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Baltimore Orioles
2014 Avg.
.262
 
Career Avg.
.292
Name  Nick Markakis
Born  11/17/1983
Height  6-1
Weight  200
Number  21
Position  RF
Bats  L
Throws  L
3/31/2014 1:17:00 PM
Description: Baltimore outfielder Nick Markakis will start Monday's season opener against the Red Sox. SOURCE: Brittany Ghiroli, MLB.com
Insight: He had been questionable with a stiff neck. Markakis' .271 batting average last season was the lowest of his career. He'll bat leadoff this afternoon against Boston.
 
3/30/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis (neck) is questionable for the Birds' season opener on Monday, according to Roch Kubatko of mashsports.com.
Insight: Markakis wwas scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a stiff neck. The outfielder has averaged .287, 12 home runs, 62 RBI, 75 runs and a .764 OPS over the last four seasons.
 
Cold9/26/2013 9:11:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has gone 16-for-36 (.444) with three doubles, two homers and four walks against Toronto's Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Markakis went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run in a game Buehrle started on Sept. 15, but he has just eight hits in 37 at-bats (.216) since then and is hitting .269 with a .679 OPS on the year. Get him in the lineup against Buehrle if you own him.
 
Cold9/15/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis owns a .412 lifetime average in 34 at-bats against Toronto's Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Markakis is 14-for-34 with three doubles and two homers against Sunday's scheduled starter. The Orioles outfielder has batted just .217 with two homers over his last 31 games and has a .271 average, 10 homers and a .687 OPS this year, but Sunday should be a good day for him.
 
Cold9/12/2013 3:50:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has picked up 15 hits in 46 at-bats against Yankees starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Of those 15 hits, three were doubles and two were home runs. The outfielder is only hitting .210 with a .521 OPS over his last 28 games and .271 with a .680 OPS this season. He's not worth owning but if you do have him start him Thursday. Update: he was benched for Wednesday's game for showing up late to the ballpark after the birth of his third child, but he's in the lineup Thursday.
 
9/2/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis won't be of much use to fantasy owners Monday against Cleveland.
Insight: Markakis (.272, 9 HR, 53 RBI) has always struggled against Indians hurler Justin Masterson (4-for-25). He shouldn't be in any lineups today.
 
Cold8/29/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis has had a lackluster August, picking up three extra-base hits and hitting .215 over 93 at-bats.
Insight: Markakis has always been overrated for fantasy purposes, and with a .274 average, nine homers and a .697 OPS, he really shouldn't be owned in mixed leagues. If you do own him, be sure to remove him from the lineup Thursday's against Boston's Jon Lester. He's 14-for-60 (.233) with 14 K against the left-hander.
 
Cold7/26/2013 9:53:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis is 16-for-45 (.356) with three doubles, one triple, four RBI and five walks in his career against Boston's John Lackey.
Insight: Markakis is hitting just .265 with two extra-base hits and zero homers over his last 26 games, but Thursday would be a good day to start him.
 
7/23/2013 11:32:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis is 8-for-16 with a 1.454 OPS against Kansas City left-hander Bruce Chen.
Insight: The outfielder is having a solid season, batting .283 with eight homers, 44 RBI and 57 runs and is a notorius second-half hitter (.853 OPS after the break).
 
Hot7/12/2013 9:46:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis is 13-for-31 (.419) against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle with a pair of homers and a 1.180 OPS.
Insight: The outfielder is having a solid season, batting .286 with eight homers, 43 RBI and 54 runs after rebounding from a poor June (.229) by batting .324 in July.
 
6/26/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis is 10-for-21 (.476) against Cleveland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: The outfielder is having a solid season, batting .288 with eight homers, 40 RBI and 46 runs, though it's not really All-Star worthy despite the ballot stuffing by Orioles fans. He's worthy of a start on Wednesday.
 
6/25/2013 9:10:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis is 10-for-21 (.476) against Cleveland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: The outfielder is having a solid season, batting .288 with eight homers, 40 RBI and 46 runs, though it's not really All-Star worthy despite the ballot stuffing by Orioles fans. He's worthy of a start on Wednesday.
 
6/22/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis is 8-for-19 with four extra base hits against Blue Jays hurler Chien-Ming Wang.
Insight: The outfielder is having a solid season, batting .291 with seven homers, 38 RBI and 44 runs, though it's not really All-Star worthy despite the early ballot stuffing by Orioles fans.
 
6/19/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis has slammed Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello in their previous meetings.
Insight: Markakis is 7-for-16 (.438) with one double, one homer and two walks versus Porcello. The outfielder is having a solid season, batting .292 with seven homers, 38 RBI and 41 runs.
 
6/18/2013 10:39:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis has been held in check by Tigers starter Justin Verlander.
Insight: Markakis has gone 10-for-41 (.244) with zero homers and 10 strikeouts against Verlander. That's a large enough sample size to suggest that Markakis should not be in fantasy lineups Tuesday.
 
6/16/2013 8:38:00 PM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis blew up for four hits Sunday in a win against Boston.
Insight: Markakis is quietly putting together an excellent season. Right now, he's on pace for 88 RBI, which would be his most since 2009. He's also managed to stay healthy (only two missed games), which has proven to be difficult for Markakis in the past (missed 58 games in 2012).
 
Cold6/16/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis is a .200 hitter with 14 strikeouts in 55 career at-bats against Jon Lester of the Red Sox.
Insight: Markakis has a .624 OPS against left-handed pitchers this season and is batting just .184 with a .416 OPS in June. Avoid this matchup Sunday.
 
6/7/2013 12:14:00 PM
Description: Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis missed two days due to his grandmother's funeral, but is expected back in time for Friday's contest.
Insight: Like most of the Orioles hitter, Markakis is having a solid season, batting .300 with seven homers, 33 RBI and 34 runs scored.
 
6/4/2013 7:16:00 PM
Description: Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis will miss the next two days due to his grandmother's funeral, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com.
Insight: Markakis is in the lineup Tuesday at Houston, but he won't play Wednesday or Thursday. The bereavement list requires a player to miss a minimum of three days, so Markakis won't be placed on it.
 
Hot6/2/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis has a .462 average against Detroit starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: Markakis has gone 6-for-13 with one homer and two walks against Porcello, who will be on the hill Sunday against the Orioles. He's hitting .306 with seven homers, 33 RBI and 34 runs this season.