Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 03 May 2015 06:02:30 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick's three hits, including a home run, against the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 2, extended his hitting streak to 10 games. During the span, Reddick has eight runs, two home runs, 13 RBI and a .500/.564/.824 slash line.
Fantasy Tip: Reddick's ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) locked in at the dish and hitting in the heart of the lineup. FantasyScore players have an excellent low-price target on their hands, and Reddick should be owned in all traditional formats while red hot.
Sat, 02 May 2015 15:51:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reddick ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is hitting .367 to start the season, including a .377 average against righties. With an ideal spot in the batting order, Reddick will make for a nice value-play on FantasyScore.
Sat, 02 May 2015 15:40:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Phegley ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has one run scored and one RBI through 23 plate appearances so far in 2015. Phegley is a .190-hitter off righties for his career, and he should be avoided by all FantasyScore owners.
Sat, 02 May 2015 15:24:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Burns will make his season debut and will do so from a very enviable position in the order. Burns hit .315 and stole five bases in 99 plate appearance at Class AAA before being re-called. Burns is a switch-hitter going up against Rangers RHP Nick Martinez. Burns is someone to watch for going forward, especially if he can remain at the top of the order.
Fri, 01 May 2015 15:07:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Crisp ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) set to return soon, that could mean less playing time for Mark Canha ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) or Sam Fuld ($2,400, 4.8% of cap). It could be a fluid situation in the outfield, though, especially as the A's look to ease Crisp back into action.
Fri, 01 May 2015 13:51:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Canha ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) sat out a few games earlier this week and over the weekend due to an illness. After a hot start, he had cooled over the past week, but he bounced back with a homer and three hits yesterday. A bottom-of-the-order placement doesn't endear him to FantasyScore users, and he'll continue to be a sleeper pick for your daily lineups.
Fri, 01 May 2015 10:26:50 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) could go on a rehab assignment in the next week or so with a potential return later this month possible. Doolittle has also been working on grips for different pitches. "I'm using this time not only to get my shoulder better but to become a better pitcher," Doolittle said. "I've tried the split-change, slurves, you name it."
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle should factor into the closing equation soon after his return. Keep him stashed on your DL. Tyler Clippard's window could be in danger of closing - no pun intended.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:40:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Canha's ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) 24.6% strikeout rate on the season continues to be his biggest, and potentially only red flag. FantasyScore owners would also like to see Canha hit a little higher in the batting order. Against right-handed pitchers, Canha remains a high-upside value play.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:28:57 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez required 95 pitches to get through the fifth inning Thursday, April 30, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Chavez surrendered seven hits, three walks and four earned runs, while managing five strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Chavez ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) entered the game with an ERA of just 0.71 through 12.2 innings pitched. Chavez's .161 BABIP coming in, took a hit, as did the rest of his numbers. FantasyScore owners should wait and see how Chavez responds in his next outing before reinvesting.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:34:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Semien ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has really benefitted from everyday playing time and a move to the two-hole recently. Batting second this year, he's hitting .375 (6-for-16). He's not a great FantasyScore play today against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starter Garrett Richards, but it's hard to call him a must-avoid guy while he's hitting well.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:16:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tyler Clippard has been a little shaky recently with his first blown save Sunday and a 1.44 WHIP. Doolittle could reclaim the closer role soon after returning.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:15:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Canha ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is back in the lineup today, but he is just 4-for-23 (.174) with 10 strikeouts since April 19, and he hasn't started since last Friday. He's a weak play at FantasyScore today while facing Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starter Garrett Richards.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:29:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Josh Phegley ($1,800, 3.6% of your cap) is in his place, but he warrants no FantasyScore consideration.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:20:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Canha ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) hasn't started a game since last Friday, and he's gone into a bit of a slump after starting the year hot. Against Richards, Canha isn't a strong option for daily lineups at FantasyScore.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:22:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker (elbow) worked five innings in a minor-league rehab start for Class A Stockton. He was able to throw 71 pitches. The next step is moving his rehab to Triple-A Nashville.
Fantasy Tip: The plan is for Parker to work three games for Nashville before he is expected to be re-evaluated. FantasyScore owners shouldn't bother with him until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game or two. It's uncertain if he will be plugged back into the rotation or work in a long relief role.
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