Oakland Athletics

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Athletics.24176244.18
AL West Division2nd4th2nd3rd
American League 6th10th5th11th
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K. Davis
J. Decker
M. Joyce
R. LaMarre
J. Decker
M. Joyce
J. Decker
M. Olson
R. LaMarre
T. Plouffe
R. Healy
A. Rosales
J. Lowrie
M. Olson
A. Rosales
C. Pinder
J. Lowrie
Rotation
1. S. Manaea
2. J. Cotton
3. A. Triggs
4. J. Hahn
J. Lowrie
A. Rosales
C. Pinder
Y. Alonso
R. Healy
S. Vogt
M. Olson
DH
R. Healy
S. Vogt
K. Davis
J. Lowrie
J. Decker
T. Plouffe
C. Pinder
DL
J. Wendle
M. Semien
J. Smolinski
R. Davis
K. Graveman
S. Gray
D. Mengden
C. Bassitt
J. Axford
S. Vogt
J. Phegley
  Bullpen
S. Casilla (CL)
S. Doolittle
R. Madson
R. Dull
F. Montas
L. Hendriks
D. Coulombe
C. Valdez
Last Updated: 04/26/2017
 
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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 (1-1) notched six strikeouts and gave up an earned run on five hits and three walks over six innings of Friday's 3-1 win over the Mariners.

The young lefty notched 11 swinging strikes and kept the ball down when contact was made, recording eight groundouts. Control remains an issue even in victory, however, as Manaea issued multiple free passes for the fourth time in as many starts. He did remain stingy with the long ball, and has now surrendered just one home run over his first 22.1 innings this season. He's settled down overall after some rough stretches in his first pair of starts, giving up just three runs (two earned) over his last 11 innings while lowering his ERA from 7.15 to 4.43 over that span. He'll look to keep it going in a road start next Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Jed Lowrie, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
87.263302270
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 16, DH - 3
News
Lowrie went 3-for-4 with two runs in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Mariners.

The veteran infielder has now gone 6-for-12 with two doubles and four runs over his last three games. Lowrie's current three-game hitting streak follows a brief 0-for-6 stretch that encompassed a pair of outings, and he's now reached safely in nine consecutive games.

Frankie Montas, #--
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
News
Montas earned his first hold of the season in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Mariners, firing a scoreless seventh inning and recording a strikeout.

The young right-hander needed a scant eight pitches, five of which he threw for strikes, to dispose of Mike Zunino, Jarrod Dyson and Mitch Haniger. Montas exacted some revenge on a Seattle squad that had touched him up for two earned runs just two nights earlier in the opening game of the series, and he now has a 9:3 K:BB over 10.2 innings across seven appearances.

Chris Bassitt, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0228.06.111423
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least Jun 1 (Updated - 4/23/17)
News
Bassitt (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

The Athletics acquired Ryan LaMarre from the Angels on Sunday morning and have elected to transfer Bassitt to the 60-day DL in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for their new acquisition. Bassitt is continuing to work back from Tommy John surgery with his sights set on returning this summer.

Liam Hendriks, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0464.23.76071
 
Ryan Dull, #66
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5574.12.42373
 
Khris Davis, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
150.24785421021
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 18, DH - 1
News
Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Davis will hit the pine for just the second time all season after going 0-for-7 at the dish over the past three contests, though he did draw five walks during that span. Matt Olson will take Davis' spot in the lineup, batting ninth in the order.

Daniel Mengden, #67
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2972.06.503371
 
Injuries
Foot - Expected to be out until at least May 2 (Updated - 4/19/17)
Adam Rosales, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
105.2293713354
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 3, SS - 9, OF - 1
Chad Pinder, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
22.2354140
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 2, SS - 1, DH - 2
Stephen Vogt, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
137.2515414560
 
Position Breakdown
C - 12, DH - 2
Cesar Valdez
No Stats Available
News
Valdez was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.

