Atlanta Braves

Stadium: Turner Field | Manager: Fredi Gonzalez
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Braves.2415731233.38
NL East Division3rd5th3rd2nd
National League 9th13th10th3rd
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Kelly Johnson
J. Gomes
J. Terdoslavich
Z. Almonte
M. Upton
E. Young
E. Perez
N. Markakis
J. Terdoslavich
C. Johnson
P. Gosselin
Kelly Johnson
A. Simmons
P. Gosselin
Rotation
1. J. Teheran
2. M. Minor
3. A. Wood
4. S. Miller
5. E. Stults
6. M. Foltynewicz
7. M. Banuelos
8. W. Rodriguez
A. Callaspo
P. Gosselin
Kelly Johnson
F. Freeman
J. Terdoslavich
C. Johnson

DL
None
C. Bethancourt
A. Pierzynski
John Buck
  Bullpen
C. Kimbrel (CL)
J. Grilli
J. Russell
J. Johnson
L. Avilan
A. Vizcaino
J. Outman
M. Capps
J. Veras
S. Simmons
Last Updated: 02/23/2015
 
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Last Five Games
9/28 vs. PHI
E. BonifacioCF
P. GosselinSS
F. Freeman1B
C. Johnson3B
E. GattisC
R. DoumitLF
J. TerdoslavichRF
T. La Stella2B
J. RussellP
 
9/27 vs. PHI
E. Bonifacio2B
A. SimmonsSS
F. Freeman1B
J. UptonLF
J. HeywardRF
C. BethancourtC
C. Johnson3B
B. UptonCF
A. HarangP
 
9/26 vs. PHI
P. GosselinSS
R. Pena2B
F. Freeman1B
J. UptonLF
J. HeywardRF
C. BethancourtC
C. Johnson3B
B. UptonCF
E. SantanaP
 
9/25 vs. PIT
E. BonifacioCF
P. Gosselin3B
F. Freeman1B
J. UptonLF
J. HeywardRF
E. GattisC
A. SimmonsSS
R. Pena2B
D. HaleP
 
9/24 vs. PIT
E. Bonifacio2B
A. SimmonsSS
F. Freeman1B
J. UptonLF
J. HeywardRF
C. Johnson3B
C. BethancourtC
B. UptonCF
J. TeheranP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
B. UptonCF.2081235
A. SimmonsSS.244746
F. Freeman1B.2881878
J. UptonLF.27029102
J. HeywardRF.2711158
C. Johnson3B.2631058
T. La Stella2B.251131
C. BethancourtC.24809
 
Notes
  • 98 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 10 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
6 Game(s)
J. HeywardRF
B. UptonCF
F. Freeman1B
J. UptonLF
E. GattisC
C. Johnson3B
T. La Stella2B
A. SimmonsSS
6 Game(s)
J. HeywardRF
B. UptonCF
F. Freeman1B
J. UptonLF
E. GattisC
D. Uggla2B
C. Johnson3B
A. SimmonsSS
5 Game(s)
B. UptonCF
A. SimmonsSS
F. Freeman1B
J. UptonLF
J. HeywardRF
C. Johnson3B
T. La Stella2B
G. LairdC
5 Game(s)
B. UptonCF
T. La Stella2B
F. Freeman1B
J. UptonLF
J. HeywardRF
E. GattisC
C. Johnson3B
A. SimmonsSS
4 Game(s)
J. HeywardRF
J. UptonLF
F. Freeman1B
E. GattisC
C. Johnson3B
B. UptonCF
A. SimmonsSS
T. Pastornicky2B

 
 

Matt Capps
No Stats Available
James Russell, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0257.22.97142
 
Shelby Miller, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
109183.03.7473127
 
Mike Foltynewicz, #48
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0118.25.30714
 
Jason Grilli, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1554.04.001257
 
Mike Minor, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
612145.14.7744120
 
Nick Markakis, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
155.2768114504
 
Injuries
Neck - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 2/25/15)
News
Braves outfielder Nick Markakis apologized for calling out the Orioles organization, according to MASN.

Markakis was recently quoted saying the Orioles organization couldn't be trusted after he felt they were disingenuous about why contract negotiations broke down. "Don't believe a word they say," Markakis said. "It was all because of my neck. They can say what they want to make them look good."

He backpedaled from those comments on Thursday. "What I said wasn't directed at any way to the Orioles organization or ownership. It's just one of those things where I kind of said sarcastically, 'B.S., I wouldn't believe everything you hear. Don't believe them.'" he said. "I just want to put it behind me and I apologize for what I did, but there's a reason why it came out of my mouth." 

The 31-year-old hit .276/.342/.386 over 642 at-bats last year.

Jonny Gomes, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
112.234286370
 
News
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday outfielder Jonny Gomes could be in a "soft platoon" in left field, where he starts against all left-handed pitchers and also starts against some right-handers, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Arodys Vizcaino, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.05.4004
 
Alberto Callaspo, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
127.223374390
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 129
News
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed to reporters following Thursday's full-squad workout that the second baseman position is a "wide open" competition, and that Jose Peraza, Alberto Callaspo, Phil Gosselin and Jace Peterson are all entering camp with a chance to make the club, per MLB.com.

"It's wide open," Gonzalez said. "It's all depending on how we want to work second base, the infield and even the bench."

Alex Wood, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1111171.22.7845170
 
Chris Johnson, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.2634310586
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, 3B - 150, DH - 1
Jim Johnson, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5253.17.09242
 
Luis Avilan, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4143.14.57025
 
Freddie Freeman, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
162.2889318783
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 162
Josh Outman, #88
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4028.12.86026
 
B.J. Upton, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
141.20867123520
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 139
Injuries
Toe - Expected to be placed on 15-day DL. Out until at least early May (Updated - 2/27/15)
News
The Braves announced Friday outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. could miss at least two months after tests revealed inflammation in his left foot. Upton will be in a short leg cast fot two weeks, then a walking boot for 4-6 weeks.

