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Athletics | Sean Doolittle throws Friday

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:21:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw 15 pitches Friday, April 24, and said he felt great while working on new grips with his changeup and slider. He will throw on flat ground again Saturday, April 25, and again Sunday, April 26, throwing 20-25 pitches. Doolittle could move to a mound after that.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is expected to have a chance to regain the closer's role in Oakland when he returns to active duty, but Tyler Clippard, who has just one save so far in one chance, might have something to say about it. Both relievers are worth hanging onto in deep mixed and AL-only leagues once Doolittle is healthy.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick sitting out

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:16:29 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is not in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros Friday, April 24. OF Cody Ross is starting in right field and bating fifth.

Fantasy Tip: This is another handedness platoon you can expect going forward from Oakland. Make sure to remove Reddick ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) from your fantasy lineups Friday. Ross ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has struggled mightily to start the season, and he is nothing more than a desperation flier in FantasyScore contests until he starts to produce at the dish.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt sitting vs. southpaw

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:04:24 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt is not in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros Friday, April 24. C Josh Phegley is starting behind the plate and batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: This could be a consistent platoon based on handedness, as Vogt ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is a left-handed batter and Phegley ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is a righty. Although, it is interesting to see Vogt sitting because he is hitting .450 with three home runs over his past six games. Phegley has gone 5-for-10 against southpaws this season, but opposing pitcher Dallas Keuchel has been next to unhittable through his first three starts. Phegley is nothing more than a flier for daily contests Friday.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist back in the lineup

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:00:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) is batting third as the designated hitter against the Houston Astros Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Since Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has missed the past four games, he is likely best avoided in FantasyScore contests Friday. Opposing lefty Dallas Keuchel has been fantastic, too. Let Zobrist prove his health before utilizing him in daily contests.

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Athletics | Jarrod Parker makes rehab start

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:32:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker (elbow) allowed three runs on four hits and struck out one in 3 2/3 innings at Class A Stockton Thursday, April 23. He touched 93 mph on his last fastball.

Fantasy Tip: Parker will probably need two or three more rehab starts before returning. Parker was a bright prospect before Tommy John surgery halted his progression. He'll be a matchup play on FantasyScore in a month or two.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp ahead of schedule

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:18:46 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (elbow) was not expected to begin baseball activities until this weekend, but he played catch up to 60 feet and took dry swings Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp is likely still four to six weeks away from returning, so while it is encouraging he is making strides, don't expect fantasy contributions anytime soon. Sam Fuld ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) and Craig Gentry ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) will continue to have fleeting seasonal value in Crisp's absence, and in favorable matchups, Fuld and Gentry warrant FantasyScore attention.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist could pinch hit

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:12:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) is a pinch-hit candidate against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, April 23, as long as he makes it through his workouts without any setbacks Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Expect more news to follow, but for now, continue to stash Zobrist in all seasonal formats and avoid him in all daily contests. The potential of him pinch hitting Thursday is encouraging, though. Continue to check back for updates on his status.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - John Hickey


Athletics | Ben Zobrist remains out

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:06:24 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) is out of the starting lineup again Thursday, April 23. 2B Eric Sogard is starting at the keystone and hitting eighth in the batting order against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano.

Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has started the last three games with Zobrist banged up, and he's gone 3-for-13 (.231) with a double and stolen base. He's a low-price flyer option for those feeling bold against Tropeano in a spot start.

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Athletics | Nate Freiman plays in extended spring

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:20:57 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Nate Freiman (back) was able to play four innings in an extended spring training game Wednesday, April 22. He hit a homer before departing.

Fantasy Tip: Freiman is a tall drink of water with some pop, so if he can get healthy he might be a nice, cheap source of power for FantasyScore owners when he gets back to the bigs.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp takes dry swings

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:15:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (elbow) played catch up to 60 feet and took dry swings Wednesday, April 22. Manager Bob Melvin said Crisp felt good.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp is making his way back from surgery in early April to remove a bone spur and chips in his right elbow, so he will be sidelined at least another three to five weeks based on the initial timetable. FantasyScore owners need not bother with him for a while.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp takes dry swings

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:15:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (elbow) played catch up to 60 feet and took dry swings Wednesday, April 22. Manager Bob Melvin said Crisp felt good.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp is making his way back from surgery in early April to remove a bone spur and chips in his right elbow, so he will be sidelined at least another three to five weeks based on the initial timetable. FantasyScore owners need not bother with him for a while.

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Athletics | Big test for Ben Zobrist Thursday

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:50:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) took some swings and hit Wednesday, April 22, and said there is still some knee discomfort. He will take batting practice, run the bases and do some work in the field Thursday, April 23, and if everything goes well, he could return to the lineup Friday, April 24. Other options will be assessed, and arthroscopic surgery may be needed, if Zobrist's on-field work does not go well Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Wait to see how Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) responds to his expected workload tomorrow before jumping to any conclusions. However, things don't sound great at this point. Continue to check back for updates, stash Zobrist in all formats, and avoid him in FantasyScore contests. Expect followup news Thursday.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist out again

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:17:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday, April 21. 2B Eric Sogard is starting at second base and hitting ninth in the batting order against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago.

Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is a scrappy left-handed hitter for the A's, but he should be avoided at FantasyScore while hitting at the bottom of Oakland's lineup. Also, Santiago has been tough on left-handers, and he's dominated the A's in recent years.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick not starting

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:13:10 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim left-handed SP Hector Santiago Tuesday, April 21. OF Cody Ross is starting in right field and hitting fifth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Ross ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is off to a slow start in 2015 after landing with the A's, and his splits against left-handers last year didn't stand out at all. He's a lukewarm option for FantasyScore owners, at best, Tuesday night.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt hitting third

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:02:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt is starting at first base and hitting third in the batting order against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Tuesday, April 21. C Josh Phegley receives the nod behind the plate and is batting seventh in the order. 1B Ike Davis is sitting the bench against the lefty starter.

Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitting well to begin the year, going 15-for-41 (.366) with four home runs and 12 RBI. However, tonight might be the best time to avoid him right now, as he hit just .205 with one of his nine homers against southpaws in 2014, and Santiago historically has been tough on the A's. Phegley ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) doesn't have much experience with lefties in his young major league career, but he figures to be a solid value play at catcher against a southpaw this evening.

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Abad Fernando RP
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Alvarez R.J. P
Anderson Bryan C
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Barham Trey P
Barone Daniel P
Barreto Franklin SS
Barrone Ben C
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Best Tyler C
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Day Dewon RP
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