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Braves | Chris Johnson suffered bone bruise

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:46:40 -0700

Correcting a previous report, Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson (hand) suffered a bone bruise on his left hand, as the fracture in his left hand was an existing injury. Johnson will be re-evaluated in two weeks, and he is expected to miss three to six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Alberto Callaspo ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) projects to receive the majority of starts in Johnson's ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) absence, and Callaspo's fantasy value gains a fleeting boost with regular at-bats. Still, Callaspo is only worth owning, and Johnson is only worth stashing, in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

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


Reds | Brandon Phillips returns vs. Braves

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:56:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (illness) is starting at second base and hitting sixth against the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Phillips ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) was a late scratch because of an illness Thursday, April 30, but FantasyScore players could have a nice target on their hands with him. Mike Foltynewicz is starting his first career game against the Reds Friday, and Phillips is on a nice 20-for-63 run over his last 15 games. Phillips is cheap, too.

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Braves | Alberto Callaspo batting second vs. Reds

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:10:16 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B/3B Alberto Callaspo is batting second and playing third base against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Callaspo ($2,100 4.2% of cap) is just 7-for-44 over his last 14 games with four runs and three RBI, and he faces sneaky righty Anthony DeSclafani ($5,100, 10.2% of cap). Consider Callaspo a desperation flier for FantasyScore contests Friday, but his value could increase if he continues to hit high in the order.

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Braves | Chris Johnson to the DL

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:33:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson (hand) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: With Johnson sidelined, Jace Peterson ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) will likely see more playing time, but he doesn't offer much value at FantasyScore.

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Braves | Mike Foltynewicz starting Friday

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:33:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz will be announced as the starting pitcher against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, May 1, after the game Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Over 21 2/3 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett this season, Foltynewicz has a 2.08 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and a 12.5 K/9. The 23-year-old right-hander should be viewed as a high-risk, high-reward start in all fantasy formats Friday. A speculative add in NL-only leagues isn't out of the question, though, especially with the potential Foltynewicz pitches well and sticks in the rotation.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson hitting cleanup

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:06:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Kelly Johnson is starting in left field and hitting cleanup against Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't an exciting piece to any FantasyScore lineup, but hitting cleanup could make him a nice value play today against Leake. Johnson does have five hits, including a home run, in 13 career at-bats against Leake.

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Braves | Eric Young starting in CF

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:03:44 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake Thursday, April 30. OF Cameron Maybin is out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Young ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is batting only .169 (10-for-59) with three stolen bases so far this year, and hitting at the bottom of the batting order really doesn't do much for FantasyScore users. Until he gets going, Young isn't an attractive play for daily gamers.

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Braves | Julio Teheran struggling with selection

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:17:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran threw his fastball 49.3% of the time in his last start, and manager Fredi Gonzalez said that split is too low. Gonzalez said Teheran's command and variation of his fastball is one of his strengths. Teheran's velocity was back up to 93 mph in that start after dipping as low as 88 mph. "He manages his fastball, both sides of the plate, elevates it and sinks it and his other stuff is off the fastball," Gonzalez said. "For whatever reason in the last couple starts he's doing it the other way around. Tomorrow when he throws his side (session) he's got to get back to that: four-seam (fastball), two-seam and locate his fastball and pitch off of his fastball."

Fantasy Tip: Teheran ($7,200, 14.4% of your cap) is at a robust price and until he regains his form, he's a matchup play on FantasyScore.

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


Braves | Mike Foltynewicz could start Friday

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:05:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz could come up from the minors and make his major league debut Friday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Foltynewicz is the team's second-best pitching prospect, according to MLB.com. The 23-year-old right-hander has a 2.08 ERA in four starts at Triple-A Gwinnett. He has 18 strikeouts over 13 innings in his past two starts. He's worth watching on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Bowman


Braves | Julio Teheran is healthy

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:26:56 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran (knee) is healthy, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. The skipper was asked about the pitcher's knee after a subpar outing Tuesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran has coughed up 12 earned runs over the past 15 innings in his previous three outings. FantasyScore owners would do well to avoid Teheran ($7,200; 14.4% of cap) until he can get untracked and start to show more consistency.

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Nationals | Yunel Escobar still out vs. Braves

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:10:29 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Yunel Escobar (hand) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 29. Escobar suffered the injury Monday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Escobar ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) in all formats. His absence has allowed Dan Uggla ($1,900, 3.8) to draw into the lineup, and Uggla had a monster five-RBI showing Tuesday, April 28. Still, Uggla is nothing more than a flier for FantasyScore players. Continue to check back for updates on Escobar's injury status and return timeline.

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Braves | Eric Young batting eighth

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:43:28 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. is batting eighth and playing center field against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Young ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has started five of the last seven games in center field over Cameron Maybin ($2,400, 4.8% of cap), as Young appears to be earning the majority of starts. Young has just five hits through his last 37 plate appearances, though, and he shouldn't be counted on in FantasyScore contests until he shows some life at the dish.

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Braves | Chris Johnson starting vs. Nats

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:33:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is starting at third base and batting fifth against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, April 29. It is his first start at the hot corner since Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is a low-upside FantasyScore play, and his seasonal value has taken a hit with Alberto Callaspo ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Kelly Johnson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) cutting into his starts at the hot corner. Callaspo isn't in the starting lineup Wednesday. Johnson is playing left field and batting sixth.

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Braves | Jason Grilli better on the road

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:28:31 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli has not allowed a hit in five road appearances this season but has a 12.00 ERA in three home appearances and is allowing opponents to hit .357 against him in those games.

Fantasy Tip: Grilli has seven saves so far this season and does not appear to be in danger of losing the closer job. Owners should continue to have Grilli in their starting lineup until he has several bad outings in a row.

