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Athletics | Sam Fuld out for season

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:12:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff May 18.

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.

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


Athletics | Chris Bassitt placed on disabled list

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:54:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow Friday, April 29.

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.

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Athletics | Jesse Hahn pegged for Saturday

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:16:27 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn (finger) is slated to start Saturday, April 30, against the Houston Astros. Hahn has been bothered by a blister.

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.

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Athletics | Jed Lowrie off to a strong start

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.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt says he's fine

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:56:27 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt said he's "fine" physically after manager Bob Melvin said the team might want him to get "checked out" due to a drop in velocity.

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.

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Athletics | Henderson Alvarez pitching next Saturday

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:57:23 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is scheduled to throw four innings or 60 pitches for Class A Stockton in a rehab outing Saturday, April 30.

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.

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Athletics | Jed Lowrie hitting second

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:40:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie is hitting second Thursday, April 28.

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.

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Athletics | Sonny Gray tattooed in Motown

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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Athletics | Henderson Alvarez to rehab this weekend

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:40:24 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is doing flat-ground work with team trainers Wednesday, April 27, and he thinks he'll make another rehab start Saturday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez has considerable upside with the A's as more of a ground-ball pitcher that will call pitcher-friendly O.co Coliseum home. Remember that Alvarez went 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA and was an All-Star as recently as 2014 with the Marlins. Stash him now in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues if he's still out there on the waiver wire.

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Athletics | Manager says Sean Manaea is up for good

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:12:59 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea will be up for the "long haul," according to manager Bob Melvin.

Fantasy Tip: Reiterating a previous tip, Manaea is an immediate add in all deep mixed and AL-only leagues, and it isn't out of the question to take a flier in all formats. Through 48 minor league starts, he has returned a 2.93 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and a 10.9 K/9. There is huge punchout upside here, and as long as Manaea can limit the free passes, he'll flirt with being a middle-of-the-rotation arm for you fantasy club.

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Athletics | Khris Davis in cleanup spot

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:59:08 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis is hitting cleanup against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander Wednesday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: After a slow start, Davis has a .333 average (9-for-27) with two home runs and six RBI in his last seven games. If he's left on the waiver wire in your mixed league and you're looking for power, now is the time to scoop him up. Hitting cleanup tonight against Verlander is a nice place to buy low on Davis in daily setups, too.

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Athletics | Billy Burns, Stephen Vogt out

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:53:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns and C Stephen Vogt are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. OF Coco Crisp is in center field and hitting leadoff, C Josh Phegley is catching and batting eighth, while 1B Billy Butler is serving as the designated hitter and is batting sixth against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp is barely hitting over .200 in 54 at-bats this year, so he remains a low-end outfield consideration for DFS despite hitting atop the lineup. Phegley hit just .220 with four home runs against righties last year and isn't all that attractive, either. Butler is in there because he sports a .405 average (34-for-84) with two home runs and 15 RBI against Verlander in his career. He's a sneaky under-the-radar value play tonight.

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Athletics | Sean Manaea coming up for A's

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:54:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea is expected to be recalled from Class AAA Nashville in order to start Friday, April 29, according to multiple sources. He has allowed 16 hits and three runs while walking four and striking out 21 at Nashville. SP Jesse Hahn (finger) was in consideration, but he's dealing with a blister.

Fantasy Tip: Manaea is one of Oakland's top pitching prospects and has dominated in the minors when healthy. He can have trouble commanding his secondary pitches, but he has a high fantasy ceiling. Grab him immediately in deep mixed, AL-only and dynasty formats if he's available. His MLB debut will come against the Houston Astros, who have struggled with strikeouts and are in an offensive funk. Give consideration to starting Manaea immediately in that matchup. With Oakland's fifth starter spot in flux, Manaea could take this opportunity and run with it.

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


Athletics | Rich Hill continues to surprise

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:43:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill allowed just four hits with no walks over seven scoreless innings while posting eight strikeouts Tuesday, April 26, against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Hill lowered his ERA to 2.42 through five starts and he has six or more strikeouts in each of his past four outings. He has emerged as a must-start in all AL-only leagues, deeper mixed formats and DFS play.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien launches fifth HR

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:43:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Tuesday, April 26, against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Semien has five homers, but he is still hitting just .197. He is worth using as a middle infield option in AL-only leagues and as a salary saver in DFS.

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Adames Joselito P
Alcantara Raul SP
Alonso Yonder 1B
Alvarez Henderson SP
Alvarez R.J. P
Anderson Bryan C
Appert Luke 2B
Avila Andres P
Axford John RP
Barham Trey P
Barone Daniel P
Barreto Franklin SS
Barrone Ben C
Bassitt Chris SP
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blair Carson C
Blasi Nick OF
Bowen Rob C
Boyd Chad OF
Bradley David P
Brasier Ryan RP
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
Chacon Shawn SP
Chapman Matt 3B
Cobb Larry OF
Cochran-Gill Trey P
Coghlan Chris OF
Collins Bryan P
Corder Gordon 1B
Cornejo Eddie SS
Coughlin Cameron OF
Coulombe Daniel RP
Crisp Coco OF
Currin Patrick P
Davis Khris OF
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
Erwin Zack 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
Fitts Matthews P
Flores Jose P
Ford Ryan P
France Ryan P
Franco T.J. P
Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Frias Darwin P
Fuld Sam OF
Gailey Frank P
Garcia Angel P
Garcia Jose P
Giese Dan P
Gomez Francis SS
Gomez Rosalio P
Gonzalez Junior P
Gordon Derrick P
Gossett Daniel P
Graveman Kendall SP
Gray Sonny SP
Hahn Jesse SP
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Hall Kris P
Hamblin Dan 1B
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Heether Adam 3B
Hendriks Liam RP
Herrera John P
Heuser James P
Hill Rich SP
Hill Steven C
Hodson Scott P
Hoehn Connor P
Hooker Deryk P
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Jackson Steve C
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Johnson Adam RP
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Jones Ryan OF
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Kay Josh P
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Kerfoot Charles P
Kilby Brad P
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Klug Michael 2B
Kohn Shawn P
Komine Shane P
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Lacasse Jess P
Ladendorf Tyler 3B
Lambo Andrew 1B
Lee Chad P
LeVier Mitchell C
Leyja Nino SS
Lowrie Jed 2B
Lyman Jeffrey P
Lynch Matt P
Macias Lorenzo OF
Madsen Michael P
Madson Ryan RP
Manaea Sean SP
Marti Yadel P
Martin Richie SS
Martinez Shawn P
Martinez Wilman INF
Massaro Michael OF
Maxwell Bruce C
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McBride Matt 1B
McGirr Mike P
Meisner Casey P
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Mengden Daniel P
Miller Corey P
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Newby Joe P
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Oakes Earl P
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Ruiz Ryan SS
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Sayegh Jose OF
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Shull James P
Simmons James SP
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Smith Bobby INF
Smith Chris RP
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Sogard Eric 2B
Solano Wilfredo INF
Sosa Alfred OF
Sosa Wilfrido SS
Spanos Vasili 3B
Street Juston P
Sulentic Matt OF
Sullivan Brad P
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Surkamp Eric SP
Thigpen Curtis C
Thomas David X. OF
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Urlaub Jeff P
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