 with a .314 on-base percentage in 66 games and 62 at-bats as the leadoff hitter this year with the Chicago Cubs and Braves.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:00:37 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton was out of the leadoff spot for the first time Wednesday, Aug. 6, since June 22. OF Emilio Bonifacio was hitting leadoff for the second straight day. Manager Fredi Gonzalez is trying to do something to jumpstart the team's anemic offense of late. Gonzalez plans to utilize Bonifacio in several positions, and he has experience at all three outfield spots and every infield position except first base.
Fantasy Tip: Upton's drop in the order could be a long-term deal. If that's the case, it'll give him better pitches to hit. Bonifacio's multi-positional eligibility is huge for fantasy owners, and he should be owned in deep mixed leagues if he continues to get everyday at-bats because of his speed.