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Athletics | Yonder Alonso avoids arbitration

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:46:24 -0800

Oakland Athletics 1B Yonder Alonso agreed to a one-year, $2.65 million contract to avoid arbitration Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Alonso has battled injuries over the past three seasons and averaged just 355 plate appearances per year. He has shown well as a contact hitting with a career .273 batting average, but he has never hit 10 home runs in a season and has a career-high RBI mark of just 62. Alonso is only an option in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser

Padres | Friars trade for Drew Pomeranz

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:11:40 -0800

The San Diego Padres acquired SP Drew Pomeranz and P Jose Torres from the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Dec. 2, in exchange for 1B Yonder Alonso and RP Marc Rzepczynski.

Fantasy Tip: Pomeranz had a 3.66 ERA and 1.19 WHIP while striking out 8.6 hitters per nine innings in 86 frames last year (nine starts). He profiles as either a starter or a reliever with plenty of upside left, especially because he'll stay in an extreme pitcher's park. There's a chance he could compete for San Diego's closer role with Kevin Quackenbush, too, leaving open plenty of fantasy possibilities. Either way, it seems Pomeranz could have some sneaky fantasy value in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Athletics | Yonder Alonso traded to A's

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:08:48 -0800

The Oakland Athletics acquired 1B Yonder Alonso and RP Marc Rzepczynski from the San Diego Padres Wednesday, Dec. 2, in exchange for SP Drew Pomeranz and P Jose Torres.

Fantasy Tip: Alonso hit a respectable .282 (100-for-354) with five home runs and 31 RBI in 103 games for the Padres in 2015. He's never had double-digit home runs in the majors and shouldn't be expected to reach that mark with a move to another extreme pitcher's park. You also can't expect him to duplicate another high average in 2016. He's strictly corner infield depth in much deeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Padres | Yonder Alonso's season likely over

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:11:36 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (back) is dealing with a stress reaction in his lower back after he underwent a bone scan. The Padres will shut him down from all activity, and it sounds like his 2015 season is over.

Fantasy Tip: You can drop Alonso in all formats now. Wil Myers ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) could start at first base for the majority of the remainder of the season. He's come on strong in the last two games and could be a huge asset down the stretch for fantasy owners, including on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

Padres | Yonder Alonso continues to sit

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:20:56 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso is out again against Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Jorge De La Rosa Thursday, Sept. 10. C Derek Norris is starting at first base and hitting cleanup, while C Austin Hedges is behind the plate and batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Norris ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is attractive to daily gamers while hitting cleanup and against a lefty, who he is hitting .284 (31-for-109) against this year. Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is a defense-first backstop that is a weak play on FantasyScore.

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Padres | Yonder Alonso out vs. southpaw

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:01:42 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso is not in the lineup against Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Chris Rusin Wednesday, Sept. 9. OF Wil Myers is starting at first base and is hitting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Myers ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) hadn't done much since returning from the DL until he hit a solo homer last night in the team's win. That's an encouraging sign that his swing is back and his power has returned after a bad wrist problem. He's a nice value play on FantasyScore tonight against a lefty.

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Padres | Wil Myers returns to the lineup

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:50:04 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers (wrist) is starting at first base and batting sixth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger Friday, Sept. 4. 1B Yonder Alonso (back) is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Myers ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) last played Saturday, June 13, and he had an extremely short rehab assignment. View him as a risky play in all fantasy formats until he proves his health and shakes off some rust. Myers is worth an add in deep mixed leagues.

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Padres | Yonder Alonso remains sidelined

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:03:31 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (back) remains out of the lineup Thursday, Sept. 3. 1B Brett Wallace is starting again at first base and is hitting sixth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mat Latos.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has hit righties well in limited at-bats this year (.395-3-9 in 38 at-bats). Still, he's more of a low-end first base option at Petco Park tonight.

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Padres | No Yonder Alonso vs. Texas

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:34:45 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso is not in the lineup against Texas Rangers left-handed SP Cole Hamels Wednesday, Sept. 2. 1B Brett Wallace is starting at first base and is batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Choosing Wallace ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) on FantasyScore is usually a sketchy proposition, let alone when he's facing a left-hander. Avoid him against Hamels this evening.

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Padres | Yonder Alonso leaves game

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:47:07 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (back) left the game Tuesday, Sept. 1, against the Texas Rangers due to a tight lower back.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Alonso ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health. Prospect Alex Dickerson might be on his way up from the minors to help out.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin