Nick Markakis was born Nov. 17, 1983 in Glen Cove, N.Y. Markakis graduated from Woodstock High in metro Atlanta and attended Young Harris College in northeast Georgia. In Markakis' first season at Young Harris, he was Baseball America’s 2002 National Junior College Player of the Year. Markakis was drafted in the first round of the 2003 draft by the Orioles. He was the seventh player drafted. He was drafted three times. The time he was a 6-1, 160-pound high school pitcher in 2001, by the Reds in the 35th

Nick Markakis slotted at leadoff for Braves

Outfielder Nick Markakis was positioned for leadoff in the series finale against Cincinnati. It’s his first game at leadoff since May 16, 2016.

Albies was given a day off against righty Luis Castillo, who’s performed among the National League’s best starters through one month. Inciarte was slated eighth in the order.

The 35-year-old Markakis has had previous success in the lead-off spot, hitting .291 with a .358 on-base percentage in 323 games.

On the season, Markakis is hitting .329 with two homers and 17 RBIs across 23 games. He’s hit in the fifth spot after manning cleanup through his 2018 All-Star season.

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