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Athletics | Kendall Graveman making changes

Fri, 22 May 2015 18:42:46 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman has been working on his delivery and his changeup, and he said he had success since reducing the velocity of his changeup to create a better differential between the pitch and his fastball.

Fantasy Tip: Graveman will be trying to recapture the form he showed in spring training, but after struggling in four starts early in the regular season, he shouldn't be trusted at FantasyScore until all his mechanical changes translate into better results.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Coco Crisp heading to DL

Fri, 22 May 2015 18:34:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) will likely be placed on the disabled list Saturday, May 23, to make room for SP Kendall Graveman.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp has been adjusting his approach at the plate to accommodate the pain, and it has taken its toll. He has just two hits in 45 at-bats this year, and unless he is fully healthy when he returns, he should be avoided at FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien resting

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:34:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 22. 2B Andy Parrino is starting at the 6 and hitting eighth in the batting order against Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer.

Fantasy Tip: Parrino will be as cheap as they come at FantasyScore after just being recalled from the minors. Avoid him everywhere in daily contests.

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Athletics | Eric Sogard hitting in two-hole

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:24:55 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Eric Sogard is hitting second in the batting order against Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer Friday, May 22, with SS Marcus Semien out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Sogard's ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) fantasy value increases a bit with a move all the way up the lineup for daily gamers, but you still should consider him a weak play at FantasyScore. He's facing one of the American League's best starters this year in Archer.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist continues rehab

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:31:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) will play nine innings in left field for Class AAA Nashville Friday, May 22, and he will serve as the designated hitter Saturday, May 23. He'll be at second base for the Sounds Sunday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) could be on track to return to the A's early next week if he avoids a setback this weekend. He will take over the starting second base duties, most likely, from Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), who has been a low-end keystone play. However, Zobrist can also move around in the outfield, giving Oakland plenty of options. Unless he has a matchup you can't pass up, you should be hesitant in throwing Zobrist directly into your FantasyScore lineups when he's back.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Ike Davis hasn't started baseball activities

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:28:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis (quadriceps) has yet to do any baseball activities after landing on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds as if Davis won't be ready to return when he's eligible to come off the DL. In the meantime, Max Muncy ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Mark Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) are low-end sleeper plays based on matchups, with Muncy starting mainly against righties and Canha starting against left-handers.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp has same neck injury

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:19:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is dealing with the same injury he suffered a year ago, and surgery to fix his issue would be considered career-ending.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is likely to land on the DL for a significant period of time, and you shouldn't hold your breath for him to return this year. Billy Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) gains long-term value in all formats, and he's a nice value play at FantasyScore for his speed. Sam Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) should also see an increase in playing time with Crisp out, but he's mainly a desperation sleep play, especially with the way he's been swinging the stick of late.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Scott Kazmir not drawing interest?

Fri, 22 May 2015 06:11:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir possibly being traded wasn't discussed in detail by Athletics general manager Billy Beane Thursday, May 21, although Beane noted no team has called about acquiring Kazmir.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) appears to be staying in Oakland for the time being, which at least add a layer of comfort for fantasy owners. He is sporting a 3.08 ERA with a 2-2 record through eight starts in 2015. He is slated to pitch Friday, May 22, at the Tampa Bay Rays (Chris Archer) and has encountered a bit of a rough patch, relatively speaking, in his last few outings. Consider him a low-upside play Friday.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: GammonsDaily.com - Peter Gammons


Athletics | Stephen Vogt staying put

Fri, 22 May 2015 06:04:15 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt will not be traded, Athletics general manager Billy Beane said Thursday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($1,600, 3.6% of cap) is a low-end fantasy option who has spot-play worth on FantasyScore with the right matchup.

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Athletics | Sam Fuld slumping hard

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:58:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld went 0-for-2 in a 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 21, and he has just two hits in 29 at-bats this month.

Fantasy Tip: Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has scored just one run and doesn't have an RBI this month. He has no business being in lineups at FantasyScore right now.

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Athletics | Drew Pomeranz receives cortisone shot

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:51:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) received a cortisone shot for his left acromioclavicular joint, and he will resume throwing once it takes effect.

Fantasy Tip: Pomeranz is worth stashing in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats. Expect a clearer timeline for his return to be announced soon. Until then, continue to check back for updates on his progress. It isn't out of the question to cut bait for a player with more upside given the nature of Pomeranz's injury, though.

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Athletics | Kendall Graveman confirmed for Saturday

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:47:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman will start against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: After a sterling spring training, Graveman flamed out in a hurry earlier this season. Consider him a high-risk, high-reward start in all fantasy formats Saturday, and outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues he likely doesn't warrant a roster spot at this point.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp has MRI in Dallas

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:41:22 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) underwent an MRI in Dallas Thursday, May 21, and he will meet with a doctor Friday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp's ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) fantasy stock is dwindling, and at this point, he should not be owned in shallow mixed leagues, and you should consider replacing him in all other leagues, too. Billy Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) and Sam Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) project to return to the platoon in center field they had when Crisp was out earlier this season. Burns has more upside, although both outfielders are stolen base threats. FantasyScore players should only target them when they land in a favorable matchup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Billy Burns, Sam Fuld both playing

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:53:05 -0700

Oakland Athletics OFs Billy Burns and Sam Fuld are both in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Colome Thursday, May 21. Burns is starting in center field and hitting leadoff, while Fuld is in left and hitting eighth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) and Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) should both see more playing time with Coco Crisp (neck) out indefinitely. Burns is the much better option at FantasyScore, especially since he's likely to hit leadoff more often than not. The same thinking goes for their values tonight against Colome.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp could be out awhile

Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) will travel to Dallas to see a doctor Thursday, May 21, and he could be out for an extended period of time and might need surgery. "I'll try to come back sometime this year," Crisp said. "And if not, then next year." He's hitting only .044 in 13 games since coming off the disabled list after having elbow surgery. Crisp played in just 126 games in 2014 due to neck problems.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) should not be owned at this point in shallow mixed leagues, and you should consider dropping him in all other leagues, as well. Billy Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) and Sam Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) are expected to platoon in center field with Crisp out. Burns is the much better FantasyScore commodity with more upside, although both outfielders are stolen base threats.

