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Forrest Wall is in the starting lineup for the Braves Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Wall will draw the start in left field and bat eighth against the Yankees. He is hitting .333 with one RBI in six at-bats this season.

Adam Duvall is out of the starting lineup for the Braves Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Duvall will head to the bench for the second game of the series with the Yankees. Forrest Wall will draw the start in left field and bat eighth.

A.J. Minter is expected to start his rehab assignment on Saturday with High-A Rome. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Minter will likely need to make a handful of rehab appearances before he is activated. He has been sidelined with a hip impingement.

Category: Injury Updates

Chris Sale dazzled against the Yankees, allowing just one earned run on one hit and three walks while striking out eight over five innings in Friday's 8-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Sale's performance was a masterclass in pitching efficiency, despite a relatively high pitch count that limited him to just five innings. His season ERA now sits impressively at 2.91, complemented by a stellar 0.93 WHIP and a K/9 over 11. Sale's ability to maintain a high strikeout rate while keeping runners off base continues to solidify his status as a top-tier fantasy starter. His consistent dominance, highlighted by his 10th win, makes him a must-start in all fantasy formats, reinforcing his value as one of the elite pitchers in the game today.

Category: Game Recaps

Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and two RBI in the Braves' 8-1 victory over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: This performance highlighted Albies' ability to contribute significantly in multiple categories, which is a boon for fantasy managers. His season batting average now sits at .266, and with 37 RBI, six home runs, and 38 runs scored over 65 games, he continues to be a reliable source of production in the middle infield. While his strikeout rate remains moderate, his consistent power and ability to drive in runs should keep him rostered in all fantasy formats. Albies' mix of power and average, along with his spot in a potent Braves lineup, ensures his fantasy relevance remains strong.

Category: Game Recaps

Austin Riley had a productive outing in the Braves' dominant 8-1 victory over the Yankees, going 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He also drew two walks, showcasing his ability to reach base effectively. Riley's performance, highlighted by his seventh homer of the season, offers a glimmer of hope for fantasy managers who have been concerned about his modest .251 batting average and relatively low power numbers this season. With a solid .324 wOBA but an underwhelming .309 BABIP, there's potential for Riley to improve as the season progresses, especially if he continues to capitalize on scoring opportunities like he did in this game. His ability to combine power with on-base skills should keep him relevant in most fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Matt Olson went 2-for-5 in the Braves' dominant 8-1 victory over the Yankees, including a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: This performance is a bright spot in what has been a somewhat average season for Olson, considering his .254 batting average and .340 wOBA. His power continues to be his main fantasy asset, as evidenced by his 12th homer of the season. While his strikeout rate remains high at 0.257, limiting his batting average, Olson's ability to drive in runs (40 RBI in 73 games) and score (35 runs) keeps him relevant in most fantasy formats. Fantasy managers should continue to value him for his power potential, despite the batting average risk.

Category: Game Recaps

Reynaldo Lopez delivered a stellar performance, allowing no earned runs and striking out six over five innings in a 7-0 victory against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: This outing continues a strong season for Lopez, who maintains a low 1.57 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP across 13 appearances. His ability to suppress runs while maintaining a high strikeout rate (9.2 K/9) and a solid 3.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio makes him a valuable asset in fantasy leagues, particularly those that reward strikeouts and ERA. While he doesn't contribute in saves or holds, his consistent performance in other categories can significantly bolster a fantasy team's pitching stats. Given his form, Lopez should be considered a reliable option in most fantasy formats, especially in leagues that value ERA and WHIP.

Category: Game Recaps

Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI in the Braves' 7-0 victory over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: His performance included a solo shot, contributing to the team's dominant win. Despite this game's success, Laureano's season has been underwhelming, with a batting average lingering at .159 and a concerning strikeout rate of .390. While the home run might give a slight boost to his confidence, fantasy managers should remain cautious. His high strikeout rate and low walk rate limit his on-base potential, making him a risky play in most fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Sean Murphy went 4-for-4 in the Braves' 7-0 win over the Tigers, delivering two home runs and driving in four runs while scoring three times.

