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Athletics | Danny Valencia drives in three

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:41:52 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a double, two-run home run and three RBIs Monday, July 25, against the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Valencia has struggled with his average in the month of July, as his batting average has slipped from .324 to .302. Still, he has solid power potential and is a must-start in AL-only leagues and some deeper mixed formats.

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Athletics | Daniel Mengden shaky in no-decision

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:41:23 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Daniel Mengden allowed four earned runs, seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Monday, July 25, against the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Mengden has a 5.73 ERA and is starting to resemble a youngster with upside who was rushed to the majors out of necessity. He still has a bright future, but he should only be rostered in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues and long-term keeper formats at this point.

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Athletics | Jesse Hahn sent back down

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:04:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn was sent back to Class AAA Nashville Monday, July 25, after he allowed just one run in 7 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, July 24. The A's have off days Thursday, July 28, and Sept. 1, so they only need four starters, and SP Rich Hill (finger) is expected back soon.

Fantasy Tip: All along it was known this was just a spot start for Hahn, so he didn't carry much fantasy value. Even with the strong effort he has a 5.53 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and ugly 4.5 K/9. He's a deep sleeper as a matchup play, at best, if he sees another start at some point for the A's this year.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt returning Tuesday

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:04:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics C/1B Stephen Vogt will be activated from the family emergency medical leave list Tuesday, July 26, according to manager Bob Melvin.

Fantasy Tip: Vogt is having a serviceable season with 35 runs, eight home runs, 30 RBI and a .280/.321/.448 slash line, and he is a viable starting catcher in most leagues. Be ready to return him to your lineups Tuesday.

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Athletics | Yonder Alonso sits versus southpaw

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:52:15 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Yonder Alonso is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers left-handed SP Martin Perez Monday, July 25. 3B Ryon Healy is starting at the hot corner and batting seventh, with 3B Danny Valencia moving across the diamond to play first base.

Fantasy Tip: Healy has held his own with a .278 average, two homers and seven RBI in his first 36 at-bats in the majors and is worth a look for depth at corner infield in AL-only leagues. He's merely a deep sleeper in DFS this evening, though. Alonso has picked things up at the plate in July with a .269 average but still has just one homer and nine RBI on the month and is a very average fantasy commodity with limited power.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick starting Monday

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:50:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (back) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting third against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez Monday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Get Reddick back into all seasonal lineups. He's not an ideal candidate to grace your daily lineups, though, as he's batting only .169 with no home runs off lefties in 59 at-bats in 2016.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp still sidelined

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:41:05 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) remains out of the starting lineup Monday, July 25. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in center field and is hitting second against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez.

Fantasy Tip: The veteran outfield has a history of neck injuries, so this is something that could keep him out a while longer. Stay tuned for updates. Smolinski is hitting .333 this month and has two homers in his last four games, so he's certainly worth a low-priced flier in DFS against Perez.

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Athletics | Rich Hill's finger healing

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:53:23 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill (finger) said he still has "a little hot spot" on his left middle finger, but he is healing.

Fantasy Tip: The A's are being careful not to run Hill back too soon since he's a valuable trade chip before the Aug. 1 deadline. His 2.25 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10.7 K/9 plays in all leagues, but there is no timetable for his return to the mound. Stay patient with the talented left-hander.

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Athletics | Jesse Hahn solid in spot start

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:03:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn allowed one run on four hits while walking one and striking out five over 7 2/3 innings in a win over the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Hahn had one of his best outings of an otherwise lackluster year, and if he happens to land a permanent spot in the rotation, he could be worth a flier in AL-only leagues.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp scratched from lineup

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:23:30 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday, July 24, because of neck soreness. OF Jake Smolinski will start in center field. 3B Danny Valencia will start in right field, while 1B Yonder Alonso will start at first base and is batting eighth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Blake Snell.

Fantasy Tip: Alonso is hitting only .220 with one home run and six RBI against left-handed pitchers this season and probably should be avoided in most leagues.

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Athletics | Bruce Maxwell catching Sunday

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:53:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Bruce Maxwell will bat ninth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Blake Snell Sunday, July 24. C Matt McBride is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: With Stephen Vogt on the family emergency medical leave list, Maxwell is serving as the backup to McBride. He hit .321 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI in 60 games for Class AAA Nashville this season and has just one prior MLB at-bat entering play Sunday. He is not a recommended fantasy option Sunday due to his lack of a track record at the big-league level.

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Athletics | Rich Hill set for bullpen

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:28:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill (finger) will throw a bullpen session Sunday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Hill is a must-stash hurler given his 2.25 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10.7 K/9. He's a ripe trade candidate, and a relocation to a better ball team should provide a fantasy boost for Hill.

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Athletics | Kendall Graveman spins complete game

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:08:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out four batters to notch a complete-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Graveman's lack of strikeouts limit his fantasy value to cavernous mixed and AL-only formats. For the season he has seven wins, a 4.15 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP with 70 punchouts over 110 2/3 innings. With 40 career starts, it's unlikely Graveman ever improves into much of a fantasy asset.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick scratched

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:12:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (back) was scratched Saturday, July 23, with back soreness. OF Coco Crisp has entered the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp is actually 4-for-8 (.500) lifetime off of lefty Drew Smyly, and he's a low-end option in DFS.

