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Ryan Braun (RF)

Milwaukee Brewers - 100% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Braun batted in the leadoff spot Saturday going 2-for-3 with a run scored in the Brewers 6-2 loss to the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Braun's two hits raised his batting average .265 as the Brewers are trying anything to help their struggling offense. Not sure how long Braun will be in the leadoff spot, either way Braun has hits in five of his last six games but he's still searching for his first home run of the season.

 

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Braun went 2-for-5 with two singles in the Brewers 4-2 loss to the Cardinals. Braun delivered a run-scoring single in the ninth inning to cut the Brewers deficit to two.

Fantasy Impact: Braun raised his average to .261 on the season and appears to be over his early season rib cage muscle strain.

 

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Braun was in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Friday and went 1-for-4 in the Brewers 6-2 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Braun appears to be over his rib cage muscle strain. He can be started in all your lineups just always monitor his health on a weekly basis. He finished the spring strong so he should be producing some fantasy points soon.

 

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Braun pinch-hit in the ninth inning and delivered a key single that helped the Brewers tie the score in the ninth inning. They eventually lost the game 5-4 in the 10th inning. (Source: Brewers.com)

Fantasy Impact: What was to be a day off for Braun due to a strained rib cage muscle, He convinced manager Ron Roenicke that he was loosened up and able to hit. It appears he may be in the lineup this weekend against the Pirates.

 

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Braun will not play Wednesday against the Rockies as he continues to rest his strained rib cage muscle he injured on opening day. (Source: cbssports.com)

Fantasy Impact: Continue to monitor his status, this injury appears to be a day-to-day type. Gerardo Parra will likely start in his place.

 

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Braun left in the sixth inning of the Brewers 10-0 opening day loss to Colorado. He suffered the injury catching a fly ball in the fourth inning. Braun went 0-for-2 with a strikeout on the day. (Source: Brewers.com)

Fantasy Impact: The injury appears to be a day-to-day situation. If your league allows daily changes you may want to wait for the lineups to be announced or have a reserve ready to go. If Braun cannot play Gerardo Parra will start in his place.

 

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Braun went 2-for-2 with a two-run double in the first inning off Cleveland's Trevor Bauer.

Fantasy Impact: Braun looks healthy and ready to go for the season. He finished the spring batting .395 with three home runs. If you drafted him plug him in your lineups.

 

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Braun went 2-for-3 including a home run and a double in the Brewers 6-5 spring loss to San Diego. Braun also scored two runs and raised his spring batting average to .361.

Fantasy Impact: Braun is looking healthy and ready to go this season. His average draft position is 32. With an average auction value of 22.

 

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Tom Haudricort is reporting that Brewers outfielder Ryan Bruan is dealing with some hamstring tightness. (Source: Tom Haudricort on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke insists Braun's "injury" is no big deal and he will be ready for opening day. Braun has a knack for accumulating small injuries like this so keep an eye on his status throughout the 2015 season.

 

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Ryan Braun extended his spring training hitting streak on Tuesday, going 1-2 at the plate with an RBI and one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Braun continues to stay hot and its a nice sign, especially after the Tuesday morning news that indicated he is no longer feeling pain in his thumb. Braun will hit third for the Brewers and provides great fantasy value as a 3rd-4th round pick in drafts.

 

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Tom Haudricort of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal is reporting that Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is experiencing no pain related issues with his thumb. (Source: Tom Haudricort on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Braun has battled injuries with his thumb numerous times in his career, especially in 2014. He was still able to post an OPS over .800 last season and is a great buy low target in drafts this season. He's a top 30 player to start the season.

 

Braun went 1-for-2 with an RBI double to left field in the Brewers 15-1 win over Seattle Thursday. Braun raised his spring batting average to .296.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't that long ago that Braun was searching for his first spring hit. It appears Braun is now ready for the season. Draft and play him with confidence in all formats.

 

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Braun went 3-4 Wednesday against Oakland and drove in a run in the Brewers 9-9 spring training tie. He raised his spring batting average to .280.

Fantasy Impact: For someone who struggled during the first part of spring, Braun seems to be heating up just in time for the season. The thumb that was injured last season appears to be holding up so far. Braun's average draft position is 33.

 

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Braun went 1-3 on the day hitting his second home run of the spring to straight away center field in the fifth inning off Jeff Samardzija.

Fantasy Impact: Those who had concerns about Braun in the early portions of spring have to be encouraged to see his bat starting to pick up. He's coming off missing several games last season with a thumb injury so a slow start was expected. Fantasy owners have to hope this recent power surge is a sign of things to come this season.

 

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Ryan Braun struggling mightily

Wed, Mar 18th 11:00pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Ryan Braun has stumbled out of the gate so far this spring. He has failed to record a hit through 12 plate appearances and has struck out five times. He has also walked three times.

Fantasy Impact: While not recording a hit thus far this spring isn't necessarily a big deal for Braun, he is coming off a career-low .266 batting average in 2014. Braun's numbers were down all across the board last year and he may be showing signs of regression. He should still be drafted as an elite outfielder but don't be caught off guard by a continued slump.

 

Braun underwent a surgical procedure in October to relieve an inflamed nerve in his right hand. Braun looks like he should be ready to resume all baseball activities and is set to begin the season in right field after coming off an injury-plagued 2014. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Braun played in 135 games in 2014, hitting .266 with 19 home runs and 81 runs batted in. If healthy Braun should put up 20+ home runs again however his days of hitting 41 like he did in 2012 are likely over. Monitor his progress to make sure his hand holds up during game action this spring.