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Athletics | Kendall Graveman recovers footing

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:22:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman gave up an unearned run and five hits over 6 2-3 innings, walked two and struck out seven in a 2-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Friday, July 31. He did not get the decision. Graveman had previously yielded 14 runs in his previous three starts and 12 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Graveman ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has regained some footing from previous shaky outings. Keep in mind Cleveland's offense just lost Brandon Moss and hasn't been producing much (not that Moss did), but it's still a decent recovery. Graveman is best used as a pitcher on the road (4-3, 3.10), although this game was a home contest.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle to throw Saturday

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:47:18 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) played catch Friday, July 31, and is expected to throw his second bullpen session in the span of three days Saturday, Aug. 1.

Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain whether Doolittle will replace Edward Mujica as the A's closer when he returns to action. If all goes well Saturday, he could begin a minor league rehab assignment shortly thereafter.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp close to returning

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:03:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) played all nine innings in a rehab game for Class A Stockton Thursday, July 30. He is expected to rejoin the parent club Sunday, Aug. 2, and could resume playing as soon as Monday, Aug. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) was only 2-for-45 in 13 games before landing on the disabled list and appears to have lost his job in center field to speedy rookie Billy Burns ($4,900, 9.8% of cap). Crisp shouldn't be owned outside of AL-only leagues and FantasyScore owners should avoid using him immediately following his activation from the disabled list.

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Athletics | Kendall Graveman in tough stretch

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:10:53 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman is 0-3 with a 10.22 ERA in his last three starts after going 3-2 with a 1.26 ERA in six starts from June 7 to July 4. He is 4-3 with a 3.35 ERA in nine starts on four days of rest, while he is 2-4 with a 5.17 ERA in seven starts on five days of rest. He will be facing the Cleveland Indians on four days of rest Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Graveman ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) is a promising young arm that is worth owning in deeper leagues, especially when starting home games at pitcher-friendly O.Co Coliseum. While he's going through this rough patch on the mound, he doesn't look attractive on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle throws bullpen

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:01:30 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session Thursday, July 30, and mixed in all his pitches while tossing 26 pitches. He said he felt good and his velocity was "definitely harder" than before.

Fantasy Tip: Time is running out this year for Doolittle to make an impact in Oakland's bullpen. There's no guarantee he could even surpass Edward Mujica as the closer after Tyler Clippard was traded away, either. Only stash Doolittle in the deepest of leagues if you're looking for saves avenues.

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Athletics | Billy Butler dropped to seventh in order

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:56:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler has been dropped to seventh in the batting order Thursday, July 30, against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco.

Fantasy Tip: It's really no surprise to see this happen, as Butler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been having a relatively woeful year in his first campaign with the A's. In fact, he's currently registering career lows in average (.246), on-base percentage (.312) and slugging percentage (.378). As a result, it's tough to trust him right now while he's still scuffling, and Carrasco is no easy pitcher to go up against.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt has been solid

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:57:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt has tossed more than five innings in all four of his starts this year, and he's allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his outings. He went a season-high 6 1/3 innings against the Cleveland Indians, who he faces Thursday, July 30, on July 11.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has proven that he deserves an extended stay in the Oakland rotation, especially with them out of contention. He's not a bad second starting option on FantasyScore if you're looking to save money elsewhere on your roster.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - August Fagerstrom

Athletics | Billy Butler in line for big game?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:51:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is 8-for-22 with two home runs in his career against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco, who he faces Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) becomes a bit more attractive to daily gamers tonight, but he's still nothing more than a mediocre FantasyScore commodity without much power hitting in a pitcher-friendly environment.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - August Fagerstrom

Athletics | Coco Crisp getting day off

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:07:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck), who is currently on a minor league rehab assignment, is not in the starting lineup for Class A Stockton Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is receiving a scheduled day off on his rehab assignment and has not suffered a setback. No timetable has been established for his return to the majors but the A's do not need to rush him back, thanks to the emergence of Billy Burns ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) in center field. Crisp should only be rostered in AL-only leagues.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle to throw Thursday

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:07:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Thursday, July 30, in Oakland.

Fantasy Tip: No timetable exists for Doolittle's return and it is uncertain if he will step back into the closer's role immediately after he is activated from the disabled list. Owners in AL-only and deep mixed leagues should continue to keep him on their roster, especially if they are participating in leagues that use the holds category.

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

Athletics | Ike Davis in two-hole

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:06:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis is hitting second in the batting order against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Davis ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) could be in line for a permanent move up in order after Ben Zobrist was traded away yesterday. That would be a positive development for his daily fantasy value. He's a decent value option for tonight's games on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Jesse Chavez in a rut

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:07:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez has a 5.04 ERA in his last nine starts after posting an ERA of 2.38 in his first eight starts. He is 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA in eight career outings (all in relief) against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who he faces Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Chavez ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) is a dangerous FantasyScore option today, as the Dodgers rank fifth in baseball with a .752 OPS against right-handed pitchers this season.

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Athletics | Aaron Brooks to start Saturday

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:18:17 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Aaron Brooks will start Saturday, Aug. 1, against the Cleveland Indians. P Drew Pomeranz will remain in the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Brooks was a key piece of the Ben Zobrist trade from Tuesday. He had appeared in just two games and pitched 4 1/3 innings this season for the Kansas City Royals. Brooks should be allowed to make a couple of starts before FantasyScore owners take the chance.

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

Athletics | Edward Mujica to close

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:08:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Edward Mujica will takeover as the closer beginning Tuesday, July 28.

Fantasy Tip: Mujica has a 4.13 ERA through 28 1/3 innings on the season. Mujica doesn't have a save yet this season, but owners should add him now that he'll get regular opportunities.

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

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.

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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 SP
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
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
Doubront Felix SP
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
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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
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Omura Isaac 2B
Ortiz Jonathan P
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Rail Tim P
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Rapp Randy P
Ravelo Rangel 1B
Ray Matt SS
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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
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Thigpen Curtis C
Thomas David X. OF
Thompson Derek P
Thompson Taylor P
Tichota Clay P
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Urlaub Jeff P
Valdez Merkin RP
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Viola Pedro RP
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