Atlanta Braves news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 15:52:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wisler ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) improved to 8-8 and put himself in solid contention for a possible 2016 rotation spot. He was facing a patchwork Cardinals lineup, but Wisler still had a strong outing that can't be denied.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:43:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Garcia ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) had a .273-8-23 line through 56 games, which translates fairly well to a full season. Garcia projects as a hitter who will deliver decent average and power for 2016, so keep an eye on his chances.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:39:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Miller ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) went 0-16 with a 3.83 ERA during his 24-start winless skein. His control was decent and he didn't get a lot of support during his starts. Miller lost a lot of his fantasy value this season, but he could get some of it back in 2016 with a strong spring training.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:19:31 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin, SS Andrelton Simmons, OF Nick Markakis, 1B Nick Swisher and C A.J. Pierzynski are not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Fantasy Tip: With nothing on the line, look for some of these players to possibly pinch-hit, but otherwise their regular season is over. Leave them out of your FantasyScore lineup.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:31:52 -0700
Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup of Game 1 of the doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 4. C Ryan Lavarnway is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) could start the second game of the doubleheader, so check back for updates. Lavarnway ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is a desperation start in all fantasy formats Sunday, including at FantasyScore. After all, he owns a .587 OPS this season.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:32:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lavarnway ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) isn't much of an option against John Lackey on FantasyScore.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:22:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Teheran ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) was inconsistent most of the year, but he posted a 1.62 ERA over his final six starts. At just 24 years old, he still has plenty of time to put it all together, and he is a nice breakout candidate for 2016.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:43:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Weber ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) tossed his third quality start of the season but a lack of offense from Atlanta prevented him from getting his first major league win. The 10 strikeouts were one more than Weber had racked up in his previous four outings combined.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:33:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The team may decide to shut Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) down for the remainder of the regular season, so he can be dropped in all fantasy formats.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:21:01 -0700
Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Oct. 1. C Christian Bethancourt is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) has limited opponents to a .517 OPS over his past 13 starts, which makes Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) an extremely risky start at FantasyScore Thursday.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:31:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) has held opponents to a .173/.208/.309 slash line over his past 13 starts, so Maybin ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) checks out as nothing more than a contrarian flier at FantasyScore Thursday.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:48:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Perez ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) went 3-1 with a 3.03 ERA through six September starts and finished the regular season with four quality starts in his final five outings. Fantasy owners in redraft leagues can drop him now.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:14:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Maybin ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has only started two games over the past week due to nagging injuries, and he might also be being squeezed out of playing time in favor of Michael Bourn ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) a touch. Regardless, fantasy owners, outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, have no reason to roster either outfield, and FantasyScore players should view both as desperation fliers.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:51:37 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) will be available to pinch hit but may not start another game this season. He's dealing with a small bone spur in his wrist, but it's not expected to require surgery. Freeman wants to avoid surgery because it'd cause him to miss all or most of his offseason recovering.
Fantasy Tip: That effectively ends Freeman's ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) usefulness to FantasyScore gamers for the rest of the year. Nick Swisher ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is starting at first base tonight but has a tough matchup in Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:02:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Olivera ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.
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