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Braves | Julio Teheran fans nine

Sun, 01 May 2016 17:16:15 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed two hits and struck out nine over seven scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran has turned in back-to-back brilliant outings, and if another owner cut him loose after his poor start, he is worth scooping up.

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Braves | Three hits for Mallex Smith

Sun, 01 May 2016 17:13:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Mallex Smith collected three hits for the second consecutive game, finishing 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a steal in a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Smith is still hitting just .231, but he is worth owning in NL-only formats for his stolen base potential.

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Braves | Arodys Vizcaino blows save

Sun, 01 May 2016 17:09:47 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Arodys Vizcaino blew his first save of the season, allowing an unearned run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Vizcaino's ERA sits it an impressive 0.96, but he and veteran Jason Grilli continue to split save chances for a bad Atlanta squad that doesn’t win many games to begin with. Both Vizcaino and Grilli are worth owning if you are hunting for saves, but keep expectations low.

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Braves | Atlanta resting three starters

Sun, 01 May 2016 10:44:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Daniel Castro, C A.J. Pierzynski and OF Jeff Francoeur are not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey Sunday, May 1. OF Kelly Johnson will start at second base and is batting fifth in the lineup. C Tyler Flowers will start at catcher and is batting sixth. 3B Adonis Garcia will start in left field, while 2B Jace Peterson will start at third base and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is hitting better over the last few days but is not a great option since he has a .186 average this season. Flowers has gone hitless in his last six at-bats but could be used in two-catcher leagues since he is hitting .281 with four RBI. Peterson has struggled at the plate and can be avoided in all leagues.

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Braves | Matt Wisler to start Monday

Sun, 01 May 2016 08:07:27 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Matt Wisler will start against the New York Mets Monday, May 2. He was originally scheduled to face the Chicago Cubs Sunday, May 1, but SP Julio Teheran will pitch instead, after his start was rained out Saturday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Wisler is 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA in five appearances (four starts) this year and is not a recommended fantasy option. SP Mike Foltynewicz, who is currently with Class AAA Gwinnett, had been under consideration to make the start Monday, before Saturday's rainout altered the team's pitching plans. The Braves could use a four-man rotation for the immediate future because they have just six games over the next eight days or they could opt to bring up Foltynewicz later this week to give their current rotation members extra rest. Stay tuned to see how this situation is resolved.

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Braves | Julio Teheran to pitch Sunday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:44:55 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran will start against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, May 1. He was originally scheduled to pitch Saturday, April 30, but the game was rained out.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran has gotten off to a slow start this year, going 0-3 with a 4.60 ERA in his first five outings. The Cubs were ranked second in the majors in runs scored (136) entering play Saturday, April 30, so Teheran should be viewed as a very risky play for Sunday's contest.

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Braves | Aaron Blair hurls quality start

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:44:36 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Aaron Blair allowed one run on two hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs Friday, April 29, with three walks and three strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Blair's second outing in the majors was better than his first, although he threw just 48 of his 85 pitches for strikes. He should be rostered in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues but daily fantasy players may want to see how he fares in his next few outings before depending on him.

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Braves | Bud Norris could be booted from rotation

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:36:08 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Bud Norris could be bumped from the starting rotation soon, and SP Mike Foltynewicz looks like he could be the favorite to take Norris' spot. Foltynewicz could start in Norris' spot against the New York Mets Monday, May 2. Foltynewicz was scratched from his start at Class AAA Gwinnett Friday, April 29. Norris has an 8.74 ERA in his first five starts.

Fantasy Tip: Norris has zero fantasy upside at this point and should be left to the waiver wire. Folty appears to be past his blood clot issues and had 20 K's in 22 innings for Gwinnett. However, but he also has at least four walks in three of his four outings in the minors. He has raw strikeout stuff but allows a lot of fly balls. Take a wait-and-see approach. Only add him in NL-only leagues for now if he gets the opportunity.

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Braves | Ender Inciarte nearing return

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:05:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte (hamstring) is expected to be back from the disabled list no later than the team's next homestand, and he could return early next week in New York.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte should've been stashed everywhere, so get ready to return him to all lineups when he's ready. His return is bad news for the youngster Mallex Smith, who may be returned to the minors. Smith has really only been useful in deeper leagues for his speed, as he's hit just .188 (9-for-48) with two stolen bases.

