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Athletics | Jed Lowrie takes a seat

Mon, 02 May 2016 14:27:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 2. 2B/OF Chris Coghlan shifts to second base and is batting sixth against Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns. OF Mark Canha is playing third base and hitting seventh. Also, OF Coco Crisp moves up to the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan has four home runs and 10 RBI in just 75 at-bats but is hitting .160 on the year. He's a sleeper pick in daily formats if you're looking to save a little money. Canha and Crisp could also project as fine value plays in DFS action tonight against Karns. Canha is hitting .264 with 14 of his 19 career home runs against right-handers.

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Athletics | Henderson Alvarez rehab update

Sun, 01 May 2016 07:59:01 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Henderson Alvarez (sholder) allowed one run on one hit over four innings in a rehab start for Class A Stockton Saturday, April 30, with four strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Although Alvarez is a ground-ball pitcher who will be playing his home games in a pitcher-friendly ballpark this season, he should be viewed as a low-end starting option in mixed fantasy leagues because of his low strikeout totals. If all goes well, he could return to action later this month.

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


Athletics | Danny Valencia could return Friday

Sun, 01 May 2016 07:50:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia (hamstring) is expected to play three rehab games with Class A Stockton this week. He will play in the field Monday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 4, and will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday, May 3. Valencia said he feels completely healthy and expects to be activated from the disabled list Friday, May 6, before the A's begin a series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: Valencia's return will likely result in a significant decrease in playing time for INF/OF Chris Coghlan. When healthy, Valencia should be viewed as an option for AL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues.

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Athletics | Jesse Hahn solid in first start

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:34:10 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn allowed three hits and two walks while fanning four in 6 2/3 shutout innings to beat the Houston Astros Saturday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Hahn had bright moments in San Diego and could be a solid waiver pickup if you're lacking at the back end of your rotation.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt has torn UCL

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:31:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (elbow) has been diagnosed with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament, according to manager Bob Melvin. He will visit Dr. Timothy Kremchek in Cincinnati for a second opinion Thursday, May 5, and could wind up needing to undergo Tommy John surgery if the diagnosis is confirmed.

Fantasy Tip: There's a good chance that Bassitt may have thrown his final pitch of the 2016 season and he is not worth stashing in the majority of seasonal fantasy leagues. The 27-year-old right-hander went 0-2 with a 6.11 ERA in five starts this year, with 14 walks and 23 strikeouts over 28 innings.

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Athletics | Danny Valencia set for rehab assignment

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:44:14 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia (hamstring) will have a three-game rehab assignment before rejoining the team, manager Bob Melvin said Saturday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Valencia's fantasy value is limited to deep mixed and AL-only formats. He is batting .294 with just two RBI through 14 games this season. However, he will receive full-time at-bats, which should help him maintain a solid fantasy floor. His return will significantly cut into Chris Coghlan's playing time. Stay tuned for updates.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt resting Saturday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:53:08 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Chris Devenski Saturday, April 30. C Josh Phegley will start behind the plate and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Phegley is receiving the start because the A's are playing a day game following a night game. He has eight hits through his first 23 at-bats (.348) this year and is worth considering as a productive means of salary cap relief in daily fantasy contests. Expect Vogt to return to action Sunday, May 1.

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Athletics | Sean Manaea allowed four runs

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:26:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea allowed four runs on four hits in five innings against Houston Astros Friday, April 29. He struck out three batters and walked four batters during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Manaea is expected to stay in the rotation for the time being and should have better outings moving forward. He is scheduled to face the Seattle Mariners in his next start, which makes him a risky option in mixed leagues.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp goes deep

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:21:41 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp went 2-for-3 with one home run and two RBI against the Houston Astros Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp has been inconsistent at the plate so far this season but has three hits and three RBI over the last two games. Crisp should be in the starting lineup most nights but is not a strong fantasy option at this point.

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Athletics | Yonder Alonso drives in three

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:17:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with one home run and three RBI against the Houston Astros Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Alonso doubled his RBI total Friday with his three RBI and has recorded at least one hit in five of his last seven games. He is hitting only .174 this season and probably can be avoided in most mixed leagues.

