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Nick Markakis | Outfielder | #22

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Young Harris (GA) JC
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (7) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Nick Markakis will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Danny Santana will cover right field duties and bat seventh. Jace Peterson is getting the start at third base and will bat eighth. May 16 - 1:24 PM

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Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Markakis plated the first run of the game with one of his three singles on the day, and he came around to score later in the inning. He's enjoyed his series against the Marlins thus far, going 5-for-9 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored ahead of Sunday's finale. With Saturday's good game, the 33-year-old outfielder is now hitting .302/.382/.405 on the year.
May 13 - 10:14 PM

Nick Markakis singled, walked twice and scored twice against the Mets on Thursday.

The Braves could really use Markakis's OBP at the top of the order, but that would mean running with three straight lefties or dropping Ender Inciarte out of the leadoff spot. Markakis, who has been hitting fifth, currently has a .388 OBP. Inciarte is at .244, and the No. 2 hitters have been even worse.
Apr 27 - 4:26 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-4, scored a run and drove in two during a win over the Mets on Wednesday.

He was instrumental in the Braves' big five-run first inning. He drove in a run with a single, then came around to score on a Tyler Flowers double. Flowers drove him in again in the fifth inning. The three-hit night boosted his batting average from .265 all the way up to .292 through 81 plate appearances.
Apr 26 - 10:59 PM

Nick Markakis hit his 13th homer of the year in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

The solo blast came in the bottom of the sixth inning, his only hit on the evening. Quietly, the 32-year-old has been very productive in his second year in a Braves uniform, batting .270/.347/.399 with 89 RBI and 67 runs scored over 157 games. He may not be around for the next great Braves team, but he'll help bridge the gap in the meantime.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Nick Markakis is out of the Braves' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Phillies.

It appears to be a routine day of rest for Markakis, who's batting .270/.345/.396 with 12 home runs and 88 RBI in 154 games this season for Atlanta. Mallex Smith will start in right field and hit seventh Wednesday versus Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 02:54:00 PM

Nick Markakis lifted a two-run home run off Marlins ace Jose Fernandez on Wednesday.

The blast keyed a four-run second inning but the Braves couldn't hold on for the win. Markakis finished 1-for-3 on the night. He has been one of the few bright spots for a weak Braves offense this year. He is batting .270 with 12 home runs and 84 RBI. It is the most RBI he has had in a season since 2009.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 10:45:00 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 and scored a pair of runs in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

Two of the hits came off of Max Scherzer, as Markakis singled and scored in the second and doubled and scored in the sixth. He then added another single in the ninth. Markakis is miscast as a middle-of-the-order hitter at this point, but he's had a decent season with a .267/.341/.386 batting line, nine homers and 75 RBI.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 07:14:00 PM

Nick Markakis went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is without an RBI in his last six games.

Hitting in the middle of the order, Markakis has been a rather surprising source of RBI this year, picking up 73 in 132 games. That's after four years in a row in which he finished in the 50s. Still, Markakis is having one of his worst offensive seasons; his .266 average would be a career low and he's slugging a modest .385. The Braves should regret not trading him when it looked like they might get something for him in July.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 03:23:00 PM

Nick Markakis doubled and belted a solo homer in Monday's win over the Brewers.

Markakis got the scoring going with a solo blast off of Zach Davies in the second inning. He also doubled in the 12th to start the Braves' rally. Markakis' .273/.349/.391 batting line with seven homers isn't sexy, but he's had a productive season and has notched three straight multi-hit games.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Nick Markakis had an RBI single and a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

The longball came off of reliever Neftali Feliz in the eighth inning, giving him six homers on the season. Markakis has a modest six-game hitting streak going and is sporting a healthy .347 on-base percentage, somewhat making up for the lack of power.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI on Friday, leading the Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Phillies.

Markakis delivered a run-scoring single in the third inning to put the Braves ahead 2-1, and that's how the score would remain for the rest of the night. He also drew a walk, reaching base safely in all four of his plate appearances in the ballgame. With the three-hit night, Markakis is now hitting .265/.345/.371 with five homers and 51 RBI on the season.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 11:10:00 PM'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.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 11:33:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:19:00 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.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 11:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Chaz Roe
8Jason Motte
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Matt Wisler