Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:34:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hahn had bright moments in San Diego and could be a solid waiver pickup if you're lacking at the back end of your rotation.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:31:38 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (elbow) has been diagnosed with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament, according to manager Bob Melvin. He will visit Dr. Timothy Kremchek in Cincinnati for a second opinion Thursday, May 5, and could wind up needing to undergo Tommy John surgery if the diagnosis is confirmed.
Fantasy Tip: There's a good chance that Bassitt may have thrown his final pitch of the 2016 season and he is not worth stashing in the majority of seasonal fantasy leagues. The 27-year-old right-hander went 0-2 with a 6.11 ERA in five starts this year, with 14 walks and 23 strikeouts over 28 innings.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:44:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Valencia's fantasy value is limited to deep mixed and AL-only formats. He is batting .294 with just two RBI through 14 games this season. However, he will receive full-time at-bats, which should help him maintain a solid fantasy floor. His return will significantly cut into Chris Coghlan's playing time. Stay tuned for updates.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:53:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Phegley is receiving the start because the A's are playing a day game following a night game. He has eight hits through his first 23 at-bats (.348) this year and is worth considering as a productive means of salary cap relief in daily fantasy contests. Expect Vogt to return to action Sunday, May 1.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:26:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Manaea is expected to stay in the rotation for the time being and should have better outings moving forward. He is scheduled to face the Seattle Mariners in his next start, which makes him a risky option in mixed leagues.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:21:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Crisp has been inconsistent at the plate so far this season but has three hits and three RBI over the last two games. Crisp should be in the starting lineup most nights but is not a strong fantasy option at this point.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:17:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Alonso doubled his RBI total Friday with his three RBI and has recorded at least one hit in five of his last seven games. He is hitting only .174 this season and probably can be avoided in most mixed leagues.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:12:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fuld has not played at all this year after suffering the initial injury during spring training. He should be dropped in all seasonal leagues.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:54:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bassitt returned a 6.11 ERA and a 1.75 ERA through 28 innings over his five starts this season, and he is nothing more than a fringe own in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues and likely isn't worth stashing. Top-prospect Sean Manaea is starting Friday, and Jesse Hahn is starting Saturday, April 30, and the duo could push Bassitt out of the rotation even when he returns from the disabled list.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:16:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hahn had a decent start at Class AAA Nashville, despite an 0-1 record. He had a 2.04 ERA and 13 K's in 17 2/3 innings. The Astros are struggling, but Hahn's upside is limited since it's his first start in the majors and he's been dealing with a blister.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:59:43 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie is batting a team-high .325 with 12 RBI while bouncing all over the lineup having batted everywhere but leadoff, eighth and ninth. Lowrie is also hitting .556 with runners in scoring position and .429 during his current six-game hitting streak.
Fantasy Tip: Lowrie's solid start still doesn't move the fantasy needle enough to make him anything more than a low-end starter in deep mixed leagues. He hasn't hit a home run or stole a base yet this season and owns an underwhelming .351 slugging percentage, after all.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:56:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bassitt has now had two poor outings in a row, and simply hasn't been as consistent as he was during his breakout in the latter half of last season. The difference in velocity really hasn't been that significant, but regardless, the right-hander should not be plugged into starting lineups right now with how he has looked as of late. If his struggles continue, he could ultimately be supplanted in the rotation by the returning Henderson Alvarez.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:57:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Alvarez has potential to help stabilize your ratios and pad the win column, but his career 4.7 K/9 doesn't do any fantasy favors. View Alvarez as a low-end starter in mixed leagues. Continue to check back for updates as he works his way back from the injury.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:40:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lowrie is hitting .312 with 12 RBI on the season and .400 the last seven days. He's a solid option against Anibal Sanchez.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:33:10 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray allowed four earned runs, two hits and four walks over two innings in a loss Wednesday, April 27, against the Detroit Tigers. It was the shortest start of his big league career. "I've been out of the zone more than I've wanted early in the season, but until tonight, it hadn't hurt me," Gray said.
Fantasy Tip: Chalk it up as one poor outing for Gray, as fantasy owners shouldn't be too terribly concerned at this point.
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