Nick Markakis
RF ATL
3 days ago

Markakis struck out in the ninth inning of Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Rockies, ending an MLB high streak.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to the ninth inning, Markakis had gone 32 consecutive plate appearances without a strikeout, which was the longest active streak in the majors. The 32-year-old outfielder is hitting .310 in that span with a .394 on-base percentage, but didn't knock in an RBI and only scored two runs.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 weeks ago

Markakis went 1-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs Friday at the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis launched his fifth homer of the year off Chris Sale to tie the game at four in the fourth inning of a winning effort. He now has three homers in his last two games to raise his slugging percentage to .369 on the season.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 weeks ago

Markakis went 2-for-5 with a pair of homers and three RBI Thursday at the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis' third homer of the year gave the Braves a 2-0 lead in the first inning, and his second blast of the night tied the game at three in the ninth inning to send the contest to extra innings. He's now hit safely in eight of his last nine games, and he's slashing .257/.334/.362 on the season.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
1 month ago

Markakis went 2-for-5 with his second home run of the season and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

His first homer came almost exactly a month ago, so expect Markakis to hit his next one just after the All-Star break. Hitting cleanup behind the red-hot Freddie Freeman has its advantages, as despite his general lack of pop Markakis now has five RBI in his last four games.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 months ago

Markakis is out of the lineup Thursday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis has had just one day off over the last two weeks, so it makes sense to rest his left-handed bat Thursday against tough southpaw Madison Bumgarner. In his stead, manager Brian Snitker will start an outfield composed of Mallex Smith (left), Ender Inciarte (center) and Jeff Francoeur (right).

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 months ago

Markakis went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder was the hero on the night, as his eighth-inning RBI single plated Gordon Beckham and Freddie Freeman. Markakis' multi-hit effort broke a five-game hitless streak, a dubious feat in what has been a forgettable month. The .302 average that the 32-year-old finished April with is now a distant memory, as he's slashsed just .159/.283/.207 in 82 May at-bats. Markakis' season average is down to .238, and without any long-ball contributions to speak of, he's not bringing a great deal to the table fantasy-wise at this point.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 months ago

Markakis is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Brewers, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis will get his first day off since May 4 following Wednesday's 13-inning marathon. Although he'll likely re-enter the lineup for Friday's matchup with the Marlins, Jeff Francoeur will take over in right field to replace him Thursday.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 months ago

Markakis was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Braves dropped Philadelphia on Friday night.

EDGE Analysis

Certainly not your prototypical clean-up hitter, Markakis hit out of the four-hole in this one and smacked his first home run of the season in the Braves' win. Markakis has been mired in a horrendous slump during the month of May, so perhaps the new spot in the batting order will break him out of the malaise. If he maintains that spot, it should significantly boost his opportunity to contribute counting stats, albeit the Braves' lackluster offense will still limit his chances.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 months ago

Markakis is hitting .174 with no extra-base hits, two RBI and four runs in 46 at-bats this month.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves outfielder is in a bad slump. Since going 3-for-5 on May 8, he is 2-for-23 (.087) with one RBI, one run and seven strikeouts over the last six games. His last extra-base hit came on April 28.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
3 months ago

Markakis went 3-for-5 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 11-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is keeping Markakis in the leadoff spot for now, despite the return of Ender Inciarte from the DL. That's likely bad news for both players' fantasy value, as Markakis will have fewer RBI opportunities and Inciarte fewer opportunities to steal bases, but it's hard to argue against keeping Markakis' .395 OBP at the top of the order for the offensively-starved team.