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Athletics | Billy Butler on short-term DL

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:17:22 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler (concussion) was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion.

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Athletics | Three A's regulars sitting out

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:12:37 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia, SS Marcus Semien and 1B Billy Butler are not in the starting lineup Friday, July 22. 3B Ryon Healy is at the hot corner and is batting eighth, while SS Arismendy Alcantara is playing shortstop and hitting ninth. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in center field again and is hitting sixth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi.

Fantasy Tip: Healy has seen regular at-bats since his call-up and is hitting .250 with a homer and six RBI in 24 at-bats, but he's merely short-term depth in AL leagues and a low-end deep sleeper pick in DFS. Alcantara has a very limited offensive profile and has no upside hitting low in the order. Smolinski is probably the most attractive of the trio in daily lineups as a value pick after homering last night.

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Athletics | Oakland resting three players

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:48:01 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick, C Stephen Vogt and 1B Yonder Alonso are not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel Tuesday, July 19. 3B Danny Valencia will start at first base and is batting third. OF Khris Davis will start in left field, while 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is batting sixth. C Matt McBride will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Valencia is hitting only .214 over the last seven days but should still be a decent starting candidate. Butler is hitting .250 this month and can be a sleeper option in some daily fantasy leagues. McBride is hitting under .200 this season and should be avoided in most leagues.

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Athletics | Oakland resting three starters

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:23:08 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp, C Stephen Vogt and 1B Yonder Alonso are not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ Sunday, July 17. 3B Danny Valencia will start at first base and is batting fourth. OF Khris Davis will start in left field, while 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is batting sixth. C Matt McBride will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Valencia is hitting only .162 this month but should still be a decent fantasy option because of the numbers he has posted so far this season. Butler has at least one hit in five of the last seven games and has two RBI during that span. He should be a decent sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues. McBride has not done much since being recalled and can be avoided in most leagues.

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Athletics | Oakland resting three players

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:59:57 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick, C Stephen Vogt and OF Billy Burns are not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel Sunday, July 10. OF Coco Crisp will start in center field, while OF Khris Davis will start in left field. 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is batting sixth. OF Jake Smolinski will start in right field and is batting seventh, while C Matt McBride will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler has at least one hit in four of his last six games and has two RBI during that span. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use. Smolinski has cooled off this month and probably should be avoided. McBride has not done much since being recalled from the minor leagues and should not be used by owners.

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Athletics | Billy Butler takes a seat

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:20:36 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 7. OF Jake Smolinski draws into the lineup in left field and is batting ninth against Houston Astros SP Doug Fister.

Fantasy Tip: Smolinski has put up a nice line this year (.316/.341/.513) with four home runs and 16 RBI in 82 plate appearances. However, he remains more of a deep sleeper in DFS hitting low in the order, and he's also hit only .250 with none of his four long balls against righties this year.

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Athletics | Oakland resting three starters

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:09:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt, 1B Yonder Alonso and OF Billy Burns are not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone Tuesday, July 5. 1B Billy Butler will start at first base and is batting sixth in the lineup. OF Coco Crisp will start in center field, while OF Jake Smolinski will start in left field and is batting eighth. C Matt McBride will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler has been playing better lately and is hitting .333 with one home run and 10 RBI against left-handed pitchers. He should be a decent option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Smolinski can be a sleeper option for owners because he is hitting .429 with one home run and four RBI over the last seven days. McBride is hitting .250 since being recalled from the minor leagues but is not a strong fantasy option.

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Athletics | Oakland sitting four starters

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 11:35:18 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie, C Stephen Vogt, 1B Yonder Alonso and OF Billy Burns are not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano Sunday, July 3. 1B Billy Butler will start at first base and is batting sixth in the lineup. OF Jake Smolinski will start in right field and is batting seventh. C Matt McBride will start at catcher and is batting eighth, while 2B Tyler Ladendorf will start at second base and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler is hitting .310 with one home run and nine RBI against left-handed pitchers this season and can be an option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Smolinski is hitting .462 with one home run and four RBI over the last seven days and can be a sleeper option in daily leagues. McBride and Ladendorf should not be used in any leagues.

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Athletics | Oakland resting four starters

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:00:52 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns, C Stephen Vogt, 2B Jed Lowrie and 3B Max Muncy are not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Sunday, June 26. OF Coco Crisp will start in center field, while OF Khris Davis will start in left field. 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is batting fifth. OF Jake Smolinski will start in right field and is batting sixth. C Josh Phegley will start at catcher and is batting eighth, while SS Arismendy Alcantara will start at second base and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler, Smolinski and Phegley has posted decent numbers in their limited playing time this season but are not strong options in most leagues. Alcantara has gone 1-for-4 since being recalled and should be avoided in all leagues at this point.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp leading off

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:53:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is in the lineup Saturday, June 25, hitting leadoff. DH Billy Butler is out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp is hitting just .183 this month, but he has upside in the leadoff spot against Jhoulys Chacin.

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