Oakland Athletics

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Athletics.2466531694.51
AL West Division5th5th4th5th
American League 14th15th12th14th
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K. Davis
J. Smolinski
M. Canha
J. Decker
R. Davis
J. Smolinski
M. Joyce
M. Canha
J. Smolinski
J. Decker
T. Plouffe
R. Healy
A. Rosales
J. Lowrie
M. Semien
A. Rosales
J. Lowrie
Rotation
1. S. Gray
2. S. Manaea
3. K. Graveman
4. J. Cotton
5. A. Triggs
6. R. Alcantara
7. D. Mengden
8. C. Bassitt
J. Lowrie
A. Rosales
J. Wendle
Y. Alonso
R. Healy
M. Canha
S. Vogt
DH
R. Healy
S. Vogt
K. Davis
J. Lowrie
M. Canha
DL
None
S. Vogt
J. Phegley
  Bullpen
R. Madson (CL)
S. Doolittle
S. Casilla
J. Axford
L. Hendriks
R. Dull
D. Coulombe
Last Updated: 03/29/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/2 vs. SEA
M. SemienSS
J. Wendle2B
S. VogtDH
R. Healy3B
Y. Alonso1B
B. MaxwellC
B. EibnerCF
M. OlsonRF
J. SmolinskiLF
 
10/1 vs. SEA
M. SemienSS
S. VogtC
R. Healy3B
K. DavisLF
Y. Alonso1B
D. ValenciaRF
B. MaxwellDH
B. EibnerCF
J. Wendle2B
 
9/30 vs. SEA
J. Wendle2B
S. VogtDH
R. Healy3B
K. DavisLF
Y. Alonso1B
M. SemienSS
B. MaxwellC
J. SmolinskiCF
M. OlsonRF
 
9/29 vs. SEA
M. SemienSS
S. VogtC
R. Healy3B
K. DavisDH
D. ValenciaRF
B. EibnerCF
Y. Alonso1B
J. SmolinskiLF
C. Pinder2B
 
9/28 vs. LAA
J. Wendle2B
S. VogtDH
R. Healy3B
K. DavisLF
Y. Alonso1B
D. ValenciaRF
M. SemienSS
B. MaxwellC
J. SmolinskiCF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
C. CrispLF.2311355
J. Lowrie2B.263227
S. VogtC.2511456
D. Valencia3B.2871751
K. DavisDH.24742102
Y. Alonso1B.253756
M. SemienSS.2382775
C. CoghlanRF.188630
B. BurnsCF.235013
 
Notes
  • 129 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
C. CrispLF
M. Muncy2B
S. VogtC
K. DavisDH
D. ValenciaRF
Y. Alonso1B
M. SemienSS
J. SmolinskiCF
R. Healy3B
2 Game(s)
C. CrispLF
D. ValenciaRF
S. VogtC
K. DavisDH
Y. Alonso1B
M. SemienSS
R. Healy3B
J. SmolinskiCF
M. Muncy2B
2 Game(s)
C. CrispLF
B. BurnsCF
S. VogtC
D. Valencia3B
K. DavisDH
Y. Alonso1B
M. SemienSS
C. Coghlan2B
J. SmolinskiRF
2 Game(s)
C. CrispLF
J. Lowrie2B
S. VogtC
D. Valencia3B
K. DavisDH
Y. Alonso1B
M. SemienSS
M. MuncyRF
B. BurnsCF
2 Game(s)
M. SemienSS
J. SmolinskiCF
D. Valencia1B
K. DavisLF
B. ButlerDH
S. VogtC
R. Healy3B
B. EibnerRF
C. Pinder2B

 
 
 

Sean Manaea, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
79144.23.8637124
 
News
Manaea, gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and five walks over three innings in Saturday's 11-6 split-squad loss to the Reds, but was unconcerned with the rough outing, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. "Just trying to nibble too much," Manaea said. "Third inning, I finally just said, 'Just throw it down the middle and let them hit it.' That's all we did. At times I just tried to be too fine and ended up walking a lot of guys."

Manaea managed to limit all of his damage to the second inning and emerged from the outing pleased with how he deployed his slider. He's scheduled for a final spring start against the Giants on Thursday before taking the mound April 4 against the Angels for his 2017 regular-season debut. Factoring in Saturday's outing, Manaea has a 1-1 record, 4.74 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 15:10 K:BB over 19 spring innings across six appearances (five starts).

Jed Lowrie, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
87.263302270
 
Chris Bassitt, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0228.06.111423
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least May 30 (Updated - 12/8/16)
News
Bassitt (elbow) threw two sets of 15 pitches off a mound Tuesday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

This represents the first time Bassitt has gotten up and down in the same session since his Tommy John surgery, marking another positive step in his rehab. He is unlikely to return to game action until late-May or early-June, and may be sent for a prolonged stint at Triple-A when fully healthy, given Oakland's rotation depth.

