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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 two-run double and three total RBI in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.
Markakis picked up an RBI single against Dylan Bundy in the first inning and a two-run double against Donnie Hart in the seventh inning. The veteran outfielder is hitting a surprising .326/.391/.483 with eight home runs and 48 RBI in 75 games this season. He's doubled three times in his last five contests. Jun 23 - 8:18 PM

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Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with a run scored on Sunday in a victory over the Padres.

Markakis had one of the three hits go for a double, which gives the veteran outfielder 21 so far on the 2018 season. He also raises his average to .327, and his OPS sits at .876 over 71 games. It goes without saying, but this has been an outstanding first-half for a hitter many believed was no longer a viable option coming into the year.
Jun 17 - 5:29 PM

Nick Markakis finished Tuesday's 14-1 blowout in San Diego with a single and a three-run home run across five at-bats.

Markakis has already equaled his homer total from a season ago, and he is on pace for 21 home runs and 112 RBI. The homer total would be his best since he posted 23 clouts in 2007 with the Baltimore Orioles, and he is on pace to tie his career best in RBI set in that same year. Markakis is 34 years old, and he was mostly ignored in mixed league fantasy drafts, but he has re-emerged as a must-start in all formats in this resurgent season.
Jun 6 - 1:36 AM

Nick Markakis knocked in two runs with a double Friday against the Red Sox.

Markakis finished 1-for-3 and also drew a walk. The veteran outfielder has hit safely in seven straight games and leads the National League with a .344 batting average. He’s also tied for seventh with 34 RBI. Markakis hasn’t shown much fantasy upside in recent years, so he was mostly passed over in mixed league drafts in the spring, but he’s proven to be an excellent value so far.
May 26 - 12:20 AM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's 4-0 loss at Philadelphia.

Markakis extended his modest hitting streak to six games, and he is now 10-for-24 (.417) during the impressive stretch to raise his average from .333 to .344 just since May 16. His batting average has been rather impressive this season, and he already has seven homers, just one short of his total from 2017. Markakis screams sell-high candidate, as he is a career .289 hitter who hasn't had more than 15 homers in a season since 2009 when he was with the Baltimore Orioles.
May 23 - 11:03 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

He had two singles and a double. The rest of the Braves went a collective 1-for-25 on the night. Markakis already has 20 multi-hit games this season. The 34-year-old is second in the NL with a .343 batting average, but he’s also produced seven homers, 30 RBI, and 30 runs scored over 43 games. Quite the resurgence.
May 18 - 11:06 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 and smacked a three-run homer against the Rays on Wednesday.

He broke the game open in the third inning by taking starter Ryan Yarbrough deep with Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna on base. The 34-year-old veteran outfielder is having a resurgent season at the dish, slashing an amazing .338/.419/.554 with seven homers, 28 RBI and 23 runs scored already. He was never close to this good even in his prime years, so ride this extended hot streak while it lasts. He needs one more homer to match his total in 670 plate appearances from a year ago.
May 9 - 11:17 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

Markakis hit an RBI double off Ty Blach in the third inning, but that barely dented the scoreboard in the face of an offensive onslaught by the Giants. The veteran outfielder has surprised the universe with a .346/.432/.559 triple-slash this season. in addition, he's hit six home runs and driven in 25 runs across 127 at-bats. He's not going to keep going at this clip, but for the time being, his bat is acting as a clear fantasy asset. As unexpected as that might be given his output in recent years.
May 5 - 11:24 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and three RBI as the Braves crushed the Mets 11-0 on Thursday.

What's gotten into Markakis? He has more homers this year (five) than he did in 156 games in 2015. Last year, he finished with eight homers in 160 games. He hasn't hit more than 15 since 2009. He's also cut back on the strikeouts while increasing his power. We wouldn't want to count on him keeping this up, but the Braves will continue to enjoy it for however long it lasts.
May 3 - 4:16 PM

Nick Markakis hit a home run and walked three times in a win over the Phillies on Saturday.

He squared one up against starter Nick Pivetta for the solo shot in the second inning. The homer and the walks boosted Markakis' on-base percentage to .413 on the season. The veteran outfielder is off to his best start in years. He has a .307 batting average with four homers, 16 RBI and 15 runs scored in 121 plate appearances for the surprisingly good Braves.
Apr 28 - 10:05 PM

Nick Markakis finished 3-for-4 with a homer and three total RBI in the Braves' loss to the Reds on Monday.

Markakis hit a solo shot off Reds starter Sal Romano in the top of the fourth inning and drove in Ender Inciarte and Freddie Freeman on a two-run single in the top of the eighth. The 34-year-old outfielder is now batting .301/.385/.458 with three home runs, 14 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 21 games played this season.
Apr 23 - 10:09 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Ronald Acuna
2Peter Bourjos
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Foltynewicz
3Sean Newcomb
4Mike Soroka
5Anibal Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2A.J. Minter
3Dan Winkler
4Jose Ramirez
5Sam Freeman
6Peter Moylan
7Shane Carle
8Jesse Biddle
9Luke Jackson
10Brandon McCarthy
11Lucas Sims
12Grant Dayton
13Jacob Lindgren
14Evan Phillips