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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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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski starting Saturday

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:48:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is in the starting lineup Saturday, April 18, and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has start off the season with a .333 batting average with a hit in each of his starts. Pierzynski could be a starting option on FantasyScore, because he is 5-for-15 against Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey.

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Braves | Nick Markakis perfect at the plate

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:11:24 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis went 4-for-4 with three runs scored against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is off to a strong start at the plate with seven hits in his last three games. He is not a great source of power for owners, but he could be used on FantasyScore if owners are looking for help with their batting average.

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Braves | Eric Young hitting atop the order

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:48:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. is batting leadoff and playing left field against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Consider Young ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) a potential upside target in FantasyScore contests Friday. Batting first increases his likely plate appearances, too. Still, Young doesn't handle the bat well, and he is more of a flier than anything.

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Braves | Eric Young sitting vs. Marlins

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:30:56 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Dan Haren Wednesday, April 15. OF Jonny Gomes is starting in left field and hitting sixth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) isn't very attractive to FantasyScore users today after he hit a paltry .165 with two of his six home runs against right-handers in 2014. He also has just three hits in 14 career at-bats against Haren.

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Braves | Nick Markakis not playing

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:25:42 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Dan Haren Wednesday, April 15. 2B Kelly Johnson is starting in right field and hitting fifth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis is likely just receiving an off day in a day game following a night contest. Johnson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't a recommendation at FantasyScore Wednesday. He managed to hit just .220 with six home runs against right-handed pitchers in 2014.

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Braves | Alberto Callaspo draws another start

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:04:30 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Alberto Callaspo is starting at second base and hitting second against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler Tuesday, April 14. 2B Jace Peterson will be on the bench again.

Fantasy Tip: Callaspo ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is hot to start the year (.471, 8-for-17) and is earning his spot in the Bravos' lineup. He'll be a sleeper option at FantasyScore while he's swinging the stick well, but he doesn't offer a whole lot of offensive upside to daily gamers.

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Braves | Cameron Maybin out vs. Fish

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:54:28 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler Tuesday, April 14. 2B Kelly Johnson is starting in left field and hitting seventh in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like a normal off day for Maybin Tuesday night. Johnson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has virtually no offensive upside and should be considered a weak play at FantasyScore, even while going up against Koehler.

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Braves | Soggy start for Trevor Cahill?

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:50:27 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Trevor Cahill is listed as the probable pitcher for the game Tuesday, April 14, against the Miami Marlins. The weather forecast shows a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms throughout the game.

Fantasy Tip: The weather looks to be similar to Monday’s game which was delayed to start, and again interrupted for 40 minutes in the fourth inning. A more lengthy in-game delay could mean Cahill ($3,400; or 6.8% of cap) has a shortened outing. FantasyScore owners would be better served avoiding pitchers with weather uncertainty.

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MLB | Marlins-Braves game delayed Monday

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:11:22 -0700

The game between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves Monday, April 13, has been delayed by weather. There is no expected start time at this point.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if the game will be played Monday, so owners on FantasyScore may want to consider replacing them in their lineups. The starting pitchers in the game should be risky options for owners because of the bad weather.

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Braves | Alberto Callaspo starting at 2B

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:42:15 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Alberto Callaspo is starting at second base and hitting second in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Mat Latos Monday, April 13. 2B Jace Peterson is sitting the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Callaspo ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) isn't a bad buy-low option for second base at FantasyScore, especially when considering that the Braves torched Latos just last week.

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Braves | Julio Teheran fine after knee tweak

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:14:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran (knee) suffered a tweak Saturday, April 11, against the New York Mets, but he is fine, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) allowed two hits, four walks and one earned run through six full innings pitched. There doesn't seem to be any doubt that Teheran will make his next start, and owners shouldn't be concerned.

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Braves | Jason Grilli shining as closer

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:02:55 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli closed out a 5-3 win over the New York Mets Friday, April 10, and he has three saves in three chances through the first four games of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Grilli was named the primary closer following the Craig Kimbrel trade, and he is making the most of the opportunity. Check out his price tag when he is added to the player pool at Fantasyscore.

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Braves | Mike Minor still long tossing

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:39:02 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) is still doing long-toss throwing sessions and hasn't thrown off a mound yet, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzlaez noted Minor is close to throwing from the mound, though.

Fantasy Tip: Minor is still approximately two months away, as he has had to essentially restart his spring training program all over. After battling shoulder injuries throughout the 2014 season, there are certainly concerns about his ability to rebound this year. Still, he is worth stashing in the majority of formats.

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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
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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