Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:19:50 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez was pounded for six runs in just 3 2/3 innings Monday, Aug. 3, against the Baltimore Orioles. He has posted a 5.68 ERA over his past 11 games while opponents are hitting .311 against him during the span.
Fantasy Tip: Chavez ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) has been terrible lately, so FantasyScore players should avoid him like the plague. Early in the year he wasn't getting wins because the run support just wasn't there. Lately, he isn't getting run support, and he surely isn't helping himself with uneven performances.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:19:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) looked good despite the long layoff and he can be trusted again in FantasyScore.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:53:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle has only pitched a single inning this season, but he could return to the vacated closer role before the end of the year. Continue to monitor his recovery and check back for updates. He is worth stashing in all formats if you have the room, but especially if you're chasing saves.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:50:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has only played 13 games all season, and he missed all of June and July. So fantasy owners should keep their expectations in check early on in all formats, but especially at FantasyScore. In season leagues, Crisp likely should be reserved for deep mixed and AL-only leagues. At 35 and with all the injuries, though, there really might not be a lot left in the tank for Crisp to return in terms of fantasy production.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:06:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valencia ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) was having a respectable season for the Toronto Blue Jays, but his fantasy stock is only worth owning in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. At FantasyScore, though, he is a nice target against left-handed pitchers. Valencia is 24-for-76 against southpaws this season, and he has a career .326/.368/.497 slash line against them.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 17:20:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is hitting just .044 in limited action this year, and you can afford to take a wait-and-see approach with him at FantasyScore.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 17:16:01 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (back) was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians due to lower back tightness Sunday, Aug. 2, and he said he probably won't play against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, Aug. 3.
Fantasy Tip: Reddick ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is a great play against right-handed pitching, but make sure to check on his status before using him at FantasyScore over the next few days.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 12:43:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is likely out of the lineup following four straight days of catching. Phegley ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has a .271 average overall but a .167 mark in the last week, so his fantasy value is down.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:47:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle has thrown just one inning in the majors this season and just five innings across three minor league levels. Doolittle will have an excellent opportunity to reclaim the closer's job if he's able to return this season, but that is far from a guarantee at this point.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:38:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brooks struck out five and allowed five hits and one earned run over 7 1/3 innings. As long as he stays in the rotation, Brooks will be an option for GPP tournaments on FantasyScore.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:44:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Muncy isn't worth FantasyScore consideration, as he's hitting just .205 against righties this season.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:41:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has a .281 batting average and 13 home runs against right-handed pitchers this season, and he'll be an excellent FantasyScore choice once again.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:27:34 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld will start in center field and lead off Saturday, Aug. 1, against the Cleveland Indians and RHP Cody Anderson. OF Billy Burns will serve as the designated hitter and hit fourth in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Fuld ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting just .222 against right-handers this season, so it is odd to see him at the top of the order. FantasyScore owners can consider him as a cheap play in GPP tournaments, but he should be avoided in cash games.
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.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:47:18 -0700
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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