Nick Markakis
RF ATL
7 days ago

Markakis went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored to extend his hitting streak to 10 games in Sunday's 9-2 rout of the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Markakis has collected a hit in 10 of his 11 games to start the year, hitting .293 with one home run and seven RBI. The 33-year-old left-handed hitter contributes modestly across all categories except steals, but he isn't much of a power guy, as he hasn't reached the 20-homer mark since 2008 with the Orioles. Markakis' best quality is his ability to make consistent contact and hit for a respectable average.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 weeks ago

Markakis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was only his first of the season, but Markakis has been one of the few consistent offensive threats in the Braves lineup to begin the season, slashing .296/.406/.556 through seven games.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 weeks ago

Markakis went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

He's gone just 4-for-16 to begin the season, but three of his hits have gone for extra bases. Markakis has also struck out eight times in 16 at-bats, however, an alarming sign for a 33-year-old who saw his K-rate rise above 14 percent last year for the first time since 2008. He should start making more contact soon enough, but if his bat is beginning to slow Markakis' fantasy value could fall off a cliff very quickly.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
1 month ago

Markakis went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

While the Braves are rebuilding, Markakis is part of a strong veteran core that will help mentor the team's younger players while still holding their own in the field. The 33-year-old re-discovered his power stroke in 2016, popping more than 50 extra-base hits for the first time since 2010 while posting his highest RBI total since 2009, and he should again hit in the heart of Atlanta's order this season.

Nick Markakis
RF ATL
2 months 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
2 months 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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.