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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski has hot hand

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:07:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski had three hits and a walk in the loss Wednesday, April 22, and he was back in the starting lineup again in a day game Thursday, April 23, over C Christian Bethancourt. Pierzynski was 9-for-23 (.391) with a double, three home runs, five RBI, a .462 on-base percentage and .826 slugging percentage in six games before Thursday. Bethancourt was expected to be the primary catcher, but he's hitting just .133 (4-for-30) with two doubles, two RBI, two walks, a .188 OBP and .200 slugging percentage. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'll continue to play Pierzynski if he's hot or the matchups dictate it.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), 38, has been a surprise for the Braves to start the year, but his pace at the plate surely won't last. However, while he's hot, he can be a nice value play at FantasyScore in the right matchups. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) owners in deep mixed and NL-only leagues need to stay patient.

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Braves | Jonny Gomes starting Thursday

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:41:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes is starting in left field over OF Cameron Maybin Thursday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,200, 4.4% of your cap) is 8-for-21 (.381) with three solo homers against Bartolo Colon in his career. If you're looking to take a chance on a low-end outfielder, Gomes has promise on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Eric Stults good against Mets

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:41:24 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Eric Stults is 3-1 with a 2.87 ERA in seven career appearances against the New York Mets, and he allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings against the Mets in a win on April 10. Stults is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA and has allowed three home runs in his first two starts of the year. He was tied for fifth most in 2014 with 25 home runs allowed.

Fantasy Tip: Don't let those stats against the Mets fool you into thinking Stults ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is a worthwhile play at FantasyScore this evening. The Mets are one of the hottest teams in baseball, despite an injury-depleted lineup.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson receives starting nod

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:30:44 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson is starting in left field and hitting sixth in the batting order against New York Mets SP Dillon Gee Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has two home runs on the young season, but he's hitting .182 (4-for-22). He's a weak FantasyScore play tonight, considering he also hit just .220 (50-for-227) against right-handers in 2014, although six of his seven home runs came against them.

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Braves | Alberto Callaspo starting at 3B

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:25:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Alberto Callaspo is starting at third base and hitting second in the batting order against New York Mets SP Dillon Gee Wednesday, April 22. 3B Chris Johnson is sitting out.

Fantasy Tip: Callaspo ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has only 10 hits in 36 at-bats (.278) with just two RBI for the Braves so far in 2015. The switch hitter only hit .238 (61-for-256) with three of his four home runs in 2014 off of righties, too, making him a low-end second base option at FantasyScore.

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Braves | Eric Young leading off Wednesday

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:13:05 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. is starting in center field and hitting leadoff against New York Mets SP Dillon Gee Wednesday, April 22. OF Cameron Maybin is sitting on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Young ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is off to a slow start at the plate, hitting only .176 (6-for-34) with three RBI and two stolen bases. Hitting atop of the lineup gives him slightly more appeal for those FantasyScore owners willing to trust him against Gee tonight.

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Braves | Cameron Maybin not starting

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:10:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup against the New York Mets Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Eric Young Jr. ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is off to a rough start in April, hitting only .176 (6-for-34) with three RBI and two stolen bases. He's hitting leadoff against Mets starter Dillon Gee, though, which slightly increases his FantasyScore value as a deep sleeper for mainly his speed.

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Braves | Jonny Gomes hits Bartolo Colon well

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:37:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes is 8-for-21 with three home runs off of New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon in his career.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Gomes ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) will be in the starting lineup tonight, but there's a good chance he's penciled in with those career numbers against Colon. If he's in there, consider him a sleeper option at FantasyScore.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis hot

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:38:29 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman and OF Nick Markakis combined to go 12-for-20 with nine runs scored over the weekend, and Freeman has four home runs in the last eight games. Markakis is hitting .375 to start the year.

Fantasy Tip: Both Freeman ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) and Markakis ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) should be considered strong plays at FantasyScore while they are hot at the plate. However, you may want to reconsider starting them both in daily games tonight while facing New York Mets starter Jon Niese, a lefty.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin


Braves | Eric Young off to slow start

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:29:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. is hitting just .182 (6-for-33) to start the season.

Fantasy Tip: Young ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) hasn't had the start to 2015 that he'd like, and the acquisition of Cameron Maybin has hurt his overall fantasy value with infrequent playing time. When Young is in there and hitting atop the lineup, he's a cheap and under-the-radar source of stolen bases at FantasyScore.

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Braves | Jace Peterson not playing Tuesday

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:49:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, April 21, with 2B Phil Gosselin starting instead.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) looks like he is out due to the Mets starting Jon Niese. Gosselin ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is not worth the salary due to a small sample size and one hit in his last 10 at-bats.

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Braves | Cameron Maybin hitting Tuesday

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:44:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is in the lineup Tuesday, April 21, and OF Eric Young Jr. is on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) should not be touched as he is 2-for-17 (.118) with one home run in his last seven days of action. Look for other low-cost options with similar value.

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Braves | Jace Peterson playing Sunday

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:28:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is starting at second base against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has recorded a hit in five of his last six games but has not posted a multi-hit game this season. Peterson could be a cheaper option to consider on FantasyScore, but owners may want to look for a better option.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman homers again

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:52:37 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored in a 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, April 18, and he has three home runs in his last four games and four on the year.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) has never hit more than 23 home runs in a season in his career, but he has been a solid all-around hitter. It remains to be seen if the uptick in power is a sign of things to come, but regardless, Freeman makes a solid play at FantasyScore right now.

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Braves | Jonny Gomes in starting lineup

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:48:50 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes will be the starting left fielder Saturday, April 18, because OF Nick Markakis is serving as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) hit a home run in the team's last game and is hitting .294 so far this season. Gomes could be a cheaper option on FantasyScore, but owners may be able to find better options to use.

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Atlanta Braves Player News

Anderson Josh OF
Avilan Luis RP
Baker Brad P
Banuelos Manny SP
Barnes John OF
Barnett Tyler SS
Barry Kevin RP
Basner Ryan P
Batista Lay P
Bello Yenier C
Benson Joe OF
Bernard Miguel C
Bethancourt Christian C
Boggs Mitchell RP
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
Cahill Trevor SP
Callaspo Alberto 2B
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
Capps Matt RP
Carpenter David L. RP
Cedeno Juan 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
Doumit Ryan C
Elkerson Mike OF
Evans Lee C
Farrell Kyle P
Fish Robert P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Foltynewicz Mike P
Francis Ross P
Franco Iker C
Freeman Freddie 1B
Friday Brian 2B
Fried Max SP
Garcia Chris J. 1B
Gomes Jonny OF
Gomez Yasser OF
Gosselin Phil 2B
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
Jaime Juan RP
Jansen Ardley OF
Jenkins Tyrell SP
Joaquin Victor P
Johnson Chris 3B
Johnson Jim RP
Johnson John OF
Johnson Jonathan SP
Johnson Kelly 3B
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
Kurcz Aaron P
Lamm Mark P
Landoni Emerson SS
Langen Brian P
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
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 SS
Perez Carlos SP
Perez Eury OF
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
Spina Michael 1B
Stults Eric SP
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
Thomas Ian P
Thurman Andrew P
Torres Yeralf P
Toscano Dian OF
Trejo Jaime INF
Trepagnier Bryton P
Veal Donnie RP
Velazquez Juan INF
Vizcaino Arodys RP
Voelkel Ryan 1B
Wang Chien-Ming SP
Weglarz Nick OF
White Dean SS
Williamson Fabian P
Wilson Ross 2B
Winkler Daniel SP
Wisler Matt SP
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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