Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:48:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has not had the best season in the first year of his free-agent deal, but he broke loose in this game. Still, Butler needs to show more consistency before he makes a good FantasyScore play.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:49:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Burns ($4,500; or 9.0% of cap) is still a very strong FantasyScore value despite the hitless game. Until he goes ice cold, keep riding him at this price level. He hasn't had back-to-back hitless games all season.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:49:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gray is 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA in five straight in the month of June, and he has lasted six or more innings in six straight outings. The Rockies are just 5-24 in their past 29 games against AL West foes, so Gray ($9,300; or 18.6% of cap) is a solid FantasyScore choice despite the steep price tag.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:48:49 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman allowed five hits and three walks over seven scoreless innings Monday, June 29, against the Colorado Rockies. He also struck out three batters. He is 4-2 with a 2.01 ERA in eight starts since returning from the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Graveman ($5,900; or 11.8% of cap) has a bit of a steep price tag, but he has been worth the salary in FantasyScore lately. He has lasted seven or more innings in five straight outings, and he has six straight quality starts.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:18:50 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns (hip) returned from a two-game absence and went 2-for-5 with a double in a 5-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals Sunday, June 28, and his 16-game hitting streak is one shy of the franchise's rookie record.
Fantasy Tip: Burns ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) showed no signs of rust, and while you need to make sure his hip issue doesn't flare up over the next few days, it looks safe to resume using Buns as an effective cheaper option at FantasyScore.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:41:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Burns ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) had been out of the lineup since Thursday, June 25, due to a hip injury. Since speed is a big part of his game, FantasyScore owners would be wise to avoid using Burns today to insure that he is fully healthy.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:38:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Muncy ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is batting just .160 this month and is not a great FantasyScore option this afternoon. Remove Lawrie ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) from all fantasy lineups.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:23:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is hitless in his last 10 at-bats and is only hitting .197 this month, so FantasyScore owners should avoid using him.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:27:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Burns ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has been solid since earning regular playing time, but with speed being a big part of his value, you may want to avoid him at FantasyScore until he shows his hip injury isn't slowing him down on the basepaths.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:58:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return soon. Vogt ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has recorded at least one hit in seven of his last eight games and is a solid option for owners on FantasyScore.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:50:27 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt will serve as the designated hitter against Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young Saturday, June 27, and is batting third in the lineup. C Josh Phegley will start at catcher and is batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is receiving a day off from catcher but is still in the lineup. Vogt has recorded at least one hit in seven of his last eight games and is a solid option for owners on FantasyScore. Phegley ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting .333 this month with three home runs and seven RBI over his last five games. He could be a cheaper option for owners to consider.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:49:36 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is not in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young Saturday, June 27. OF Sam Fuld will start in center field and is batting first in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Burns ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next day or two. Fuld ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has played better this month but is still hitting .210 this season and is not a great option on FantasyScore.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:12:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is excelling in June (.347-3-15) and has had a very solid season all around (.289-7-35). He gains more fantasy value hitting up near the top of the lineup, too. You could do much worse than Lawrie tonight as your FantasyScore second baseman.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:08:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is more intriguing at the top of the lineup, but he doesn't have much offensive upside and hasn't homered in 221 at-bats this season. He's strictly a low-end FantasyScore sleeper play if you're feeling lucky.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:53:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fuld ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has very little offensive upside, as evidenced by his .207 average (34-for-164) with no home runs and 12 RBI. Avoid him everywhere.
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