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Braves | Julio Teheran hopeful for next start

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:51:23 -0700

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran (lat) said strength tests were good Saturday, July 23, and it's just normal soreness. He hopes to make his next start.

Fantasy Tip: That next start is scheduled for Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies, and it would be a decent matchup for him.

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Braves | Two Braves sitting out

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:46:36 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Erick Aybar and 2B Jace Peterson are out of the lineup Saturday, July 23, with SS Chase d'Arnaud leading off and OF Jeff Francoeur hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Frenchy is hanging around, in part, because of what he does against left-handed pitchers. He faces lefty Tyler Anderson in Coors Field and looks to be a dynamite low-end flyer. As for d'Arnaud, he hits slightly better against lefties, and he's a solid low-end option as well.

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Braves | Ender Inciarte unlikely to be moved

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:15:28 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte likely will not be traded this season because general manager John Coppolella said the team is happy with how Inciarte has performed. He said Inciarte has played well defensively and is a better hitter than he has shown.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte is hitting only .242 with one home run and 12 RBI but should continue to be an everyday player at this point. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use in their fantasy lineups.

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Braves | Julio Teheran dealing with sore lat

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:00:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran (lat) exited his start against the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 22, with right lat tightness and is considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: The good news is that it sounds like Teheran has avoided a serious injury. Check back to see if he will be able to make his next start.

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Braves | Julio Teheran leaves with injury

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:16:47 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran (undisclosed) walked exited his start against the Colorado Rockies with a trainer Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran has been stout this year, so don't make any quick roster moves. Stay tuned for updates on the exact nature of his injury and a potential timeline.

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Braves | John Gant throws side session

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:02:17 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP John Gant (oblique) threw a side session without any setbacks Friday, July 22, and could start a rehab assignment soon.

Fantasy Tip: Gant had a 4.45 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in four starts for the Braves this year, but his 9.2 K/9 was encouraging for those in deeper setups. It's unclear if he'll get another shot at a rotation gig when he's healthy, but those in mixed leagues should be watching from afar anyways.

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Braves | Several Braves could be dealt

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:38:03 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur, 2B Gordon Beckham and RP Jim Johnson, who are all pending free agents, are the prime focus of Atlanta's trade talks as the deadline nears. OFs Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis are also involved, but there's less of a chance they'll be traded.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur, Beckham and Johnson aren't likely to be anything more than depth for any team that acquires them in a trade this summer. Francoeur can be useful in NL-only and daily leagues in the right lefty matchups. Beckham contributes modestly across all categories for NL-only middle infield depth. Right now, Johnson is a candidate for saves in Atlanta with Arodys Vizcaino shelved, but he's already shown he's a shaky option there.

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Braves | Lucas Harrell drawing trade interest

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:03:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Lucas Harrell has drawn interest from "at least three teams," according to general manager John Coppolella.

Fantasy Tip: It's amazing how quickly things can change, as Harrell was struggling in Korea as recent as last year. Now, after a decent showing in four starts with the Braves -- his first starts in the big leagues since the beginning of 2014, remember -- he could wind up on a contender. The former Houston Astro will really only hold any value if he remains in the National League.

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Braves | Mallex Smith doing drills

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:09:37 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Mallex Smith (thumb) is swinging one-handed and doing some throwing, but he will remain in a cast for a few more weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Smith should help out in the steals department down the stretch, and he is worth stashing in NL-only and deeper mixed formats.

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Braves | Control issues for Mike Foltynewicz

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:04:34 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz allowed three runs on four hits while walking five and striking out five over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies Thursday, July 21.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the control issues, plenty of pitchers have had worse outings at Coors Field. Foltynewicz has shown enough potential to be owned in NL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman reeling since break

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:15:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (rib cage) is 2-for-23 (.087) in six games since the All-Star break, with one home run, one RBI, two walks and 13 strikeouts. He insisted on playing through a recent rib-cage injury that prevented him from taking batting practice, which may have hindered his production at the plate.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Freeman is past the injury, but his struggles are a huge concern because his supporting cast aren't going to help his fantasy cause any. For the year, he sits with 45 runs, 17 home runs, 35 RBI and a .273/.360/.501 slash line. It isn't a complete disappointment, but given his preseason billing, more was expected.

