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Cameron Maybin (CF)

Atlanta Braves - 66% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Maybin went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Braves 6-3 loss to the Rockies on Wednesday night. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Maybin's bat has been consistent in August as he's hitting .292 for the month. Owners should continue to plug in Maybin as an all-around threat on the bases and consistent OF option. He is one of the lone relevant fantasy options for the Braves.

 

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Maybin went 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and his 19th stolen base of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin's all-around game has provided fantasy owners with lots of value this year. He is hitting .280 with ten HRs, 52 RBIs and a .340 OBP, all career-highs. Maybin still has sneaky DFS value as he is in a lower tier of outfielders price-wise.

 

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Maybin drove in two runs and made a highlight play in center field to end the seventh, running to his left and diving to catch Chris Owings' liner. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Maybin's 49th and 50th RBIs proved to be the game winners as he continues to be an outstanding all-around outfielder and brilliant offseason pickup. He could present some sneaky DFS value in the coming week as he heads back to San Diego to take on his former team.

 

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Maybin went 1-for-4 and was thrown out at the plate trying to acrobatically avoid the tag of Rays catcher Curt Casali.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin is currently batting .269 on the season but has been moved back to the two hole in the lineup. He is 26th among outfielders on the Player Rater. Recently, his strikeout rate has been climbing as pitchers are starting to figure out how to handle him. However, as a third OF, he still provides great value even in DFS leagues.

 

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Cameron Maybin was dropped to fifth in the Braves lineup and went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's game.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin is batting .194 over the last week, lowering his season average to .266 with eight HRs and 47 RBIs. He still presents great DFS value and is at best a third OF in conventional leagues.

 

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Maybin had a rough night going 0-for-4 in the Braves 1-0 loss, seeing only nine pitches total. He clearly was not showing patience at the plate Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin is still 20th on the OF Player Rater and will provide great offensive and defensive value to a team if he is traded before the July 31st deadline.

 

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Maybin's third inning RBI groundout was the sole run in the Braves 3-1 loss to the Dodgers. He also collected a single and walk.

Fantasy Impact: This was Maybin's 45th RBI of the season. He is the most consistent threat in the Braves lineup with Freddie Freeman still out. Pay close attention over the next week as he might be part of a deadline deal to a contender looking for OF help.

 

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ESPN's Buster Olney wrote that "perception of some other teams is that the Braves are open to moving Cameron Maybin as a sell-high item before July 31." (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Maybin has had a fantastic 2015 and represented a major upgrade in CF over the departed Melvin Upton Jr. It seems like the Braves might want to cash in while his value is high. If you are a Maybin owner, stay posted the next week to see if he gets moved to a contender.

 

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Maybin has posted his best offensive first half of his career batting .289 with 44 RBIs. "Maybin credits the benefit of listening to Braves hitting coach Kevin Seitzer before he was even traded to Atlanta, helping him become better at going to the opposite field." (Source: Christina Kahrl, ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Maybin is posting career-best walk and strikeout rates, as well as his best power numbers since 2011. He seems like a prime candidate to be flipped by the Braves before the trading deadline. Stay posted as a five-game losing streak leading into the break certainly will tip the scales in favor of trading Maybin.

 

Maybin's eighth HR of the year was not enough as the Braves lost 6-5 to the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin's first half numbers are impressive considering the Padres basically had given up on him. He is now one HR short of his career high and could be actively shopped by the Braves near the trade deadline.

 

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Other MLB teams get the sense that the Atlanta Braves are willing to shop CF Cameron Maybin, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Maybin is experiencing a resurgence in Atlanta. Considering his production in 2015, pedigree and the fact that the Braves are still somewhat in contention would seem to indicate Atlanta isn't sold on Maybin's hot first half. To this point Maybin has hit .294/.363.416 with seven homers, 39 RBI and 15 steals.

 

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Maybin hit a high chopper over third base to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth against Nationals ace Max Scherzer Thursday night. Maybin helped the Braves win their second straight to earn a rare series victory over NL East-leading Washington.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin's 37th RBI of the season puts him in a good position to secure a reserve role in the All-Star weekend for his stellar all-around game in a particularly dull season for Atlanta fans. He's the clear team MVP and biggest surprise thus far in 2015.

 

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Maybin went 1-for-3 with his 14th stolen base of the year in the Braves 4-1 win over the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin's added value as a stolen base threat has made him a valuable pickup this year. His all around game has made him a top 25 OF thus far.

