Latest Update Markakis underwent successful surgery Wednesday Wed Dec, 17, 04:39 PM
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.
The Braves are pleased to hear that their new investment successfully underwent a neck surgery on Wednesday. This surgery doesn't appear to have any negative implications on his availability for the regular season. Analyst: Dom Murtha
The Braves apparently knew about this prior to signing him, but still have faith in his ability to recover in time. Monitor things closer to spring training as the updates on him might bne a little light between now and spring training.Analyst: Howard Bender
That is the same spot in the order that the Orioles had Markakis hitting in. The Braves would be wise to put an on-base machine at the top of their batting order and Markakis fits that role perfectly. His home run and RBI numbers will never be that high, but he does score runs and hits for a high enough average to be useful in 12 team fantasy leagues next season. Analyst: Mark Kaplan
The fact that the Braves knew about this makes it a much-less appealing signing. We'll see what happens with the surgery, but a neck procedure with a three month recovery period here in December doesn't exactly fill the fantasy community with confidence.Analyst: Howard Bender