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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 | Danny Valencia, Jed Lowrie sitting

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:03:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia and 2B Jed Lowrie are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. 3B Ryon Healy is at the hot corner and is hitting seventh, while 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at the keystone and batting ninth against Houston Astros SP Doug Fister. Also, SS Marcus Semien moves up to second in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Healy has shown well in his first 19 major league at-bats with six hits (one homer), six RBI and a .319 average. He's more of a deep sleeper pick for now in DFS and merely an AL-only option in seasonal leagues. Alcantara can run a little but but is extremely limited offensively and should be ignored in DFS. Semien gains daily value today hitting second and is a fine addition to any fantasy lineup with his 20 home runs and 48 RBI from the shortstop position.

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Athletics | Arismendy Alcantara recalled

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:52:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Arismendy Alcantara was recalled from Class AAA Nashville Wednesday, July 20. In a corresponding move, SP Dillon Overton was optioned to Nashville.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara has plus-wheels and can help owners in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues chasing steals. However, he likely won't receive enough playing time to be a regular fantasy contributor. Overton can be replaced in all seasonal leagues.

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Athletics | Sean Manaea activated to start Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:00:37 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea (forearm) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 29. 2B Arismendy Alcantara was optioned to Class AAA Nashville in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Manaea is a promising young lefty for the A's, but he's been up and down in his rookie season, going 2-4 with a 6.02 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7.3 K/9. He can be useful in the right matchups, but he's probably far too risky for most to rely on in his first start off the DL tonight against the Giants.

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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 | Arismendy Alcantara draws in vs. Angels

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:20:34 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at second base and batting ninth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, June 23. DH Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup with 2B Jed Lowrie serving as the designated hitter Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara's fantasy value is tied to his potential on the base paths, and if he can carve out a semi-regular role, he'll be a viable option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Despite a .333/.375/.528 slash line in June, Butler remains a part-time player, so his value is tied to similar deep setups.

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Athletics | Arismendy Alcantara draws in vs. Angels

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:20:34 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at second base and batting ninth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, June 23. DH Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup with 2B Jed Lowrie serving as the designated hitter Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara's fantasy value is tied to his potential on the base paths, and if he can carve out a semi-regular role, he'll be a viable option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Despite a .333/.375/.528 slash line in June, Butler remains a part-time player, so his value is tied to similar deep setups.

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Athletics | Arismendy Alcantara called up

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:30:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Arismendy Alcantara was called up from Class AAA Nashville Tuesday, June 21. In a corresponding move, RP Daniel Coulombe was optioned to the minor leagues.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara is a potential grab in cavernous mixed and AL-only setups. Through 255 plate appearances in Class AAA this year, he has an underwhelming .248/.299/.415 slash line. However, those teams in need of stolen bases could unlock a hidden gem with Alcantara. He has gone 26-for-26 on the base paths this season in the minors, after all. Still, he likely isn't going to see enough regular playing time to make a major dent in the category.

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Athletics | Chris Coghlan dealt back to Cubs

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:49:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Chris Coghlan was traded to the Chicago Cubs Thursday, June 9, for 2B Arismendy Alcantara, who will report to Class AAA Nashville.

Fantasy Tip: Ironically, it was Coghlan who was traded from the Cubs to the A's for Aaron Brooks only a few months ago, but he probably doesn't mind returning to Chicago, given the difference in records between the two clubs. He could get some starts here and there off the bat with Tommy La Stella being placed on the DL, and he'll cut into Albert Amora's playing time, too. Meanwhile, in Oakland, with Coghlan out of the picture, combined with Josh Reddick's continued absence, that means Jake Smolinski will have a crack at regular playing time.

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Cubs | Arismendy Alcantara demoted

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:07:24 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara will be optioned to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, April 21, to make room for SS Addison Russell. Russell was hitting .318 for Iowa before the call-up. Chicago second basemen ranked 29th in the league with a .135 batting average and last with a .355 OPS. Alcantara was hitting only .077.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) obviously can now be ignored at FantasyScore, and he's no longer useful in standard or deep mixed leagues. You may want to stash him in deep NL-only leagues in case he's back in Chicago before long.

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