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Nick Markakis (RF)

Atlanta Braves - 46% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

He hit fourth in the batting order tonight, which is not entirely new for him, and it has been a place where he has had some success. His slash line is .302/.392/.349 with a wOBA of .334 and a wRC+ of 110. One of his hits tonight was a double.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis needed a game like this so let's hope he carries it into tomorrow. It will also be interesting to see where in the order he bats. If it's fourth, he will be in a good position for more RBI.

 

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He has an eight game hitting streak going, hitting a cool .353 in that span. Markakis is doing a good job in the leadoff spot and is likely to remain there for awhile.

Fantasy Impact: He will make a solid contribution in most leagues, so give him your consideration. All signs point to 2015 being a productive year for him.

 

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Markakis' batting average now sits at an even .300 while his weighted on base average (wOBA) is in the average range at .328. His K rate is a nice 15.3%.

Fantasy Impact: The thought here is that Markakis is in a position, batting leadoff, to help fantasy teams score points in multiple ways as opposed to the chance of him batting lower in the order, and being lost in the bottom end of the Braves lineup. If he nudges it up another notch or two, people will flock to pick him up. Just saying he is reliable now, and if you have a need for RF or OF, give him your consideration.

 

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Markakis continues to shine atop the Braves lineup card. His wOBA is .331, the ISO a .039, and wRC+ sits at 112. As long as he is productive he will bat leadoff, where he has been doing extremely well.

Fantasy Impact: All of these stats and successful games are shouting "Pick him up." He can be a useful addition to your team. He is owned in less than 50% of leagues, change that now.

 

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He also had an RBI. Markakis is proving effective at the leadoff spot for the Braves. Despite the recent skid, with a near excellent BB rate of 14.4%, he has been able to get on base in order to manufacture runs for an anemic offense.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis would prove to be an inexpensive addition for your team and with his style of play and success so far, you won't be disappointed.

 

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Markakis continues to shine through the Braves lineup with outstanding results. His batting average is now at a solid .338, his wOBA sits at .372 and his wRC+ at 138.

Fantasy Impact: He's a solid guy for your fantasy team. Now batting leadoff for the Braves, he should continue to flourish. Give him strong consideration for your team.

 

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He now posts a solid .333 batting average and is off to a solid start for the 2015 campaign. His K rate stands at 12,3% which is near his career number, but his walk rate is 15.1%, which is dramatically higher than in previous years. This is indicative of good plate discipline. His wOBA and wRC+ are both well above average as well.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis is still widely available and he would make a solid addition to fantasy rosters as long as he continues to produce and it appears he is on track to do just that.

 

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Markakis continues to perform well at the plate. Today he had a single and a double and carries a .373 batting average into Philadelphia tomorrow. He also has an excellent .398 wOBA on the year.

Fantasy Impact: He would make a solid addition to your fantasy roster. He is one of the bright stars on the Braves roster and has shown he intends on being productive.

 

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He is now among the league leaders in batting and there is no sign that his hot bat is cooling anytime soon. Today, he went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He reached base 11 out of 15 plate appearances in the series with the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis indeed has value for fantasy teams and should be considered as a pick up if he is available in your league.

 

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He also scored a run. Markakis, like Freeman, is starting to get hot at the plate. They are just seeing the ball better after slow starts. He has raised his batting average to to .361 and a wOBA of .394.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis missed quite a bit of Spring Training and is just now getting started. Think about adding him before he ends up on someone else's roster. One of the better hitters for the Braves, he and Freeman can help each other.

 

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The good news is Markakis is improving at the plate and appears ready to be a consistent contributor for the Braves offense.

Fantasy Impact: He is one of the better hitter's on the Braves and can be a positive addition to fantasy teams if he continues to show progress at the plate.

 

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The Braves won by one run, and it was the Markakis single that made the difference. Still, he is struggling at the plate, hitting only a paltry .231 on the young season.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis is thought to have the talent to be a viable fantasy contributor. At this point, he will have to prove his credentials before any impact is made.

 

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The Atlanta Braves got nine hits in their 5-3 win over the New York Mets on Saturday. Nick Markakis was the only Brave with two hits. He also knocked in a run, his fourth of the season. Markakis is now batting .250.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis should continue to see plenty of playing time, but one must wonder what type of numbers he'll put up. He hit .276 with 14 home runs and 50 RBI last season with the Orioles and seems unlikely he'll match those numbers this season.