Mark Canha, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.1224360
 
Ryan Dull, #66
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5574.12.42373
 
Liam Hendriks, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0464.23.76071
 
Khris Davis, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
150.24785421021
 
Injuries
Quadriceps - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/28/17)
News
Davis (quad) won't play Wendesday, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

It was reported that he could return Wednesday against the Cubs, but he will instead just return to Northern California, where he will hope to return in the three exhibition games against the Giants that precede the regular season. He has been sidelined for less than a week with the quad issue, so there is still time for him to get right for Opening Day.

Daniel Mengden, #67
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2972.06.503371
 
Injuries
Foot - Expected to be out until at least Apr 15 (Updated - 2/8/17)
News
Mengden (foot) is expected to stay in extended spring training for two to four weeks in order to continue rehabbing his foot, Joe Stiglich of Comcast SportsNet California reports.

Mengden has shed his walking boot and resumed throwing but is still some time away from returning to live action. His timetable for return is still a bit cloudy, but more updates should become available in the coming weeks.

Adam Rosales, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
105.2293713354
 
News
Rosales went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple and two runs in Sunday's 11-1 Cactus League win over the Brewers.

Oakland's utility man extraordinaire raised his spring average to .211 with Sunday's production, which included his fourth extra-base hit in 38 spring at-bats. Despite his struggles at the plate this spring, Rosales' considerable versatility -- he's capable of potentially filling in at up to five positions, including all four infield spots -- figures to help him hold onto a spot on the 25-man roster.

Stephen Vogt, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
137.2515414560
 
Josh Phegley, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.256111100
 
Yonder Alonso, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
156.253527563
 
Marcus Semien, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
159.23872277510
 
News
Semien (illness) will start at shorstop and bat in the cleanup spot for Monday's Cactus League game against the Royals.

Semien was held out the past two days with an illness, but there was never much concern that he'd be sidelined for long. The 26-year-old is expected to lock down a spot in the heart of the order for the Athletics after slugging 27 homers and 27 doubles in 2016.

Sonny Gray, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
511117.05.694294
 
Injuries
Back - Expected to be out until at least Apr 25 (Updated - 3/9/17)
News
Gray (back) is now throwing from 150 feet, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Oakland's ace continues to make steady progress in his throwing program, as he was throwing at half that distance less than a week ago. The 27-year-old right-hander is still projected to be out until mid-April at the earliest.

Jake Smolinski, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.238287271
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Jun 1 (Updated - 3/18/17)
Jaff Decker, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.1541011
 
News
Decker (oblique) is scheduled to rejoin the Athletics for Monday's Cactus League game against the Royals, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Decker seems to be in the clear from the oblique injury, as he was cleared to play five innings in center field in a minor-league game Sunday. Assuming he comes out of that appearance OK, he'll be available Monday for the A's, though he may not be included in the lineup. The 27-year-old is competing for a reserve gig in the outfield with the big club.

Ryon Healy, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
72.3053613370
 
Rajai Davis, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
134.24974124843
 
Sean Doolittle, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2339.03.23445
 
News
Doolittle (0-1) struck out the side but also gave up two earned runs on three hits over one inning in Saturday's 11-6 split-squad Cactus League loss to the Reds.

The two runs Doolittle gave up in the seventh, which came courtesy of a Sebastian Elizalde double and Stuart Turner triple, snapped a 6-6 tie. The 30-year-old reliever started his spring with a pair of scoreless outings but has derailed in his last two trips to the mound, surrendering four earned runs on five hits over two innings. Doolittle posted double-digit holds last season for the first time since the 2013 campaign despite battling shoulder problems, and he's being counted on for a prominent bullpen role once again in the coming season.

Trevor Plouffe, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
84.2603512471
 
Injuries
Groin - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/28/17)
News
Plouffe (groin) won't play Wendesday, contrary to a previous report, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

He was initially expected to return to game action against the Cubs on Wednesday, but will instead return to Northern California. The A's have three exhibition games against the Giants starting Thursday before Opening Day, and those contests will represent Plouffe's last chance to get back in game action during the exhibition season. Ryon Healy would presumably start at third base if Plouffe has to miss any time in April.

Santiago Casilla, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2558.03.573165
 
News
Casilla fired a scoreless inning in Saturday's 11-6 split-squad Cactus League loss to the Reds.

The 36-year-old right-hander has had a couple of rocky appearances thus far with the A's after arriving to spring training late due to visa issues. He may be hitting his stride, however, as he's now put together consecutive scoreless outings and has needed only 11 pitches to get through that pair of one-inning appearances. Casilla racked up 69 saves in 84 chances for the Giants the last two seasons alone, so he certainly remains in contention for the closer role in Oakland, one that he could ultimately share with fellow veteran Ryan Madson.

