Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:20:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Go ahead and return Reddick immediately to starting lineups in season formats. He was slashing an impressive .322/.394/.466 with five home runs and 18 RBI before his injury and also stole four bases. Reddick gives you a little of everything and should be owned everywhere.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:01:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reddick returned a .322/.394/.466 slash line with 21 runs, five home runs, 18 RBI and four stolen bases through 41 games before the thumb injury, so don't underestimate him as a viable starter in all fantasy leagues. Check your waiver wires. Muncy should be replaced in all leagues.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:59:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valencia has hit safely in six of the past seven. He also has multi-hit games in 10 of the past 25 games to raise his average from .296 to .335 since May 27. He has emerged as a must-start fantasy option in all AL-only leagues, some deeper mixed formats and DFS play.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:59:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Davis is making the most of his first season in the American League, posting 52 RBIs and it isn't even the All-Star break yet. He is just 17 RBIs short of his career high set in 2014 with Milwaukee. His average has never been that great, and he strikes out a lot, those power numbers are awfully helpful in all fantasy formats.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:58:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Semien is up to 15 homers with 39 RBIs, as his career season continues. While his .248 batting average makes him slightly less attractive in rotisserie formats, he is a must-start across the board due to his expected power outburst.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:33:06 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Daniel Mengden allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks over 7 2/3 innings in a win Monday, June 27, against the San Francisco Giants. He also struck out five batters in the 104-pitch quality start for his first major league victory.
Fantasy Tip: Mengden wasn't supposed to arrive in the majors this season, but he lowered his ERA to 2.81 and might be here to stay. He has emerged as a solid AL-only fantasy option and a nice mid-tier starter in DFS.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:32:51 -0700
The Oakland Athletics are drawing trade interest in RP Sean Doolittle, according to sources. The demand is expected to rise even higher if the New York Yankees do not deal RP Aroldis Chapman and/or Andrew Miller.
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle has a bright future, but he is best used in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues for help in the ERA and WHIP categories. A move to a contender would likely mean a setup role and not a return to ninth-inning duties.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:31:56 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is a potential free agent who is actually open to remaining with the club, given his status as the team's biggest offensive star. He wants a four-year contract, while the team prefers to offer a three-year deal, according to sources. The team is considering a three-year, $36 million deal, according to one source, while Reddick wants four years and $60 million.
Fantasy Tip: Reddick could be playing for a big payday if he and the Athletics are unable to hammer anything out before he hits free agency. That might mean big production down the stretch for the slugger.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:14:41 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis will start in left field against San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija Monday, June 27, because the team does not have a designated hitter available. OF Max Muncy is not in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Davis is hitting .269 with two home runs and five RBI over the last seven days and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:37:58 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk in a 7-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 26, and he has two home runs, seven RBI and seven runs scored over his last four games.
Fantasy Tip: Crisp is hitting just .236 for the year and has minimal value in season-long leagues, but he could be worth a flier in DFS formats while he is swinging a hot bat.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:12:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Semien is hitting .381 with one home run and six RBI over the last seven days. He has posted a .298 batting average against left-handed pitchers and should be a fine starting candidate in most daily fantasy leagues.
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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:00:52 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns, C Stephen Vogt, 2B Jed Lowrie and 3B Max Muncy are not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Sunday, June 26. OF Coco Crisp will start in center field, while OF Khris Davis will start in left field. 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is batting fifth. OF Jake Smolinski will start in right field and is batting sixth. C Josh Phegley will start at catcher and is batting eighth, while SS Arismendy Alcantara will start at second base and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Butler, Smolinski and Phegley has posted decent numbers in their limited playing time this season but are not strong options in most leagues. Alcantara has gone 1-for-4 since being recalled and should be avoided in all leagues at this point.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:33:59 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) received a platelet-rich injection in his right shoulder one week ago and will not be allowed to pick up a baseball for three more weeks. A recent MRI exam taken by Dr. James Andrews revealed there is no structural damage in his shoulder which would require additional surgery.
Fantasy Tip: In a best-case scenario, Alvarez won't resume throwing before mid-July and won't return to the majors before August. He should only continue to be stashed in AL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues if you can afford the roster space.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:51:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valencia hasn't slowed down yet and sits with an incredible .333/.381/.552 slash line for the season. Next to his 35 runs, 11 home runs and 30 RBI it is quite a stat line and worth starting in all setups. Those looking to utilize Valencia in daily contests should note eight of his 11 long flies have come on the road.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:23:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Things are looking good for Manaea's recovery, but as a previous tip suggested Manaea (2-4, 6.02 ERA) is best used in favorable matchups in DFS leagues.
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