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39 Eric O'Flaherty RP

Oakland Athletics

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
25%19%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
16.11-011.65124
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014OAK101.65170001116.1113311412

Player Updates

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Eric O'Flaherty notched first save
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty notched his first save Wednesday against the Astros.

O'Flaherty entered with a two-run lead, and ran into some trouble. Robbie Grossman led off the inning, but was erased on a double play. It was a good thing for O'Flaherty too, as the next batter hit a solo home run. With the lead down to one, O'Flaherty got a lineout to end the game. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1409010458
Is Eric O'Flaherty your top choice for saves?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

If you play in a league where everyone who gets saves is already owned, then by golly, pick up Eric O'Flaherty already. He's rumored to be the Athletics' first choice to replace Sean Doolittle, who could miss 3-6 weeks with a strained intercostal, and he should do fine in the role. Granted, he's made only 14 appearances since returning from Tommy John surgery, but he's been as effective in those 14 appearances as he was the previous three years in Atlanta, when he compiled a 1.45 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.

But if you're looking to replace Doolittle in a league where everyone who gets saves isn't already owned, I'm not sure O'Flaherty should be your first choice. He's only recently back from surgery, is completely unproven in the role and is closing for a team that hasn't generated as many save opportunities as its win-loss record would lead you to believe.

Of course, I think that last point is kind of a fluke, and I don't normally base decisions on flukes, but for someone like Joaquin Benoit, who's owned in only 46 percent of leagues, whether or not it's a fluke won't even enter your mind. He did fine in the role with the Tigers last year, and his numbers are just as good as O'Flaherty's, if not better. I also like Hector Rondon's chances for saves with the way the Cubs have improved their pitching staff over the last few weeks. He's gone from 14 saves to 21 in the last 13 days.

Either Benoit or Rondon would be a better (not to mention more permanent) choice for saves than O'Flaherty down the stretch, and both are widely available in Fantasy.

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Eric O'Flaherty first choice to close for A's
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

With Sean Doolittle set to go on the disabled list, Eric O'Flaherty will be the first choice to close games for the Athletics, according to the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday. The move was made to keep Luke Gregerson and Ryan Cook in their set-up roles, per the paper.

O'Flaherty owns a 1.35 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP over 13 1/3 innings of relief this season.

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Eric O'Flaherty cleared to pitch in back-to-back games
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty is ready to pitch on successive days, the Bay Area News Group has reported.

O'Flaherty returned from Tommy John surgery on July 3, but has been used more sporadically. He has not allowed a run over his last 10 1/3 innings covering his last 11 appearances in shrinking his ERA to 1.35.

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Eric O'Flaherty picks up first relief win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Athletics relief pitcher Eric O'Flaherty needed only 11 pitches to retire the side in order in the ninth inning against the Orioles. Thanks to a three-run walkoff home run from Josh Donaldson, he was awarded his first win of the season on Friday. O'Flaherty has allowed just two runs over his first four innings of relief this season.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 97 17 17.31
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Seattle 1.000 0.00000
vs LHB 5.200 0.00037
vs RHB 10.200 2.53015
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/9MIN0001.00001
8/15@ATL0001.00011
8/17@ATL0001.00001
8/19NYM0000.10001
8/25@HOU0001.01010
8/27@HOU0011.02100
9/1SEA0001.00000
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST /SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
31
@LAA
L1-8
1
Sea
W6-1
2
Sea
10:05 pm
Tickets
3
Sea
3:35 pm
Tickets
4
5
Hou
10:05 pm
Tickets
6
Hou
4:05 pm
Tickets
7
Hou
4:05 pm
Tickets
8
@CHW
8:10 pm
Tickets
9
@CHW
8:10 pm
Tickets
10
@CHW
8:10 pm
Tickets
11
@CHW
2:10 pm
Tickets
12
@Sea
10:10 pm
Tickets
13
@Sea
9:10 pm
Tickets
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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0
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7

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006SEA00 4.091500000 11.018952066
2007SEA71 4.475600001 52.1452626152036
2008SEA01 20.25700000 6.21615152244
2009ATL21 3.047800002 56.1522319261839
2010ATL32 2.455600001 44.0371412211836
2011ATL24 0.987800004 73.25998232167
2012ATL30 1.736400003 57.1471411321946
2013ATL30 2.501900001 18.0125520511
2014OAK10 1.651700011 16.1113312412
Total 219 2.79390000113 335.22971181041721115257
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006SEA15000000000 --- --- ---
2007SEA56100000100 .000 .000 .000
2008SEA7000000000 --- --- ---
2009ATL78100000100 .000 .000 .000
2010ATL56000000000 --- --- ---
2011ATL78000000000 --- --- ---
2012ATL64000000000 --- --- ---
2013ATL19000000000 --- --- ---
2014OAK17000000000 --- --- ---
Total 390200000200 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006SEAP150211001.000
2007SEAP56010010021.000
2008SEAP70404001.000
2009ATLP780505001.000
2010ATLP560615001.000
2011ATLP78016313001.000
2012ATLP640716001.000
2013ATLP190505001.000
2014OAKP170101001.000
Total  390056650021.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2006SEA31116 0.7500002 .36057 19.6 .5400
2007SEA15659 1.0222114 .232221 12.0 .2941
2008SEA2115 2.2031100 .45742 29.7 .8000
2009ATL47249 1.5743102 .248236 12.1 .2952
2010ATL25930 2.2030003 .230181 11.5 .3351
2011ATL89357 1.6852101 .221301 10.1 .2884
2012ATL28531 3.1012001 .229230 10.7 .3023
2013ATL12814 2.0711000 .18870 8.5 .3131
2014OAK02413 2.0020003 .18666 9.4 .2540
Total 23439274 1.7321114116 .2391404 11.6 .32312
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012ATL00 0.00100000 1.02000000
Total 00 0.00100000 1.02000000
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2003 A-Everett10 3.3831000 10.28541237
2003 R-Mariners30 1.95131000 27.21710612720
2004 A-Wisconsin33 6.121210000 57.1834339332338
2005 A-Wisconsin44 3.754500013 69.2733529233051
2006 AA-San Antonio22 1.14250007 39.145105041536
2006 A-Inl. Empire01 3.45160001 28.231111113633
2006AAA-Tacoma10 0.0020000 3.23000014
2007AAA-Tacoma00 1.1360003 8.05110148
2008 AA-West Tenn00 0.0010000 2.01000002
2008AAA-Tacoma10 4.96140002 16.1239910919
2010AAA-Gwinnett Braves00 0.0030000 4.01000015
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
2/5/1985
Age:
29
Hometown:
Walla Walla, WA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Oakland Athletics
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
9
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