Valdez started one game for Oakland earlier in the season, during which he allowed three runs over four innings. However, he'll have the chance to improve off that rough outing as he heads back up to the majors. In a corresponding move, Raul Alcantara was designated for assignment.

Josh Phegley, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.256111100
 
Position Breakdown
C - 8
Yonder Alonso, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
156.253527563
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 17
News
Alonso is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

After starting five of the last six games, Alonso will head to the bench Saturday, as the A's go with Ryon Healy at first base. Alonso registered two hits, including a solo homer, in Friday's win over Seattle, and he's now hitting .295 with 10 RBI on the young season.

Marcus Semien, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
159.23872277510
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 11
Injuries
Wrist - Expected to be out until at least Jun 17 (Updated - 4/20/17)
Sonny Gray, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
511117.05.694294
 
Injuries
Back - Expected to be out until at least Apr 30 (Updated - 4/18/17)
News
Gray (back) will make his next rehab start with Triple-A Nashville on Thursday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

Gray most recently threw for High-A Stockton on Saturday, covering five innings in an efficient 47 pitches while striking out six and facing just one batter over the minimum. He'll be bumped up to 75 pitches Thursday, and if all goes well, he could make his next start in an Athletics uniform. Jesse Hahn or Kendall Graveman would seem most at risk of losing a spot in the rotation once Gray is activated from the disabled list.

Jake Smolinski, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.238287271
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Jun 1 (Updated - 4/15/17)
Jaff Decker, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.1541011
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 8
Ryon Healy, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
72.3053613370
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 6, 3B - 4, DH - 9
News
Healy, who has gone 11-for-21 with four doubles, a home run, six RBI and four runs over his last seven games, rediscovered his swing during a two-game benching, John Hickey of the East Bay Times reports. "The game was going too fast for me for a few weeks there," Healy said in analysis. "I think it happens to everybody throughout the course of the season. Unfortunately for me, this was how I started the season. So having those two days to reevaluate and slow things back down I think it's helped me be more successful now."

After an 0-for-4 day against the Astros on April 15, Healy's line was sitting at an unsightly .170/.204/.340, a sharp departure for the player who'd knocked the cover off the ball over 72 games with the A's last season and socked five homers over 23 spring contests this year. Manager Bob Melvin stepped in and deployed the 25-year-old as a pinch hitter over the next two games, with Healy hitting safely in both. That seemed to kick-start his offense, leading to the aforementioned stretch that's raised each part of his slash line over 100 points.

Rajai Davis, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
134.24974124843
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 15
Injuries
Hamstring - Expected to be out until at least Apr 30 (Updated - 4/25/17)
News
Davis (hamstring) was placed on the DL on Tuesday.

Davis had to sit out three consecutive games with this hamstring injury, and is now headed to the DL. The team has yet to elaborate on the severity of the ailment, but more information should become available in the coming days. While Davis is out, Jaff Decker will likely be added to Oakland's outfield.

Sean Doolittle, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2339.03.23445
 
News
Doolittle was credited with his fourth hold of the season in Friday's 3-1 win over the Mariners, firing a scoreless eighth inning and recording a strikeout.

The southpaw teamed up with co-closer Santiago Casilla to get the final six outs of Friday's victory, with Doolittle getting the eighth-inning call on this occasion. The 30-year-old has three holds over the last four games on the strength of 2.2 clean innings, which have lowered his ERA to an even 3.00 and his WHIP to an impressive 0.83. Manager Bob Melvin has designated Doolittle as his ninth-inning option when the situation calls for a left-handed reliever, but Casilla has received the bulk of opportunities thus far.

Trevor Plouffe, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
84.2603512471
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 16, DH - 3
News
Plouffe went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-1 win over the Mariners.

