Atlanta Braves

NL East

Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte went 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies. The steal was his third of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Inciarte has heated up for the Braves since being dropped in the batting order a little more than a week ago. He has raised his batting average from .159 to .216 over the last 12 days while adding two stolen bases during that span.

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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored, and three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: While he is hitting .310 through his first 22 games, he has just two home runs. However, his Hard% and FB% are both up from last year, so it may just be a matter of time before the home runs start to come in bunches.

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Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Colorado Rockies. The steal was his second of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Swanson is quietly off to a solid first month of the season, batting .268 with five home runs, 13 runs scored, 21 RBIs, and two stolen bases.

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Braves starter Kevin Gausman allowed five earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Cinncinati Reds on Tuesday. The loss drops him to 1-2 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Gausman had been solid to start the season and to start this game, but he faltered in the sixth inning before handing things over to the bullpen. He will now take a 3.96 ERA into his next start against the Rockies.

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Mike Foltynewicz allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in his fourth rehab start in Triple-A.

Fantasy Impact: Foltynewicz is still expected back this week, but his rehab starts have been anything but smooth. To be fair, Foltynewicz allowed all six runs in the first two innings, but the bottom line is the bottom line. If you own him, plan to keep him on your bench for his first start or two whenever he is activated until he shows signs of being closer to the 2018 version of himself.

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Braves outfielder Nick Markakis went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Markakis is now hitting .338 on the season with two home runs, 15 runs scored and 16 RBIs and is a solid fantasy contributor despite what will likely be a lack of power or speed.

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Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 1-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Albies is settling into the leadoff spot for Atlanta and is now batting .278 with two home runs, 15 runs scored, seven RBIs, and three stolen bases.

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Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. recorded a hit in his 11th straight game on Sunday, going 2-for-5 in a win over the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Even more impressive than Acuna's hits in 11 straight games is that he has multiple hits in seven of those 11 games. He is now batting .307 with six home runs, 15 runs scored, 16 RBIs, and two stolen bases while he continues to bat cleanup for the Braves.

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Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a walk, two home runs, four RBIs, and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Indians. The homers were his third and fourth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: After a slow start to the season, Donaldson is really starting to heat up and reward the Braves for their patience. He has four home runs on the season, and all of them have come in the last week.

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Braves starter Max Fried continued his impressive run on Sunday, allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six over 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Indians. The win brings him to 3-0 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Fried is off to a fantastic start to the season, but some of the numbers indicate that there is luck in play here, too. While his 1.38 ERA is superb, his 3.13 FIP and .247 BABIP combined with his 6.23 K/9 show that some regression is likely to come at some point. Still, even a slight regression at this point would still be excellent production from the young left-hander. He will look to keep things rolling when he takes on the Rockies at home in his next start.

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The Braves optioned Touki Toussaint to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Toussaint had a disastrous outing on Saturday versus the Indians, allowing seven runs and getting just four outs. Mike Soroka pitched well in his 2019 debut earlier this week and has seemingly taken that rotation spot for now. We'll see Toussaint again at some point this season.

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Braves catcher Brian McCann went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians. The homer was his first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCann is no longer the offensive threat he used to be, and he is relegated to part-time duty with the Braves. He is hitting .286 with a home run through his first 21 at-bats.

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Braves reliever A.J. Minter struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning to record his second save of the season in Saturday's win over the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Impact: With Arodys Vizcaino undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery this week, the closer job in Atlanta is Minter's for the taking.

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Braves starter Julio Teheran allowed five earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out six over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Teheran was coming off a quality start but now has a 5.61 ERA to go with his 2-2 record to start the season. Walks have been the main culprit, as he has now issued 14 free passes over his first 25 2/3 innings. He is currently scheduled to take on the Reds in his next start.

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Braves starter Sean Newcomb, who was making his first start for Triple-A Gwinnett after being sent down earlier in the week, allowed two earned runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five to take the loss on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The Braves sent Newcomb down after a disastrous start against the New York Mets and a troubling eight walks against just five strikeouts over his first 12 1/3 innings to start the season. While Thursday's performance was not particularly awful, the Braves will want to see him cut down on those walks before they consider calling him back up to the major league squad.

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Braves starter Mike Soroka allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Soroka was recalled from Triple-A on Thursday to make the start, and he pitched well despite ending up with the loss. His innings will likely be limited this season, and the Braves do not have a shortage of options for their starting rotation, but he has short term appeal in redraft leagues and long term appeal in keeper leagues.

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Arodys Vizcaino will miss the remainder of the 2019 season following shoulder surgery. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Braves and fantasy owners should have alternate plans for closers at this point. Vizcaino had appeared in four games so far this season and had a 2.25 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. Dan Winkler and AJ Minter are the ones in line for closes, more than likely.

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The Braves have recalled Dan Winkler from Triple-A Gwinnett. (Source: Kelsey Wingert on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Winkler will join the Braves bullpen. The 29-year-old was 4-0 with 2 saves and an ERA of 3.43 in 60.1 Major League innings for the Braves last season.

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The Braves have recalled RHP reliever Jacob Webb from Triple-A Gwinnett. (Source: Kelsey Wingert on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Webb will join the Braves bullpen after a flurry of roster moves related to Arodys Vizcaino's trip to the 10-Day IL. Webb has electric stuff —opponents hit just .143 against him in four-innings of Triple-A work this season. The 25-year-old Webb was an 18th round draft pick of the Braves in 2014.

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Braves starter Kyle Wright allowed six earned runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out three over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the New York Mets on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Wright struggled mightily on Friday and could be headed back to the bullpen or the minor leagues with Kevin Gausman already back from the Injured List and Mike Foltynewicz expected back soon. If he makes his next start, it will likely come against the Arizona Diamondbacks at home.

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