A.J. Burnett settled for a no-decision after tossing seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits and two walks with five strikeouts against the Braves on Thursday.
Burnett is a sneaky own as you had to expect he would get off to a slow start. One indicator outside of the contract issues is his K/BB ratio, which is by far much less in the first month of season for his career than the months that are to come as it is the only month in his career that he owns a K/BB below 2.00. While he may fall short of his career type performance of last year he is still worth owing for his strikeout capability alone, especially in the K-friendly NL East. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Carlos Gonzalez (knee) was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons.
To borrow one from Adam Carolla: Sssssssssssssssssssssshocking. Gonzalez has managed just 717 plate appearances combined in the last two years, and fantasy owners are all too familiar with his health woes. When healthy in the last two seasons, he's struck out a fair bit more than he ever has before, so we can longer treat CarGo as a top option when healthy. There's definitely upside, but it's hard to imagine him reaching it. Analysis: Brett Talley