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


Braves | Julio Teheran struggling

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:27:42 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran is 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA over his last three starts and is allowing opponents to hit .333 off him during that span. Teheran said he is not dealing with any injuries and is not sure what is causing his location issues. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he is a little worried about Teheran since his location is not like it was last season.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) played pretty well in his first two starts but has allowed at least four runs in each of his last three starts. Owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid Teheran until he is able to put a few good starts together.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Anderson Josh OF
Avilan Luis RP
Baker Brad P
Banuelos Manny SP
Barnes John OF
Barnett Tyler SS
Barry Kevin RP
Basner Ryan P
Batista Lay P
Bello Yenier C
Benson Joe OF
Bernard Miguel C
Bethancourt Christian C
Boggs Mitchell RP
Bolivar Luis SS
Bowman Shawn 3B
Brewer Caleb RP
Brewer Daniel OF
Briceno Jose C
Brigham Jake SP
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Bullock Billy P
Butcher Ryan RP
Cahill Trevor SP
Callaspo Alberto 2B
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Capps Matt RP
Carpenter David L. RP
Cedeno Juan P
Ciriaco Pedro SS
Clark Doug OF
Colyer Steve RP
Corcoran Tim SP
Culver Calvin OF
Cunningham Todd OF
Curtis Daniel P
Davidson Braxton OF
De La Cruz Luis C
DeLome Collin OF
Doumit Ryan C
Elkerson Mike OF
Evans Lee C
Farrell Kyle P
Fish Robert P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Foltynewicz Mike P
Francis Ross P
Franco Iker C
Freeman Freddie 1B
Friday Brian 2B
Fried Max SP
Garcia Chris J. 1B
Gomes Jonny OF
Gomez Yasser OF
Gosselin Phil 2B
Grilli Jason RP
Guzman Javier INF
Hamilton Mark 1B
Hanson Jason 3B
Hardy Rowdy P
Henry Sean OF
Heredia Jairo P
Hernandez Buddy P
Hiller William OF
Hodges Daniel P
Holt J.C. 2B
Hubbard Mike C
Hughes Dusty RP
Hunter Cedric OF
Hursh Jason P
Jackson Justin SP
Jaime Juan RP
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
Johnson Chris 3B
Johnson Jim RP
Johnson John OF
Johnson Jonathan SP
Johnson Kelly 3B
Jones Mycal OF
Jordan Brantley P
Joseph Onil OF
Jurries James 1B
Kazmar Sean INF
Keeling Tom P
Kelton David OF
Kennelly Matt C
Kimbrel Matt P
Kohn Michael RP
Kurcz Aaron P
Lamm Mark P
Landoni Emerson SS
Langen Brian P
Leiva Darrel P
Leonard Joe 3B
Lipka Matt OF
Lopez Gonzalo P
Lopez Robinson P
Lorenzo Matt P
Lugo Jose P
Maldonado Brahiam OF
Marin Ivan SS
Markakis Nick OF
Martin Cody SP
Mateo Victor P
Mattair Travis 3B
Maya Yunesky SP
Maybin Cameron OF
McCarthy Billy OF
McConnell Sam P
McCurry Cole P
McKirahan Andrew P
Mendez Carlos C
Miller Shelby SP
Minor Mike SP
Monk Brandon 2B
Moore Navery P
Moylan Peter RP
Noboa Michael 2B
O'Dowd Chris C
Outman Josh RP
Paiml Greg INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Parr James SP
Peraza Jose SS
Perez Carlos SP
Perez Eury OF
Peterson Dustin 3B
Peterson Jace 2B
Pierzynski A.J. C
Pope Van P
Pruneda Benino P
Pyzik Steve C
Quintana Zach P
Reyes Jorge P
Reynolds Mikey 2B
Rice Jason P
Richards Glen P
Ridgway Jeff RP
Robinson Andrew P
Rodriguez Geraldo INF
Rodriguez Manuel 1B
Roman Milton P
Rondon Francisco P
Ruiz Rio 3B
Sanchez Alejandro INF
Sanchez Ricardo SP
Sborz Jay P
Scalamandre Rich RP
Scarpetta Cody P
Schlehuber Braeden C
Schrader Clay RP
Schreiber Zach P
Schuerholz Jonathan 2B
Septimo Leyson P
Shehan Christopher OF
Silvestre Alvaro P
Simmons Andrelton SS
Simmons Shae RP
Sims Lucas P
Small Matthew P
Smith Greg SP
Smith Mallex OF
Spina Michael 1B
Stults Eric SP
Sturkie Scott P
Sullivan Richard P
Sumoza Luis OF
Suschak Matthew P
Swaggerty Ben P
Taylor Reggie OF
Teheran Julio SP
Terdoslavich Joey OF
Terveen Bryce C
Thomas Ian P
Thurman Andrew P
Torres Yeralf P
Toscano Dian OF
Trejo Jaime INF
Trepagnier Bryton P
Veal Donnie RP
Velazquez Juan INF
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
Wang Chien-Ming SP
Weglarz Nick OF
White Dean SS
Williamson Fabian P
Wilson Ross 2B
Winkler Daniel SP
Wisler Matt SP
Wood Alex SP
Yepez Jose C
Young Jr. Eric OF

Blakeley Gordon TO
Clark Roy TO
Coppolella John TO
Glavine Tom TO
Gonzalez Fredi MAN
Hart John TO
Lewis Derrick TO
McDowell Roger PC
Pendleton Terry TO
Porter Bo TO
Schuerholz John TO
Seitzer Kevin TO
Snitker Brian TO
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