Nick Markakis
RF ATL
1 week ago

Manager Brian Snitker said Markakis could serve as the backup first baseman in 2017, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With normal utility man Sean Rodriguez sidelined for the season, the Braves are in need of a backup first baseman for Freddie Freeman. Markakis does have some experience at first base, playing 47.0 innings across parts of three different seasons there. It likely won't be often, but it seems Snitker seems set on keeping Markakis' bat in the lineup when Freeman needs a rest.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
3 weeks ago

Markakis is expected to keep his spot in the starting lineup for 2017.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old won't be a part of the rebuilding Braves' future, but his ability to get on base and pop the occasional homer will still have a significant role on the club to begin the season. His 89 RBI in 2016 were his highest total since 2009, and with a young and improving roster around him, Markakis could continue to provide steady fantasy value.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
5 months ago

Markakis is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis has scuffled a bit of late and has not had a day off since Aug. 21, so manager Brian Snitker decided to give him a break Wednesday. Mallex Smith will get the start in right field in Markakis' place.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
5 months ago

Markakis went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs driven in overall in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The hot-hitting veteran plated Ender Inciarte in the first with a single to left center and then brought home Adonis Garcia when he grounded into a double play in the third. Markakis has now hit safely in nine straight games and has already racked up 13 RBI in 15 September games, with 11 of those coming in the last eight contests.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
5 months ago

Markakis went 1-for-3 with a home run Wednesday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis' two-run shot off Jose Fernandez in the second inning of Wednesday's game was his 12th of the season, and third in his last five games. The veteran outfielder is riding a seven-game hitting streak that has pushed his average September average up to .294, its highest mark for any month since April. Despite playing for a terrible offense, Markakis has somehow salvaged decent number this season, including 84 RBI, the most he's had in a season since 2009 with Baltimore.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
5 months ago

Markakis went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's victory over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis had just two home runs entering July, but has hit nine since. The outfielder's .270 batting average would be a career-low, but the 32-year-old has experienced a power revival this season. Markakis' 81 RBI is the most he's posted in a season since 2009 with Baltimore.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
6 months ago

Markakis went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI and three runs against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He's now driven home a run in four consecutive games and eight of the last nine, representing a terrific run of productivity for a guy who doesn't have a lot of power. Markakis is hitting only .273 on the whole this year, but he's operating at a shiny .312 clip when he comes up with men on base, which is why he has a stunning 72 RBI to go with just nine homers. The veteran right fielder has already knocked in more runs this year than in any of the past four seasons, and when all's said and done, he'll almost certainly end up with his highest total since 2009.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.