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Nick Markakis | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Nick Markakis had an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Pirates.
Markakis' RBI single in the fifth inning broke a scoreless tie and wound up being the winning run in the low-scoring affair. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk on the afternoon. With Freddie Freeman sidelined, Markakis has become one of the Braves' lone sources of offense, and the 31-year-old is hitting .300/.387/.355 with 23 RBI and 32 runs scored this year. Jun 28 - 4:26 PM

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Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 and scored the Braves' only run as they lost in 11 innings to the Nationals on Wednesday.

With the Braves trailing 1-0, Markakis led off the ninth inning with a single. He advanced to third base on another single and came around to score the tying run on Kelly Johnson's sacrifice fly. Markakis has hit in the middle of the Braves' lineup for more than a month now and hasn't hit for much power, but has otherwise done a good job at the plate. On the season, he's batting .305/.394/.364 with zero home runs, 21 RBI, and 32 runs scored.
Jun 24 - 10:21 PM

Nick Markakis set a major league record by playing in his 393rd consecutive errorless game in the outfield Thursday.

We certainly aren't ones to make much of errorless streaks, which are largely bogus, but Markakis certainly deserves some credit for his sure-handedness. The streak dates all of the way back to 2012.
Jun 18 - 11:29 PM

Nick Markakis enjoyed a three-hit night against the Padres on Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Markakis actually did the most damage in the one at-bat in which he didn't get a hit, as he collected an RBI on a groundout and reached on a fielding error in the Braves' five-run sixth inning. The multi-hit game raised his season line to .303/.390/.372 in his first season in Atlanta.
Jun 10 - 12:24 AM

Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with a double, but the Braves were shut out in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

The double was the outfielder's ninth of the season. He's up to 52 hits on the season, but 43 of them have been singles. Markakis has reached double-digits in home runs in nine previous seasons but he'll have to catch fire at some point to get there by season's end. The 31-year-old is hitting an otherwise productive .311/.398/.365.
May 27 - 12:54 AM

Nick Markakis is hitting leadoff for the Braves on Saturday.

With Eric Young Jr. struggling, the Braves are looking for a spark atop their lineup. Markakis had success in that same role with the Orioles, and his fantasy value sees a nice boost with the premium spot in the lineup.
Apr 25 - 3:47 PM

Nick Markakis is not in the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. Kelly Johnson is handling right field in Markakis' place. The Braves are going with Cameron Maybin in center field Wednesday.

Nick Markakis went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and an RBI single, which proved to be the deciding factor in Monday's victory against the Marlins.

Alberto Callaspo and Markakis hit back-to-back RBI singles off of reliever Sam Dyson in the fifth inning. As the Braves won by one run, it was the Markakis single that made the difference. He's still looking for his first extra-base hit this season and is batting a mediocre .231 (6-for-26).
Apr 14 - 12:01 AM

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Braves topped the Marlins Tuesday.

Markakis got the scoring started with an RBI single in the first inning, the first of seven runs the Braves would hang on Marlins starter Mat Latos. Markakis also singled and scored in the Braves' four-run ninth inning. The outfielder is one of the Braves' better hitters and should continue to hit in a prime lineup spot, giving him some added fantasy value despite his bleak surroundings.
Apr 7 - 10:35 PM

Nick Markakis went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in and a stolen base as the Braves earned an Opening Day victory over the Marlins on Monday.

Markakis put the Braves on the board with a first-inning RBI single. He knocked in the Braves' second -- and eventual game-winning -- run with a fielder's choice ground out in the sixth. He then stole second base but was stranded. All told, that's a decent start to the season for Markakis, whom the rebuilding Braves curiously signed to a four-year, $44 million deal. He also appears to be fine after undergoing off-season neck surgery.
Apr 6 - 7:37 PM

Nick Markakis (neck) said Thursday that there's a "95 percent chance" he'll play on Opening Day.

Working his way back from next surgery, Markakis will play in his seventh Grapefruit League contest on Thursday and will have to suffer a setback at this point in order to not be in the lineup on Monday. "I’m good (physically)," he said. "I’m ready to go. Just finishing up my at-bats here and getting some more innings in the field. Ready for Monday…. I think there’s a 95 percent chance I’ll be there Monday, so we’ll see."
Apr 2 - 7:38 PM

Nick Markakis (neck) is expected to play in a minor league game Thursday.

Markakis made his return from neck surgery this week and the Braves are trying to get him as many at-bats as possible before the start of the season. By playing in the minor league game, he should be able to get 5-7 at-bats. The expectation is that he will be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 25 - 8:36 AM

Nick Markakis (neck) played six innings in the outfield in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game and declared afterwards that he was ready for Opening Day.

The veteran outfielder underwent surgery in December to repair a herniated disc in his neck. He returned to game action on Monday as the Braves' designated hitter before manning his position defensively on Tuesday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez echoed the same sentiments, saying he was confident Markakis would be in the lineup when the regular season kicks off on April 6.
Mar 24 - 6:40 PM

Nick Markakis (neck) will start in right field Tuesday.

Markakis, who is coming off December neck surgery, made his Grapefruit League debut as the DH on Monday and went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and a run scored. He's expected to play four or five innings in the field Tuesday. The veteran outfielder should be in the starting lineup on Opening Day.
Mar 23 - 5:15 PM

Nick Markakis (neck) is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut Monday.

Markakis took batting practice for the third straight day Sunday, clearing him for game action. He will DH in the game, giving him some more time to get acclimated before playing the field. With a few weeks of spring training left, Markakis still has time to get in shape before Opening Day.
Mar 22 - 12:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Juan Uribe
2Chris Johnson
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eury Perez
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Williams Perez
6Matt Wisler
7Daniel Winkler
8Bronson Arroyo
9Manny Banuelos
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Nick Masset
6Andrew McKirahan
7Dana Eveland
8Brandon Cunniff
9Chris Withrow
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Shae Simmons