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Athletics | Coco Crisp sitting vs. Arizona

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:23:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in left field and batting seventh against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Chase Anderson Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Crisp ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday. He currently cannot be started with confidence in any format, either, as Crisp owns a .152/.236/.202 slash line for the season. Smolinski ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has been solid for Oakland with a .946 OPS through 35 at-bats, but it is a small sample size, and he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a dice roll at FantasyScore Friday.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp not in lineup

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:06:29 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in left field and hitting sixth against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery.

Fantasy Tip: On the season, Smolinski ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is hitting a measley .196 (18-for-92), but he does have 10 hits in his first 32 at-bats for the A's, including two home runs and eight RBI. Still, he's a low-end outfield option in daily contests while taking hacks in a pitcher-friendly environment.

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Athletics | No Josh Reddick against Tampa Bay

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:42:06 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays left-handed SP Drew Smyly Friday, Aug. 21. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in right field and batting fifth Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Reddick ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday. He isn't having a banner second half with just three home run, 10 RBI and a .261/.292/.457 slash line since the All-Star break. Seasonal owners should be looking for an upgrade. Smolinski is a potential upside source of cap relief at FantasyScore Friday.

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Athletics | Ike Davis put on DL

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:31:36 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis (hip) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hip Wednesday, Aug. 19, and OF Jake Smolinski was recalled from Class AAA Nashville in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Smolinski could see occasional starts here and there, but his fantasy value will be limited to deep AL-only leagues. Mark Canha ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is the real winner here, as he should become an everyday player again. He has actually hit much better against righties this year, and he can be a cheap, effective sleeper pick in daily games in the right matchups.

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Athletics | Jake Smolinski playing right field

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:08:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Jake Smolinski will bat fifth and play right field against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Saturday, July 25. OF Josh Reddick is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Smolinski ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is 7-for-17 (.412) this month with two home runs and seven RBIs and is hitting 110 points better against lefties than righties this season. Given his recent production combined with his spot in the batting order, he could be a decent FantasyScore sleeper pick this afternoon.

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Athletics | Jake Smolinski in LF

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:08:13 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Jake Smolinski will start in left field and hit fifth in the order Tuesday, July 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays and LHP Mark Buehrle. OF Mark Canha comes out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Smolinski ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) went 3-for-5 with two home runs in his last game. That outing came against a left-handed starter, and Smolinski comes at great value for use in GPP tournaments while having a premium position in the batting order.

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Athletics | Jake Smolinski launches a pair

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:32:43 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Jake Smolinski went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in a 14-1 win over the Minnesota Twins Sunday, July 19.

Fantasy Tip: Smolinski has made a quick impact being acquired from Texas, and he is hitting .556 in four games with Oakland. However, he is hitting just .188 for the year, so don't expect a repeat of Sunday's performance any time soon.

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Athletics | Jake Smolinski playing left field

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:35:15 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Jake Smolinski will start in left field and bat fifth against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone Sunday, July 19. OF/1B Mark Canha, who started in left field Saturday, July 18, will bat second and play first base Sunday. 1B Ike Davis is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Smolinski ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is 2-for-5 since joining the A's but is only batting .156 in 64 at-bats in the majors this season. Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is batting .310 with seven RBIs in July but hasn't homered in over a month. Neither player should be considered for FantasyScore lineups.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick out vs. Yanks

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:14:28 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is not in the lineup against New York Yankees left-handed SP CC Sabathia Wednesday, July 8. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in right field and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Smolinski hit just .133 (8-for-60) with a home run and six RBI for the Texas Rangers this year. It'll be his first action for the A's. He's a low-end outfield play as a deep sleeper tonight against Sabathia.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin will not start

Sat, 23 May 2015 08:05:26 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin is not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 23. OF Delino DeShields Jr. will move to center field while OF Jake Smolinski will start in left field.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return soon. Smolinski has seen limited playing time this season and should not be an option for fantasy owners.

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