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Athletics | Sean Doolittle throws bullpen

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:01:30 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session Thursday, July 30, and mixed in all his pitches while tossing 26 pitches. He said he felt good and his velocity was "definitely harder" than before.

Fantasy Tip: Time is running out this year for Doolittle to make an impact in Oakland's bullpen. There's no guarantee he could even surpass Edward Mujica as the closer after Tyler Clippard was traded away, either. Only stash Doolittle in the deepest of leagues if you're looking for saves avenues.

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Athletics | Billy Butler dropped to seventh in order

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:56:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler has been dropped to seventh in the batting order Thursday, July 30, against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco.

Fantasy Tip: It's really no surprise to see this happen, as Butler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been having a relatively woeful year in his first campaign with the A's. In fact, he's currently registering career lows in average (.246), on-base percentage (.312) and slugging percentage (.378). As a result, it's tough to trust him right now while he's still scuffling, and Carrasco is no easy pitcher to go up against.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt has been solid

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:57:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt has tossed more than five innings in all four of his starts this year, and he's allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his outings. He went a season-high 6 1/3 innings against the Cleveland Indians, who he faces Thursday, July 30, on July 11.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has proven that he deserves an extended stay in the Oakland rotation, especially with them out of contention. He's not a bad second starting option on FantasyScore if you're looking to save money elsewhere on your roster.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - August Fagerstrom


Athletics | Billy Butler in line for big game?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:51:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is 8-for-22 with two home runs in his career against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco, who he faces Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) becomes a bit more attractive to daily gamers tonight, but he's still nothing more than a mediocre FantasyScore commodity without much power hitting in a pitcher-friendly environment.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - August Fagerstrom


Athletics | Coco Crisp getting day off

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:07:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck), who is currently on a minor league rehab assignment, is not in the starting lineup for Class A Stockton Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is receiving a scheduled day off on his rehab assignment and has not suffered a setback. No timetable has been established for his return to the majors but the A's do not need to rush him back, thanks to the emergence of Billy Burns ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) in center field. Crisp should only be rostered in AL-only leagues.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle to throw Thursday

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:07:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Thursday, July 30, in Oakland.

Fantasy Tip: No timetable exists for Doolittle's return and it is uncertain if he will step back into the closer's role immediately after he is activated from the disabled list. Owners in AL-only and deep mixed leagues should continue to keep him on their roster, especially if they are participating in leagues that use the holds category.

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Athletics | Ike Davis in two-hole

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:06:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis is hitting second in the batting order against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Davis ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) could be in line for a permanent move up in order after Ben Zobrist was traded away yesterday. That would be a positive development for his daily fantasy value. He's a decent value option for tonight's games on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Jesse Chavez in a rut

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:07:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez has a 5.04 ERA in his last nine starts after posting an ERA of 2.38 in his first eight starts. He is 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA in eight career outings (all in relief) against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who he faces Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Chavez ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) is a dangerous FantasyScore option today, as the Dodgers rank fifth in baseball with a .752 OPS against right-handed pitchers this season.

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Athletics | Aaron Brooks to start Saturday

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:18:17 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Aaron Brooks will start Saturday, Aug. 1, against the Cleveland Indians. P Drew Pomeranz will remain in the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Brooks was a key piece of the Ben Zobrist trade from Tuesday. He had appeared in just two games and pitched 4 1/3 innings this season for the Kansas City Royals. Brooks should be allowed to make a couple of starts before FantasyScore owners take the chance.

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


Athletics | Edward Mujica to close

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:08:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Edward Mujica will takeover as the closer beginning Tuesday, July 28.

Fantasy Tip: Mujica has a 4.13 ERA through 28 1/3 innings on the season. Mujica doesn't have a save yet this season, but owners should add him now that he'll get regular opportunities.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist traded away

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:48:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist was traded to the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, July 28, in exchange for Ps Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea.

Fantasy Tip: With Zobrist out of Oakland, Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) figures to return to an everyday role at the keystone. Mark Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) and Jake Smolinski ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be expected to see more at-bats in left field, as well. None of these players carries value beyond the deepest of mixed leagues, however.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist could be dealt soon

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:53:48 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist could be traded soon, as the A's are deep in trade talks with other teams.

Fantasy Tip: It seems like a foregone conclusion that Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) will be dealt this week. His fantasy value is unlikely to change all that much, but a move out of Oakland and pitcher-friendly O.Co Coliseum can't be a bad thing.

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Athletics | OAK closer situation in flux

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:41:40 -0700

The Oakland Athletics have not yet determined their closer situation following the trade of RP Tyler Clippard. Free-agents-to-be RPs Edward Mujica and Eric O'Flaherty could also be dealt.

Fantasy Tip: The Athletics bullpen could be a mess down the stretch, but whomever emerges as the closer could be a decent addition in AL-only fantasy play.

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Athletics | Tyler Clippard traded away

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:26:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Tyler Clippard was traded to the New York Mets Monday, July 27, in exchange for P Casey Meisner.

Fantasy Tip: With Clippard out of the picture in Oakland, Edward Mujica is the speculative favorite to pitch the ninth inning, but Drew Pomeranz could also be in the mix if he's moved back to a relief role. Fernando Rodriguez probably has the best skill set to pitch the ninth, but it's unclear if he'll be in the mix. Mujica has the experience over the others, but the A's could also use a committee approach from here on out. Target Mujica first if you're looking for saves, but expect this situation to be quite messy for fantasy owners.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp rehabbing Monday

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:12:45 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is making a rehab appearance with Class A Stockton Monday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: The A's have no reason to rush Crisp ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) back, and he's one setback away from retirement. Even when he's healthy, Crisp might have a tough time finding his way into the lineup in the second half with the emergence of leadoff man and center fielder Billy Burns. Crisp should only be stashed away in the deepest of leagues.

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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 SP
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blasi Nick OF
Bowen Rob C
Boyd Chad OF
Bradley David P
Brooks Aaron RP
Brown Andrew A. RP
Brown Dusty C
Brown Jeremy C
Bryant Steven P
Bunch Kevin P
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Butler Billy 1B
Byrd Darren P
Callahan Shawn C
Cammack Eric P
Canha Mark OF
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Castillo David P
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Castro Angel P
Chacon Shawn SP
Chapman Matt 3B
Chavez Jesse SP
Cobb Larry OF
Coke Phil RP
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
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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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Freiman Nate 1B
Fuld Sam OF
Fuller Jim P
Gailey Frank P
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Gentry Craig OF
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Gomez Francis SS
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Gordon Derrick P
Gossett Daniel P
Graveman Kendall SP
Gray Sonny SP
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Hall Kris P
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Hill Steven C
Hodson Scott P
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Lee Chad P
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Manaea Sean SP
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Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
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Sogard Eric 2B
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Street Juston P
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