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Athletics | Billy Burns, Stephen Vogt out

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:53:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns and C Stephen Vogt are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. OF Coco Crisp is in center field and hitting leadoff, C Josh Phegley is catching and batting eighth, while 1B Billy Butler is serving as the designated hitter and is batting sixth against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp is barely hitting over .200 in 54 at-bats this year, so he remains a low-end outfield consideration for DFS despite hitting atop the lineup. Phegley hit just .220 with four home runs against righties last year and isn't all that attractive, either. Butler is in there because he sports a .405 average (34-for-84) with two home runs and 15 RBI against Verlander in his career. He's a sneaky under-the-radar value play tonight.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp, Billy Butler still out

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:51:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp and 1B Billy Butler remain out of the starting lineup Wednesday, April 20. OF Billy Burns remains the leadoff man and is in center, while OF Chris Coghlan is at second base and is hitting second against New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi. 2B Jed Lowrie is serving as the designated hitter and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp (.158) and Butler (.150) are both trending downward after slow starts to the year. Burns is a younger version of Crisp with plenty of speed, and he's a fine daily pick against Eovaldi tonight. Coghlan hits righties much better in his career and could be worth the flyer as a deep sleeper in the two-hole. Lowrie is coming off a four-hit game. Ride him while he's hot.

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Athletics | Billy Burns returns to lineup Saturday

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:30:14 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is back in the starting lineup versus Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young Saturday, April 16, leading off and playing center field. OF Coco Crisp is not in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Burns is 7-for-25 with three stolen bases through his first seven games of the season. He remains a relevant player to own because of his speed, although he has been losing playing time in center field to Crisp recently.

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Athletics | Billy Burns, Billy Butler sitting vs. Royals

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:31:55 -0700

Oakland Athletics DH Billy Butler and OF Billy Burns are not in the starting lineup Friday, April 15. 2B Chris Coghlan is batting second as the designated hitter against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Butler is 3-for-18 to start the season, and following a poor 2015 showing (.251/.323/.390), the veteran could continue to see fewer at-bats if he struggles. Burns, however, owns a respectable .280 batting average with three runs and three stolen bases, but he is still losing playing time to Coco Crisp. Coghlan is worth a look in daily contests Friday, as he posted a respectable .264/.355/.476 slash line against right-handed pitchers in 2015.

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Athletics | Three A's regulars sitting

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:19:33 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp, C Stephen Vogt and 1B Yonder Alonso are all out of the lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim left-handed SP Hector Santiago Tuesday, April 12. OF Billy Burns returns to center and is leading off, C Josh Phegley is catching and hitting second and OF Mark Canha is at first base and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Burns' value has taken a slight hit with Crisp healthy and playing often, but he remains relevant in all leagues for his speed. Get him back into your lineups. Phegley and Canha excel against lefties and are worth value plays in daily contests, with Phegley much more attractive.

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Athletics | Billy Burns out again

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:27:04 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is not in the starting lineup for the third straight game Monday, April 11. OF Coco Crisp is in center field and is batting leadoff against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano. Also, 1B Billy Butler is out in favor of OF Chris Coghlan as the designated hitter. Coghlan is batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Burns and Crisp are splitting time in center field, which will limit the fantasy value of the speedster Burns. Take note and add Crisp if you need outfield depth in deep mixed formats. Crisp and Coghlan could return nice value in daily formats tonight against Tropeano, who is making his season debut.

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Athletics | Billy Burns out of the lineup

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 16:22:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is out of the lineup Saturday, April 9, with OF Coco Crisp leading off. OF Chris Coghlan is hitting second.

Fantasy Tip: Cogs is off to a 4-for-10 (.400) start with a homer and three RBIs. He's worth a look tonight, while Crisp doesn't move the needle much.

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Athletics | Billy Burns, Stephen Vogt out

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:39:55 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns and C Stephen Vogt are sitting against Chicago White Sox left-handed SP Jose Quintana Tuesday, April 5. OF Coco Crisp is starting in center field and hitting leadoff, while C Josh Phegley draws the start behind the plate and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Act accordingly for Burns and Vogt in traditional leagues Tuesday. Crisp is nearing the end of his career and shouldn't be an option outside of depth in cavernous mixed and AL leagues. Phegley is a decent second catcher, and he hit .276 with five of his nine homers against lefties in 2015. Consider him as a cheap option in daily formats.

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Athletics | Billy Burns having solid spring

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:31:25 -0800

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns, who is hitting .462 this spring, went 1-for-3 in the spring game Friday, March 11.

Fantasy Tip: Speed is Burns' main asset, and he swiped 26 bags in 520 at-bats for Oakland in 2015. However, he'll need to make more hard contact to move to the next level. A full season could provide fantasy owners with something close to 50 steals, so he's obviously a target for his wheels but not much else.

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Athletics | Billy Burns not starting Sunday

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:56:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is out of the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Vidal Nuno. OF Craig Gentry will bat eighth and play center field.

Fantasy Tip: Gentry ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has always been known primarily as a defensive-minded outfielder, so FantasyScore owners should avoid using him this afternoon.

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