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Braves | Manny Banuelos pegged for short outing

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:34:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Manny Banuelos (elbow) is expected to be limited to three or four innings during his start against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Sept. 1, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: With Banuelos ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) looking at a limited workload, his fantasy value is capped significantly Tuesday, and FantasyScore players should look elsewhere. The rookie's 4.51 FIP also highlights regression may be looming over his 2.49 ERA, and this will be his first start since being activated from the disabled list.

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Braves | Edwin Jackson could start Wednesday

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:28:50 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Edwin Jackson could start against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Sept. 2, if he does not appear in the game Tuesday, Sept. 1, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) hasn't made a start all season, so it is unlikely he'll return much for fantasy players in any format. Still, it is an intriguing matchup. FantasyScore players can fade Jackson confidently, but owners in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues could take on the risk. Just make sure he doesn't pitch Tuesday, and he is confirmed as the starter for Wednesday.

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Braves | Hector Olivera hitting sixth in debut

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:33:51 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Hector Olivera makes his major league debut Tuesday, Sept. 1, against the Miami Marlins and SP Justin Nicolino.

Fantasy Tip: Olivera was a highly touted prospect signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers and then dealt to the Braves. Wait and see how he does in his first game or two before starting to consider him for FantasyScore purposes.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt not starting Tuesday

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:29:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Christian Bethancourt is not starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, against the Miami Marlins. C A.J. Pierzynski is in Bethancourt's place, and he is batting fifth against Marlins SP Justin Nicolino.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is out for the second time in three days, likely because of the presence of the lefty pitcher for Miami. He is also hitting .091 against the Marlins. Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is hitting .222 in the last week, so that light bat carries little FantasyScore value.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons out Tuesday

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:20:45 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is out Tuesday, Sept. 1, due to right ankle inflammation. SS Daniel Castro was recalled from Class AAA to start tonight's game, and he is hitting eighth against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino.

Fantasy Tip: Simmons ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) should be monitored closely for your FantasyScore preparations. The fact Castro was recalled doesn't necessarily mean anything bad for Simmons, because Tuesday was the day to expand rosters from 25 to 40 players.

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Braves | Hector Olivera to play mainly 3B

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:30:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Hector Olivera is expected to play the majority of games at third base for the remainder of the season after being called up Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Olivera won't be available on FantasyScore tonight, but he'll likely be a cheap third base option for much of the remainder of the season on FantasyScore, and he can make an immediate impact in deeper leagues with multi-positional eligibility.

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Braves | Shelby Miller's hard luck continues

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:38:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller saw his streak of starts without a win reach 19 on Monday, Aug. 31. Miller lost 4-0 to the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: Miller ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) has a sparkling 2.56 ERA and may be the best example of a pitcher who has minimal FantasyScore value because of his team. The Braves have scored two runs or less in 20 of his 27 starts. You can't rely on Miller as long as Atlanta is hitting like this.

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Braves | Manny Banuelos to start Tuesday

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:47:33 -0700

The Atlanta Braves will activate SP Manny Banuelos (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 1, and he will start against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: Banuelos ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can make it through a full start without any restrictions and/or setbacks.

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Braves | Shelby Miller will start vs. Miami

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:08:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller will start against the Miami Marlins Monday, Aug. 31. He is replacing SP Mike Foltynewicz (illness) who has a virus and is running a fever Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Foltynewicz ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Monday. Check back for updates on when he'll make his next start. Miller ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) checks out as a potential sneaky No. 2 starting pitcher at FantasyScore Monday. Just note, despite owning a 3.24 ERA and striking out 100 batters over 111 innings through his past 18 starts, Miller hasn't won a single game during the span.

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


Braves | Jonny Gomes batting cleanup vs. Marlins

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:37:23 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes is batting fourth against Miami Marlins SP Chris Narveson Monday, Aug. 31. OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) owns a .878 OPS against lefties this season with 16 runs, five home runs and 14 RBI over 97 plate appearances. He is a worthy flier for FantasyScore players, especially in a plus-matchup.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons moved up the order

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:34:03 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is batting second against Miami Marlins SP Chris Narveson Monday, Aug. 31.

Fantasy Tip: Bump Simmons ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) up a peg in your daily rankings Monday. He receives a nice boost hitting atop the lineup, and he does so in a plus-matchup. He checks out as a solid low-priced option at shortstop for FantasyScore players Monday.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski receives start

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:56:45 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher against New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi Sunday, Aug. 30, and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is hitting .288 with one home run and nine RBI this month and could be a solid starting option on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Cameron Maybin out of the lineup

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:48:17 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi Sunday, Aug. 30. OF Michael Bourn will start in center field and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) probably will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Bourn ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is hitting only .155 this month and should not be a starting option on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman launches No. 15

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:31:23 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI during the Braves' 15-4 loss to the New York Yankees Friday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: It was Freeman's ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) first home run since returning from the disabled list nine games ago. He doesn't have a lot of help surrounding him in Atlanta, which stands to impact his upside through the end of the year and potentially next season, too. He is a risky play at FantasyScore outside of prime matchups.

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Yankees | No Alex Rodriguez vs. Braves

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:23:57 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Without the option to use the designated hitter, manager Joe Girardi has already suggested Rodriguez ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) might rest all weekend. Though, it wouldn't be surprising to see him draw a start in one game. Seasonal owners should plan to have a backup option ready for the entire weekend, and FantasyScore players can avoid Rodriguez unless he does grab a start.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Aardsma David RP
Allard Kolby P
Anderson Josh OF
Araujo Victor P
Baker Brad P
Banuelos Manny SP
Barbosa Andrew P
Barnes John OF
Barnett Tyler SS
Barry Kevin RP
Basner Ryan P
Batista Lay P
Bello Yenier C
Bernard Miguel C
Bethancourt Christian C
Bird Zachary P
Bolivar Luis SS
Bourn Michael OF
Bowman Shawn 3B
Brewer Caleb RP
Brewer Daniel OF
Briceno Jose C
Brigham Jake SP
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Bullock Billy P
Burawa Dan P
Butcher Ryan RP
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Carpenter David L. RP
Castro Daniel 2B
Cedeno Juan P
Cervenka Hunter 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
Detwiler Ross SP
Elkerson Mike OF
Evans Lee C
Farrell Kyle P
Fish Robert P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Foltynewicz Mike SP
Francis Ross P
Franco Iker C
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
Hunter Cedric OF
Hursh Jason P
Jackson Edwin SP
Jackson Justin SP
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
Johnson John OF
Johnson Jonathan SP
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
Lambson Mitchell RP
Lamm Mark P
Landoni Emerson SS
Langen Brian P
Lavarnway Ryan C
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
Mateo Victor P
Mattair Travis 3B
Maya Yunesky SP
Maybin Cameron OF
Mazzaro Vin RP
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
Olivera Hector 2B
Paiml Greg INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Parr James SP
Perez Carlos SP
Perez Eury OF
Perez Williams SP
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
Rodriguez Paco RP
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
Soroka Michael P
Spina Michael 1B
Sturkie Scott P
Sullivan Richard P
Sumoza Luis OF
Suschak Matthew P
Swaggerty Ben P
Swisher Nick 1B
Taylor Reggie OF
Teheran Julio SP
Terdoslavich Joey OF
Terveen Bryce C
Thurman Andrew P
Torres Yeralf P
Toscano Dian OF
Toussaint Touki P
Trejo Jaime INF
Trepagnier Bryton P
Valenzuela Luis SS
Velazquez Juan INF
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
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
Yepez Jose C

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
Tosca Carlos TO

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