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Braves | Lucas Harrell beaten by Reds

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:34:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Lucas Harrell was pretty good in his start Wednesday, July 20, but it wasn't enough as he fell to the Cincinnati Reds. Harrell went six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, including a home run. He also struck out three and issued three walks.

Fantasy Tip: Harrell was probably a bit better than his final statline, as he did carry a shutout into the sixth before things came apart for the 31-year-old journeyman. The former Houston Astro has now gone at least six innings in three of his four starts, while flirting with usefulness in NL-only leagues. He still has to show some more consistency to prove he can be trusted in his newfound situation with the Braves.

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Braves | Gordon Beckham sitting vs. Reds

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:44:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Gordon Beckham is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. 2B Jace Peterson is starting at the keystone and leading off against Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Beckham is just 6-for-31 since returning from the disabled list Thursday, July 7, but he does have two home runs. If he can tread water at the dish and remain in the leadoff spot, he'll be a low-end starting option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. Peterson had an excellent June (.352/.420/.493 slash line), but has gone just 10-for-42 in July and is nothing more than a depth option in cavernous mixed and NL-only settings. He's also nothing more than a low-priced flier in daily contests Wednesday.

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Braves | Chase d'Arnaud draws into lineup

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:35:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves INF Chase d'Arnaud is starting in left field and batting second against Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani Wednesday, July 20. OF Jeff Francoeur is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: D'Arnaud boasts modest contact skills and an ability to reach base, but his .263/.335/.365 slash line hardly stops traffic, and it's an unfavorable matchup against DeSclafani. View d'Arnaud as a low-end depth piece in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues and it's likely best to fade him in daily contests Wednesday. Francoeur's steady playing time (13 starts in July) makes him a volume own in the deepest of leagues, but he hardly moves the fantasy needle with a .677 OPS and just five home runs for the campaign.

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Braves | Jim Johnson blows save in Cincinnati

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:46:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson blew his third save of the season Tuesday, July 19, against the Cincinnati Reds. He wasn't able to make it out of the ninth inning, recording only two outs while surrendering two runs on four hits.

