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Athletics | Scott Kazmir continues AL West perfection

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:34:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir improved to 5-5 overall as he shut out the Seattle Mariners, 4-0, on Thursday, July 2. Kazmir is now 5-0 against the AL West teams.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) is one of those cases where you may want to be careful. He is the subject of trade talk, but if he goes away from the AL West he could slump badly. That isn't likely to happen, but it's a question you might want to ask. For now, start Kazmir in FantasyScore when he faces AL West teams.

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Astros | Cole Hamels not an option for Houston

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:21:20 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels would block any trade to the Houston Astros. Houston could turn their attention toward acquiring Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (who is a Houston native), though.

Fantasy Tip: The most likely destinations for Hamels ($9,000, 18.0% of cap) are the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, and he's already willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to either of those two teams. Hamels, an already elite fantasy starting pitcher, will gain even more value with a trade out of Philly, and he's likely to land in the AL. Save your FAAB money if you're in need of pitching help as the trade deadline approaches.

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Athletics | New approach for Scott Kazmir

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:51:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir said he used a new approach in his win over the Texas Rangers Thursday, June 11, pacing himself in the early innings. "The past however many games it's just been, right out of the gate, as hard as you could," Kazmir said. "And I felt like I wasn't really effective like that because I wasn't necessarily hitting my location consistently. So I took a different approach (today) and it worked."

Fantasy Tip: While it remains to be seen if the new approach will continue to lead to strong results for Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap), he is definitely worth monitoring in his next few starts. He has already been a strong option at FantasyScore in his home starts, and his value could be on the rise.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sacramento Bee - Matt Kawahara

Athletics | Scott Kazmir shines against Texas

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:45:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir tossed a one-hitter in eight innings in a win over the Texas Rangers Thursday, June 11, to end his nine-start winless streak. He struck out six hitters and threw just 105 pitches in the outing. Kazmir had been 0-4 with a 3.78 ERA in nine outings since winning his first two starts of the season. Kazmir's season ERA now stands at 2.79.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) didn't pitch terribly during his winless stretch, either, and he certainly raised his trade value with his effort today. If Kazmir is dealt before the trade deadline - and there's a good chance of that happening - his fantasy value should only increase if he's pitching for a contending team. On FantasyScore, clicking Kazmir at home (1.65 ERA) is much wiser than using him on the road (4.29 ERA) in 2015.

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Athletics | Scott Kazmir slumping

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 04:50:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir, who is starting Thursday, June 11, against the Texas Rangers, is in a slump on the mound. Kazmir has an 0-4 record, a 4.85 ERA and a .299 opponents batting average in his last six outings.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) has lost what he had in the past couple seasons that made him an underrated force to be reckoned with on the mound. Oakland has slumped as a whole, so the suggestion here is to avoid Kazmir until he works through his issues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Janie McCauley

Athletics | Scott Kazmir to start Friday

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:11:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (shoulder) felt fine after throwing Tuesday, June 2, and he will start again against the Boston Red Sox Friday, June 5.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) will be a risk/reward play Friday on FantasyScore against the Red Sox. Boston sports a .654 OPS against left-handed pitchers in 2015 and rank 12th in the majors with 96 strikeouts against southpaws.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee

Athletics | Scott Kazmir throws 'pen session

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 06:10:43 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (shoulder) threw 30 pitches Sunday, May 31, in a bullpen session.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) had his turn skipped and could take his next one Friday, June 5, against the Boston Red Sox. Give him a start to work out the kinks before consideration on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser

Athletics | Scott Kazmir to miss one start

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:10:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (shoulder) will be skipped in the rotation after he dealt with tightness in his sore shoulder in his last outing. However, an MRI exam showed no structural damage in his left shoulder. "We're looking at him miss just one start," manager Bob Melvin told reporters. "The MRI showed just a bit of a weak shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap), who has dealt with a number of arm injuries in his career before, looks to have dodged a bullet. However, after missing a turn in the rotation, he won't be a very safe play in his initial start back on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Scott Kazmir may miss one start

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:20:29 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (shoulder) may miss just a single start after an MRI revealed no structural damage Thursday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) should be kept on rosters in season-long leagues. FantasyScore owners should allow Kazmir to get through one start without any setbacks before reinvesting.

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Athletics | Scott Kazmir going for MRI

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:18:13 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (shoulder) will undergo an MRI exam Wednesday, May 27, after leaving his start early with left shoulder issues.

Fantasy Tip: The A's won't know whether Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) will need to go on the DL until they get the results of his exam. There's a good chance he'll need to be sidelined, though, as the left-hander has had shoulder problems in his career in the past. Plan for the worst if you own him, and be prepared to go without him at FantasyScore for a while.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee