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8 Charlie Culberson LF

Atlanta Braves

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1355.25920140
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018ATL129647801245218542.326.466.270
2019ATL108135143552064401.294.437.259

Player Updates

June 29, 2020 06:52 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Makes 60-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson will be a part of the Braves' 60-man roster, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Culberson lost his spot on the Braves' 40-man roster during the offseason after hitting .259/.294/.437 with five home runs and 20 RBI over 144 plate appearances in 2019. The 31-year-old was able to take part in major-league spring training this year, where he went 3-for-26 with four RBI and eight strikeouts before play was suspended. Given his downturn in production recently, he's no lock to receive playing time in the majors once the regular season begins.

May 16, 2020 10:56 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Able to face live pitching
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson, Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies were able to take at-bats against live pitching this week, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

The trio of hitters joined Mike Foltynewicz, Mike Soroka and Sean Newcomb at a high school in the Atlanta area for some more intense reps than the players had been getting in their respective batting cages and bullpen sessions, as each pitcher tossed three simulated innings of about 15 pitches against his teammates. Culberson may have been on the outside looking in at a roster spot when spring training was suspended, but the likelihood of expanded rosters to accommodate a compacted schedule could ensure the 31-year-old finds a home once again on the Atlanta bench, even if only in a pinch-hitting role.

March 29, 2020 12:04 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: May not make final cut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson posted a .115/.258/.192 slash line with eight strikeouts in 26 at-bats before spring training was suspended.

Dropped from the 40-man roster in the offseason, Culberson came into camp hoping to win a spot on the Atlanta bench, but his poor performance at the plate did him no favors. The 30-year-old utility man could still make the cut if the team sticks with its initial plan to send the loser of the third-base battle between Austin Riley and Johan Camargo to Triple-A, but if both younger players stay in the majors, Culberson seems well behind Adam Duvall in the race for the final spot on the bench.

February 18, 2020 10:12 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Competing for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson is fully recovered from the facial fractures he suffered last September and is looking to reclaim a spot on the Atlanta bench, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

He's been taking batting practice for more than a month while wearing a special batting helmet that offers additional protection after he was struck in the face by a Fernando Rodney pitch on a bunt attempt. Culberson became a fan favorite in Atlanta in 2018 with some timely pinch-hit homers, but his numbers declined last year and he was dropped from the 40-man roster this offseason. Even if the 30-year-old has a good camp, he's not guaranteed a spot on the big-league roster for a Braves team that has plenty of depth already.

December 13, 2019 06:16 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Headed back to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson (face) signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Friday, which includes an invitation to spring training, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

Culberson became a free agent at the beginning of December after being non-tendered by Atlanta, but he'll return to the Braves on a minor-league deal for the 2020 campaign. The outfielder played in 108 games with the big-league team a season ago, hitting .259/.294/.437 with five homers and 20 RBI, and he'll get a chance to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster this spring.

December 2, 2019 03:28 PM
Charlie Culberson: Won't be tendered
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson (face) will be non-tendered by the Braves on Monday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

Culberson hit .256/.294/.437 (85 wRC+) in 144 plate appearances last season, and the Braves evidently weren't interested in giving even a modest arbitration raise to a clear bench player. He will head to free agency looking for a big-league fit heading into his age-31 season.

September 17, 2019 12:44 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Lands on 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson (face) was placed on the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

Culberson had already been ruled out for the season with a fractured cheekbone after getting hit in the face by a pitch Saturday. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Braves to select John Ryan Murphy's contract.

September 15, 2019 05:04 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Done for 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson won't require surgery to address his multiple facial fractures but is out for the season, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Culberson suffered the facial fractures -- including a fractured cheekbone -- Saturday when he was hit in the face by a pitch and carted off the field. The utility man will finish the season with a .259/.294/.437 slash line and five home runs in 144 plate appearances.

September 15, 2019 01:20 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Suffers facial fractures
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson was diagnosed with a fractured cheekbone Sunday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Culberson left Saturday's game against the Nationals on a cart after being hit in the face by a pitch. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the 30-year-old has multiple facial fractures and will return to Atlanta to receive further evaluation.

September 14, 2019 06:20 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Leaves after getting hit in face
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson left Saturday's game against the Nationals after getting hit in the face while trying to bunt, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Culberson appeared to be struck directly in the nose by a pitch and went down immediately. He left the game on a cart. The exact nature and severity of the injury is not yet clear.

September 9, 2019 11:04 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Breaks long hitless skid
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson supplied a pinch-hit solo home run in his lone plate appearance in Sunday's 9-4 loss to the Nationals.

The ninth-inning blast ended an 0-for-26 skid for Culberson, who saw his season-long average drop by more than 60 points during the offensive dry spell. Culberson hasn't drawn any starts since Aug. 25 and will likely continue to see spotty at-bats in his bench role for the rest of the season.

August 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Starting in right field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson will start in right field and bat sixth Saturday against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers.

It looked like he'd be losing out on playing time after the team signed Adeiny Hechavarria, but with Ender Inciarte (hamstring) joining Nick Markakis (wrist) and Austin Riley (knee) on the injured list, there's room for Culberson in the outfield, at least against left-handed pitching. Matt Joyce seems likely to start in right field against right-handers.

August 17, 2019 02:44 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Riding bench again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson is out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers.

Culberson will head to the bench for the third straight game, this time in favor of newest Atlanta acquisition Adeiny Hechavarria, who was added to the roster Friday. Culberson had been filling in for Dansby Swanson (foot) at shortstop, but he'll now likely return to a primarily pinch-hitting role.

August 15, 2019 04:40 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Sitting again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mets.

Culberson will sit for a second straight game as Johan Camargo picks up another start at shortstop in his stead. Since the start of August, Culberson is hitting .235 with a .551 OPS and 45.7 percent strikeout rate.

August 16, 2019 12:12 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

Culberson has started the past seven games and has gone 8-for-29 with two doubles and 12 strikeouts during that stretch. Johan Camargo is starting at shortstop and hitting sixth in this one.

August 8, 2019 10:44 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Four hits in rare start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Twins.

The utility man started two straight games in the series with the Atlanta roster hit by injuries and the designated hitter available in an American League park, but Culberson hadn't seen his name on the lineup card since June 19 prior to that. On the season, he's slashing .333/.364/.559 with four homers and 18 RBI in only 99 plate appearances, and with Dansby Swanson (foot) unlikely to return until at least next week, Culberson could sneak in another start or two before returning to his primary role as the team's top pinch hitter from the right side.

July 30, 2019 12:32 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Pops fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson connected on a pinch-hit solo home run in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Nationals.

His ninth-inning shot off Nats closer Sean Doolittle did nothing to change the outcome, but it did give Culberson four homers on the year. The 30-year-old doesn't see enough action to have fantasy value even in deep formats, but he remains a key bench weapon for Atlanta.

July 20, 2019 03:44 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Seeing little action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson remains out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

Culberson hasn't made a start since June 19 and has received just 13 at-bats in total over the past month. With the Braves recently welcoming back another key bench piece in Ender Inciarte from the injured list, Culberson's opportunities to play may only grow scarcer.

June 6, 2019 11:16 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Opportunities remain scarce
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson remains out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Culberson hasn't drawn a start since May 23 and has only picked up four at-bats in the Braves' subsequent 10 games. Unless Atlanta loses one of its everyday players to an injury, Culberson will continue to see limited work off the bench.

May 13, 2019 11:12 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Three hits in Sunday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

With Freddie Freeman fighting off a cold, Culberson entered the lineup at first base and hit sixth, producing his second multi-hit performance in May. The veteran utility player is now hitting .429 (12-for-28) on the year in his limited opportunities off the bench, with four of his hits going for extra bases (two doubles, two homers).

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis541 .8331.400 .800
vs RHP82183 .270 .378 .220
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020ATL0000000000------------
2019ATL108135143552064401.259.294.4370.731
2018ATL11329647801245218542.270.326.4660.792
2017LAD151302012400.154.267.2310.497
2016LAD34676191711310.284.294.3730.667
2015COL0000000000------------
2014COL952101741324126222.195.253.2900.544
2013COL4799122921242351.293.317.4040.721
2012SF-COL62203010700.136.136.1360.273
Total418842962102311046238126.249.295.3920.686
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020ATL000000000
2019ATL108525911105
2018ATL11318213810455
2017LAD1510300002
2016LAD34302500002
2015COL000000000
2014COL95726124526
2013COL47504010015
2012SF-COL600301000
Total4183963305610825
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2007R-Giants461613246851161938191.286.374.416
2008A-Augusta812823166112327185766.234.290.319
2009AFX-Augusta1325097112519323633110154.246.303.306
2010AFA-San Jose Giants1285038014628416713399257.290.340.457
2011AA-Richmond Flying Squi13755369143342105622129144.259.293.382
2012AAA-Fresno Grizzlies9135153831461053207682.236.283.396
2012AAA-Colorado Springs Sky30125174211121211862.336.344.488
2013AAA-Colorado Springs Sky973976312327814641774139.310.338.524
2014AAA-Colorado Springs Sky271320001200.429.500.714
2015AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes520341012--600.200.200.400
2016AAA-Okla. City702653269172433186165.260.310.385
2017AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger1083843796134432266873.250.298.336
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
4/10/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Rome, GA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:

MLB Experience:
7