Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:41:52 -0700
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.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:41:23 -0700
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.
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.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:04:39 -0700
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.
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.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:50:11 -0700
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.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:41:05 -0700
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.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:53:23 -0700
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.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:03:11 -0700
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.
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.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:53:38 -0700
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.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:28:25 -0700
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.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:08:07 -0700
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.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:12:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Crisp is actually 4-for-8 (.500) lifetime off of lefty Drew Smyly, and he's a low-end option in DFS.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:17:38 -0700
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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