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Nick Markakis | Outfielder | #22

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Young Harris (GA) JC
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (7) / BAL
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Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his second of the year, in Sunday's win over the Rockies.
It's debatable what was more impressive: that the homer came off a lefty, or that it was to dead center 415 feet away. The answer is they were both impressive, as has been the start to the year in general for the 34-year-old. Markakis is hitting .324/.419/.541 with two homers, seven RBI and seven runs scored through the season's first nine games. Apr 8 - 7:25 PM

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Nick Markakis hit a walk-off, three-run home run to give the Braves an 8-5 win over the Phillies on Thursday's Opening Day.

With two on and two outs in a tied game in the ninth, Markakis stepped in against Phillies closer Hector Neris and yanked a hanging off-speed pitch over the right field boards to send the fans home happy. It also sent Markakis home happy, as he'd been 0-for-4 before the walk-off tater. There's nothing exciting about the 34-year-old's profile, but he's locked in as the starting right fielder and should bat cleanup or in the middle of the order on most nights, so there's some NL-only value there.
Mar 29 - 11:16 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Blue Jays and Braves had "brief contact" this month about a potential Nick Markakis trade.

Morosi says the "talks have failed to advance," and it's possible they may be dead. Markakis owns an underwhelming .743 OPS in 474 games with the Braves since signing a four-year, $44 million free agent contract in December 2014 and he tallied just eight home runs in 160 games this past season. The 34-year-old outfielder is owed $11 million in 2018, the final year of that deal.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 11:27:00 AM

Nick Markakis (personal) is back in the Braves' starting lineup on Thursday night.

Markakis flew back to his offseason home in Baltimore late Tuesday to deal with a personal matter. He is starting in right field and hitting cleanup Thursday versus Marlins left-hander Dillon Peters.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 03:19:00 PM

Nick Markakis was excused from the Braves on Tuesday for a personal matter.

That explains why he did not appear in Wednesday's game against the Mets. "Just a personal thing," Braves manager Brian Snitker said late Wednesday. "Hopefully he’ll be back for the weekend in Miami. He just had to go home (to Baltimore) to take care of some personal thing."
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 09:20:00 AM

Nick Markakis is not in the Braves' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Mets.

Lane Adams will play right field and bat eighth with the the Mets throwing right-hander Robert Gsellman. Ender Inciarte is in center and Jace Peterson is in left.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 03:18:00 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored Friday versus the Phillies.

Markakis knocked in two runs with a single in the first inning and collected another RBI single in the very next inning. With just eight homers, the veteran outfielder doesn’t provide much in the way of power these days, but he’s locked into the middle of the Braves’ lineup. He’s batting .276/.355/.389 with 72 RBI.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 12:10:00 AM

Nick Markakis (wrist) went 1-for-5 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in his return to the Braves' lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Markakis was limited to pinch-hitting duties after rolling his right wrist while making a catch on Wednesday. He should be good to go moving forward.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 08:38:00 AM

Braves manager Brian Snitker said Nick Markakis (wrist) will return to the starting lineup on Sunday.

Markakis has been limited to pinch-hitting duties for the last few games after rolling his right wrist while making a catch on Wednesday night against the Rangers. X-rays turned up negative.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 11:14:00 PM

Nick Markakis was limited to pinch-running duties Thursday after rolling his right wrist while making a catch Wednesday.

X-rays came back negative, and Markakis will be available for the rest of the series against the Marlins and could be ready to return to the lineup in a few days. Jace Peterson handled right field Thursday.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 09:38:00 AM

Nick Markakis had an RBI single and a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

Markakis doesn't hit many home runs these days, but he does have three this month and is also batting .400 over his last nine contests. However, the lack of counting stats for Markakis make him a borderline-at-best mixed league option.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 11:34:00 PM

Nick Markakis clubbed a go-ahead three-run homer in Friday’s 5-3 victory over the Marlins.

The Braves were down 3-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but Brandon Phillips led off with a single against Adam Conley before Tyler Flowers reached on a one-out single. Markakis then followed with a blast to right. It was his first home run against a left-handed pitcher since he took Chris Sale deep last July 8. Markakis is batting .444 (12-for-27) over his last nine games.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 12:37:00 AM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 and drove in a run against the Phillies on Saturday.

He doubled home a run in the first inning and added another double, a single and a walk later in the game. He got caught stealing on a hit-and-run play in the 10th inning. Markakis doesn't have much power but manages to accumulate a goodly number of runs and RBI anyway. He has a .279 batting average with five home runs, 40 RBI and 50 runs scored in 102 games.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 11:29:00 PM

Nick Markakis is absent from the Braves' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

Sean Rodriguez will play right field and bat sixth versus Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin. It's a normal day off for the lefty-swinging Markakis.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 01:23:00 PM

Nick Markakis accounted for the team's only offense in Tuesday's 5-1 loss, belting a solo home run.

It was a rare homer and RBI for Markakis, who is slashing just .277/.356/.389. He has driven in just six runs over his past 20 outings while his average has tumbled from .296 to .277 during the stretch dating back to June 22.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 03:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Carlos Perez
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Preston Tucker
2Peter Bourjos
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Foltynewicz
3Brandon McCarthy
4Sean Newcomb
5Luiz Gohara
6Anibal Sanchez
7Matt Wisler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jose Ramirez
3A.J. Minter
4Dan Winkler
5Sam Freeman
6Peter Moylan
7Shane Carle
8Josh Ravin
9Jesse Biddle
10Grant Dayton
11Jacob Lindgren