 

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Markakis got things started in the first inning with an RBI single, driving in the first of seven runs scored on Mat Latos. He also singled and scored in the four-run ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis is one of the better hitters on the Braves and has fantasy value. He is not heavily owned but is a good player to consider adding.

 

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Markakis seems fully recovered from offseason neck surgery and ready to be an integral part of the Braves lineup. He knocked in the first run with an RBI single in the first inning and then in the sixth frame, he got the second RBI with a fielder's choice ground out.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis should have a good year, even though last year was a big disappointment for the Orioles and himself. He seems comfortable and eager to perform well for his new team. Owners can live with the hope that the Braves knew what they were doing when they signed him to a 4-year/$44M contract.

 

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The Altanta Braves pounded out 14 hits in a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Nick Markakis, who has been struggling all spring, went 2-for-3. Although both hits were singles and his average is just .182 in Grapefruit League play, it was a positive sign for Markakis moving forward.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis was just 4-for-22 with 3 strikeouts after missing much of the first part of spring due to injury. He's likely to start producing as he gets more at-bats. Owners may want to hold off playing Markakis regularly in the early part of the season until he gets his timing down.

 

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In 16 at-bats, he is hitting a paltry .125, having struck out twice and only has one extra-base hit. Markakis had neck surgery in December and missed a large part of spring training but is locked in as the starting RF for the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: He should have his timing down in the next or so and has some value in fantasy. His K% should hover around 11% and he'll be good for around 25 doubles, with a batting average in the .270 - .280 range.

 

Markakis shined in his debut Monday, going 2-for-3 with a single, double, and two runs scored. He apparently felt fine and is due to start in RF tomorrow and is expected to play four or five innings. (Source: Kevin McAlpin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Markakis can get on track, he could be a sleeper in drafts. He will play everyday as the RF and will hold value in deeper leagues. For smaller leagues he is worth keeping an eye on.

 

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A week ago, he said he would only need a week of batting to get ready for the season opener, now it looks like he'll get close to two. Markakis is coming off of neck surgery performed in December. (Source: David O'Brien)

Fantasy Impact: Markakis had a disappointing season last year and now with the surgery must prove he is worthy of a fantasy roster spot. Most likely will be drafted in deeper leagues but otherwise just wait and watch.

 

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Markakis took on-field batting practice for the first time today since his neck surgery in December. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said that Markakis is in good health and ready to play, he is just awaiting clearance to do so. Both he and Markakis think there is enough time to get in the necessary reps to prepare for the regular season. (Source: David O'Brien)

Fantasy Impact: Pencil Markakis in as the starter on opening day. It's likely he will need some time to refine his timing and he might serve well as a late round flier.

 

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Doctors indicated that Markakis can resume baseball activities by mid-February after a successful fusion surgery today. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It stands ti reason that the Braves will go easy with Markakis through the Spring. His job as RF with the club is set, as is the lead-off position in the batting order. He has regressed a bit the past two years but is a serviceable RF on the cheap for your fantasy team.

 

The surgery is to repair a bulging disk in his neck. Doctors say there is an eight week recovery period and Markakis should be ready for spring training. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Markakis is slated for the leadoff position and will play RF for the Braves. He is a serviceable fantasy option with some upside.

 

The Braves were aware of the bulging disk in his neck prior to signing him so this is no surprise. Recovery will take 12 weeks. (Source: Ken Rosenthal)

Fantasy Impact: The Braves hope to have him for most of spring training anyway. Better to take care of it now rather than risk an in-season need. Full recovery is expected and will not affect his value.

 

To some, this move does not make much sense, but John Hart, Braves GM, has a plan. The move is to fill a role made by the trade of Jason Heyward. If Markakis falters after a year, then perhaps another move will be made. But the plan is to make Atlanta a contender starting in 2016. (Source: Jeff Passan )

Fantasy Impact: Coming from the AL to join a rebuilding NL team might be just the ticket Markakis needs to build on his career. He's no All-Star, but he is a servicable and cheap outfielder for fantasy purposes. The 2015 year will be more or less stress free and allow him to produce without pressure. It's a good situation for both parties and fantasy ballers.