Atlanta Braves news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:26:24 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Gordon Beckham (hamstring) started his rehab assignment in the minors and went 0-for-3 Monday, June 27. Manager Brian Snitker said Beckham is around a week away from returning from the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Whenever Beckham is ready, he should return to regular playing time at either second or third base for Atlanta. He has played well for the Braves this year with a .284/.382/.442 slash line, but he's mainly an NL-only asset as middle and corner infield depth because of his lack of power on a weak-hitting team.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:20:12 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Bud Norris pitched seven scoreless innings against the New York Mets Sunday, June 26, to pick up his fourth win of the season. He allowed four hits during the game, while striking out eight batters.
Fantasy Tip: Norris has allowed seven runs in his last five starts and has lowered his ERA to 4.22. He is scheduled to face the Miami Marlins in his next start and can be a decent option in daily fantasy leagues.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:07:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Garcia has recorded at least one hit in eight of the last 10 games and nine RBI during that span. He could be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues while he on his hot streak.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:28:50 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have signed Shenendehowa High School P Ian Anderson, the No. 3 pick overall in the 2016 MLB draft. He will receive a $4 million signing bonus, which is below the suggested slot value of $6,510,800.
Fantasy Tip: The 18-year-old Anderson will report to the organization's Rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate. He features a fastball that has been clocked as high as 96 mph, as well as an above-average changeup and curveball. Owners in dynasty leagues should keep tabs on Anderson's progress throughout the minors.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:54:53 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur is back in the starting lineup against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon Sunday, June 26, batting seventh and playing left field. In addition, C A.J. Pierzynski is batting sixth and starting behind the plate, while INF Chase d'Arnaud is batting eighth and playing shortstop. C Tyler Flowers and SS Erick Aybar are receiving the day off.
Fantasy Tip: D'Arnaud is batting .257 with five doubles and five RBI in 74 at-bats this month and could be a productive source of cap relief in DFS. Pierzynski is only batting .195 this month but is a lifetime .277 hitter versus Colon in 65 at-bats, with three doubles, two home runs and five RBI.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:25:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Aybar has turned it around in June with a .300/.391/.425 line, but it has only resulted in four runs and four RBI. He is a desperation starting option in deep formats. D'Arnaud offers little in the power department (.371 slugging percentage), but he sits with a .282 batting average and .360 on-base percentage, which makes him a viable depth piece in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:59:54 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed five and struck out seven over eight scoreless innings in a no-decision against the New York Mets Saturday, June 25, and he has allowed a combined six hits over 17 scoreless innings in his last two starts against the Mets.
Fantasy Tip: Teheran continued his strong season, and the only blemish is a 3-7 that can be attributed to Atlanta's lackluster offense. If he is moved to a contender before the deadline, he will become an even more attractive fantasy option, especially in DFS formats.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:22:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Blair was roughed up for eight runs in 4 1/3 frames Friday and has a 7.99 ERA through 11 big-league starts, so the 24-year-old has some work to do. Marksberry gave up a run in two-thirds of an inning back in April in his only appearance with Atlanta. Both players are well off the fantasy radar.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:09:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Blair's ERA sits an ugly 7.99, and the 24-year-old can be left on waivers in just about every format.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:39:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cespedes missed the game Thursday, June 23, to rest his injured left wrist. He remains a solid starter in all fantasy formats, but you might not want to start him in daily contests Friday.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:48:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Garcia's bat finally seems to be awakening, and he's a low-end option to consider in DFS.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:47:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Beckham is a low-end option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. However, he does sport a respectable .284/.382/.442 slash line through 110 plate appearances for the campaign, so he's worth watching once he returns.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:38:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Foltynewicz is nothing more than a cavernous mixed and NL-only option at this stage of the game. Take a wait-and-see approach with him elsewhere. Stay tuned for updates while he works his way back to the majors.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:46:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Despite a decent .289/.333/.408 slash line, Loney has just six runs and five RBI through his first six games with the Mets. He isn't an option outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, but he's a potential low-priced flier for daily contests hitting third Thursday.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:15:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bonafacio stole 23 bases through just 57 games with Class AAA Gwinnett, and his fleeting potential to swipe a few bags with Atlanta should have teams chasing the category interested in his services in cavernous mixed and NL-only setups. Although, he'll likely continue to split time with Francoeur, which limits the fantasy upside of both.
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