Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:03:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Phegley ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is starting behind the plate in order to give Stephen Vogt ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) a day off. He makes a nice, low-cost option for FantasyScore owners who typically decide to punt the catcher position.
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:26:39 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick hit his first home run of the season against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 18. Reddick finished 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Athletics 5-0 win over the Royals.
Fantasy Tip: With 24 at-bats under his belt, Reddick ($2,400 salary, 4.8% of cap) should now have the rust shaken off. He missed the beginning of the season with an oblique injury. At his low cap hit, FantasyScore players can start Reddick with confidence against weak right-handed pitchers.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:25:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hahn ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has been throwing the ball well in his first season with the Athletics, and his ERA sits at 2.12. The blister situation needs to be monitored, but when healthy, Hahn should make a solid, cheaper pitching option at FantasyScore against most opponents.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:51:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is off to a solid start at the plate with seven hits in his last five games. Vogt could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:18:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: While Doolittle is projected to return to the closer role, there is no guarantee that will be the case. Still, he is worth stashing in the majority of formats and is expected to return sometime around mid-May. Tyler Clippard hasn't had an opportunity to record a save in Doolittle's absence, but he is the current ninth-inning arm for Oakland.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:27:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Parker is still months away from a return to the Oakland rotation, but he is making significant progress in his return from reconstructive surgery.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:16:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) is in the starting lineup for the A's and is a nice sleeper catching option at FantasyScore going against Houston Astros starter Brad Peacock Tuesday night.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:04:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is off to a scorching start to the year (.387, 12-for-31), and you should ride him at FantasyScore while he's hot. He has a tempting matchup against Houston Astros starter Brad Peacock Tuesday, too.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:48:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The 26-year-old checks in as a $1,800 (3.6% of your cap) first baseman on FantasyScore. He's a bargain buy during his early season success.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:59:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir allowed just one run with three hits, three walks and eight strikeouts over six innings in the 91-pitch quality start, more than earning his $5,000 (or 10.0% of cap) price tag.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:56:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vogt will be re-evaluated Tuesday. If Phegley starts, he would be a steal in FantasyScore at just $1,800 (or 3.6% of cap). At the very least, you could essentially punt the catcher position and save valuable salary to spread across other spots.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:55:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Josh Phegley ($1,800; 3.6% of cap) could draw a start or two if Vogt is forced to the shelf. FantasyScore owners looking to save a ton of salary might want to circle back around Tuesday to see if Phegley is indeed in the starting nine.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:16:18 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker (elbow) threw three innings in an extended spring training game Monday, April 13, and his next outing might be in a minor league game, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Fantasy Tip: Parker won't be back with the A's until sometime this summer, and he might not be at peak form in 2015 after returning from Tommy John surgery. Plan on ignoring him for a while at FantasyScore.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:35:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is hoping to return to action at the end of next month and is likely to reclaim the A's closing job when he is activated. He should be stashed in traditional fantasy leagues.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:54:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reddick ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) should join the starting lineup now that he is off the disabled list. Owners on FantasyScore could consider using him in their lineup because of his power potential.
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