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Athletics | Sam Fuld out for season

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:12:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff May 18.

Fantasy Tip: Fuld has not played at all this year after suffering the initial injury during spring training. He should be dropped in all seasonal leagues.

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


Athletics | Chris Bassitt placed on disabled list

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:54:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt returned a 6.11 ERA and a 1.75 ERA through 28 innings over his five starts this season, and he is nothing more than a fringe own in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues and likely isn't worth stashing. Top-prospect Sean Manaea is starting Friday, and Jesse Hahn is starting Saturday, April 30, and the duo could push Bassitt out of the rotation even when he returns from the disabled list.

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Athletics | Jesse Hahn pegged for Saturday

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:16:27 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn (finger) is slated to start Saturday, April 30, against the Houston Astros. Hahn has been bothered by a blister.

Fantasy Tip: Hahn had a decent start at Class AAA Nashville, despite an 0-1 record. He had a 2.04 ERA and 13 K's in 17 2/3 innings. The Astros are struggling, but Hahn's upside is limited since it's his first start in the majors and he's been dealing with a blister.

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Athletics | Jed Lowrie off to a strong start

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:59:43 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie is batting a team-high .325 with 12 RBI while bouncing all over the lineup having batted everywhere but leadoff, eighth and ninth. Lowrie is also hitting .556 with runners in scoring position and .429 during his current six-game hitting streak.

Fantasy Tip: Lowrie's solid start still doesn't move the fantasy needle enough to make him anything more than a low-end starter in deep mixed leagues. He hasn't hit a home run or stole a base yet this season and owns an underwhelming .351 slugging percentage, after all.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt says he's fine

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:56:27 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt said he's "fine" physically after manager Bob Melvin said the team might want him to get "checked out" due to a drop in velocity.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt has now had two poor outings in a row, and simply hasn't been as consistent as he was during his breakout in the latter half of last season. The difference in velocity really hasn't been that significant, but regardless, the right-hander should not be plugged into starting lineups right now with how he has looked as of late. If his struggles continue, he could ultimately be supplanted in the rotation by the returning Henderson Alvarez.

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Adames Joselito P
Alcantara Raul SP
Alonso Yonder 1B
Alvarez Henderson SP
Alvarez R.J. P
Anderson Bryan C
Appert Luke 2B
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
Blair Carson C
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
Cochran-Gill Trey P
Coghlan Chris OF
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
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
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
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
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
McAuliffe Jarod P
McBeth Marcus RP
McBride Matt 1B
McGirr Mike P
Meisner Casey P
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Mengden Daniel P
Miller Corey P
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
Nunez Renato 3B
Oakes Earl P
Olsen Kevin RP
Olson Matt X. 1B
Omura Isaac 2B
Ortiz Jonathan P
Ortiz Ryan C
Oseguera Paul P
Pan Chih-Fang SS
Paramore Petey C
Parker Jarrod SP
Parraz Zeke SS
Penalo Rodolfo SS
Peralta Eyffer P
Perez Darwin INF
Peterson Max P
Phegley Josh C
Pinder Chris 3B
Piper-Jordan Andre OF
Pratt Haas 1B
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
Ruiz Ryan SS
Rutherford Rodney 3B
Rzepczynski Marc RP
Saberhagen Drew 1B
Sanchez Jacob P
Sanchez Jesus P. P
Santos Alex P
Santos Eduard P
Sayegh Jose OF
Schlichting Travis P
Schwartz Jordan P
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 Chris RP
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
Surkamp Eric SP
Thigpen Curtis C
Thomas David X. OF
Thompson Derek P
Thompson Taylor P
Tichota Clay P
Tietje Chalon OF
Timmons Wes 3B
Triggs Andrew P
Urlaub Jeff P
Valdez Merkin RP
Valencia Danny 3B
Vaughan Beau P
Verdugo Ryan SP
Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
Vogt Stephen C
Walton Kent OF
Watson Matt OF
Wells Jeremy 2B
Wendelken J.B. P
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

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