|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||1.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs RHP||1||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|04/18/2014||Jhonny Peralta, SS STL||Christian Bethancourt, C ATL|
Erick Aybar, SS LAA
|04/15/2014||Wilin Rosario, C COL|
George Kottaras, C CHC
Luis Heredia, SP PIT
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Carlos Tocci, CF PHI
|Christian Bethancourt, C ATL|
Cameron Maybin, CF SD
Mike Olt, 1B CHC
Brandon Beachy, SP ATL
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS MIA
|04/14/2014||Christian Bethancourt, C ATL|
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
|Ryan Ludwick, LF CIN|
Sergio Romo, RP SF
|Last 10 Games|
|Braves unwilling to meet price for Jeff Samardzija, David Price |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(12/18/13) The Braves were unwilling to meet the Rays' asking price of pitcher Alex Wood, catcher Christian Bethancourt and at least two other top prospects to acquire David Price, nor were they willing to trade outfielders Justin Upton or Jason Heyward in a package for Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, MLB.com reports.
The Braves instead signed Gavin Floyd to a one-year deal rather than trade multiple significant pieces to acquire a proven ace. It appears to be a seller's market with regards to starting pitching that could potentially be traded this offseason.
|Braves face uncertainty at catcher |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(10/9/13) With catcher Brian McCann heading into free agency this offseason, the Braves face uncertainty at the catcher position for the first time in eight years. Manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Wednesday that Evan Gattis, Gerald Laird and Christian Bethancourt are all in the mix for playing time behind the plate, MLB.com reports.
"Maybe not knowing what's going on, but you give Bethancourt a little chance and bring him along a little bit," Gonzalez told MLB.com. "Go with Gattis and Laird, and throw Bethancourt a bone every once in a while, put Gattis out in left field because we know that he can do it."
McCann played 92 games behind the plate in 2013, including 91 starts and 84 complete games. Gattis made 42 appearances and 38 starts at catcher while drawing 48 appearances (47 starts) in left field, as well as four appearances at first base. Laird was the only other Brave to draw playing time at catcher, making 40 appearances and 33 starts at the position.
|Braves recall Christian Bethancourt |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(9/9/13) The Braves have recalled prospect catcher Christian Bethancourt, MLB.com reports.
Bethancourt is the final scheduled Braves callup of the season. The 22-year-old hit .277/.305/.436 with 12 home runs in 90 games for Double-A Mississippi.
|Braves option Christian Bethancourt to Double-A |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/25/13) The Braves have optioned catcher Christian Bethancourt to Double-A.
The 21-year-old hit .243/.275/.291 in 288 plate appearances at Double-A last season. Catchers Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird will likely begin the year on the 25-man roster until Brian McCann is ready to return.
|Christian Bethancourt has been regarded as one of the Braves' top prospects since signing as a 16-year-old in 2008, but last year was the first time he showed any glimmer of offensive potential, hitting 12 homers in 358 at-bats. And considering the breakthrough happened at Double-A, which is widely considered to be the biggest step up the minor-league ladder, you can trust that it's legitimate. Of course, double-digit homers with poor plate discipline and a suspect batting average does not an All-Star make. Any discussion about Bethancourt still begins with game-changing defense, which doesn't do much for Fantasy owners, but if nothing else, it ensures he'll catch full-time in the big leagues someday. That day could come in 2014 if Evan Gattis slumps his way out of the picture or if injuries open up a spot for him elsewhere. Most likely, though, Bethancourt will begin the season at Triple-A. His power could continue to develop to the point that he's a fringe contributor in mixed leagues, but for now, you should think of him as more of an NL-only option.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/19/14||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|4/20/14||@ NYM||1:10 pm||Zack Wheeler|
|4/21/14||MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|4/22/14||MIA||7:10 pm||Jose Fernandez|
|4/23/14||MIA||12:10 pm||Nate Eovaldi|
|4/25/14||CIN||7:35 pm||Homer Bailey|
|4/26/14||CIN||7:10 pm||Mike Leake|