 

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Maybin went 1-for-5 with his eighth double of the year in the Braves 8-4 loss to the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin has been consistently locked in the two hole in Fredi Gonzalez's lineup card. His OBP is now at .358 on the year and should get a boost in value once 1B Freddie Freeman returns from the DL late next week. He is a cheap DFS option for those looking to buy an OF low.

 

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Maybin went 2-for-4 with a double in the Braves 7-0 loss to the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: The Braves were swept by the Nationals as their bats went cold. Maybin has consistently done his part at the top of the lineup and been a fantasy surprise in 2015. However, you'd like to see him come up to the plate with more RBI opportunities.

 

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Maybin went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base as the Braves inched by the Mets 1-0 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin continues to provide great value as a bargain-basement find. His 13th stolen base ranks 7th among NL outfielders. His outstanding all-around game in the month of June has seen Maybin climb all the way to 18th outfielder on the ESPN Player Rater.

 

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Maybin went 2-for-5, knocking in his 33rd run and swiping his 12th bag of the year in the Braves win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: This is Maybin's 16th multihit game of the season, already surpassing his total from all of 2014. His ability to get on-base frequently and steal bases makes him a quality start in conventional leagues. His price in DFS will continue to trend upwards.

 

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Maybin had a dreadful game at the plate going hitless while grounding into an inning-killing double play in the Braves 4-2 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin has cooled off lately but continues to be a cheap option in DFS. His counting stats are now .294 average with five homers and 32 RBIs.

 

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Maybin went 2-for-5 with a run scored, an RBI and another stolen base in the Braves extra-inning loss to his former team, the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin kept his multi-hit rampage going. He's hitting .542 in the month of June. He had a run-scoring single in Atlanta's three-run third inning and added another single in the fifth. His counting numbers are now 5 HRs, 27 RBIs, 10 SBs, and he's raised his batting average from .216 to .299 since May 15.

 

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Maybin went 3-for-5 with three singles in the Braves 3-0 loss to the Pirates

Fantasy Impact: Maybin is officially on fire. He is 11 for his last 19, posting his 4th multi-hit game in a row. His average is now at .296. If he is still available in your league, he is a must pick-up right now after having an unbelievable week.

 

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Maybin went 2-for-4 adding a stolen base and RBI in the Braves win over the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin has been on a roll lately, becoming the table setter scouts envisioned when he was picked by the Tigers 10th overall in the 2005. He's still only 28 years old and with the green light on the base paths, Maybin has stolen more bases (nine) this year than his two previous in San Diego combined. He is still available in many leagues despite being a top-25 outfielder per ESPN Player Rater.

 

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Maybin went 3-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Braves' loss to Pittsburgh on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Batting leadoff, Maybin has started to flash the all-around game and provide meaningful fantasy relevance. Maybin has had multiple hits in four out of the last five games he's played. His numbers for 2015 have provided on-base ability (.360 OBP), power (five homers), and speed (eight steals) while giving the Braves a quality defender in center field.

 

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So Maybin sits out a couple of games and comes back with this. With him batting in the second spot of the order he has really improved his numbers. His numbers for May were .290/.371/.409 so he has been warm to hot for a while now.

Fantasy Impact: May bin is worth keeping an eye on as he now has above-average numbers. His wOBA sits at .341 and his wRC+ at 116. His slash line is .268/.353/.413.

 

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Against Arizona Wednesday, Maybin went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Maybin had taken the two previous games off due to a groin issue that affected his range in center. However, he looked healthy lining three singles and nearly threw out a runner at home during the D'backs go-ahead run in the seventh. Expect Maybin to take over the majority of centerfield duties in Atlanta. However, he's not of much fantasy use outside of NL-only and deep leagues. His lack of power and extra base hits are his biggest knock.

 

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He said he is "feeling great" and expects to return tomorrow at Arizona. (Source: Kevin McAlpin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Owners and the Braves alike can breathe easier now. Maybin was hot at the plate in May so we'll see if that carries over to June.

 

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It's not real serious, as he could return Friday, after Thursday's day off. Maybin and the Braves are just being cautious after he tweaked it Sunday. There is no concern about a trip to the DL.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin will be fine. The Friday return is speculation but makes sense after hearing Maybin talk about it and listening to coach Fredi Gonzalez respond to questions.

 

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Maybin tweaked his left groin in Sunday's game and insists that it is nothing major, but that he just doesn't want it to get worse. Maybin has been a big contributor to the Braves success lately, batting in the second position. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He may miss the Arizona 3-game series but he sounds pretty emphatic about the severity. No trip to the DL is good news for everyone.

