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Athletics | Brett Lawrie not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:55:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics INF Brett Lawrie is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Allen Webster Sunday, Aug. 30. INF Eric Sogard will bat eighth and play second base.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Lawrie ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) from all fantasy lineups. Sogard ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is only batting .235 with three RBIs this month and isn't a great FantasyScore option.

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Athletics | Josh Phegley catching Sunday

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:51:18 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Josh Phegley is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Allen Webster Sunday, Aug. 30. C/1B Stephen Vogt will play first base and bat fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Phegley ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is hitting .256 with one home run and six RBIs in 43 at-bats this month. Vogt ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has demonstrated flashes of the play that made him an All-Star earlier this season, hitting .381 with four extra-base hits over the past week, so he may be worthy of a flier in FantasyScore this afternoon.

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Athletics | Mark Canha playing left field

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:44:34 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B/OF Mark Canha is batting and playing left field against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Allen Webster Sunday, Aug. 30. OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Canha ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has taken over as the A's primary first baseman, he finds himself in left field because Stephen Vogt ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is getting a break from catching and playing first base instead. Canha has had a solid month, hitting .318 with two homers and 16 RBIs in 85 at-bats.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt shows a pulse

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:17:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI during the Athletics' 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: After a scorching start to the season, including a spot in the American League RBI race, Vogt ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has followed it up with a .228/.300/.361 slash line, six home runs and 28 RBI over his past 70 games. He still warrants ownership in the majority of leagues, and you shouldn't rule out the possibility of a strong finish.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp receives start

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:42:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp will start in left field against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Jhoulys Chacin Saturday, Aug. 29, and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is hitting .241 with two RBI this month, but owners should be able to find better options to use on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Billy Butler sitting out

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:37:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Jhoulys Chacin Saturday, Aug. 29, because the team is not using a designated hitter in a National League park.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) should return to the lineup when the team plays in an American League park again.

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Athletics | Ike Davis should be ready by spring

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:19:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics trainer Nick Paparesta said 1B Ike Davis (hip), who underwent season-ending hip surgery Thursday, Aug. 27, is expected to be ready by spring training.

Fantasy Tip: In 74 games for the A's, Davis hit .229 with three home runs and 20 RBIs. Mark Canha ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is expected to be the team's full-time first baseman for the remainder of the season and warrants consideration in AL-only and deep mixed leagues.

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Athletics | Brett Lawrie heating up again

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:45:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Oakland's 6-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Lawrie ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has piled on a few nice stretches this season, and he appears to be in the heart of another. Over his past 11 games, Lawrie has eight runs, three doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and a 1.061 OPS. He is a nice value play at FantasyScore contests and worth a look in deeper mixed leagues.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp sitting vs. Arizona

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:23:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in left field and batting seventh against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Chase Anderson Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Crisp ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday. He currently cannot be started with confidence in any format, either, as Crisp owns a .152/.236/.202 slash line for the season. Smolinski ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has been solid for Oakland with a .946 OPS through 35 at-bats, but it is a small sample size, and he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a dice roll at FantasyScore Friday.

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Athletics | Brett Lawrie extends hit streak

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:50:51 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday, Aug. 26, against the Seattle Mariners to push his hitting streak to seven games.

Fantasy Tip: Lawrie ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is 13-for-27 (.481) during his impressive hitting streak, posting a pair of homers with five RBIs and six runs scored. At this price level he is a must-start in FantasyScore until he cools off significantly.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle is a work in progress

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:42:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is still a work in progress, as he works his way back from a shoulder injury, according to manager Bob Melvin. Melvin did not rule out Doolittle returning to the closer role this season, though.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle was roughed up by the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Aug. 23, and he blew a save opportunity. It would be foolish to write him off after a single appearance, but you'll want to keep tabs on his next few outings. There is plenty of upside, but Doolittle doesn't warrant a long leash at this stage of the season.

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Athletics | Felix Doubront on track for Saturday

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:23:57 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Felix Doubront (foot) ran and threw Wednesday, Aug. 26, and he's on track to make his next start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Doubront ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) hasn't gone over six innings in either of his two starts for the A's since joining the rotation, and he's one to avoid against the hot D-backs in his first start coming off an injury-shortened outing.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick struggles against King Felix

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:13:01 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is batting .149 (7-for-47) in his career against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez, who he faces Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez hasn't been his normal self in his last two starts, so perhaps there's a bit more reason to consider Reddick ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) as a contrarian play today. After all, he does have a .297/.343/.486 slash line with 12 of his 15 home runs against righties.

