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Braves | Julio Teheran likes pitching at home

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:47:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in four starts at Turner Field this season.

Fantasy Tip: Although Teheran ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has been impressive at home, he owns an ugly 5.88 ERA on the road where opponents are hitting .349 against him. Regardless of the reason for the disparity, Teheran only needs to be considered at FantasyScore for home starts for the time being.

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Braves | Cameron Maybin on tear

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:19:37 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin entered Thursday, May 21, 18-for-53 in his last 18 games, with five extra-base hits, 10 RBI and three stolen bases. Maybin has a career-.289 batting average with five home runs and an on-base percentage of .375 in 27 career games at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) grew up about three hours from the stadium and he seems to draw a major home field advantage. Maybin is a nice FantasyScore option while facing right-handed pitchers at home.

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


Braves | Chris Johnson to return next Thursday

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:00:03 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson (hand) is set to rejoin the team Thursday, May 28, and he's scheduled to have five at-bats in an extended spring training game Friday, May 22. He'll take batting practice with the Braves over the weekend and head out on a minor league rehab assignment early next week. Johnson was in a platoon at third base with 3B Alberto Callaspo to start the year before he was injured.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) will likely re-enter a platoon situation with Callaspo when he returns late next week. He was hitting .279 (12-for-43) with no home runs and five RBI before his injury. Johnson will strictly be a matchup play at FantasyScore once he's back.

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


Braves | A.J. Pierzynski not starting Thursday

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:37:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers. C Christian Bethancourt is batting eighth in place of Pierzynski.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is getting a normal day off, so take him out of your lineup for the evening. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitless in his last seven at-bats, so avoid using him if at all possible.

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Braves | Todd Cunningham not in lineup Thursday

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:33:02 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Todd Cunningham is out of the starting lineup Thursday, May 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers. OF Jonny Gomes is in left field and hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: This is a normal day off for Cunningham ($1,700, 3.4% of cap). Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) carries little fantasy value so look elsewhere for outfield help.

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Braves | Cameron Maybin batting second Thursday

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:29:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is batting second Thursday, May 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is starting to warm up at the plate with a .368 batting average (7-for-19) in the last week. As long as Maybin is hitting and getting more chances to drive in runs, this is a good low-cost player to pick up.

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Braves | Alberto Callaspo returns Wednesday

Wed, 20 May 2015 14:34:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Alberto Callaspo is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 20, starting at third base and hitting second in the batting order against Tampa Bay Rays Jake Odorizzi.

Fantasy Tip: Callaspo ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) hasn't played in a full game since last Wednesday, and he's hitting a measley .209 (19-for-91) with one home run and seven RBI on the season. You should avoid him against the improving Odorizzi Wednesday.

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Braves | Nick Markakis not hitting homers

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:16:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis has yet to hit a home run this year despite having a solid year to this point. However, he is 5-for-11 with a home run and two walks in his career against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi, who he'll face Wednesday, May 20. Markakis is homerless in his last 39 regular season games and 148 at-bats. He has just seven extra-base hits (all doubles) and 37 singles in that time. Markakis has hit double-digit home runs in each of his previous nine seasons and had 14 home runs in 2014 despite playing with a herniated disc in his back. His reduced power could be related to the neck surgery he had last December after he missed much of spring training. He has stayed healthy this year, though, playing 37 of 38 games, including 36 in right field.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is hitting .298 (42-for-141) with 10 RBI on the season, but he's not your prototypical cleanup hitter, and his placement there is likely to be a short-term deal. He won't go homerless all season long, but expecting another double-digit homer season might be foolish at this point. As long as he continues to swing a hot stick, he's not a bad FantasyScore option, just don't expect him to fill out the stat sheet elsewhere.

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


Braves | Chris Johnson could return Monday

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:49:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson (hand) was cleared to increase his baseball activities by a doctor Monday, May 18, and barring any setbacks, he could return to the team Monday, May 25, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) could be involved in some sort of platoon at third base when he returns to Atlanta with Alberto Callaspo ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Pedro Ciriaco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap). None of this trio of options is very intriguing at FantasyScore. Consider them all weaker plays at their respective positions.

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Braves | Pedro Ciriaco batting second Tuesday

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:46:44 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Pedro Ciriaco is hitting second in the lineup Tuesday, May 19, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Ciriaco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) and Alberto Callaspo ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) are splitting time at third base, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman, with Chris Johnson (hand) out of the lineup and Philip Gosselin on the disabled list. Ciriaco may be worth the money, as he has a .429 average in six games.

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Braves | Shelby Miller flirts with no-hitter

Sun, 17 May 2015 19:52:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller came within one out of a no-hitter in a 6-0 win over the Miami Marlins Sunday, May 17, allowing two hits and striking out four in a complete-game shutout.

Fantasy Tip: Miller ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has been superb this year. He owns a 1.33 ERA and hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any start this year. He is providing ace-caliber production at FantasyScore for a discount price.

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Braves | Eric Stults going to bullpen

Sun, 17 May 2015 08:26:02 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Eric Stults is being moved to the bullpen. SP Williams Perez will start Wednesday, May 20, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Perez has allowed four walks and four earned runs in two and a third innings out of the Braves bullpen so far this season. Perez owned a 1.33 ERA through five starts at Class AAA, but FantasyScore owners should wait for some success at the major league level.

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Braves | Alberto Callaspo sitting Sunday

Sun, 17 May 2015 07:31:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Alberto Callaspo is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 17, against the Miami Marlins. 2B Phil Gosselin will start at third base and hit second in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Gosselin (($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should receive some consideration due to his enviable position in the batting order and the fact that Atlanta goes up against the rusty Henderson Alvarez. Gosselin is 6-for-his-last-12, with two extra-base hits. Gosselin also has the ability to steal bases, making him worthy of GPP consideration on FantasyScore.

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Braves | Andrelton Simmons resting Sunday

Sun, 17 May 2015 07:25:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is receiving a rest day Sunday, May 17, against the Miami Marlins. SS Pedro Ciriaco will start at short and bat seventh in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Ciriaco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has two hits - both of the extra base variety - in four plate appearances this season. This is Ciriaco's first start of the season. With Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez fresh off the disabled list, Ciriaco could be considered a deep GPP option against a rusty pitcher.

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Braves | Todd Cunningham off to fast start

Sat, 16 May 2015 17:57:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Todd Cunningham went 3-for-4 with one run scored in a 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins Saturday, May 16, and he is 6-for-8 with three runs scored and an RBI in his first two starts of the year.

Fantasy Tip: Cunningham has made the most of his playing time, but he is considered more of a defensive specialist than an offensive threat. He isn't expected to be more than a platoon player at this point.

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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 3B
Camarena Jose C
Campusano Albaro INF
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
Elkerson Mike OF
Evans Lee C
Farrell Kyle P
Fish Robert P
Fitzgerald Jason OF
Foltynewicz Mike SP
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
Masset Nick RP
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
Nieves Wil C
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 P
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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