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27 Christian Bethancourt C

Atlanta Braves

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
11%6%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
340.147241
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014ATL311137280932611.274.274.248
2015ATL93445022610.194.206.147

Player Updates

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Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt hopes to earn starting role
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt knows manager Fredi Gonzalez has tough decisions to make. One of those decisions has been slotting veteran A.J. Pierzynski in the starting lineup more often this season than originally expected. Bethancourt is rolling with the punches and still thinks he can earn a starting role, according to MLB.com.

"You've got to respect the manager's decision," Bethancourt said. "He puts whoever he wants in the lineup. So, I've just got to be ready and wait for my opportunity. If he says I have to earn it, I will do my best to earn it. I have no problem with that."

Gonzalez has an idea of what he wants to do with Bethancourt.

"We want to give [Bethancourt] an opportunity, but the other guy, you put him in there every single time, and he just keeps hitting," Gonzalez said.

Bethancourt is hitting just .147 with two RBI in 34 at-bats this season.

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Braves turning more often to hot-hitting C Pierzynski at starter
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Veteran A.J. Pierzynski is not supposed to be the starting catcher for the Braves. But maybe he is. Sort of.

The ambiguity is coming from Pierzynski himself, who seems to be wresting the job away from Christian Bethancourt. The former not only played Wednesday night, but also in an afternoon game Thursday.

Pierzynski has simply outperformed Bethancourt at the plate. His three-hit game Wednesday raised his average to .391 with three home runs, five RBI and an .826 slugging percentage. He's on a six-game hitting streak and is one start on the year behind Bethancourt, who was the declared starter before the season began.

"He's swinging it," Fredi Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "...He's not your normal prototypical catcher-backup guy that'll only catch 20, 30 games a year."

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Braves' Freddie Freeman serving as DH Sunday vs. Blue Jays
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is serving as the team's designated hitter for Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays in Toronto.

The Braves have mixed and matched at designated hitter during the series in Toronto, using Chris Johnson and Nick Markakis there in the team's first two days. Catcher Christian Bethancourt is also back in the lineup Sunday after sitting out the team's first two games of the series.

The Braves are underdogs (+135) against the Blue Jays Sunday.

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Braves' Christian Bethancourt not in lineup Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

Bethancourt is 3 for 15 with one walk, two doubles and two RBI in four games this season. The Braves will use A.J. Pierzynski behind the plate Sunday. Pierzynski, who is 1 for 2 with a walk and a home run, will bat fifth.

The Braves are favorites (-118) against the Mets Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.

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Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt back after two-game absence
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt was back in the spring lineup Thursday after missing two games following the removal of his wisdom teeth on Tuesday. He is batting .306 (11 for 36) with one home run, six doubles and seven RBI in 13 spring games.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 34 18.03
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Haren (Career)000000
vs RHP2340 .240 .261 .174
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
4/10NYM4010000
4/11NYM3110100
4/13MIA3110011
4/15MIA4000000
4/19@TOR4000000
4/21@NYM4000000
4/26@PHI4010000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
@Miami
W2-1
7
@Miami
W12-2
8
@Miami
W2-0
9
10
NYM
W5-3
11
NYM
W5-3
12
NYM
L3-4
13
Miami
W3-2
14
Miami
L2-8
15
Miami
L2-6
16
17
@Tor
W8-7
18
@Tor
L5-6
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013ATL1100000100 .000 .000 .000
2014ATL311137280932611 .274 .274 .248
2015ATL93445022610 .194 .206 .147
Total 41148113301153321 .253 .257 .223
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014ATLC31292342161531 .987
2015ATLC9969645011.000
Total  40383032802032 .990
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2013ATL00000000
2014ATL303100103
2015ATL20700002
Total 503800105
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008 R-Atlanta34116123163017112510 .328 .371 .267
2009R-Danville14501013502861611 .339 .480 .260
2009R-GCL Braves32116223391219112270 .344 .431 .284
2010AFX-Rome Braves108399311001923341462113 .276 .331 .251
2011AFX-Rome Braves54221256710343382763 .323 .430 .303
2011AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats4516611456012033532 .277 .325 .271
2012AA-Mississippi Braves71268306551226114586 .275 .291 .243
2013AA-Mississippi Braves90358429921012451657117 .305 .436 .277
2014AAA-Gwinnett Braves913433397171848136171 .308 .408 .283
Total 5392037216550981134250933505523 .297 .379 .270
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/205
Birthdate:
9/2/1991
Age:
23
Hometown:
Panama City, Panama
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:

MLB Experience:
3
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