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Nick Markakis | Outfielder

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run as the Orioles defeated the White Sox on Monday.
Markakis homered with the Orioles already virtually assured of a victory, as his two-run home run in the ninth inning made it 8-2. He is now on a 10-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 15 of 16 games in August. Markakis now owns a .297/.362/.414 slash line with 11 home runs and 42 RBI. Aug 18 - 11:22 PM

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Nick Markakis went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Markakis had his way with Cardinals starter Lance Lynn, collecting three hits in three at-bats off the righty before delivering an RBI single against left-hander Randy Choate. After a rough July, Markakis has enjoyed August -- he's hit in nine of the 10 games this month, including five multi-hit games. The good stretch has his overall line up to .292/.358/.405 as the Orioles leadoff hitter.
Aug 10 - 6:26 PM

Nick Markakis hit a leadoff home run and finished 3-for-4 in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

Markakis took Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma deep to lead off the game, and it turned out to be the only run either team would score on the afternoon. Markakis wasn't done, though, also adding a single and a double in the game. The home run was his ninth of the year, and Markakis is quietly hitting .286/.349/.397 at the top of the Orioles lineup this year.
Aug 3 - 6:11 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-6 with a three-run home run, but the Orioles needed 12 innings to overcome the Angels in a win on Tuesday.

Markakis took Jered Weaver out to right field in the fourth inning, giving the Orioles a 6-4 lead at the time. It was a rare bit of power from Markakis, who now has a .285/.346/.393 line with eight home runs and 37 RBI on the season.
Jul 29 - 11:21 PM

Nick Markakis went 4-for-5 with two runs scored from the leadoff spot Saturday against the A's.

Markakis hasn't been particularly valuable for fantasy purposes, but he's given the Orioles a nice .355 OBP while mostly hitting this year. He and Steve Pearce were both on base four times ahead of Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz in the order tonight.
Jul 20 - 12:32 AM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

Markakis had a 14-game hitting streak snapped on Monday, so he hopes to start anew with his performance against the Jays. He scored after leading off the first inning with a single, then doubled in an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh. Markakis is having a fine season, slashing .305/.363/.423 with six home runs and 28 RBI at the top of the Orioles' lineup.
Jun 12 - 10:15 PM

Nick Markakis went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

Markakis put the Orioles on the board, going deep off of Colby Lewis in the third inning for his fifth homer of the season. The outfielder is having another productive season, slashing .306/.363/.420 with 23 RBI atop the Orioles' lineup.
Jun 5 - 11:23 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks in the Orioles' 6-5 defeat of the Rangers on Wednesday.

Markakis has hit in nine straight games, scoring runs in seven of them. It doesn't look like he'll ever again be a 20-homer threat, but he's batting .300, he's getting a ton of at-bats at the top of the Orioles lineup and he's attempting some steals again after being a non-factor there the last two years, making him a fair fourth or fifth outfielder in mixed leagues.
Jun 5 - 12:55 AM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Markakis' three singles raised his batting average to .304. He's got an eight-game hitting streak in which he's 13-for-35 (.371) with four doubles and six runs scored, pushing his season batting line up to .304/.358/.397.
Jun 3 - 11:35 PM

Nick Markakis had a nice night at the dish in Friday's win over the Indians, going 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

With the strong night, Markakis is now hitting a healthy .306/.358/.399 on the season to go along with three homers and three steals. He's been a very useful option in mixed leagues thus far.
May 23 - 11:45 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 in Thursday's win over the Royals.

All three hits were singles, boosting the average up to .302. While the high average is nice, the Orioles would also like to see a little more power out of their corner outfielder, as Markakis is currently sitting on a meager .389 slugging percentage. He put up a career-worst .356 SLG last season.
May 15 - 11:18 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-5 with a solo home run as the Orioles defeated the Pirates in 10 innings on Thursday.

Markakis took Pirates reliever Bryan Morris out to right field for his second home run of the season. He had homered in the first half of Thursday's double-header as well. The power display was nice to see as he entered the day with a .360 slugging percentage, but it's now up to .417.
May 2 - 12:58 AM

Nick Markakis will make his first start of the season at first base on Saturday.

With Chris Davis sidelined, the O's are forced to get creative with their lineup as they don't have a true backup at the position on the roster. Markakis has played just three major league games at first base in his career, all during the 2011 season.
Apr 26 - 3:45 PM

Nick Markakis had a nice night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a walk in Friday’s loss to the Royals.

He’s enjoying a strong start to the 2014 season hitting atop the Orioles lineup, slashing .293/.353/.359 with six RBI and a pair of stolen bases in his first 22 games.
Apr 25 - 10:42 PM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a walk, and two runs scored against the Red Sox on Friday.

Markakis now has back-to-back multi-hit games, pulling his batting average up to .273 for the year. He has only drawn two walks through 15 games, which isn't ideal as a leadoff man. But history suggests that he should get his fair share of free passes as the season moves along.
Apr 18 - 11:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Nick Hundley
3Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Cord Phelps
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Kevin Gausman
5Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6T.J. McFarland
7Brad Brach
8Ubaldo Jimenez