Atlanta Braves

NL East

Braves starter Julio Teheran allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Teheran has now lost two straight starts, allowing eight earned runs over his last nine innings. He has been outperforming his underlying metrics for most of the year, but full-blown regression never arrived for the right-hander. Now, though, he seems to be struggling to finish the season strong. He will look to turn things around when he takes on the Royals in Kansas City in his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Braves starter Dallas Keuchel allowed five earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Keuchel snapped a streak of six consecutive quality starts on Tuesday, and he had his ERA down to 3.35 heading into yesterday. He will now take a 3.63 into his next start on Sunday against the Giants as he tries to deliver a better performance for fantasy owners in his second start of the week.

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Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies. The steal was his 37th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Acuna now has 39 home runs and 37 steals on the steals as he closes in on a 40-40 season at just 21 years old.

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Braves starter Max Fried allowed five earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two over 2 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Nationals. The loss drops him to 16-6 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Fried has a 4.25 ERA but has managed to win 16 games for the Braves this season and has 166 strikeouts over 156 2/3 innings. He is scheduled to take on the San Francisco Giants at home in his next start.

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Freddie Freeman (elbow) is starting at first base and batting third against the Nationals. (Source: David O’Brien on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Freeman returns after exiting Friday’s game with elbow soreness. He is tied for the first in the majors with 118 RBI and his 38 homers are good for ninth best in MLB.

Category: Injury Updates


Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 23rd home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Albies has multiple hits in four of his last five games, adding two home runs during that span and raising his batting average to .293 in the process.

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Braves starter Mike Soroka tossed six shutout innings in Friday's win over the Nationals, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out four. The win brings him to 12-4 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Soroka hasn't been turning in as many dominating performances in the second half as he did in the first half of the season, but he has still been the ace of the Braves staff. He will take a 2.57 ERA into his next start against the Phillies.

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Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, a run scored, and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Phillies. The steal was his eighth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Swanson has not been the same player as he was earlier in the season since returning from the injured list, and he is no longer hitting near the top of a talented Atlanta lineup.

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Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Monday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 37th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Donaldson now has four home runs in his last seven games as he continues to stay hot for the surging Braves.

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Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven innings in Monday's win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Foltynewicz has been on a strong run at the right time for the Braves and fantasy owners, and he has dropped his ERA from 6.24 to 5.00 by allowing just six earned runs combined over his last five starts. He will look to keep this run going when he takes on the Nationals in Washington in his next start.

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Braves catcher Brian McCann went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCann has been relegated to part-time catching duty, limiting his fantasy value to two-catcher leagues and DFS for the time being.

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Braves closer Mark Melancon struck out two batters over a perfect ninth inning to earn his 10th save of the season in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: While Shane Greene earned a save on Friday, Melancon is still locked into the closer's role in Atlanta.

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Braves reliever Shane Greene struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning to earn his 23rd save of the season in Friday's win over the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Friday was surprisingly Greene's first save with Atlanta as he quickly lost his grip on the job and saw Mark Melancon take over in the ninth inning shortly after joining the Braves.

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Austin Riley (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Lowe-A Rome Friday. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He is reportedly feeling strong and went through normal pregame activities Wednesday. He will begin his rehab assignment Friday as the team’s designated hitter. Riley is on track to return to the Braves when the rosters expand in September.

Category: Injury Updates


Ender Inciarte was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right hamstring strain according to the Braves Twitter page. (Source: Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury sounds serious as reports have Inciarte not being back until September and possibly missing the rest of the season. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates and if this is the case they should be moving on from Inciarte as he will not be available during fantasy playoffs.

Category: Injury Updates


Charlies Culberson went 4-for-5 with two RBI in Wednesday's match-up versus Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Culberson now has two straight games of reaching bases after being in a hitting drought for five straight. He isn't being used as often but has saw five plate appearances back to back.

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Kevin Gausman was acquired by the Reds from the Braves after claiming him off waivers. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gausman’s move to the Reds came out of nowhere, as there were no prior reports that Atlanta had waived him. The Reds will pick up his remaining $9.35 million contract and will have him under team control through his final year of arbitration in 2020. He owns a 6.19 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, with 85 strikeouts in 80 innings for the Braves this season. Gausman will most likely enter the Reds rotation or be used as multi-innings reliever.

Category: Transactions


Braves outfielder Adam Duvall went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Reds. The homer was his fifth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Duvall has five home runs through his first six games with the Braves, including four in his last three games. He is batting an excellent .480 through 25 at-bats as he continues to take playing time away from the ice-cold Austin Riley.

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Braves reliever Luke Jackson allowed two earned runs on two hits while failing to record an out in the team's win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: With the Braves bringing in Shane Greene and Mark Melancon ahead of yesterday's trade deadline, Jackson may have finally pitched himself out of the closer's role in Atlanta. Expect Greene to take over as closer with Melancon and Jackson serving in setup duty.

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Nick Markakis was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a fractured left wrist. He won't require surgery and could return at some point in September. (Source: David O’Brien on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Markakis was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday after getting hit by a pitch on the wrist in Friday's game. He can safely be dropped in many league formats as the earliest he will return is the end of September. Austin Riley and Ender Inciarte figure to see a slight bump in playing time. Markakis slashed .286/.359/.440 with nine home runs, 55 RBI, and 57 runs scored in 104 games this season.

Category: Injury Updates