Mark Bowman from MLB.com wrote today about the possibility of the Atlanta Braves calling up Triple-A Gwinnett catcher Christian Bethancourt, who has been on a tear recently, to replace Evan Gattis as the starter behind the plate.
B.J. Upton has been nothing but a disappointment at the plate since signing his monster contract in 2013. His defense initially helped the Braves but even lately has become a liability as well. The Braves need to make a move to help the offense and defense. Heyward would be great in center while Gattis would be serviceable out in left, a position he started 48 games last year.
If at the very least, benching B.J. might help to get him jump started if given later in the year. This move will help the Braves now, assuming Bethancourt’s transition to the majors is smooth.
Fantasy baseball fans, especially those with two starting catchers, should be taking note and go roster him now if you have an available bench spot.