Baltimore Orioles
2014 Avg.
.292
 
Career Avg.
.292
Name  Nick Markakis
Born  11/17/1983
Height  6-1
Weight  200
Number  21
Position  RF
Bats  L
Throws  L
Hot8/10/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has gone 17-for-39 (.436) with two doubles, two homers, three RBI, eight walks and seven runs in August, including 4-for-5 Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Markakis has reached base at a ridiculous .556 clip in 10 games this month. He hit just .231 in July but has been above .284 in every other month this season.
 
Hot8/5/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is a career .435 hitter (20-for-46) with a pair of home runs versus Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Markakis has homered in back-to-back games. He is having a productive season, batting .287 with 10 homers, 39 RBI and 54 runs scored as the Orioles leadoff hitter. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
 
7/25/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is a career .464 hitter (13-for-28) against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Markakis is having a productive season, batting .290 with seven homers, 34 RBI and 50 runs scored as the Orioles leadoff hitter. The prohblem is even if he gets on will anyone knock him in against the best pitcher in the AL.
 
Hot6/12/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is a career .429 hitter (18-for-42) with a couple of homers against Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Markakis is rebounding from an off 2013, batting .302 with six homers, 27 RBI, 28 runs scored and a .779 OPS. He's continued his hot hitting into June and should be in lineups on Thursday in this favorable matchup.
 
Hot6/9/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis extended his hitting streak to 14 games Monday against Boston.
Insight: Markakis went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. He's hitting .312 with six homers, 26 RBI, 28 runs and an .800 OPS.
 
6/8/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is hitting .324 against left-handed pitchers this season and .417 in his career against Oakland lefty Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Markakis is a career .293 hitter, but he's never had an average better than .306 in any season. He's at .308 with five homers, 24 RBI, 27 runs and a .785 OPS this year.
 
6/1/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis will return to the lineup Sunday, according to Roch Kubatko of masnsports.com.
Insight: Markakis sat out yesterday due to a stiff neck and is serving as the DH Sunday. He's hitting an even .300 with three homers, 18 RBI, 22 runs and a .750 OPS this year.
 
5/27/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is just 4-for-34 (.118) against Brewers starter Matt Garza.
Insight: Markakis has improved on last season's numbers, but he's still not producing as he did from 2007-2009 when he was an everday fantasy outfielder. Tuesday's matchup should be avoided.
 
Hot5/23/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis had a huge night Friday against Cleveland.
Insight: Markakis led the way with four hits in five at bats. He's brought his batting average all the way up to .306 after starting the week at only .287. The 30-year-old has hit .312 this month with eight RBI.
 
5/18/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis should be comfortable facing Royals starter James Shields on Sunday.
Insight: Markakis has 68 career at-bats against Shields and produced a .294 average, five doubles and two homers while walking 10 times versus the former Rays right-hander.
 
Hot5/12/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis is a lifetime .429 hitter against Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: Markakis is in the midst of a 17-game hitting streak and has raised his average to .317. He's a must start
 
Hot5/11/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis singled Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 18 games.
Insight: Markakis' batting average was .278 when the streak began. Now it's all the way up to .317. He'll have a chance to run the streak to 19 games Monday against Detroit.
 
Hot5/8/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has hit safely in 14 straight games, but he may have a hard time extending his streak Thursday against David Price of the Rays.
Insight: Markakis owns a .250 average (11-for-44) and a .610 OPS against Price.
 
5/2/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: O's right fielder Nick Markakis is hitless in 10 at-bats against right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: He's hitting .306 with two homers and 10 RBI and a .783 OPS, but he hasn't been a must start in five years and is a must-sit option on Friday.
 
4/23/2014 1:16:00 PM
Description: O's right fielder Nick Markakis hasn't had much luck against Blue Jays starter Dustin McGowan in his career.
Insight: He's hitting an unimpressive .154 against the right-hander in 13 at bats. Markakis (.275, 0 HR, 5 RBI) is more valuable to his team in real life than he is to fantasy owners.
 
4/21/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Baltimore outfielder Nick Markakis is a cold 5-for-37 (.135) without an extra base hit against Boston starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Markakis' .278 batting average comes with no homers, which makes him a poor value on Monday.
 
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.