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Athletics | Ben Zobrist traded away

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:48:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist was traded to the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, July 28, in exchange for Ps Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea.

Fantasy Tip: With Zobrist out of Oakland, Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) figures to return to an everyday role at the keystone. Mark Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) and Jake Smolinski ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be expected to see more at-bats in left field, as well. None of these players carries value beyond the deepest of mixed leagues, however.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Athletics | Ben Zobrist could be dealt soon

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:53:48 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist could be traded soon, as the A's are deep in trade talks with other teams.

Fantasy Tip: It seems like a foregone conclusion that Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) will be dealt this week. His fantasy value is unlikely to change all that much, but a move out of Oakland and pitcher-friendly O.Co Coliseum can't be a bad thing.

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Athletics | OAK closer situation in flux

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:41:40 -0700

The Oakland Athletics have not yet determined their closer situation following the trade of RP Tyler Clippard. Free-agents-to-be RPs Edward Mujica and Eric O'Flaherty could also be dealt.

Fantasy Tip: The Athletics bullpen could be a mess down the stretch, but whomever emerges as the closer could be a decent addition in AL-only fantasy play.

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Athletics | Tyler Clippard traded away

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:26:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Tyler Clippard was traded to the New York Mets Monday, July 27, in exchange for P Casey Meisner.

Fantasy Tip: With Clippard out of the picture in Oakland, Edward Mujica is the speculative favorite to pitch the ninth inning, but Drew Pomeranz could also be in the mix if he's moved back to a relief role. Fernando Rodriguez probably has the best skill set to pitch the ninth, but it's unclear if he'll be in the mix. Mujica has the experience over the others, but the A's could also use a committee approach from here on out. Target Mujica first if you're looking for saves, but expect this situation to be quite messy for fantasy owners.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp rehabbing Monday

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:12:45 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is making a rehab appearance with Class A Stockton Monday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: The A's have no reason to rush Crisp ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) back, and he's one setback away from retirement. Even when he's healthy, Crisp might have a tough time finding his way into the lineup in the second half with the emergence of leadoff man and center fielder Billy Burns. Crisp should only be stashed away in the deepest of leagues.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist a popular trade target

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:21:23 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist is a trade target for several of the teams looking to compete for a playoff spot. The Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are among the teams that are pursing Zobrist.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) likely is a hot commodity because of his ability to play multiple positions. He could be a starting option for most of the teams interested in him and his fantasy value should be similar no matter where he plays after the trade deadline.

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Athletics | Tyler Clippard likely on the move

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:23:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Tyler Clippard is likely the next A's player to be traded before the deadline. RP Drew Pomeranz is a candidate to become the closer if Clippard is dealt.

Fantasy Tip: Pick up Pomeranz in anticipation of Clippard's deal. Clippard may lose most of his fantasy value because he'll probably land on a team as a setup man.

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Athletics | Kendall Graveman rocked again

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:57:29 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman allowed four runs on seven hits in 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants Sunday, July 26, and he has allowed at least four runs in three straight starts.

Fantasy Tip: Graveman ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) has seen his ERA rise from 3.16 to 4.13 over his last three starts, and he has allowed four home runs. After a solid run of quality starts, Graveman is slumping, and he needs to be avoided at FantasyScore until he turns things around.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick batting cleanup

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:49:53 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick will bat cleanup and play right field against San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson Sunday, July 26.

Fantasy Tip: Reddick ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is hitting .319 versus righties this season and .313 over the past week, making this a favorable matchup for him.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt batting second

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:18:58 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt will bat second against San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson Sunday, July 26.

Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is only batting .197 with one home run and five RBIs this month and should be avoided in FantasyScore until he shows signs of turning things around offensively.

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Athletics | Billy Burns returns to action

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:15:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns (testicles) is back in the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, July 26.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) was not in the starting lineup Saturday, July 25, but went 1-for-2 after entering the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. He is 7-for-16 (.438) over the past week, so he warrants consideration for your FantasyScore lineup.

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Athletics | Eric Sogard playing second base

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:45:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Eric Sogard will bat seventh against San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson Sunday, July 26. INF/OF Ben Zobrist, who started at second base Saturday, July 25, will bat third and play left field Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is only batting .185 during the month of July and is not a great starting option at the keystone position in FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Ike Davis returns to action

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:38:09 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis will bat fifth and play first base against San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson July 26. DH/1B Billy Butler is getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: With the A's playing an interleague series at a National League park this weekend, Davis ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) and Butler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) had both taken turns riding the pine over the last few days. Davis is 7-for-24 (.292) with two doubles in his career versus Hudson and is worth considering in FantasyScore if you need an inexpensive option at first base.

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Athletics | Jake Smolinski playing right field

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:08:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Jake Smolinski will bat fifth and play right field against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Saturday, July 25. OF Josh Reddick is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Smolinski ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is 7-for-17 (.412) this month with two home runs and seven RBIs and is hitting 110 points better against lefties than righties this season. Given his recent production combined with his spot in the batting order, he could be a decent FantasyScore sleeper pick this afternoon.

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Athletics | Josh Phegley catching Saturday

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:55:37 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Josh Phegley will bat sixth against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Saturday, July 25. C/1B Stephen Vogt is getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Phegley ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is batting .250 with one home run and seven RBIs this month and is hitting .319 versus southpaws this year. However, a game versus one of baseball's most dominant pitchers makes this a less-than-desirable matchup for Phegley, so he should be avoided in FantasyScore today.