Fantasy Impact: This performance was a significant breakout for Murphy, who had been struggling with a meager .196 batting average prior to the game. Doubling his home run tally and significantly boosting his RBI count in just one game, this could be the turning point Murphy needed to regain confidence at the plate. Given his low BABIP of .216, there's potential for more hits to start falling in if he maintains a more consistent contact quality, suggesting a possible uptick in his fantasy value moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Raisel Iglesias delivered a flawless outing, striking out one in a scoreless inning to notch his 20th save of the season in the Braves' 2-1 win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: This performance solidifies Iglesias' role as a reliable closer, especially given his impressive 2.60 ERA and 0.90 WHIP for the season. While his K/9 rate this year sits at a modest 6.8, his ability to limit baserunners and maintain a low BABIP (.221) highlights his effectiveness in high-pressure situations.

Category: Game Recaps

Spencer Schwellenbach turned in a solid performance on Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings in the Braves' 2-1 win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: This was the second quality start in a row for Schwellenbach and should stabilize his position in the Braves' rotation. His improved command, evidenced by a strong strikeout-to-walk ratio in this game, suggests that he could be turning a corner to more consistent performances. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on him for potential spot starts, especially in favorable matchups.

Category: Game Recaps

Jarred Kelenic went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in the Braves' narrow 2-1 victory over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: While his overall impact on the game was minimal, the stolen base adds a slight boost to his fantasy value, particularly in categories leagues. Kelenic's season has been solid, maintaining a .273 batting average and showing moderate power and speed. His ability to contribute in multiple categories keeps him relevant, but improvements in plate discipline could significantly enhance his fantasy outlook.

Category: Game Recaps

Joe Jimenez delivered a flawless inning to notch a save in the Braves' 2-1 win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: He threw 13 pitches, allowed no hits or walks, and struck out one batter. This performance not only secured his first save of the season but also underscored his reliability in high-pressure situations. With a solid 2.89 ERA and a commendable 1.04 WHIP over 28 appearances, Jimenez is shaping up to be a dependable option in fantasy leagues, particularly for those in need of holds and occasional saves. His impressive 9.6 K/9 and 3.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio further bolster his case as a valuable asset in deeper formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Max Fried delivered a solid performance against the Detroit Tigers, allowing just one earned run on four hits and three walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings in Monday's 2-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Despite a strong outing, Fried didn't factor into the decision, but his efforts helped keep his season ERA impressive at 3.11 and WHIP at 1.07. His consistent ability to limit damage on the mound, evidenced by a 0.256 BABIP and a 3.45 FIP, continues to make him a reliable option in fantasy leagues. Fried's strikeout numbers remain robust, maintaining an 8.1 K/9 rate, which should keep him as a staple in fantasy rotations, especially in categories that value pitching precision and efficiency.

Category: Game Recaps

Hurtson Waldrep has right elbow inflammation and will be shut down for about a week. (Source: Justin Toscano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Waldrep is expected to build up again in about one week. There should be another update on his status at that point.

Category: Injury Updates

The Braves recalled Daysbel Hernandez from Triple-A Gwinnett. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez adds a fresh arm to the bullpen for Atlanta. He gets called up with Hurston Waldrep placed on the injured list.

Category: Transactions

The Braves optioned J.P. Martinez to Triple-A Gwinnett. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez hit .200 while up in the majors this season. Atlanta called up Forrest Wall as the corresponding move.

Category: Transactions

Travis d'Arnaud goes yard Sunday

Mon, Jun 17th 2:15am EDT
By Ari Koslow

Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with one RBI on Sunday against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: d'Arnaud hit one of three home runs on the afternoon for the Braves. It was his sixth home run on the season with 22 RBI.

Category: Game Recaps

The Braves recalled Huascar Ynoa and then placed him on the 60-day injured list with a right elbow stress reaction. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ynoa has posted a 6.52 ERA across three starts in Triple-A on the season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions