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25 Cristian Pache CF

Atlanta Braves

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May 13, 2021 04:00 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Requires IL stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache (hamstring) will be placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Inciarte left Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays with right hamstring tightness that will force him to miss additional time. Ender Inciarte (hamstring) will be reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move and should see most of the playing time in center field while Pache and Guillermo Heredia (hamstring) are out.

May 13, 2021 01:28 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Exits with tight hamstring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache left Thursday's game against Toronto with right hamstring tightness.

It's been a difficult year for Pache, who now has to deal with an injury on top of a very poor performance at the plate. He's hitting just .111/.152/.206 through 68 plate appearances, striking out in 36.8 percent of them. The 22-year-old was always expected to be a glove-first player, but no glove is enough to make up for a wRC+ of -2. Ender Inciarte and Guillermo Heredia are both out with hamstring injuries, but both could return soon, so Atlanta should be able to cover for Pache if he's forced to miss time.

May 2, 2021 12:32 AM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Cranks grand slam in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache went 1-for-3 with a grand slam in the 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Pache was awful through 11 games before being placed on the 10-day injured list (groin). In his first game back Saturday, he hit a two-out grand slam off Tommy Milone in the second inning. This was Pache's first home run and first four RBI of the season. The 22-year-old is slashing just .152/.176/.303 in 34 plate appearances.

May 2, 2021 12:40 AM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Recalled by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache was recalled by Atlanta on Saturday.

Pache had dealt with a left groin strain since mid-April and was sent down by Atlanta after he was reinstated from the 10-day injured list. However, he'll now rejoin the major-league roster after Guillermo Heredia (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day IL. Pache could see playing time in center field while Heredia is unavailable.

April 25, 2021 06:36 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Reinstated, sent down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to the alternate training site Saturday.

Pache dealt with a left groin strain that kept him sidelined since April 13, but he's been appearing in intrasquad games and is now healthy. Although Ender Inciarte (hamstring) is still unavailable, Pache will remain at the team's alternate training site following his reinstatement. Guillermo Heredia should continue to see increased playing time in center field in the immediate future.

April 23, 2021 05:52 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Playing in intrasquad games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache (groin) has advanced to playing in intrasquad games at Atlanta's alternate training site, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Pache has spent the required 10 days on the injured list with his left groin strain, though he remains without a clear timetable to return. The fact that he's getting into game action of some kind suggests that he could be back soon, especially since Atlanta could really use him with backup center fielder Ender Inciarte (hamstring) also on the injured list.

April 21, 2021 05:08 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: No timetable for return
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Pache (groin) is without a timetable for his return, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

He will be working out at the alternate training site over the next several days, but it doesn't sound like he will be heavily participating in baseball activities. Guillermo Heredia is currently Atlanta's only healthy center fielder.

April 13, 2021 11:44 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Heading to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache (groin) will be placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Mark Bowman of reports.

The 22-year-old was removed from Tuesday's loss to the Marlins with tightness in his left groin, and he'll now spend at least the next 10 days on the injured list. Pache will be eligible to be activated April 24, but it's unclear how long he's expected to be sidelined. Ender Inciarte is a likely bet to operate as the primary center fielder for Atlanta in the meantime.

April 13, 2021 09:24 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Leaves with groin tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache was removed from Tuesday's game against the Marlins with left groin tightness, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

The 22-year-old went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts before exiting Tuesday's contest with the groin issue. Pache should be considered day-to-day until the Braves update his status. Ender Inciarte has taken over in center field for Atlanta.

April 12, 2021 02:24 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Takes seat Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins.

Pache will get a breather in favor of Ender Inciarte after starting in center field in each of Atlanta's last four games. Though the rookie has received positive reviews for his defense, he hasn't looked MLB-ready as a hitter thus far in his young career. He's off to a 3-for-28 start (.107 average) to the season, striking out in 37.9 percent of his plate appearances.

April 7, 2021 09:44 AM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Sitting for front end of twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Nationals.

The rookie will be sitting for the first time this season, ceding duties in center field to Ender Inciarte. While batting near the bottom of the order through Atlanta's first four games, Pache has gone 2-for-14 with a double and a run scored.

March 29, 2021 01:16 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Appears set as starting CF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache is expected to begin the season as Atlanta's starting center fielder, Mark Bowman of reports.

The team's No. 3 fantasy prospect didn't show much at the plate this spring, slashing .162/.238/.243 with a 4:11 BB:K in 42 plate appearances, but Ender Inciarte wasn't much better and Pache's outstanding defensive skills made the difference. The 22-year-old has the athletic tools to be a power/speed asset down the road, but he'll be a risky option on fantasy rosters as a rookie.

March 2, 2021 02:08 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Robbed of oppo shot Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache was denied a home run to right field in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox by an over-the-fence catch, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

The 22-year-old is considered the favorite to win the starting center field job this spring based on his exceptional defense, but Pache has shown signs of emerging as a useful offensive player as well. He hit 12 homers in 130 games in the high minors in 2019, offering a glimpse of his power potential, but the real key to his offensive development will be improvement in his ability to make consistent contact.

February 20, 2021 10:24 AM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Favorite to win center field job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache will be given every chance to win the starting center field spot this spring, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "We're going to give him a lot of opportunity," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said Friday. "The kid has to come to camp feeling really good about things, having a lot of confidence off his performance in the NLCS. This'll be his third or fourth camp, so he'll know what to expect and have a better idea about himself."

The 22-year-old is still working to turn his athletic prowess into consistent production at the plate, but Pache's defense has been big-league worthy for a couple years already, and his ability to excel with the glove becomes even more important with Marcell Ozuna headed for left field barring the last-minute return of the DH to the National League. If Pache experiences significant growing pains, Atlanta still has Ender Inciarte on hand, and Ronald Acuna could also slide over from right field.

October 13, 2020 01:28 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Earns Game 2 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache will bat ninth as the center fielder in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Mark Bowman of reports.

Pache entered Game 1 in place of Adam Duvall (oblique) and will remain in the lineup for Game 2 after the veteran was removed from the roster. Nick Markakis moves from right field to left in Duvall's absence, with Ronald Acuna sliding from center to right.

September 30, 2020 10:32 AM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Makes wild-card roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache made the roster for the NL Wild Card Series against the Reds.

Despite only have four MLB at-bats to his name, Pache is Atlanta's best defensive outfielder, which was a key reason he made the roster. The rookie may not make a single start in these playoffs, but he could come in late in games as a defensive replacement or pinch runner.

August 25, 2020 04:28 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Back to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache was optioned to Atlanta's alternate training site Tuesday.

With Ronald Acuna and Nick Markakis returning from the IL, it made sense for Pache to return to Gwinnett, as he was already playing sparingly while the team's outfield was banged up. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in two games.

August 24, 2020 06:56 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Playing behind Inciarte
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Pache has now started in just two of the Braves' three games since getting his first big-league callup after Nick Markakis was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. Rather than giving Pache an extended look in the outfield, Atlanta has elected to allow the struggling Ender Inciarte (.521 OPS) to continue to play ahead of the 21-year-old in center field. Pache's lack of usage suggests he could be in store for a demotion back to the Braves' alternate site if Atlanta activates Ronald Acuna (wrist) from the injured list ahead of its two-game set with the Yankees that begins Tuesday.

August 21, 2020 04:00 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Making debut Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache is starting in left field and batting ninth Friday against the Phillies.

The 21-year-old was primed to make his big-league debut during Wednesday's contest, but he had to wait a couple extra days since the game was postponed. Pache received a promotion to Triple-A Gwinnett last year and had a .274/.337/.411 slash line in 26 games, and it's his defense that gives him the best chance of standing out in his first taste of the majors.

August 19, 2020 03:56 PM
Braves' Cristian Pache: Debuting in left field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pache will make his major-league debut Wednesday against the Nationals, batting ninth and playing left field.

Defense in center field is Pache's carrying tool, though Ender Inciarte is no slouch defensively himself and will start at the position Wednesday, pushing Pache to left, a position at which he started 22 games in the minors last season. That defense comes with plenty of speed, but that didn't translate to a single stolen base in 26 games for Triple-A Gwinnett last year. That speed could keep his batting average respectable despite a below-average hit tool, and he has the potential for above-average raw power, though his overall .274/.337/.411 slash line in his brief time at the highest level of the minors last season wasn't particularly impressive.

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