Fantasy Tip: This was Johnson's first save opportunity since closer Arodys Vizcaino landed on the disabled list, and it didn't exactly pan out he wanted. While the Braves ended up winning the game anyway, this could end up being costly for Johnson, who now owns a 4.59 ERA on the year. If this continues, Hunter Cervenka or Mauricio Cabrera could eventually challenge for save opportunities while Vizcaino is sidelined.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Albies Ozzie SS
Allard Kolby P
Anderson Ian P
Anderson Josh OF
Araujo Victor P
Aybar Erick SS
Baker Brad P
Banuelos Manny SP
Barbosa Andrew P
Barnes John OF
Barnett Tyler SS
Barry Kevin RP
Basner Ryan P
Batista Lay P
Beckham Gordon 2B
Bello Yenier C
Bernard Miguel C
Biddle Jesse SP
Bird Zachary P
Blair Aaron SP
Bolivar Luis SS
Bonifacio Emilio 2B
Bowman Shawn 3B
Bradley Jed P
Brewer Caleb RP
Brewer Daniel OF
Brignac Reid SS
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Bullock Billy P
Burawa Dan P
Butcher Ryan RP
Cabrera Mauricio RP
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Castro Daniel SS
Cedeno Juan P
Cervenka Hunter P
Clark Doug OF
Cleto Maikel RP
Colyer Steve RP
Corcoran Tim SP
Culver Calvin OF
Curtis Daniel P
d'Arnaud Chase SS
Davidson Braxton OF
De La Cruz Joel P
De La Cruz Luis C
DeLome Collin OF
Dirks Caleb P
Elkerson Mike OF
Ellis Chris P
Evans Lee C
Farrell Kyle P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Flowers Tyler C
Foltynewicz Mike SP
Francis Ross P
Franco Iker C
Francoeur Jeff OF
Freeman Freddie 1B
Friday Brian 2B
Fried Max SP
Gant John SP
Garcia Adonis 3B
Garcia Chris J. 1B
Gomez Yasser OF
Guzman Javier INF
Guzman Kevin P
Hamilton Mark 1B
Hanson Jason 3B
Hardy Rowdy P
Harrell Lucas SP
Henry Sean OF
Heredia Jairo P
Hernandez Buddy P
Hernandez Roberto SP
Hiller William OF
Hodges Daniel P
Holt J.C. 2B
Hubbard Mike C
Hughes Dusty RP
Hursh Jason P
Inciarte Ender OF
Infante Omar 2B
Jackson Justin SP
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
Johnson Jim RP
Johnson John OF
Johnson Jonathan SP
Jones Mycal OF
Jordan Brantley P
Joseph Onil OF
Jurries James 1B
Kazmar Sean INF
Keeling Tom P
Kelly Casey SP
Kelton David OF
Kennelly Matt C
Kimbrel Matt P
Kottaras George C
Krol Ian RP
Lalli Blake C
Lambson Mitchell RP
Lamm Mark P
Landoni Emerson SS
Langen Brian P
Lara Jordy 1B
Leiva Darrel P
Leonard Joe 3B
Lipka Matt OF
Little Connor P
Lopez Gonzalo P
Lopez Robinson P
Lorenzo Matt P
Lugo Jose P
Maitan Kevin SS
Maldonado Brahiam OF
Marimon Sugar Ray RP
Marin Ivan SS
Markakis Nick OF
Martin Ethan SP
Mateo Victor P
Mattair Travis 3B
McCarthy Billy OF
McConnell Sam P
McCreery Adam P
McCurry Cole P
McKirahan Andrew P
Mendez Carlos C
Monk Brandon 2B
Moore Navery P
Moore Tyler OF
Morgado Bryan P
Morris Akeel RP
Newcomb Sean SP
Noboa Michael 2B
O'Dowd Chris C
O'Flaherty Eric RP
Olivera Hector 3B
Pacheco Jordan C
Paiml Greg INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Parr James SP
Perez Carlos SP
Perez Williams SP
Peterson Dustin 3B
Peterson Jace 2B
Pfeiffer Phillip P
Pierzynski A.J. C
Pope Van P
Portuondo Carlos Manuel RP
Pruneda Benino P
Pyzik Steve C
Quintana Zach P
Ramirez Jose A. SP
Ratcliffe Sean P
Recker Anthony C
Reyes Jorge P
Reynolds Mikey 2B
Rice Jason P
Richards Glen P
Ridgway Jeff RP
Robinson Andrew P
Rodriguez Geraldo INF
Rodriguez Manuel 1B
Rodriguez Paco RP
Rodriguez Ricardo C
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 Shae RP
Sims Lucas SP
Small Matthew P
Smith Greg SP
Smith Mallex OF
Snyder Brandon 1B
Soroka Michael P
Spina Michael 1B
Sturkie Scott P
Sullivan Richard P
Sumoza Luis OF
Suschak Matthew P
Swaggerty Ben P
Swanson Dansby SS
Taylor Reggie OF
Teheran Julio SP
Terveen Bryce C
Thurman Andrew P
Torres Yeralf P
Toussaint Touki P
Trejo Jaime INF
Trepagnier Bryton P
Tuiasosopo Matt OF
Valenzuela Luis SS
Velazquez Juan INF
Veras Dario P
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
Weber Ryan SP
Weglarz Nick OF
Whalen Robert SP
White Alex SP
White Dean SS
Williamson Fabian P
Wilson Ross 2B
Winkler Daniel SP
Wisler Matt SP
Withrow Chris RP
Wooten Rob RP
Yepez Jose C

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

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