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Athletics | Danny Valencia resting Wednesday

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:11:53 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 26. 3B Brett Lawrie is starting at third, while 2B Eric Sogard receives the start at second base and is hitting ninth against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez.

Fantasy Tip: King Felix hasn't been his typical dominant self of late, but that doesn't change the fact that Sogard ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) shouldn't intrigue you much at all at FantasyScore. He's hitting .243 (79-for-325) and has no home runs on the season.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp not in lineup

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:06:29 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in left field and hitting sixth against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery.

Fantasy Tip: On the season, Smolinski ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is hitting a measley .196 (18-for-92), but he does have 10 hits in his first 32 at-bats for the A's, including two home runs and eight RBI. Still, he's a low-end outfield option in daily contests while taking hacks in a pitcher-friendly environment.

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Abad Fernando RP
Adames Joselito P
Alcantara Raul SP
Alvarez R.J. P
Anderson Bryan C
Appert Luke 2B
Avila Andres P
Barham Trey P
Barone Daniel P
Barreto Franklin SS
Barrone Ben C
Bassitt Chris SP
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blasi Nick OF
Bowen Rob C
Boyd Chad OF
Bradley David P
Brasier Ryan RP
Brooks Aaron SP
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
Castro Angel P
Chacon Shawn SP
Chapman Matt 3B
Chavez Jesse SP
Cobb Larry OF
Coke Phil RP
Collins Bryan P
Corder Gordon 1B
Cornejo Eddie SS
Coughlin Cameron OF
Crisp Coco OF
Currin Patrick P
Davis Ike 1B
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
Everidge Tommy 1B
Fagan Mike P
Fahner Evan P
Fairbanks Scott P
Faison Vince OF
Farrell Sean OF
Fernandez Jason P
Fernandez Rodolfo P
Fisher Carlos RP
Fitts Matthews P
Flores Jose P
Ford Ryan P
France Ryan P
Franco T.J. P
Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Freiman Nate 1B
Frias Darwin P
Fuld Sam OF
Fuller Jim P
Gailey Frank P
Garcia Angel P
Garcia Jose P
Gentry Craig OF
Giese Dan P
Gomez Francis SS
Gomez Rosalio P
Gonzalez Junior P
Gordon Derrick P
Gossett Daniel P
Graveman Kendall SP
Gray Sonny SP
Griffin A.J. SP
Hahn Jesse SP
Halama John RP
Hall Kris P
Hamblin Dan 1B
Haviland Shawn P
Heether Adam 3B
Herrera John P
Heuser James P
Hill Steven C
Hodson Scott P
Hoehn Connor P
Hooker Deryk P
House Tyreace OF
Hudson Herbert OF
Humber Philip SP
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
Lawrie Brett 3B
Lee Chad P
Leon Arnold SP
LeVier Mitchell C
Leyja Nino SS
Lyman Jeffrey P
Lynch Matt P
Macias Lorenzo OF
Madsen Michael P
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
McGirr Mike P
McGuire Deck SP
Meisner Casey P
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Mengden Daniel P
Miller Corey P
Mills Brad SP
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Mujica Edward RP
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
Nolin Sean SP
Nottingham Jacob C
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
Otero Dan RP
Pan Chih-Fang SS
Paramore Petey C
Parker Jarrod SP
Parraz Zeke SS
Parrino Andy 2B
Penalo Rodolfo SS
Peralta Eyffer P
Perez Darwin INF
Peterson Max P
Phegley Josh C
Pinder Chris 3B
Piper-Jordan Andre OF
Pomeranz Drew SP
Pratt Haas 1B
Pridie Jason OF
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
Romero Niuman 2B
Ruiz Ryan SS
Rutherford Rodney 3B
Saberhagen Drew 1B
Sanchez Jacob P
Sanchez Jesus P. P
Santos Alex P
Sayegh Jose OF
Schlichting Travis P
Schwartz Jordan P
Scribner Evan RP
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 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
Thigpen Curtis C
Thomas David X. OF
Thompson Derek P
Thompson Taylor P
Tichota Clay P
Tietje Chalon OF
Timmons Wes 3B
Urlaub Jeff P
Valdez Merkin RP
Valencia Danny 3B
Vaughan Beau P
Venditte Pat P
Verdugo Ryan SP
Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
Vogt Stephen C
Walton Kent OF
Watson Matt OF
Wells Jeremy 2B
Wendle Joey INF
Wentzell Dan OF
Werner Andrew SP
West Jareck OF
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Whitney Matt INF
Windsor Jason SP
Wing Ryan P
Zambotti Anthony P
Zito Barry SP

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Crowley Michael TO
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