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Athletics | Ben Zobrist's rehab going well

Wed, 06 May 2015 15:33:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist's (knee) rehab is going very well, and he's completely pain-free. However, he has yet to resume hitting, but the team is hoping he can return quickly.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist still faces a long recovery from knee surgery, and he won't be an option at FantasyScore for some time. In the meantime, it looks like Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will continue to serve as the starter at second base, but he's a low-end keystone option in daily games.

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


Athletics | Coco Crisp will receive everyday at-bats

Wed, 06 May 2015 15:17:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is expected to serve as the everyday left fielder, according to manager Bob Melvin.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players will want to take a wait-and-see approach with Crisp, as he is just making his season debut Wednesday, May 6. In seasonal leagues, though, Crisp's upside makes him a viable option in deep mixed and AL-only leagues immediately.

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


Athletics | Manager talks Mark Canha's role

Wed, 06 May 2015 15:13:34 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Mark Canha is expected to start at first base against left-handed pitchers, according to manager Bob Melvin. Melvin noted he likes having Canha's bat and positional versatility available off the bench.

Fantasy Tip: This is a serious blow to Canha's ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) seasonal value, but he remains a nice FantasyScore option when the team faces a southpaw. At this point, owners outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues should consider replacements for him.

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


Athletics | Scott Kazmir on a roll

Wed, 06 May 2015 14:58:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir has a 1.62 ERA in his first five starts this season, and he enters the game against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, May 6, with a five-game winning streak against Minnesota dating back to May of 2013. Kazmir has a 2.68 ERA against the Twins in that span.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) is facing a team that ranks fourth in the American League in strikeouts (212), and their lineup has been weakened recently with Oswaldo Arcia going on the DL. This veteran lefty should be a solid FantasyScore play tonight.

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


Athletics | Marcus Semien dropped in order

Wed, 06 May 2015 14:23:55 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien is batting eighth against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Semien ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has been up and down the lineup all season, but with Coco Crisp back, Semien may see more time at the bottom of the order going forward. Semien has emerged as an excellent middle infielder this season and sports nice cross-category production: 15 runs, three home runs, 12 RBI, 4 stolen bases and a .273/.322/.437 slash line. His early-season success is reflected in his FantasyScore salary, though, so it may be best to start him primarily in plus-matchups.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp batting leadoff

Wed, 06 May 2015 14:08:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is batting leadoff and playing left field against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Consider Crisp ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) a high-risk, high-reward FantasyScore option in his season debut, and it may be wise to allow him to shake a little rest off at the plate before utilizing him in daily contests. In seasonal leagues, Crisp deserves AL-only and deep mixed league attention.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp back from DL

Wed, 06 May 2015 12:38:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (elbow) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, May 6, and OF Craig Gentry was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will likely be eased back into the starting lineup, however, with speedster Billy Burns ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) playing well at the top of the lineup this week. Crisp is an asset in AL-only and deep mixed leagues, but Burns has more upside all around. Burns is also much more of a value play at FantasyScore when he's in the lineup.

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Athletics | Billy Burns could be odd-man out

Tue, 05 May 2015 19:12:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns was leading off and playing center field for a fourth straight game Tuesday, May 5. Despite the fact he entered the day hitting .357 (5-for-14) with some strong defense, he is the likely man to lose a roster spot when OF Coco Crisp (elbow) returns from the 15-day disabled list, perhaps as soon as Wednesday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($2,000; 4.0% of cap) has hit the ball well, but it's a numbers game. Veteran Sam Fuld has just one hit over his past 29 at-bats in nine games, but he is likely to retain his spot. Take a wait-and-see approach with Burns going forward, as he could very well be optioned out this week.

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


Athletics | Tyler Clippard to lose job soon?

Tue, 05 May 2015 19:09:14 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Tyler Clippard has been filling in as the closer while RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) has been sidelined. There haven't been many save chances, as Clippard is 0-2 with a 2.61 ERA in 10 games with two saves in three chances.

Fantasy Tip: When Doolittle returns, Clippard is likely to return to a setup role, so fantasy owners will want to start preparing for that. Doolittle is making progress and could return in the next couple of weeks.

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


Athletics | Coco Crisp close to return

Tue, 05 May 2015 18:59:41 -0700

The Oakland Athletics are close to getting OF Coco Crisp (elbow) back from a minor-league rehab stint. In fact, there is a 50-50 chance he might come off of the 15-day disabled list to lead off and play left field Wednesday, May 6, against the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players will want to Crisp officially activated and then wait for him to prove his health in a game or two without any setbacks before trusting him again. He has a lot of rust to knock off after a considerable layoff.

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


Athletics | Sean Doolittle throws bullpen

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:10:17 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session with 100% intensity Tuesday, May 5. He may skip his next bullpen session and face live hitters Friday, May 8.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is rapidly nearing a return to the bullpen, and he could immediately push Tyler Clippard to a setup role when he returns. Clippard has just two saves in three chances, as the A's haven't had many save chances in a rough first month. Both relievers should be owned in the majority of leagues, even when Doolittle returns initially.

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


Athletics | Stephen Vogt feasting

Tue, 05 May 2015 07:26:52 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt is 5-for-8 with three homers and nine RBI in his last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($4,500, 9.0% of your cap) has a .372-7-25 line in the first five weeks of the season. At this price, Vogt is a daily consideration on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Billy Butler back after rest

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:45:10 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler entered the game Monday, May 4, against the Minnesota Twins with no hits over his 20 at-bats, and just one knock in the past 31 at-bats. He had a day off Sunday, May 3, and he worked on his hitting in the cage.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners would be wise to avoid Butler ($3,700; 7.4% of cap) until he is able to get untracked and piece together a few decent games in a row.

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


Athletics | Coco Crisp fine after rehab outing

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:44:41 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (elbow) played seven innings in a minor-league rehab game for Class A Stockton (Calif.) Sunday, May 3, and he was fine. He was scheduled to play another seven innings Monday, May 4, before getting a day off to rest Tuesday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp could potentially return to the big club by Thursday, May 7, but FantasyScore players will want to avoid him until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game or two without any lingering effects of his injury.

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


Athletics | Nick Freiman heads to Nashville

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:43:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Nate Freiman (back) headed to Triple-A Nashville to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Monday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Freiman has been sidelined since the middle of spring training due to back pain. He could return to the big club at some point and prove FantasyScore players with a cheap source of power.

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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 OF
Carlin Luke C
Carpenter Drew RP
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Castillo David P
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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
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
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Fairbanks Scott P
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Farrell Sean OF
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Fisher Carlos RP
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Flores Jose P
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France Ryan P
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Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Freiman Nate 1B
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Fuller Jim P
Gailey Frank P
Garcia Angel P
Garcia Jose P
Gentry Craig OF
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Gordon Derrick P
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Hall Kris P
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Lee Chad P
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Lynch Matt P
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Martinez Shawn P
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Miller Corey P
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Munoz Yairo SS
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Ray Matt SS
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Sheridan Eric P
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Sogard Eric 2B
Solano Wilfredo INF
Sosa Alfred OF
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Street Juston P
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