 

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He also scored a run. Maybin has done modestly well batting in the nunber two spot for the Braves and its been evident they like him there. Any time you hit for average in the second spot your stats are going to trend upward.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin is an average hitter and thus, would be average for your fantasy team, he may spike now and then but will revert back to the player we have come to know well.

 

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Maybin is doing a nice job for the Braves at the plate. His batting average sits at .261 and his has been a terrific 2nd hitter in an ever changing lineup.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin's fantasy impact is minimal at this point but could change if he continues to improve and produce.

 

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He has a nice nine-game hitting streak going. His average sits at .257 and has done pretty well batting second in the Braves lineup.

Fantasy Impact: For the month of May he is batting .306 with an wOBA of .369. Ride the hot hand if you can.

 

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Fredi Gonzalez put him in the #2 spot of the batting order and he delivered. He went 1-for-3 and collected a walk. Hopefully, the coach keeps Maybin in the same spot to determine how he handles those duties at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin has been hot in May so ride him in DFS while he is a value play. In regular fantasy, he should be on your list of possible additions.

 

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Maybin is 16-for-50 this month, hitting a nifty .320. His slash line for the season is .256/.350/.433 with an OPS of .783. His wOBA sits at .347 with a wRC+ of 119.

Fantasy Impact: He is a good value option in DFS.

 

He also scored a run. Maybin has heated up in May, with a .310/.370/.452 slash line as well as a nifty .822 OPS.

Fantasy Impact: The Braves were hoping this would happen so they could make him their primary center fielder. Maybin has been on the watch list and now may be a good time to consider adding him in mixed leagues.

 

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The Braves really want Maybin to produce enough at the plate so they can make him their primary CF. He has started producing a bit more lately and has raised his batting average to .238, which is still not close to what the team needs but he raised it from a low of .188, or close to that.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin should be added to watch lists simply for the at-bats the Braves plan for him. If he gets hot then you can act. Just understand that Maybin has historically hit for less-than average.

 

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Maybin has eight hits this year and four are home runs. If he can produce at the plate the Braves want him to be the primary CF. But consistent production has been elusive for him.

Fantasy Impact: Until he can produce consistently Maybin should remain on the waiver wire.

 

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He also walked twice. If Maybin can get settled at the plate and become a consistent hitter the Braves will hand him the CF job. Right now he is below the Mendoza line at a paltry .175 batting average.

Fantasy Impact: He has no value in fantasy at this time but if he starts to produce he will get regular playing time in CF. Even then, his value will be low, given his historical numbers.

 

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His new found power is nice but he carries a .147/.216/.412 slash line with 12 strikeouts in 34 at-bats. He was 1-for-5 in the game tonight, with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin is lucky the Braves have no other viable options for center field. He looks to get regular time and bat early in the lineup. But he is by no means, in consideration as a worthy pickup.

 

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Maybin is off to a slow start, although this was his second home run of the season. If he can produce, the Braves would like him to be their primary center fielder.

Fantasy Impact: Until he proves he can be consistent at the plate, Maybin is best left on the waiver wire.

 

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Maybin led off the game with the home run and ended up going 1-for-5. Maybin is set to get in more time at the CF slot with Eric Young possibly sliding over to left.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin is only 28 and perhaps he does have something left in the tank. This bears watching as the season progresses but right now he has little to offer in fantasy leagues.

 

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Maybin goes 1-2 with a walk and a stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Looks like Bub Black read my post and let Maybin play center and lead off in the spring opener. His first time up Maybin got a hit and then stole second. It was a good start for Maybin. Ok I understand that Myers did not play today, but Bud gave Maybin the chance. It's good thing to keep an eye on. If Maybin can get the chance he could be a good sleeper.

 

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With all the new players on the Padres Maybin has become the odd man out. Maybin is quoted as saying “I feel like I’m the best option as a center fielder” Right now the outfield looks to be Kemp, Upton and playing center Wil Myers. (Source: Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com)

Fantasy Impact: After a good year in 2011, Maybin has been a big disappointment. One good reason he is always getting hurt. Maybin can steal bases (40 in 2011) , something the Padres can use now that Everth Cabrera is gone. His speed also makes him a good center fielder. Look and see how things shape up in spring training. As I said in my post about Yonder Alonso, the Padres first base situation is not so good. I would not be surprised if Wil Myers or Kemp moves to first base and Maybin takes the outfield job back. If that happens a late round pick on Maybin would be a smart move.