Daniel Coulombe, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3147.24.53054
 
News
Coulombe, still fighting for a bullpen spot, fired three innings of scoreless relief in Monday's 10-3 Cactus League loss to the Royals, surrendering just a hit and a walk.

Coulombe has helped his case quite a bit in his last three trips to the mound, during which he's pitched 7.1 scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and Monday's walk. He's notched four strikeouts as well over that span and has lowered his ERA from 12.71 to 5.54. The veteran southpaw may have cemented his spot on the 25-man roster with Monday's performance, but could see more duty later this week before a final decision is made.

John Axford, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6465.23.97360
 
News
Axford gave up a hit over a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's 11-1 Cactus League win over the Brewers.

Axford took the mound for the first time since March 17 and put lowered his spring ERA to 4.26 with his scoreless inning. The veteran reliever has endured a couple of rough outings this spring, but he's once again expected to play a sizable role in Oakland's bullpen.

Jharel Cotton, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2029.12.15423
 
News
Cotton (3-0) struck out seven in Sunday's 11-1 Cactus League victory over the Brewers, giving up an earned run on four hits and a walk over 5.2 innings.

Cotton's one mistake came against Ryan Braun; the young righty struck out the veteran slugger twice, but Braun also homered off him in the fourth. Otherwise, it was a solid bounce-back effort for the 25-year-old, who struggled with his control against the Mariners last Tuesday despite picking up the win. According to Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area, Cotton was particularly pleased with how he was able to use his fastball to set up his off-speed offerings. "This one, I was more on the attack, using my fastball more so I can set up my changeup and off-speed pitches," Cotton said. "I know everybody raves about the changeup, but I need my fastball to be there so I can throw that pitch off the fastball."

Kendall Graveman, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1011186.04.1147108
 
News
Graveman, who notched his second victory of spring against the White Sox on Friday by striking out seven over seven innings of five-hit, one-run ball, has been working on refining his cutter, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

Oakland's Opening Day starter has looked up to the task this spring, as he now has a 2.29 ERA and sparkling 0.81 WHIP over 19.7 innings across five starts. Graveman has shown excellent control, as evidenced by a 16:3 K:BB, and a large part of that has been due to his trademark sinker hitting on all cylinders thus far. The 26-year-old has been focusing on getting his cutter up to the same level and was able to deploy it effectively on multiple occasions against a White Sox lineup that included Tim Anderson, Avisail Garcia and the hot-hitting Tyler Saladino.

Ryan Madson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6764.23.623049
 
News
Madson fired a scoreless inning in Saturday's 11-6 split-squad Cactus League loss to the Reds, giving up two hits.

Madson converted 30 of 37 save opportunities last season but struggled early this spring. The veteran has generated a 6.43 ERA by giving up five earned runs on 12 hits and two walks over seven innings, but the majority of that damage occurred over his first two outings. Madson has settled down since that point, giving up just one earned run across the five innings he's pitched in his five subsequent trips to the mound. The 36-year-old reliever remains in contention for a closer role that could still be handled by committee to open the season.

Raul Alcantara, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1322.17.25414
 
News
Alcantara appears set to begin the season as Oakland's fifth starter based on how the starting pitcher's schedules line up this week and with Jesse Hahn struggling Saturday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Alcantara hasn't been impressive this spring with a 4.50 ER with a 9:7 K:BB ratio in 20 innings. However, Alcantara is out of minor league options. His tenure as the fifth starter may not last long if Sonny Gray is able to return from a back injury in April.

Matt Joyce, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.2424513421
 
Joey Wendle, #52
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
28.260111112
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/29/17)
News
Wendle (shoulder) will begin the 2017 in extended spring training, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The 26-year-old is set to receive a cortisone shot in his ailing shoulder this week, a treatment likely to sideline him for a few days at the minimum. Wendle appeared in just seven games this spring before being shut down and will likely report to Double-A Midland or Triple-A Nashville upon his return to action.

Andrew Triggs, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1156.14.311355
 
News
Triggs surrendered eight earned runs on eight hits, two walks and a wild pitch over 3.2 innings in Monday's 10-3 Cactus League loss to the Royals. He struck out four but also gave up three home runs.

Triggs was taken deep by Mike Moustakas, Paulo Orlando and Brandon Moss, and per Jane Lee of MLB.com, he struggled with his fastball command and overly focused on his changeup, which led to most of his troubles. The projected No. 4 starter for the time being while Sonny Gray's lat injury moves everyone up a notch in the rotation, the right-hander has one more tuneup start scheduled before his regular season debut on April 6. "I think it was a combination of two things," Triggs said. "We went to the well quite a bit working on the changeup, which is something you do as spring is coming to a close. I wanted to get a better feel for that. And, two, you're naturally going to put yourself into less-than-ideal counts if you're working on what's clearly your fourth pitch, and you need fastball command to balance yourself out, and that was mediocre at best, so it was kind of the perfect storm of those two things."