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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||67.00||0.00||.269||2.00||10.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Philadelphia||1||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Haren (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||7||1||0|| .143|| .143|| .143|
|Last 10 Games|
Braves to use Jace Peterson as primary second baseman
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10:36 am ET) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Sunday that he's returning to his initial plan to use infielder Jace Peterson as his primary second baseman, MLB.com reports.
Peterson has shared time at second base with Alberto Callaspo, who has also made eight starts at third base, and Phil Gosselin, leading to Peterson seeing just 11 of a possible 17 starts at the position. He's seen action all over the starting lineup, batting first or second in four of the team's first five games but spending most of his time batting seventh or eighth as of late.
Peterson has hit just .171/.239/.220 in 41 at-bats. He's starting at second base and batting sixth in Sunday's matchup with the Phillies, in which the Braves are underdogs (+100).
Braves' Gonzalez: Phil Gosselin is not going to sleep well after miscue
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Braves infielder Phil Gosselin got the start at second base on Tuesday, but botched a routine double play grounder that proved costly against the Mets. Gosselin, making his third start of the season, saw three runs scored during a four-run fifth inning after his miscue.
"Goose is going to go back and not sleep real well because he makes that play every single time," manager Fredi Gonzalez said after Tuesday's 7-1 defeat to New York. "It's just one of those things where maybe he hadn't been out there in a while and got a little jumpy."
Gosselin has just two hits in his first 13 at-bats, and has not plated a run since his first appearance of the season on April 10.
Braves' Philip Gosselin gets start at short over Jace Peterson
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Braves infielder Philip Gosselin will start at shortstop in Tuesday's game at the Mets, in place of regular starter Jace Peterson. He'll hit eighth in the lineup.
It's just Gosselin's second start at short this season. He's also started one game at third.
Gosselin is hitting .100 this season, with a stolen base and two RBI.
The Braves are +135 underdogs at the Mets.
Braves hitting better, but don't credit top of the lineup
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) The Braves have launched the 2015 season better offensively than they did last year. But don't credit the top of the lineup.
The team has yet to score two or fewer runs in a game. They did so four times and were blanked twice in their first seven games of 2014. Yet the first two hitters in the lineup are struggling mightily.
Braves leadoff hitters are 8-for-37 (.216) with a .275 on-base percentage. But they've been raking compared to those hitting behind them. The second spot, which has been manned by Jace Peterson, Alberto Callaspo, Phil Gosselin and Andrelton Simmons, has produced a .114 average with no extra-base hits, .162 OBP and .114 slugging percentage.
Braves' Gosselin starts at 2B on Friday as Peterson gets a night off
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/10/15) Braves infielder Phil Gosselin drew his first start of the season at second base Friday against the Mets. He replaced Jace Peterson, who started the first three games at second base for Atlanta.
Peterson, who won the starting second base job during spring training, is batting .200 (2 for 10) through three games. He has no extra-bat hits and no RBI. He does have two runs, two walks and two strikeouts.
|2014 summary: After a mostly lackluster minor-league career that for some reason earned him a cup of coffee in 2013, Phil Gosselin showed in his return to the minors in 2014 that he might just have a future in the big leagues after all, batting .344 in 378 at-bats at Triple-A Gwinnett. By the end of the season, he was the primary second baseman for the big-league club, replacing the struggling Tommy La Stella (who was himself replacing the ineffective Dan Uggla).|
Playing time status: Of course, Gosselin didn't show all that much with the playing time he got, which is partly why the Braves signed Alberto Callaspo this offseason. Callaspo isn't for sure the Braves' everyday second baseman, but he's more a lock for the opening day roster than Gosselin is. And either would simply be holding down the fort until top prospect Jose Peraza is ready.
2015 outlook: Gosselin doesn't hit for power and doesn't run especially well, so his Fantasy value is tied directly to his batting average. And unfortunately, his poor strikeout-to-walk ratio in the majors last year doesn't offer much hope on that front. He has the pedigree of a bench player and is likely destined for that role long-term, so drafting him even in NL-only leagues is a stretch.
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