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Nick Markakis | Outfielder | #22

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Young Harris (GA) JC
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (7) / BAL
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MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Royals are among the teams that have shown interest in Nick Markakis.
The Royals are known to be seeking outfield help and Markakis makes sense as a target, especially since he fits the club's M.O. as a high-contact hitter. Bowman notes that the Braves "would almost certainly" have to eat some of the $22 million the veteran outfielder is owed through the end of 2018. Markakis has hit only eight homers since the beginning of 2015 but sports a solid .283/.358/.372 batting line over that stretch. Jul 22 - 11:33 AM

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Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th as the Braves beat the Reds 5-4 on Tuesday.

The Braves would love a hot streak from Markakis here to give him a little trade value. Publicly, they've talked about him as a key piece as they move into their new ballpark. Really, though, he's an average-at-best regular who turns 33 in November and who isn't particularly likely to be worth the $21 million he's owed between 2017 and 2018. He has a .700 OPS right now.
Jul 19 - 11:19 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Thursday.

Markakis scored the first two runs of the game for the Braves against Mets starter Matt Harvey. He had a rough month of May, but the 32-year-old is hitting a modest .259 with 10 RBI and nine runs scored this month. Markakis is hitting .247/.334/.337 in an uncharacteristically down first half.
Jun 23 - 11:01 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Markakis picked up an RBI single off Jacob deGrom in the third inning and rapped a solo homer in the sixth to finish with two RBI. The dinger was just Markakis' second of the season. After hitting double-digit homers in each of his first nine major league seasons, the veteran outfielder smacked just three in 2015 and has shown no signs this season of regaining the power stroke that made him a dependable fantasy play in his youth.
Jun 19 - 4:23 PM

Nick Markakis delivered a go-ahead two-run single in Friday’s 4-2 win over the Marlins.

Markakis went 2-for-4 with a walk on the night. The score was knotted at 2-2 before he came up to the plate with the bases loaded against David Phelps with two outs in the bottom of the eighth and hit a liner which deflected off Martin Prado’s glove and brought home two runs. The play was originally ruled as an error, but Markakis was later credited with a hit and two RBI. The veteran outfielder came into Friday’s action with just one hit in his last 24 at-bats, so he really needed a night like this one.
May 27 - 11:19 PM

Nick Markakis socked a two-run homer Friday against the Phillies.

Braves interim manager Brian Snitker put Markakis into the cleanup spot on Friday and he responded by hitting his first home run of the season. If that’s all it took, perhaps the Braves should have done that a long time ago. The 32-year-old has faded this month after a productive April and is batting .257/.365/.355 overall.
May 20 - 10:48 PM

Nick Markakis is out of the Braves' starting lineup on Wednesday due to a family emergency.

Markakis has been excused from the club to travel back to his home in Maryland, though he's expected to return for the Braves' weekend series against the Diamondbacks. Atlanta has a scheduled day off Thursday.
May 4 - 11:07 AM

Nick Markakis went 4-for-5 with three RBI in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Markakis had a two-run single in the second inning before notching another RBI single two innings later. Playing for the Braves, Markakis has gone largely unnoticed this season, but all the veteran has done is bat .305/.412/.439 with 11 doubles, 19 RBI and nine runs scored. He's likely to be one of the few bright spots for the Braves this season.
Apr 28 - 11:10 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Markakis worked an RBI single off Mets starter Jacob deGrom in the fifth inning. It would bring home one of just two runs scored by the Braves on the afternoon. With the three hits, Markakis is now slashing a respectable .303/.410/.439 across 66 at-bats.
Apr 24 - 5:08 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored to help the Braves defeat the Marlins 6-4 on Saturday.

Markakis had a two-run single in the second inning before adding an RBI double in the fourth. The outfielder now has eight doubles and 12 RBI through 11 games, hitting .341/.426/.537 overall. He's one of the few bright spots on a Braves club that, while riding a thrilling two-game winning streak, won't have much to get excited about this season.
Apr 16 - 10:47 PM

Nick Markakis had two doubles and knocked in the Braves' only runs against the Nationals on Thursday.

One year and one and a half weeks into his four-year, $44 million contract, Markakis is still looking like a pretty good player. Still, one wonders if either he or the Braves would have entered into that deal if they had it do all over again. Markakis has seven doubles and eight RBI for an 0-9 team. The rest of the Braves have five doubles total.
Apr 14 - 7:58 PM

Nick Markakis had two doubles and two RBI in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

The veteran outfielder doubled in two runs off Max Scherzer in the second inning and then added another double off of Scherzer in his next at-bat in the fifth. Markakis is off to a fine start this season with a .333/.385/.583 batting line and has six doubles and five RBI over his last three games.
Apr 11 - 10:15 PM

Nick Markakis went hitless in a fifth straight game Friday, dropping his spring average to .167.

Markakis entered this spring completely healthy after opening last year on the mend from neck surgery. Still, he's had just one extra-base hit in 30 at-bats to date. While his on-base skills are clearly the biggest thing he has going for him these days, the Braves are considering hitting him fifth behind Adonis Garcia. At this point, Markakis isn't even a good option as a fifth outfielder in shallow mixed leagues.
Mar 25 - 3:48 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-3 with an RBI against the Rays on Monday.

Markakis batted .296/.370/.376 for the Braves last year, so he'd seem to be a pretty ideal No. 2 hitter at this stage of his career. Still, it looks like Fredi Gonzalez will use him in the cleanup spot, since he think it's more important to have Freeman protected from behind than to have runners on base for him. The Braves' likely No. 2 hitter, Erick Aybar, had a .301 OBP for the Angels last year.
Mar 14 - 4:07 PM

Nick Markakis has attributed his lack of power in 2015 to his inability to have a normal workout routine last offseason following neck surgery.

"It was kind of ‘show-and-go’ in spring and strap it on," Markakis said. "It was a tough season for me, physically and mentally. It was probably one of my tougher off seasons last year as far as feeling-wise. I’m just happy to be healthy, happy to be out here, happy spring is going." Markakis, who hit a nice .296/.370/.376 last season but with a career-low three homers, launched a long home run in Grapefruit League action Saturday. It's reasonable to expect him to bounce back to some degree in the power department in 2016.
Mar 6 - 8:43 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
3Anthony Recker
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Erick Aybar
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Mallex Smith
2Hector Olivera
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Michael Foltynewicz
4Williams Perez
5Manny Banuelos
6John Gant
7Lucas Harrell
8Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Hunter Cervenka
6Chris Withrow
7Ian Krol
8Tyrell Jenkins
9Dario Alvarez
10Daniel Winkler
11Paco Rodriguez
12Andrew McKirahan
13Joel de la Cruz