Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
6 days ago

Bonifacio has two hits in 18 at-bats to begin 2017.

EDGE Analysis

Bonifacio sees the bulk of his playing time as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement during the late innings of ballgames. Once a threat on the basepaths, the 32-year-old stole only two bases over the previous two seasons. In 2016, Bonifacio hit .211 over 43 plate appearances.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
4 weeks ago

The Braves selected Bonifacio's contract from the minors Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It was revealed days earlier that Bonifacio won an Opening Day gig, so his addition to the 40-man roster was merely a procedural move. Bonifacio is expected to serve in a depth role in the outfield and at second base, likely offering most of his value as a pinch runner off the bench.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
1 month ago

Bonifacio has been told he will make the Opening Day roster, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran utility man hasn't officially been added to the 40-man roster yet, but Bonifacio seemed assured of a job after Micah Johnson (wrist) got hurt, leaving the Braves without any other viable options in camp to handle center field behind Ender Inciarte. Bonifacio's playing time will likely be limited, but if he does work his way into the starting lineup he could become a cheap source of steals.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio got the start in center field for Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, going 1-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases.

EDGE Analysis

He's now hitting a cool .300 (6-for-20) on the spring while his main competition for a bench spot, Micah Johnson, saw his average tumble to .233 (7-for-30) after he went 0-for-4 on Saturday with two strikeouts. Bonifacio would seem to be in the lead for the fourth outfielder role, and while he hasn't seen much time in the majors since 2014, he did steal 26 bases in 110 games that season. If he wins the job, the 31-year-old could be worth a look as a late-round or reserve pick if you're in need of some extra speed.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio is likely competing with Micah Johnson for the final spot on the Braves' bench, Mike Nabors of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has more experience in the outfield and as a utility player, which could give him an edge over Johnson, but Bonifacio's also off to a better start at the plate this spring, hitting .267 (4-for-15) so far. Whichever player wins the job isn't likely to see much playing time, though, greatly limiting their fantasy value.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio went 2-for-2 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two RBI in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

He replaced Nick Markakis in right field before shifting over to left later in the game, and it's that versatility that gives Bonifacio an edge when it comes to winning a spot on the Braves' bench. Of course, if the 31-year-old continues to hit like this during the spring, it'll make the front office's decision that much easier.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
2 months ago

Bonifacio's experience in the outfield could give him an advantage when it comes to winning a spot on the Braves' bench this spring.

EDGE Analysis

As it currently stands, Atlanta only has three outfielders on their 40-man roster -- starters Matt Kemp, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis -- so they'll be looking for depth during spring training. Jace Peterson and Chase d'Arnaud are considered the primary options to win utility roles, but they've seen action in the outfield in a combined 29 big league games between them. Bonifacio, on the other hand, played 65 games in center field as recently as 2014. That resume could win him the fourth outfielder role coming out of camp, and the 31-year-old's 37 steals in 107 games at Triple-A last year would then make him an intriguing stash in deep NL-only leagues.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
5 months ago

Bonifacio re-signed with Atlanta on Friday, receiving a minor league contract, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bonifacio made just 43 plate appearances in 24 games for Atlanta last season, slashing .211/.268/.211. He'll compete for a utility job next season, and even though he didn't play any infield position last season, he has experience playing second base, third base and shortstop, along with all three outfield positions.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
7 months ago

Bonifacio was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has struggled in 31 major league at-bats this season, registering just four hits while striking out 11 times. Regardless, with rosters expanded, the Braves will add Bonifacio, who will simply provide depth in the infield over the final two weeks of the season.

Emilio Bonifacio
LF ATL
10 months ago

Bonifacio cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves designated Bonifacio for assignment earlier in the week, having seen enough of the veteran after his 4-for-31 showing in 15 games with the big club. With no other team willing to take a flier on him, Bonifacio will remain in the organization as outfield depth. A September return isn't completely out of the question even though he's off the 40-man, but the Braves would probably be wise to just a younger player a look.