Upton missed Friday's workout after he was seen limping following batting practice Thursday, per MLB.com. He went through a round of treatment Friday before being sent for an MRI.

The Braves initially declined to speculate on the severity of the injury until Upton went for further testing.

"[The discomfort] is more in the toe area, but we're calling it a foot [injury]," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Friday morning.

Upton was listed as the starting center fielder on the depth chart on the team's official website. The backups were listed as Todd Cunningham and Eury Perez.

Upton is entering the third year of a five-year, $72.25 million contract. However, his first two years with the Braves have been largely disappointing. He has a .198/.279/.314/.593 slash line in two seasons in Atlanta.

Wandy Rodriguez, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0226.26.75820
 
Manny Banuelos, #75
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Shae Simmons, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1221.22.91123
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out for season (Updated - 2/12/15)
Eury Perez, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
4.2002001
 
News
The Braves have four candidates to replace the injured Melvin Upton Jr. in center field, the Atlanta Journal-Constition reports.

Eury Perez, Eric Young Jr., Todd Cunningham and Zoilo Almonte all have a chance to win the team's center field job this spring while Upton, who is expected to be sidelined until at least early May, recovers from a left foot injury.

"You’re kidding anybody if you don’t see it as an opportunity," Young said Saturday. "It’s an unfortunate situation. Melvin hopefully gets healthy soon and gets back to playing the game that he loves the way I know he can. But in the meantime, I came into camp with a bunch of gloves, ready for whatever situation or scenario they threw at me. And right now with my speed, we’ve got a void in center and I’ve got this opportunity and just got to go out there and make the most of it."

Perez may be the early favorite as the only natural center fielder of the bunch, but Young is the only player of the quartet with significant major-league experience. Cunningham is a career minor-leaguer and Almonte has limited experience in center field.

"I think the other three guys have played (center) more than Almonte, but we’ll see," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We’ll run them out there and watch. Even E.Y. Jr. has got, I think, 30-some games in center field in the big leagues. Perez is a natural center fielder. (Braves third-base coach) Bo (Porter) had him with the Nationals and he really likes him as a defender."

Eric Stults, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
817176.04.3045111
 
Andrelton Simmons, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
146.244447464
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 146
Injuries
Oblique - Out until at least early March (Updated - 2/26/15)
News
A day after the team announced that Andrelton Simmons will not be throwing for a few days due to a sore oblique, Braves shortstop took the field Friday for some light throwing and some dry swings, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Simmons suffered the injury while working out last week. It's not considered to be a threat to his opening-day status.

"We didn't want him to throw across the (infield Friday)," manager Fredi Gonzalez said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "He was cleared to do that, but it was cold and our coaches, Terry (Pendleton) and Carlos (Tosca), took the initiative and said it's cold, it's windy. He did play catch, he warmed up, but we didn't want him to throw across the diamond yet."

Julio Teheran, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1413221.02.8951186
 
Craig Kimbrel, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0361.21.614795
 
News
When news spread Thursday that Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was throwing changeups during batting practice, it generated some buzz before manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated it probably wouldn't be a pitch that makes it into Kimbrel's in-season repertoire.

It seems Kimbrel indicated as much Friday, saying throwing the changeup in spring training offers him a way to improve his mechanics and avoid putting too much early strain on his arm with an overabundance of curveballs.

"It does help me with extension and getting through my pitches," Kimbrel said, per MLB.com. "That's really the main reason I throw it. Plus, I don't want to go out there and flip off breaking balls over and over again until my arm is ready to do it. So why not throw a changeup?"

Christian Bethancourt, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.2487091
 
Position Breakdown
C - 31
A.J. Pierzynski, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
102.251255370
 
Phil Gosselin, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
46.26617132
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 26, SS - 8, 3B - 9, OF - 1
News
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed to reporters following Thursday's full-squad workout that the second baseman position is a "wide open" competition, and that Jose Peraza, Alberto Callaspo, Phil Gosselin and Jace Peterson are all entering camp with a chance to make the club, per MLB.com.

"It's wide open," Gonzalez said. "It's all depending on how we want to work second base, the infield and even the bench."

Eric Young, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
100.2294811730
 
Zoilo Almonte, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.1392131
 
News
The Braves have four candidates to replace the injured Melvin Upton Jr. in center field, the Atlanta Journal-Constition reports.

Eury Perez, Eric Young Jr., Todd Cunningham and Zoilo Almonte all have a chance to win the team's center field job this spring while Upton, who is expected to be sidelined until at least early May, recovers from a left foot injury.

"You’re kidding anybody if you don’t see it as an opportunity," Young said Saturday. "It’s an unfortunate situation. Melvin hopefully gets healthy soon and gets back to playing the game that he loves the way I know he can. But in the meantime, I came into camp with a bunch of gloves, ready for whatever situation or scenario they threw at me. And right now with my speed, we’ve got a void in center and I’ve got this opportunity and just got to go out there and make the most of it."

Perez may be the early favorite as the only natural center fielder of the bunch, but Young is the only player of the quartet with significant major-league experience. Cunningham is a career minor-leaguer and Almonte has limited experience in center field.

"I think the other three guys have played (center) more than Almonte, but we’ll see," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We’ll run them out there and watch. Even E.Y. Jr. has got, I think, 30-some games in center field in the big leagues. Perez is a natural center fielder. (Braves third-base coach) Bo (Porter) had him with the Nationals and he really likes him as a defender."

Joey Terdoslavich, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
9.3001020
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 2, OF - 2
Jose Veras, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4146.04.50150