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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
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Nick Markakis accounted for the team's only offense in Tuesday's 5-1 loss, belting a solo home run.
It was a rare homer and RBI for Markakis, who is slashing just .277/.356/.389. He has driven in just six runs over his past 20 outings while his average has tumbled from .296 to .277 during the stretch dating back to June 22. Jul 19 - 3:36 AM

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Nick Markakis filled the stat sheet on Saturday, going 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI and four runs scored against the Nationals.

He hit the home run off reliever Tanner Roark in the seventh inning. He delivered an RBI single in the ninth and also doubled in the high-scoring ballgame. For the season he has a .287 batting average with four home runs and 45 RBI. He's scored 46 times.
Jul 8 - 9:24 PM

Nick Markakis went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored to help the Braves hold on for a 12-11 win over the Giants on Thursday.

Markakis took Giants starter Matt Cain deep in the first inning for a two-run blast, just his third of the season. It kicked off the scoring in a game that would see 23 runs scored on 31 hits. Markakis himself picked up three more singles along the way, raising his line to .296/.374/.394 on the year. The 33-year-old has 41 RBI and 37 runs scored in 72 games as the Braves' primary right fielder.
Jun 23 - 1:43 AM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 with five RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's thrashing of the Phillies.

All three of his hits were doubles and all three drove in runs. The first one plated Brandon Phillips in the fourth inning. The next two both plated Rio Ruiz and Dansby Swanson. For the season, Markakis has a .289 batting average with one home run, 28 runs and 31 RBI in 246 plate appearances.
Jun 8 - 12:15 AM

Nick Markakis is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

Brandon Phillips is also getting a day off, as the Braves have Danny Santana in right field and Johan Camargo at second base. Dansby Swanson has moved up to the No. 2 spot in the lineup.

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Not much doing offensively for the Giants in this one, as they finished with just two extra-base hits on the afternoon. For his part, Markakis holds a .301/.376/.392 triple-slash with one homer, 24 RBI and 26 runs scored on the season. The veteran outfielder is working on a six-game hitting streak and has done a nice job hitting for average, but his almost complete lack of power caps his fantasy upside.
May 28 - 6:52 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Matt Wisler