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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
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Royals are interested in Nick Markakis.

The Royals are still holding out hope of re-signing Alex Gordon, but Markakis appears to be one of their backup plans. The 32-year-old batted .296/.370/.376 with three homers in his first season with the Braves and can surely be had in a trade with Atlanta now in full-on rebuilding mode. Cafardo also notes that Orioles manager Buck Showalter "remains a big fan" of Markakis and says that could be a potential fit.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:45:00 AM

Nick Markakis went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk in Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

Markakis notched an RBI single in the third inning for his only hit of the game. The veteran outfielder's power has waned with age, but he's hit 37 doubles (his most since 2010) and is working to a nice average this season. He's slashing .297/.371/.378 with three homers and 51 RBI.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:19:00 PM

Nick Markakis (back) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

Markakis sat out Monday's game due to a sore trapezius muscle, but it's not a major concern. He's hitting leadoff Monday against right-hander Logan Verrett.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Nick Markakis is not in Monday's lineup due to a sore trapezius muscle.

The ailment kept him out on Sunday, as well. It doesn't appear to be a big deal, as the Braves are saying Markakis could be back in there as soon as Tuesday. He's batting .298/.371/.376 with two homers in his first season in Atlanta.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 04:42:00 PM

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

Markakis has multiple hits in six of his last nine games. The good stretch has his line up to .297/.371/.376 with 49 RBI and 64 runs scored. He's been as good as advertised for the Braves in his first year in Atlanta.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 10:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Kelly Johnson
2Daniel Castro
3Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Reid Brignac
LF1Ender Inciarte
2Hector Olivera
CF1Mallex Smith
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Williams Perez
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Manny Banuelos
6Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jason Grilli
3Jim Johnson
4Brian Matusz
5Alexi Ogando
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Hunter Cervenka
8Bud Norris
9Ian Krol
10Joel de la Cruz
11Paco Rodriguez
12Daniel Winkler
13Andrew McKirahan