Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
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.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:11:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valencia (.333-11-30) is having a renaissance season in Oakland and should be owned in all formats until his production drops off.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:07:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Crisp is having one of his better seasons in recent memory, if you can call .221-6-26 a decent line. Still, Crisp does deliver occasional good production. With Oakland's outfield situation he may not see action every day, but Crisp has managed to play 61 games. Consider Crisp if you need a daily start and the matchups are favorable.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:03:09 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Dillon Overton was charged with three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings Saturday, June 25, as the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 7-3. It was Overton's major league debut and his first win.
Fantasy Tip: That's not a bad line for a rookie pitcher, but as always you want to see what a pitcher like this does in his second outing, his third outing, etc. If he can hang tough and keep getting better, then Overton may be worth a pickup off the waiver wire of most fantasy leagues or a DFS start. Until then, be cautious.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:53:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Crisp is hitting just .183 this month, but he has upside in the leadoff spot against Jhoulys Chacin.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:40:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Madson has not received many save chances this month but has not allowed a run in his last four appearances. He should keep the starting job for the time being and should be a fine starting option in most leagues.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:26:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Davis has been a bit inconsistent at the plate over the last few games but does have two home runs and four RBI over the last two games. He should be a starting option for owners looking for power in their lineups.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:31:21 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver Friday, June 24. OF Khris Davis will start in left field, while 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Butler has eight hits and two RBI over his last seven games and is hitting .333 this month. Butler could be a decent starting candidate in some daily fantasy leagues.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:23:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hill may need three rehab starts or so before returning. Keep him stashed in all formats.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:59:23 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Eric Surkamp could have his next scheduled start pushed up one day if the team decides to promote SP Dillon Overton from Class AAA Nashville to pitch Saturday, June 25, versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Surkamp is currently pencilled in as Saturday's starter but may wind up pitching Friday, June 24, instead.
Fantasy Tip: If Surkamp is not tapped to pitch Friday, the A's may recall SP Jesse Hahn from the minors to face the Halos, although he has not pitched well recently. Neither starter is a recommended fantasy option in any format.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:53:32 -0700
The Oakland Athletics are considering bringing up SP Dillon Overton from Class AAA Nashville to make his MLB debut versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 25. He is 8-4 with a 3.01 ERA this year and has not allowed an earned run in his last three starts.
Fantasy Tip: Overton is a 24-year-old southpaw who was selected in the second round of the 2013 draft. He makes a risky play in all fantasy formats due to his lack of a track record.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:50:21 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Daniel Mengden was impressive again in just his third major league start Wednesday, June 22, versus the Milwaukee Brewers. The right-hander churned out a quality start, going six innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk, including a home run. He also registered nine strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: That's now two quality starts in three tries for the 23-year-old, who was also just one out shy of claiming a quality start in his first career outing. Mengden has also exhibited some solid strikeout potential, as he's now racked up 21 K's in 18 total innings. Although he remains winless, owners should consider adding the A's rookie in AL-only formats and even deep mixed leagues. Also remember that his home park is the pitcher-friendly O.co Coliseum.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:03:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lowrie is hitting just .262 with one RBI in 65 at-bats this month. Moving into a prime spot in the order gives him some upside against Junior Guerra, though. Phegley is hitting close to .300 this month and is worth a basement play.
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