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Athletics | Jesse Hahn leaves with blister

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:25:51 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn (hand) exited after 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Kansas City Royals with a blister on his throwing hand Saturday, April 18.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Oakland Tribune - John Hickey


Athletics | Stephen Vogt homers twice

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:51:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt went 3-for-4 with two home runs and two RBI against the Kansas City Royals Friday, April 17.

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.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle continues progressing

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:18:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw from up to 105 feet without pain Wednesday, April 15, according to manager Bob Melvin.

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.

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Athletics | Jarrod Parker to throw Saturday

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:27:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker (elbow) will throw 45 pitches in an extended spring game Saturday, April 18. Last time he faced simulated conditions, but this time he will face live hitters.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee


Athletics | Stephen Vogt says he's fine

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:16:00 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt (ankle) said he is fine after injuring his left ankle, and he'll use a protective guard on his right shoe to help his surgically repaired right foot.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - John Hickey


Athletics | Billy Butler on eight-game hitting streak

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:04:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics DH Billy Butler has hit safely in each of the team's first eight games of the season and is the only American League player with an eight-game hitting streak.

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.

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Athletics | Mark Canha stringing hits together

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:48:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Mark Canha has hit safely in all seven games this year. He's hitting .367 with a homer and seven RBIs on the season.

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.

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Athletics | Scott Kazmir battled cramping

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:59:08 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (calf) said Monday, April 13, that he had some mild calf cramping in the fourth inning of his start against the Houston Astros but he was able to get through it.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Josh Phegley could be low-end option

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:56:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Josh Phegley might be forced into a starting role Tuesday, April 14, against the Houston Astros if C Stephen Vogt (ankle) cannot go.

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.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt injures ankle

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:55:51 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt (ankle) turned his ankle in the game Monday, April 13, against the Houston Astros. He said he will be re-evaluated Tuesday, April 14.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Jarrod Parker throws in spring game

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Sean Doolittle not close to returning

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:35:15 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said no official timetable has been established for CL Sean Doolittle (shoulder), who has yet to throw off a mound.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Carl Steward


Athletics | Josh Reddick activated from DL

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:54:45 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (oblique) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, April 12.

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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Athletics | Drew Pomeranz fans six in first start

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:34:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Drew Pomeranz struck out six batters through seven-scoreless innings to record his first win of the season over the Seattle Mariners Friday, April 10. He allowed just two hits.

Fantasy Tip: Pomeranz ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has been brought along slowly since being selected as the fifth overall selection in the 2010 amateur draft. However, with a rotation spot secured and his 7.8 K/9 mark as a starter, there is upside in the majority of leagues. Pomeranz should be viewed as a solid arms in the back of your virtual rotation, and he makes a great daily play in favorable matchups. O.co Coliseum is a pitcher-friendly home ballpark, too.

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Athletics | Mark Canha in again Friday

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:39:18 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Mark Canha is starting in left field and batting second against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker Friday, April 10.

Fantasy Tip: Canha ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is seeing some playing time to start the year with Josh Reddick (oblique) and Coco Crisp (elbow) banged up. He could even see consistent PT once they both return. Friday is probably a night to avoid him at FantasyScore, though, as he's going up against a very talented pitcher in Walker.

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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 P
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blair Carson C
Blasi Nick OF
Bowen Rob C
Boyd Chad OF
Bradley David P
Brown Andrew A. RP
Brown Dusty C
Brown Jeremy C
Bryant Steven P
Bunch Kevin P
Burns Billy OF
Buschmann Matt P
Butler Billy DH
Byrd Darren P
Callahan Shawn C
Cammack Eric P
Canha Mark 1B
Carlin Luke C
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
Clippard Tyler RP
Cobb Larry OF
Collins Bryan P
Cook Ryan RP
Corder Gordon 1B
Cornejo Eddie SS
Coughlin Cameron OF
Crisp Coco OF
Currin Patrick P
Davis Ike 1B
Day Dewon RP
De La Rosa Eury P
Deal Scott P
DeHoyos Gabe RP
Dewing Branden P
DiNardo Lenny SP
Dixon Rashun OF
Doolittle Ryan P
Doolittle Sean RP
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
Forsythe Blake C
France Ryan P
Franco T.J. P
Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Freiman Nate 1B
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
Kazmir Scott SP
Keough Shane SS
Kerfoot Charles P
Kilby Brad P
Kleen Steve 1B
Klug Michael 2B
Kohn Shawn P
Komine Shane 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
Marti Yadel P
Martinez Shawn P
Martinez Wilman INF
Massaro Michael OF
Matthes Kent OF
Maxwell Bruce C
McAuliffe Jarod P
McBeth Marcus RP
McGirr Mike P
McGuire Deck SP
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Miller Corey P
Mills Brad SP
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
Nolin Sean SP
Nunez Renato 3B
O'Flaherty Eric RP
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
Robnett Richie OF
Rodriguez Fernando RP
Rodriguez Raymond OF
Rogers Michael P
Rogowski Casey INF
Rojas Jose P
Romero Niuman 2B
Ross Cody OF
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 Chad RP
Smith Jacob C
Smith Jordon C
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
Vaughan Beau P
Venditte Pat P
Verdugo Ryan SP
Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
Vogt Stephen C
Walden Marcus RP
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
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Emerson Scott TO
Forst David TO
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