Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 weeks ago

Markakis homered, a solo shot, in a 2-for-5 game in Monday's win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis is on a roll, with three consecutive multi-hit games and four RBI in that mini-hot streak. His power numbers (seven home runs, .391 slugging percentage) remain underwhelming for a corner out fielder. On the bright side, his 60 RBI marks his best total since 2011 with Baltimore, when he drove in 73.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 weeks ago

Markakis went 2-for-3 with a run, two RBI and a walk Sunday at the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis' two-run single in the first inning provided the Braves a lead they'd never relinquish. He's now driven in runs in seven of his last nine games to give him 61 RBI on the year. With a current .272 batting average, he's now been hitting in the .270s in three of the last four seasons.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
1 month 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 months 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 months 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
2 months 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.