Sat, 02 May 2015 15:24:32 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is in the lineup and will bat from the leadoff position Saturday, May 2, against the Texas Rangers. OF Sam Fuld is not in the starting lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Burns will make his season debut and will do so from a very enviable position in the order. Burns hit .315 and stole five bases in 99 plate appearance at Class AAA before being re-called. Burns is a switch-hitter going up against Rangers RHP Nick Martinez. Burns is someone to watch for going forward, especially if he can remain at the top of the order.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:11:56 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld is not in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros Friday, April 24. OF Craig Gentry is starting in center field and batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: This has been a consistent lefty vs. righty and vice versa platoon. Make sure to avoid Fuld ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday, and Gentry ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is likely not worth starting, either. Gentry has gone 0-for-22 to start the season, after all.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:48:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Tuesday, April 21. OF Craig Gentry is starting in center field and hitting leadoff.
Fantasy Tip: Gentry ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is hitless in his 18 at-bats in 2015. He doesn't have much power to speak of and didn't particularly hit lefties all that well in 2014, but he's a sleeper nevertheless Tuesday night because of his positioning atop the A's lineup. Also, most FantasyScore owners are unlikely to look his way because he's currently hitless to begin the year.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:51:54 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld (jaw) left the Cactus League spring game Friday, March 20, after being hit in the face with an errant throw running to first base. X-rays did not reveal a fractured jaw.
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain how much time Fuld will be forced to miss, but a broken jaw can cost four to six weeks of recovery time.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:20:16 -0800
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp will be moved from center field to left field this year in an effort to keep him healthy as he ages. OFs Craig Gentry and Sam Fuld will form a platoon in center field. Crips played in just 126 games in 2014 due to a lingering neck issue that he suffered while crashing into the outfield wall, and he hasn't played in more than 136 games since 2007. Crisp has appeared in left field 232 times in his 13-year career, including 138 times in 2205. Manager Bob Melvin expects Crisp to remain exclusively in left field this spring.
Fantasy Tip: The fact that the 35-year-old Crisp has had trouble staying healthy and on the field late in his career should tell you everything. When healthy, he's not a bad source for runs and stolen bases, but how much can you count on him? Consider him a late-round choice in deeper mixed leagues to round out your outfield group.
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:10:23 -0800
The Oakland Athletics have avoided arbitration with OF Sam Fuld by agreeing with him on a one-year deal. The deal is reportedly worth approximately $1.6 million.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:28:22 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Geovany Soto is catching and OF Sam Fuld is starting in left field, with 1B Brandon Moss serving as the designated hitter in the Wild Card game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30. That means that DH Adam Dunn is on the bench to start.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:03:56 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Sept. 20. OF Sam Fuld will hit leadoff and play center field.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:47:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld (knee) is starting in center field and batting second Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:21:48 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld (knee) is available off the bench Tuesday, Aug. 26, according to manager Bob Melvin.