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Braves | Bud Norris drawing trade interest

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:43:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Bud Norris is drawing interest from other teams after he allowed four hits and struck out eight in seven innings against the New York Mets. Norris is 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA in his last five starts.

Fantasy Tip: The trade deadline is quickly approaching at the end of July, and the Braves will assuredly be sellers. Norris has been great of late and has a 4.22 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 7.7 K/9 on the season in 22 outings (10 starts). His fantasy value is limited to matchup play in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, but a trade to a contending team would surely make him more attractive.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale


Braves | John Gant leaves start early

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:33:27 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP John Gant (oblique) suffered a strained left oblique muscle in his start Monday, June 27, against the Cleveland Indians. Gant will be re-assessed Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Gant has started to show progress over his past couple of starts, so hopefully he isn't sidelined for a long period. We'll likely have a more definitive answer on his timetable Tuesday.

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


Braves | John Gant leaves start Monday

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:56:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP John Gant (oblique) had to leave his start Monday, June 27, versus the Cleveland Indians after experiencing discomfort following a pitch made to SP Trevor Bauer. He departed with one runner on and nobody out in the top of the third inning. SP Tyrell Jenkins came in to replace him.

Fantasy Tip: Hopefully this doesn't turn out to be something that sidelines Gant for an extended period, as he's actually looked pretty decent since entering the rotation after beginning the year in the bullpen. If Gant has to miss any time, Jenkins, a top prospect, would be one of the lead candidates to take his spot. He's worth stashing in NL-only leagues for his potential if this is indeed the case.

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Braves | Matt Wisler regressing

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:25:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Matt Wisler has a 7.59 ERA in his last four starts in 21 1/3 innings and opponents have a .392 on-base percentage with 31 hits (seven home runs), and he's walked nine batters and struck out 13 in that span. He had a 3.16 ERA and opponents had a .265 on-base percentage against him in his first 11 games (10 starts).

Fantasy Tip: Wisler has limited major league experience in just his second season, so the ups and downs should be expected from his fantasy owners. He's one of Atlanta's more promising arms in the rotation, though, and he's improved his BB/9 (2.6) and K/9 (6.1) from last season. Facing the Indians Tuesday, you should be very careful using Wisler in your starting lineups tomorrow evening after the way he's pitched of late.

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


Braves | Atlanta resting two players

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:00:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski and OF Emilio Bonifacio are not in the starting lineup against Cleveland Indians SP Trevor Bauer Monday, June 27. C Tyler Flowers will start in catcher and is batting sixth in the lineup, while OF Brandon Snyder will start in left field and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Flowers is hitting .211 with two home runs and three RBI this month but does have three hits in his last two games. Flowers will have value in two-catcher leagues, but owners in other leagues should find better options. Snyder has gone 4-for-15 since joining the Braves but is not a strong option.

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Braves | Gordon Beckham a week away

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:26:24 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Gordon Beckham (hamstring) started his rehab assignment in the minors and went 0-for-3 Monday, June 27. Manager Brian Snitker said Beckham is around a week away from returning from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Whenever Beckham is ready, he should return to regular playing time at either second or third base for Atlanta. He has played well for the Braves this year with a .284/.382/.442 slash line, but he's mainly an NL-only asset as middle and corner infield depth because of his lack of power on a weak-hitting team.

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


Braves | Bud Norris has terrific outing

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:20:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Bud Norris pitched seven scoreless innings against the New York Mets Sunday, June 26, to pick up his fourth win of the season. He allowed four hits during the game, while striking out eight batters.

Fantasy Tip: Norris has allowed seven runs in his last five starts and has lowered his ERA to 4.22. He is scheduled to face the Miami Marlins in his next start and can be a decent option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Braves | Adonis Garcia drives in three

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:07:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Adonis Garcia went 1-for-4 with one home run and three RBI against the New York Mets Sunday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia has recorded at least one hit in eight of the last 10 games and nine RBI during that span. He could be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues while he on his hot streak.

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Braves | Ian Anderson signed

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:28:50 -0700

The Atlanta Braves have signed Shenendehowa High School P Ian Anderson, the No. 3 pick overall in the 2016 MLB draft. He will receive a $4 million signing bonus, which is below the suggested slot value of $6,510,800.

Fantasy Tip: The 18-year-old Anderson will report to the organization's Rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate. He features a fastball that has been clocked as high as 96 mph, as well as an above-average changeup and curveball. Owners in dynasty leagues should keep tabs on Anderson's progress throughout the minors.

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


Braves | Jeff Francoeur back in lineup Sunday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:54:53 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur is back in the starting lineup against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon Sunday, June 26, batting seventh and playing left field. In addition, C A.J. Pierzynski is batting sixth and starting behind the plate, while INF Chase d'Arnaud is batting eighth and playing shortstop. C Tyler Flowers and SS Erick Aybar are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: D'Arnaud is batting .257 with five doubles and five RBI in 74 at-bats this month and could be a productive source of cap relief in DFS. Pierzynski is only batting .195 this month but is a lifetime .277 hitter versus Colon in 65 at-bats, with three doubles, two home runs and five RBI.

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Braves | Erick Aybar out against the Mets

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:25:25 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Erick Aybar is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 26. INF Chase d'Arnaud is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Aybar has turned it around in June with a .300/.391/.425 line, but it has only resulted in four runs and four RBI. He is a desperation starting option in deep formats. D'Arnaud offers little in the power department (.371 slugging percentage), but he sits with a .282 batting average and .360 on-base percentage, which makes him a viable depth piece in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Braves | Julio Teheran shuts down Mets again

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:59:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed five and struck out seven over eight scoreless innings in a no-decision against the New York Mets Saturday, June 25, and he has allowed a combined six hits over 17 scoreless innings in his last two starts against the Mets.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran continued his strong season, and the only blemish is a 3-7 that can be attributed to Atlanta's lackluster offense. If he is moved to a contender before the deadline, he will become an even more attractive fantasy option, especially in DFS formats.

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Braves | Aaron Blair sent down to minors

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:22:37 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Aaron Blair was optioned to Class AAA Gwinnett on Saturday, June 25. RP Matt Marksberry was recalled from Gwinnett.

Fantasy Tip: Blair was roughed up for eight runs in 4 1/3 frames Friday and has a 7.99 ERA through 11 big-league starts, so the 24-year-old has some work to do. Marksberry gave up a run in two-thirds of an inning back in April in his only appearance with Atlanta. Both players are well off the fantasy radar.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: 680 The Fan - Kevin McAlpin


Braves | Aaron Blair still winless

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:09:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Aaron Blair allowed eight runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out wo over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the New York Mets Friday, June 24, dropping to 0-5 on the year.

Fantasy Tip: Blair's ERA sits an ugly 7.99, and the 24-year-old can be left on waivers in just about every format.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes returns vs. Braves

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:39:10 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is starting in center field and batting third against Atlanta Braves SP Aaron Blair Friday, June 24.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes missed the game Thursday, June 23, to rest his injured left wrist. He remains a solid starter in all fantasy formats, but you might not want to start him in daily contests Friday.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

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
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Castro Daniel SS
Cedeno Juan P
Cervenka Hunter P
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
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
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
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
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
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
Norris Bud SP
O'Dowd Chris C
Ogando Alexi 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
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
Toscano Dian OF
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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