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Oakland Athletics Player News

Abad Fernando RP
Adames Joselito P
Alcantara Raul SP
Alvarez R.J. P
Anderson Bryan C
Appert Luke 2B
Avila Andres P
Barham Trey P
Barone Daniel P
Barreto Franklin SS
Barrone Ben C
Bassitt Chris P
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blasi Nick OF
Bowen Rob C
Boyd Chad OF
Bradley David P
Brooks Aaron 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
Castro Angel P
Chacon Shawn SP
Chapman Matt 3B
Chavez Jesse SP
Cobb Larry OF
Coke Phil RP
Collins Bryan P
Cook Ryan RP
Corder Gordon 1B
Cornejo Eddie SS
Coughlin Cameron OF
Crisp Coco OF
Currin Patrick P
Davis Ike 1B
Day Dewon RP
Deal Scott P
DeHoyos Gabe RP
Dewing Branden P
DiNardo Lenny SP
Dixon Rashun OF
Doolittle Ryan P
Doolittle Sean RP
Dowling Greg 1B
Dull Ryan P
Duran Omar 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
Fisher Carlos RP
Fitts Matthews P
Flores Jose P
Ford Ryan P
France Ryan P
Franco T.J. P
Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Freiman Nate 1B
Fuld Sam OF
Fuller Jim P
Gailey Frank P
Garcia Angel P
Garcia Jose P
Gentry Craig OF
Giese Dan P
Gomez Francis SS
Gomez Rosalio P
Gonzalez Junior P
Gordon Derrick P
Gossett Daniel P
Graveman Kendall SP
Gray Sonny SP
Griffin A.J. SP
Hahn Jesse SP
Halama John RP
Hall Kris P
Hamblin Dan 1B
Haviland Shawn P
Heether Adam 3B
Herrera John P
Heuser James P
Hill Steven C
Hodson Scott P
Hoehn Connor P
Hooker Deryk P
House Tyreace OF
Hudson Herbert OF
Humber Philip SP
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
Juma Alexis P
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
Lawrie Brett 3B
Lee Chad P
Leon Arnold SP
LeVier Mitchell C
Leyja Nino SS
Lyman Jeffrey P
Lynch Matt P
Macias Lorenzo OF
Madsen Michael P
Manaea Sean SP
Marti Yadel P
Martin Richie SS
Martinez Shawn P
Martinez Wilman INF
Massaro Michael OF
Maxwell Bruce C
McAuliffe Jarod P
McBeth Marcus RP
McGirr Mike P
McGuire Deck SP
Meisner Casey P
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Mengden Daniel P
Miller Corey P
Mills Brad SP
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Mujica Edward RP
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
Nolin Sean SP
Nottingham Jacob C
Nunez Renato 3B
O'Flaherty Eric RP
Oakes Earl P
Olsen Kevin RP
Olson Matt X. 1B
Omura Isaac 2B
Ortiz Jonathan P
Ortiz Ryan C
Oseguera Paul P
Otero Dan RP
Pan Chih-Fang SS
Paramore Petey C
Parker Jarrod SP
Parraz Zeke SS
Parrino Andy 2B
Penalo Rodolfo SS
Peralta Eyffer P
Perez Darwin INF
Peterson Max P
Phegley Josh C
Pinder Chris 3B
Piper-Jordan Andre OF
Pomeranz Drew SP
Pratt Haas 1B
Pridie Jason OF
Pruitt James OF
Quine John P
Rail Tim P
Ramirez Anvioris P
Ramirez Dionicio C
Ramirez Edwar RP
Ramos Mario SP
Rapp Randy P
Ravelo Rangel 1B
Ray Matt SS
Rea Anthony P
Reddick Josh OF
Reynolds Grant P
Richard Michael SS
Richmond Jamie P
Rivas Jose C
Rivera Julio C
Roberts Ryan 3B
Robnett Richie OF
Rodriguez Fernando RP
Rodriguez Raymond OF
Rogers Michael P
Rogowski Casey INF
Rojas Jose P
Romero Niuman 2B
Ruiz Ryan SS
Rutherford Rodney 3B
Saberhagen Drew 1B
Sanchez Jacob P
Sanchez Jesus P. P
Santos Alex P
Sayegh Jose OF
Schlichting Travis P
Schwartz Jordan P
Scribner Evan RP
Sellier Brian OF
Semien Marcus SS
Sewell Lance P
Shafer David RP
Sharpe Steve P
Sheridan Eric P
Shibilo Andy P
Shields Trey P
Shull James P
Simmons James SP
Smalley Kenny P
Smith Bobby INF
Smith Jacob C
Smith Jordon C
Smolinski Jake OF
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
Tietje Chalon OF
Timmons Wes 3B
Urlaub Jeff P
Valdez Merkin RP
Vaughan Beau P
Venditte Pat P
Verdugo Ryan SP
Viciedo Dayan OF
Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
Vogt Stephen C
Walton Kent OF
Watson Matt OF
Wells Jeremy 2B
Wendle Joey INF
Wentzell Dan OF
Werner Andrew SP
West Jareck OF
Whelan Kevin P
Whitney Matt INF
Windsor Jason SP
Wing Ryan P
Zambotti Anthony P
Zito Barry SP

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Beane Billy GM
Bush Darren TO
Crowley Michael TO
Emerson Scott TO
Forst David TO
Gallego Mike TO
Garner Phil TO
Jensen Marcus TO
Melvin Bob MAN
Waller Tye TO
Young Curt PC

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