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Athletics | Jake Smolinski wins with homer

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:50:18 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Jake Smolinski had a pinch-hit three-run homer Tuesday, June 28, as Oakland won, 13-11, over the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Smolinski actually is a decent hitter, but at .305-4-15 in 28 games he just doesn't play often enough to warrant a spot in a regular lineup. In many ways, he's a victim of Oakland's desire to play everyone on its roster rather than leave someone benched with hurt feelings. Smolinski could earn an occasional start, and if he does then he may be worthy in DFS formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Josh Dubow


Athletics | Rich Hill to return Saturday

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:08:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill (groin) said he will start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: The A's have been cautious with the 36-year-old lefty, but they'd like to see him make some successful starts before the trade deadline, as he's a popular trade target. Hill has been great with an 8-3 record, 2.25 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings. Tread carefully using him immediately off the DL against the Bucs, though, and consider high a risk-reward starter this weekend.

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


Athletics | Josh Reddick back in A's lineup

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:20:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick has returned from the disabled list and is hitting third against San Francisco Giants SP Albert Suarez Tuesday, June 28. That sends OF Billy Burns to the bench.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press


Athletics | Josh Reddick activated from the DL

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:01:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (thumb) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, June 28. In a corresponding move, OF Max Muncy was optioned to Class AAA Nashville.

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.

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Athletics | Danny Valencia stays on a roll

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:59:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored Monday, June 27, against the San Francisco Giants to push his average to .335.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Athletics | Khris Davis continues to shine

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:59:05 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis went 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and two RBIs Monday, June 27, against the San Francisco Giants.

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.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien has big stat line

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:58:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with a double, three-run home run and four RBIs Monday, June 27, against the San Francisco Giants.

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.

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Athletics | Daniel Mengden earns first MLB win

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Athletics | Teams interested in Sean Doolittle

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.

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


Athletics | Josh Reddick open to staying

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.

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


Athletics | Khris Davis to start in LF

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.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp belts grand slam

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.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien moves up in lineup

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:12:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien is batting second in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Sunday, June 26.

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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Athletics | Oakland resting four starters

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press


Athletics | Henderson Alvarez to rest for three weeks

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.

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Adames Joselito P
Alcantara Arismendy 2B
Alcantara Raul SP
Alonso Yonder 1B
Alvarez Henderson SP
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
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
Halama John RP
Hall Kris P
Hamblin Dan 1B
Haviland Shawn P
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
House Tyreace OF
Hudson Herbert OF
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
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Kay Josh P
Keough Shane SS
Kerfoot Charles P
Kilby Brad P
Kleen Steve 1B
Klug Michael 2B
Kohn Shawn P
Komine Shane P
Kurcz Aaron P
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
McAuliffe Jarod P
McBeth Marcus RP
McBride Matt 1B
McGirr Mike P
Meisner Casey P
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Mengden Daniel SP
Miller Corey P
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Neal Zach SP
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
Nunez Renato 3B
Oakes Earl P
Olsen Kevin RP
Olson Matt X. 1B
Omura Isaac 2B
Ortiz Jonathan P
Ortiz Ryan C
Oseguera Paul P
Overton Dillon SP
Pan Chih-Fang SS
Paramore Petey C
Parker Jarrod SP
Parraz Zeke SS
Penalo Rodolfo SS
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Perez Darwin INF
Peterson Max P
Phegley Josh C
Pinder Chris 3B
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Pratt Haas 1B
Pruitt James OF
Puk A.J. P
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Rail Tim P
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Ramirez Dionicio C
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Ramos Mario SP
Rapp Randy P
Ravelo Rangel 1B
Ray Matt SS
Rea Anthony P
Reddick Josh OF
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Richard Michael SS
Richmond Jamie P
Rivas Jose C
Rivera Julio C
Roberts Ryan 3B
Robnett Richie OF
Rodriguez Fernando RP
Rodriguez Raymond OF
Rogers Michael P
Rogowski Casey INF
Rojas Jose P
Ruiz Ryan SS
Rutherford Rodney 3B
Rzepczynski Marc RP
Saberhagen Drew 1B
Sanchez Jacob P
Sanchez Jesus P. P
Santos Alex P
Santos Eduard P
Sayegh Jose OF
Schlichting Travis P
Schwartz Jordan P
Sellier Brian OF
Semien Marcus SS
Sewell Lance P
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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 Chris RP
Smith Jacob C
Smith Jordon C
Smolinski Jake OF
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
Tepesch Nick SP
Thigpen Curtis C
Thomas David X. OF
Thompson Derek P
Thompson Taylor P
Tichota Clay P
Tietje Chalon OF
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Triggs Andrew P
Urlaub Jeff P
Valdez Merkin RP
Valencia Danny 3B
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Verdugo Ryan SP
Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
Vogt Stephen C
Walsh Colin OF
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Watson Matt OF
Wells Jeremy 2B
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Werner Andrew SP
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Whitney Matt INF
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