Latest Update Markakis homers, drives in three in win Wed Jul, 30, 06:51 AM
Is a natural hitter with a great batting eye, patience, and solid power. A doubles and RBI machine, he's very consistent and durable as a hitter. Boasts an elite throwing arm.
Flaws: : While highly consistent at the plate, he lacks ideal home-run power for a corner outfielder. He also doesn't steal a lot of bases, so he's not an ideal table-setter either.
Markakis connected on his first home run his June 28 on Tuesday night, snapping a 99 at-bat skid without going yard. He is now slashing .285/.346/.393 with eight home runs, 37 RBI and 51 runs scored batting leadoff for the Orioles and will continue to be a solid fantasy asset while sitting atop one of baseball's best lineups regardless of whether or not Tuesday's home run is his last for another month. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Markakis was out to prove that his dwindling power numbers were primed for a rebound but once again, it vanished for an 18-game period for the 30-year old outfielder. He's batting .296 on the year with seven home runs and 29 RBI, but his .103 ISO is like a loud, anti-power smack in the face. It's going to be empty batting average help for the most part, but occasionally he'll kick in a night like this.Analyst: Howard Bender
Markakis has been on fire as of late and raised his season average to .305. He's been rock solid at the top of the Orioles lineup and should continue to be a valuable asset going forward. Analyst: David Kerr
Markakis has been on fire of late, going 12-for-29 (.414 BA) with three home runs, eight RBI and five runs scored over his last seven games. He has taken a liking to he new role as the team's leadoff hitter and should remain a fixture in fantasy lineups as he continues to manage a solid .312 average while still showing signs of power (6 HR). Analyst: Matthew Beck