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Athletics | Jed Lowrie leading off

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:17:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie is leading off Saturday, July 23, with OF Coco Crisp out against a left-hander.

Fantasy Tip: Lowrie is hitting just .215 this month, but Drew Smyly has had a rough season. Lowrie has upside in DFS.

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Adames Joselito P
Alcantara Arismendy 2B
Alcantara Raul SP
Alonso Yonder 1B
Alvarez Henderson SP
Anderson Bryan C
Appert Luke 2B
Armenteros Lazarito OF
Avila Andres P
Axford John RP
Barham Trey P
Barone Daniel P
Barreto Franklin SS
Barrone Ben C
Bassitt Chris SP
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blasi Nick OF
Bowen Rob C
Boyd Chad OF
Bradley David P
Brasier Ryan RP
Brown Andrew A. RP
Brown Dusty C
Brown Jeremy C
Bryant Steven P
Bunch Kevin P
Burns Billy OF
Butler Billy 1B
Byrd Darren P
Callahan Shawn C
Cammack Eric P
Canha Mark OF
Carpenter Drew RP
Carter Steven-Ryder P
Castillo David P
Castillo Yeiper P
Chacon Shawn SP
Chapman Matt 3B
Cobb Larry OF
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Collins Bryan P
Corder Gordon 1B
Cornejo Eddie SS
Coughlin Cameron OF
Coulombe Daniel RP
Crisp Coco OF
Currin Patrick P
Davis Khris OF
Day Dewon RP
Deal Scott P
DeHoyos Gabe RP
Detwiler Ross SP
Dewing Branden P
DiNardo Lenny SP
Dixon Rashun OF
Doolittle Ryan P
Doolittle Sean RP
Doubront Felix SP
Dowling Greg 1B
Dull Ryan P
Duran Omar P
Erwin Zack P
Everidge Tommy 1B
Fagan Mike P
Fahner Evan P
Fairbanks Scott P
Faison Vince OF
Farrell Sean OF
Fernandez Jason P
Fernandez Rodolfo P
Fitts Matthews P
Flores Jose P
Ford Ryan P
France Ryan P
Franco T.J. P
Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Frias Darwin P
Fuld Sam OF
Gailey Frank P
Garcia Angel P
Garcia Jose P
Giese Dan P
Gomez Francis SS
Gomez Rosalio P
Gonzalez Junior P
Gordon Derrick P
Gossett Daniel P
Graveman Kendall SP
Gray Sonny SP
Hahn Jesse SP
Halama John RP
Hall Kris P
Hamblin Dan 1B
Haviland Shawn P
Healy Ryon 3B
Heether Adam 3B
Hendriks Liam RP
Herrera John P
Heuser James P
Hill Rich SP
Hill Steven C
Hodson Scott P
Hoehn Connor P
Hooker Deryk P
House Tyreace OF
Hudson Herbert OF
Hunter Brett P
Hurley Zachary OF
Ingold Ben SS
Ingram Brian SS
Jackson Steve C
Jennings Jason RP
Jensen Chris P
Jernigan Kevin 2B
Johnson Adam RP
Johnson Toddrick OF
Jones Ryan OF
Joseph Jonathan RP
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Kay Josh P
Keough Shane SS
Kerfoot Charles P
Kilby Brad P
Kleen Steve 1B
Klug Michael 2B
Kohn Shawn P
Komine Shane P
Kurcz Aaron P
Lacasse Jess P
Ladendorf Tyler 3B
Lambo Andrew 1B
Lee Chad P
LeVier Mitchell C
Leyja Nino SS
Lowrie Jed 2B
Lyman Jeffrey P
Lynch Matt P
Macias Lorenzo OF
Madsen Michael P
Madson Ryan RP
Manaea Sean SP
Marti Yadel P
Martin Richie SS
Martinez Shawn P
Martinez Wilman INF
Massaro Michael OF
Maxwell Bruce C
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McBeth Marcus RP
McBride Matt 1B
McGirr Mike P
Meisner Casey P
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Mengden Daniel SP
Miller Corey P
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Neal Zach SP
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
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Omura Isaac 2B
Ortiz Jonathan P
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Pan Chih-Fang SS
Paramore Petey C
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Perez Darwin INF
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Rapp Randy P
Ravelo Rangel 1B
Ray Matt SS
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Robnett Richie OF
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Rogowski Casey INF
Rojas Jose P
Ruiz Ryan SS
Rutherford Rodney 3B
Rzepczynski Marc RP
Saberhagen Drew 1B
Sanchez Jacob P
Sanchez Jesus P. P
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Sayegh Jose OF
Schlichting Travis P
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Sheridan Eric P
Shibilo Andy P
Shields Trey P
Shull James P
Simmons James SP
Smalley Kenny P
Smith Bobby INF
Smith Chris RP
Smith Jacob C
Smith Jordon C
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Snyder Brian 3B
Sogard Eric 2B
Solano Wilfredo INF
Sosa Alfred OF
Sosa Wilfrido SS
Spanos Vasili 3B
Street Juston P
Sulentic Matt OF
Sullivan Brad P
Suniaga Elihoref P
Thigpen Curtis C
Thomas David X. OF
Thompson Derek P
Thompson Taylor P
Tichota Clay P
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Triggs Andrew P
Urlaub Jeff P
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Verdugo Ryan SP
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Vogt Stephen C
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Watson Matt OF
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Whitney Matt INF
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