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Braves | Manny Banuelos could be shut down

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:52:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Manny Banuelos' (elbow) elbow injury is not considered serious, but he could be shut down for the season since he had Tommy John surgery a few years ago.

Fantasy Tip: Banuelos ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has pitched in five games for the Braves this season but could sit out because of his elbow injury. Owners should avoid Banuelos until more is known about his status.

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


Braves | Chris Johnson as DH Tuesday

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:33:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is serving as the designated hitter and batting eighth against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez Tuesday, July 28.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is a mediocre third base play on FantasyScore, although he can help with salary cap relief for the needy. Johnson doesn't have much power (just one homer this year), but hitting at Camden Yards could help tonight.

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Braves | Jonny Gomes in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:34:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes is in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 28, against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has platooned with Eury Perez ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) in left field, but he has a .181 average against right-handed pitchers. Stay away from this if at all possible, as Perez (.264 in July) is the stronger option.

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Braves | Mike Foltynewicz likely to enter rotation

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:39:01 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz is likely to start in the place of SP Manny Banuelos (elbow) Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Folty has a 5.27 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings over nine starts for the Braves this season. His stay in the Atlanta rotation could be short, depending on how Banuelos heals. Folty has plenty of strikeout upside, but a matchup against the Baltimore Orioles tomorrow is very risky for FantasyScore users.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Bowman


Braves | Manny Banuelos to DL

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:10:13 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Manny Banuelos (elbow) was put on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation Tuesday, July 28. The move is retroactive to July 25.

Fantasy Tip: With Banuelos ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) sidelined for at least two weeks, a spot will open up in Atlanta's rotation. However, it's unclear who will fill it, and the Braves may use a spot starter until Banuelos is able to return. Stay tuned.

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Braves | Nick Markakis cheered in Balto return

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:29:47 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis returned to Baltimore Monday, July 27, the play he spent his first nine years in the majors. He had a pair of hits in five at-bats, and was saluted by the team with a video montage while the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has hit safely in six of the past seven, posting multi-hit efforts in three of the outings. He is a decent low-end FantasyScore option, just don't expect a lot in the way of power.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Braves | Freddie Freeman hitless in loss

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:08:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went hitless in five at-bats with two strikeouts Monday, July 27, against the Baltimore Orioles. It was his first time batting third since returning from the 15-day disabled list over the weekend.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he knocks off the rust and starts to hit with a little consistency.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Braves | Atlanta listening on certain players

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:18:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski, OF Jonny Gomes and RP Jim Johnson are all available in trades at the deadline this week. The Atlanta Braves are in listening mode, and all three of these players are on cheap one-year deals.

Fantasy Tip: While Pierzynski ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) and Johnson currently have prominent roles with the Braves and would lose considerable fantasy value in any trades, Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is unlikely to see his already weak value change much in a trade. Keep Arodys Vizcaino's name in your back pocket if you are searching for saves this week, as he could be in line to take the closer's role if Johnson leaves town.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Buster Olney


Braves | A.J. Pierzynski will be DH

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:00:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski will serve as the designated hitter against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Monday, July 27, and is batting fourth in the lineup. C Ryan Lavarnway will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) remains in the lineup even though he receives a day off from the field. He is hitting .345 this month and is a solid option for owners on FantasyScore. Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has played well since joining the Braves, but owners should be able to find better options to use.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press


Braves | Jace Peterson falls in lineup

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:55:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is batting sixth in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Monday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been struggling at the plate this month and could be helped by moving lower in the starting lineup. He is hitting .176 this month and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Nick Markakis leading off

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:42:51 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is batting first in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Monday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has been hitting lower in the lineup but will be batting first Monday. Markakis has at least one hit in five of his last six games and recorded three RBI during that span. Owners could consider using Markakis on FantasyScore, but there may better option for owners to consider.

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Braves | Adonis Garcia earning more time

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:57:10 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Adonis Garcia went 1-for-4 with a go-ahead solo home run, the first of his career, in a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, July 26, and manager Fredi Gonzalez said Garcia's bat needs to be in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia is 30 years old, so he isn't an up-and-coming prospect. However, his performance is worth keeping an eye on, and he could become a useful value play at FantasyScore if he does become a regular starter going forward.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Braves | A.J. Pierzynski not playing Sunday

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:25:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Sunday, July 26. C Ryan Lavarnway will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Lavarnway ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting only .188 this season and should not be a starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Chris Johnson not in the lineup

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:08:27 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Sunday, July 26. 3B Adonis Garcia will start at third base and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) should return to the lineup in the near future. Garcia has gone 1-for-4 since joining the Braves and should not be a fantasy option at this point.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman back in starting lineup

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:07:46 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) will start at first base against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Sunday, July 26, and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) will receive his first start since returning from the disabled list. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see him play in a full game because considering him an option for their lineup.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Aardsma David RP
Allard Kolby P
Anderson Josh OF
Arroyo Bronson SP
Avilan Luis RP
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
Bolivar Luis SS
Bowman Shawn 3B
Brewer Caleb RP
Brewer Daniel OF
Briceno Jose C
Brigham Jake SP
Brooks Robert SS
Brown Blake OF
Bullock Billy P
Butcher Ryan RP
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Carpenter David L. RP
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
Frasor Jason RP
Freeman Freddie 1B
Friday Brian 2B
Fried Max SP
Gant John SP
Garcia Adonis 3B
Garcia Chris J. 1B
Gomes Jonny OF
Gomez Yasser OF
Grilli Jason RP
Guzman Javier INF
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 Justin SP
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
Johnson Chris 3B
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
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
Martin Cody SP
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
Outman Josh RP
Paiml Greg INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Parr James SP
Peraza Jose 2B
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
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
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
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
Wood Alex SP
Yepez Jose C
Young Jr. Eric OF

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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