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Oakland Athletics Player News

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 P
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blair Carson C
Blasi Nick OF
Bowen Rob C
Boyd Chad OF
Bradley David P
Brown Andrew A. RP
Brown Dusty C
Brown Jeremy C
Bryant Steven P
Bunch Kevin P
Burns Billy OF
Buschmann Matt P
Butler Billy 1B
Byrd Darren P
Callahan Shawn C
Cammack Eric P
Canha Mark OF
Carlin Luke C
Carpenter Drew RP
Carson Matt OF
Carter Steven-Ryder P
Castillo David P
Castillo Yeiper P
Castro Angel P
Chacon Shawn SP
Chapman Matt 3B
Chavez Jesse SP
Clippard Tyler RP
Cobb Larry OF
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
Fagan Mike P
Fahner Evan P
Fairbanks Scott P
Faison Vince OF
Farrell Sean OF
Fernandez Jason P
Fernandez Rodolfo P
Fisher Carlos RP
Fitts Matthews P
Flores Jose P
Ford Ryan P
France Ryan P
Franco T.J. P
Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Freiman Nate 1B
Fuld Sam OF
Fuller Jim P
Gailey Frank P
Garcia Angel P
Garcia Jose P
Gentry Craig OF
Giese Dan P
Gomez Francis SS
Gomez Rosalio P
Gonzalez Junior P
Gordon Derrick P
Gossett Daniel P
Graveman Kendall SP
Gray Sonny SP
Griffin A.J. SP
Hahn Jesse SP
Halama John RP
Hall Kris P
Hamblin Dan 1B
Haviland Shawn P
Heether Adam 3B
Herrera John P
Heuser James P
Hill Steven C
Hodson Scott P
Hoehn Connor P
Hooker Deryk P
House Tyreace OF
Hudson Herbert OF
Humber Philip SP
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
Juma Alexis P
Kay Josh P
Kazmir Scott SP
Keough Shane SS
Kerfoot Charles P
Kilby Brad P
Kleen Steve 1B
Klug Michael 2B
Kohn Shawn P
Komine Shane P
Lacasse Jess P
Ladendorf Tyler 3B
Lawrie Brett 3B
Lee Chad P
Leon Arnold SP
LeVier Mitchell C
Leyja Nino SS
Lyman Jeffrey P
Lynch Matt P
Macias Lorenzo OF
Madsen Michael P
Marti Yadel P
Martinez Shawn P
Martinez Wilman INF
Massaro Michael OF
Matthes Kent OF
Maxwell Bruce C
McAuliffe Jarod P
McBeth Marcus RP
McGirr Mike P
McGuire Deck SP
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Miller Corey P
Mills Brad SP
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Mujica Edward RP
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
Nolin Sean SP
Nunez Renato 3B
O'Flaherty Eric RP
Oakes Earl P
Olsen Kevin RP
Olson Matt X. 1B
Omura Isaac 2B
Ortiz Jonathan P
Ortiz Ryan C
Oseguera Paul P
Otero Dan RP
Pan Chih-Fang SS
Paramore Petey C
Parker Jarrod SP
Parraz Zeke SS
Parrino Andy 2B
Penalo Rodolfo SS
Peralta Eyffer P
Perez Darwin INF
Peterson Max P
Phegley Josh C
Pinder Chris 3B
Piper-Jordan Andre OF
Pomeranz Drew SP
Pratt Haas 1B
Pridie Jason OF
Pruitt James OF
Quine John P
Rail Tim P
Ramirez Anvioris P
Ramirez Dionicio C
Ramirez Edwar RP
Ramos Mario SP
Rapp Randy P
Ravelo Rangel 1B
Ray Matt SS
Rea Anthony P
Reddick Josh OF
Reynolds Grant P
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
Romero Niuman 2B
Ruiz Ryan SS
Rutherford Rodney 3B
Saberhagen Drew 1B
Sanchez Jacob P
Sanchez Jesus P. P
Santos Alex P
Sayegh Jose OF
Schlichting Travis P
Schwartz Jordan P
Scribner Evan RP
Sellier Brian OF
Semien Marcus SS
Sewell Lance P
Shafer David RP
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 Jacob C
Smith Jordon C
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
Thigpen Curtis C
Thomas David X. OF
Thompson Derek P
Thompson Taylor P
Tichota Clay P
Tietje Chalon OF
Timmons Wes 3B
Urlaub Jeff P
Valdez Merkin RP
Vaughan Beau P
Venditte Pat P
Verdugo Ryan SP
Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
Vogt Stephen C
Walton Kent OF
Watson Matt OF
Wells Jeremy 2B
Wendle Joey INF
Wentzell Dan OF
Werner Andrew SP
West Jareck OF
Whelan Kevin P
Whitney Matt INF
Windsor Jason SP
Wing Ryan P
Zambotti Anthony P
Zito Barry SP
Zobrist Ben 2B

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Beane Billy GM
Bush Darren TO
Crowley Michael TO
Emerson Scott TO
Forst David TO
Gallego Mike TO
Garner Phil TO
Jensen Marcus TO
Melvin Bob MAN
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