Atlanta Braves news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 28 May 2015 17:56:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Johnson is a must own in leagues with the holds category. Johnson is also worth grabbing in deeper standard leagues, as he'll be in line for the Braves' closer job if anything were to happen to Jason Grilli.
Thu, 28 May 2015 15:05:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Uribe ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) was hitless in his debut with Atlanta last night, and he's hitting just .238 (20-for-84) with a homer and six RBI all year. He's a low-end third base option at FantasyScore, and he only deserves to be owned in deep NL-only leagues. He'll likely split time at the hot corner with Chris Johnson (hand) when he returns from the DL.
Wed, 27 May 2015 22:54:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wood ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has pitched well in each of his last two games but will have a 3.50 ERA entering his next start. He is scheduled to face the Arizona Diamondbacks in his next outing and could be a solid option on FantasyScore.
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:47:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Uribe ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is having an awful season with just six runs, a home run, six RBI and a .596 OPS over 87 plate appearances. Add that he is facing Zack Greinke, and there is little incentive to roll with Uribe in any fantasy format Wednesday.
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:53:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Uribe ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) projects to split third base duties with Chris Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap), and until one of them significantly out performs the other, it'll likely remain a platoon. Niether player offers FantasyScore owners a lot of upside, at this point, and they're low-end third base options in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:01:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) may see more playing time at the hot corner now with Callaspo out of the picture, but it's unclear how the Braves will work in their new acquisition, Juan Uribe. In his first game back against Los Angeles Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, plan on avoiding Johnson at FantasyScore.
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:11:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Despite the good track record against Greinke, Markakis ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is a pretty risky FantasyScore selection today against Greinke, who has been lights out all season long to this point.
Tue, 26 May 2015 18:00:47 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman entered the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, May 25, with just four RBI in his past 13 games. Freeman is 14-for-54 with no home runs, a .365 on-base percentage and a .315 slugging percentage during the stretch.
Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has played extremely well at Dodgers Stadium in his career, and he may be able to break out of the slump. FantasyScore owners should be waiting for a positive sign.
Tue, 26 May 2015 17:36:41 -0700
Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. C Christian Bethancourt gets the start behind the plate, and he will bat eighth in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is not worthy of FantasyScore consideration, especially with Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers.
Tue, 26 May 2015 17:22:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is riding a four-game hit streak in which he has gone 5-for-14. Gomes hasn't driven in any runs, but he has scored three times in that span. FantasyScore owners can consider Gomes for GPP use.
Mon, 25 May 2015 17:08:54 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Alberto Callaspo (undisclosed) was a late scratch Monday, May 25, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. SS Pedro Ciriaco replaced Callaspo at third base, and he will bat seventh in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Ciriaco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has just three hits through 20 plate appearances and he should be avoided on FantasyScore.
Mon, 25 May 2015 13:52:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has struggled at the plate this season, but it appears Pierzynski will get a night off regardless. Do not play Bethancourt in your lineup.
Mon, 25 May 2015 13:49:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) looks like he is spelling Cunningham for a regular night off. Gomes has a .300 average in the last week, so he may be a decent low-cost option for your daily lineup.
Sat, 23 May 2015 17:41:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wood ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) appears to be recovering well from the stomach virus that forced him to miss his last start, and if he doesn't throw in relief Sunday, he should make a start sometime next week. That being said, he has been up and down so far this season, and he is only worth considering at FantasyScore when he draws a solid matchup.
Sat, 23 May 2015 11:32:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lucroy ($5,100, 10.2% of cap), who is widely considered to be one of the best catchers in baseball, is expected to return from the disabled list in a few weeks. Christian Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has been a disappointment both offensively and defensively, leading to A.J. Pierzynski ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) receiving the bulk of the playing time behind the plate in Atlanta.
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