Atlanta Braves news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:43:42 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Torres could bolster the back-end of the Atlanta bullpen as a late-innings setup man, but he'll have more value to his real team than to fantasy owners. Only those in NL-only rotisserie formats looking for ERA and WHIP help in the late rounds will want to take a flier on Torres if he makes the roster.
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:51:10 -0800
Fantasy Tip: This injury could explain why Peterson went into a prolonged slump for much of the second half of last year. He hit just .212 with three home runs and 17 RBIs after July 1, compared to .266 with three home runs and 35 RBIs before that point. Peterson is still expected to be Atlanta's starting second baseman but he is nothing more than middle infield depth in NL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy baseball leagues.
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:07:24 -0800
Fantasy Tip: First base is loaded this year, and Freeman could fall through the cracks to the midrange of the position. He's a nice bounce-back candidate.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:47:32 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Cespedes is a high-end OF2 wherever he lands.
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:44:12 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Johnson returns to an Atlanta team that he hit nine home runs with in the first half of the season. He can be useful as a utility player with some pop, but the fact that he likely won't be an everyday player makes him strictly a middle infield option in NL-only leagues.
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 08:44:22 -0800
Fantasy Tip: KJ had a solid .265-14-47 season, but he'll likely be a part-time player with the potential to be traded at the deadline. He has NL-only MI value, but that's about it.
Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:54:09 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Freeman hit .242 when he returned in August and September, so there is a chance he will do better in 2016. Of course, he is also the subject of trade talks, so his draft position will depend on where he ends up and how healthy he is.
Sun, 13 Dec 2015 07:27:37 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Markakis saw a number of his would-be home runs turn into doubles this past season, as he cleared the fence just three times and hit 38 doubles, which was his highest total of doubles since 2010. Markakis hit .296 and scored 73 runs, so there was value in deep formats, but Markakis doesn't move the needle enough in the power or speed departments to warrant attention in the majority of seasonal leagues.
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:31:34 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The Braves are expected to use a catching tandem of A.J. Pierzynski and Tyler Flowers in 2016, which made the 24-year-old Bethancourt expendable. Kelly is a 26-year-old right-hander who has largely struggled since undergoing Tommy John surgery two years ago. The former 2008 first-round pick went 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA in three MLB appearances last season and was 2-10 with a 5.16 ERA in 31 games for Class AA San Antonio and Class AAA El Paso. Rodriguez is a 17-year-old catcher who hit .266 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 30 games with three different Rookie-level clubs in 2015. None of these players is expected to be a fantasy factor in 2016.
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:58:58 -0800
Fantasy Tip: That doesn't mean a whole lot since they said they weren't going to trade SP Shelby Miller. Inciarte is more so an NL-only option as a back-end outfielder.
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:16:28 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Inciarte is more so an NL-only option as a back-end outfielder.
Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:49:41 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Teheran was disappointing for his owners in 2015, sporting a 4.04 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 33 starts (200 2/3 innings). He'll be a tough sell in 2016, especially if he remains on a poor offensive club in Atlanta. There's room for growth, though, so he's worth a low-cost investment in the later rounds of drafts.
Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:54:07 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Blair is likely to start out in the minors, but he is a player with a lot of upside who could eventually be a mainstay in the Atlanta rotation down the road.
Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:52:53 -0800
The Atlanta Braves acquired SS Dansby Swanson, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, from the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a package with OF Ender Inciarte and SP Aaron Blair for SP Shelby Miller Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Fantasy Tip: Swanson has a tremendous future, and he will likely get a chance to play at shortstop with the big club sooner rather than later with the team dealing Andrelton Simmons during the offseason.
Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:52:26 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Inciarte doesn't have a lot of power, but he hit for average and he is a great help in the stolen bases and runs categories, too. He'll be a great piece of the outfield for Atlanta.
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