The veteran slugger got Oakland on the board and forged a 1-1 tie with a 400-foot shot to center off Hisashi Iwakuma, his second homer in as many nights. All four of Plouffe's round trippers have come within the last seven games and he's now reached safely in nine consecutive contests overall, boosting his average 68 points to .222 and his slugging nearly 300 points to .444 in the process. If Plouffe can produce a reasonable facsimile of his 2015 campaign in Minnesota -- one that saw him smack 22 homers and 86 RBI -- the A's will likely be very satisfied with their one-year investment.

Santiago Casilla, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2558.03.573165
 
News
Casilla was credited with his third save of the season in Friday's 3-1 win over the Mariners, pitching a clean ninth inning and recording a strikeout.

The 36-year-old closer had little trouble disposing of Taylor Motter, Danny Valencia and Mike Freeman in a 15-pitch outing, his second appearance in as many nights versus the Mariners. Casillas had allowed a run over his one frame Thursday, but generated his sixth scoreless one-inning outing over eight overall trips the mound with Friday's effort. The veteran right-hander is sharing closing duties with lefty Sean Doolittle, but has outpaced him save opportunities thus far.

John Axford, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6465.23.97360
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least May 5 (Updated - 4/26/17)
News
Axford (shoulder) started playing catch Tuesday and may begin throwing off a mound in the coming days, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Axford is battling back from a shoulder strain that has sidelined him since early April. Manager Bob Melvin said that the reliever has been feeling a lot better recently, and although an exact timetable for his return has yet to be established, it sounds like the 34-year-old is progressing well in his rehab.

Kendall Graveman, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1011186.04.1147108
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Apr 27 (Updated - 4/26/17)
News
Graveman (shoulder) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list and draw the start against the Angels on Thursday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Graveman has been on the disabled list since April 17 with a shoulder ailment, but has progressed nicely and will return to the mound this Thursday. The 26-year-old currently holds a 2.00 ERA and 12:5 K:BB ratio over his first 18 innings.

Matt Olson, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.0953000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 1
Daniel Coulombe, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3147.24.53054
 
Jharel Cotton, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2029.12.15423
 
News
Cotton (2-2) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two across six innings to earn the win Saturday against the Mariners.

Cotton allowed single runs in the first and third innings, but otherwise held the Mariners bats in check, leading to a quality start. In his four appearances this season, he's been wildly inconsistent which has led to him posting a 4.76 ERA, and his volatility makes him a risky fantasy option. He'll make his next start Friday against the Astros.

Ryan Madson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6764.23.623049
 
News
Madson allowed no runs on one hit while striking out three over 1.1 innings to earn his first save Saturday against the Mariners.

Madson was protecting a one-run lead, and he successfully closed out his first save opportunity in eight outings this month. There has yet to be an indication that his role in the athletics bullpen has changed, but he's certainly capable of doing well if given an opportunity to close. For now, his fantasy value is as a setup man.

Ryan LaMarre, #65
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.0001000
 
News
LaMarre was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.

With Rajai Davis landing on the disabled list, the A's needed to add depth to the outfield. LaMarre was just traded to the club on Sunday, but will already have a shot to be on Oakland's major-league roster. Prior to being traded, LaMarre was hitting .268/.375/.341 at Triple-A Salt Lake.

Joey Wendle, #52
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
28.260111112
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Apr 30 (Updated - 4/25/17)
Matt Joyce, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.2424513421
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 16, DH - 1
Jesse Hahn, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2446.16.021923
 
Andrew Triggs, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1156.14.311355
 
News
Triggs said he didn't have the same feel for his cutter Sunday as he did in his first three starts, Joe Stiglich of NBC Sports California reports.

The regression monster came for Triggs on Sunday -- the M's touched him up for six runs on five hits over 4.2 innings. He issued a bases-loaded walk and later served up a grand slam to Taylor Motter in the top of the third inning. Triggs hadn't allowed a run in his first three starts of the season (17.2 innings), with heavy usage of the cutter being an important part of that success. He will face another tough test next week in a road matchup against the Astros.