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Braves | Nick Markakis likes leadoff spot

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:04:16 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is 15-for-49 (.306) with a .424 on-base percentage and 11 RBI since he moved to the leadoff spot April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis makes a lot of contact and gets on base often, but he has no home runs despite 19 RBI on the season. He's an acceptable player to roster in deep mixed leagues to buoy your average, but he won't help all that much in the counting stats.

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Braves | Mallex Smith sits again

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:46:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Mallex Smith is out of the lineup Friday, April 29, with OF Drew Stubbs hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: It's worth noting that it's against lefty Jon Lester, but Stubbs has now started three of the last four games. Stubbs is 0-for-8 lifetime against Lester and doesn't make a great DFS flyer. He does have four steals on the year, and he's worth owning in NL-only leagues.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman back up to three

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:32:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman was moved back into the three-hole Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has been out of the third spot since Sunday, but he has turned it on this week. He has a .393-1-2 line over the last seven days. He's facing lefty Jon Lester today, which cools his value a bit, but he's still a midrange option today.

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Braves | Daniel Castro hits a snag

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:46:55 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS/2B Daniel Castro is hitless in his last 18 at-bats over the last four games.

Fantasy Tip: Castro has never put up robust numbers in the minors, and the team isn't ready to move Erick Aybar off of shortstop. He could be in danger of being sent down if he continues his tailspin. He's an NL-only option right now.

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Braves | Nick Markakis drives in three Thursday

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:57:34 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI in a victory over the Boston Red Sox Thursday, April 28.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis leads the National League in doubles (10) and is batting .305 through his first 22 games of the season, although he is still looking for his first home run of the year. He could be useful to owners in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues who want to improve their batting average.

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Braves | Jhoulys Chacin earns victory Thursday

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:46:08 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Jhoulys Chacin (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits over five innings in a victory over the Boston Red Sox Thursday, April 28, with two walks and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Chacin is a decent option for owners in NL-only fantasy leagues and is worth considering as a value play for daily contests, with 23 strikeouts through 22 innings over his first four starts. He is scheduled to make his next start against the New York Mets Tuesday, May 3.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Allard Kolby 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
Brewer Caleb RP
Brewer Daniel OF
Brignac Reid SS
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Bullock Billy P
Burawa Dan P
Butcher Ryan RP
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Castro Daniel SS
Cedeno Juan P
Cervenka Hunter P
Chacin Jhoulys SP
Clark Doug OF
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
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
Grilli Jason RP
Guzman Javier INF
Guzman Kevin P
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
Hursh Jason P
Inciarte Ender OF
Jackson Justin SP
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
Johnson Jim RP
Johnson John OF
Johnson Jonathan SP
Johnson Kelly 2B
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
Krol Ian RP
Lalli Blake C
Lambson Mitchell RP
Lamm Mark P
Landoni Emerson SS
Langen Brian P
Lara Jordy 1B
Lavarnway Ryan C
Leiva Darrel P
Leonard Joe 3B
Lipka Matt OF
Little Connor P
Lopez Gonzalo P
Lopez Robinson P
Lorenzo Matt P
Lugo Jose P
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
McCurry Cole P
McKirahan Andrew P
Mendez Carlos C
Monk Brandon 2B
Moore Navery P
Moore Tyler OF
Morgado Bryan P
Newcomb Sean SP
Noboa Michael 2B
Norris Bud SP
O'Dowd Chris C
Ogando Alexi RP
Olivera Hector 3B
Paiml Greg INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Parr James SP
Perez Carlos SP
Perez Williams SP
Peterson Dustin 3B
Peterson Jace 2B
Pierzynski A.J. C
Pope Van P
Portuondo Carlos Manuel RP
Pruneda Benino P
Pyzik Steve C
Quintana Zach P
Ramirez Jose A. SP
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
Stubbs Drew OF
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
Toscano Dian OF
Toussaint Touki P
Trejo Jaime INF
Trepagnier Bryton P
Tuiasosopo Matt OF
Valenzuela Luis SS
Velazquez Juan INF
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
Gonzalez Fredi MAN
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 TO
Tosca Carlos TO

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