Oakland Athletics

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Athletics.2466531694.51
AL West5th5th4th5th
American League 14th15th12th14th

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3:05 pm EST
Sat Feb 25
at CHC
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3:05 pm EST
Sun Feb 26
LAA
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3:05 pm EST
Mon Feb 27
at SF
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3:05 pm EST
Tue Feb 28
CLE
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3:10 pm EST
Wed Mar 1
at SD
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3:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 2
TEX
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3:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 3
SF
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3:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 4
CLE
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3:10 pm EST
Sun Mar 5
at SEA
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3:10 pm EST
Tue Mar 7
at ARI
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3:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 9
CIN

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Texas0-00-0
Seattle0-00-0
Los Angeles0-00-0
Houston0-00-0
Oakland0-00-0
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Athletics' Sean Manaea: Highly efficient in intrasquad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manaea was impressive during his stint in a Thursday intrasquad game, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

The A's' projected No. 2 starter looked the most impressive of the team's top trio of arms, avoiding the kind of hard contact that both Sonny Gray and Kendall Graveman fell victim to in their respective intrasquad games. Manaea was so efficient in getting three outs that the inning had to be extended in order for him to get in sufficient work. The 25-year-old southpaw is slated to make his Cactus League debut Monday against the Giants behind Gray.

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Athletics' Kendall Graveman: Hit hard in intrasquad game Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Graveman, who'll start Sunday's Cactus League matchup versus the Angels, gave up some solid contact in Thursday's intrasquad game, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

Oakland's projected No. 3 starter got matters off on the wrong foot by surrendering a leadoff triple to Rajai Davis, and Stephen Vogt eventually drove him home with a single. Graveman was able to get Matt Joyce looking on a fastball later in the frame, but the consensus was that he gave up plenty of hard contact in his 15-pitch outing. The right-hander will try to bounce back with a more consistent effort Sunday, when he'll likely have a chance to fire at least two innings.

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Athletics' Sonny Gray: Mixed results in intrasquad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gray had mixed results in his one inning of work in intrasquad play Thursday, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

The A's' ace is slated to open Monday's Cactus League tilt versus the Giants, and also got in some game action Thursday by firing one frame in an intrasquad tussle. Gray gave up a run on an RBI double to right-center by Mark Canha, but also fanned Ryon Healy with an impressive breaking ball. Manager Bob Melvin was pleased with Gray's effort overall despite the aforementioned hiccup, and the 27-year-old will try to build on Thursday's results with a strong outing Monday.

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Athletics' Franklin Barreto: Will stay up the middle in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

A's manager Bob Melvin said Barreto will spend his time at shortstop and second base this spring, John Hickey of The Mercury News reports.

The club's top prospect is knocking loudly on the door for a job with the big club sometime this coming season. Though Marcus Semien has locked down shortstop, Barreto may have a shot at second base, currently occupied by injury-prone Jed Lowrie and other uninspiring options. Whenever he's called up, he may immediately jump toward the top of the order. He's a difference-making bat worth stashing in deep leagues, though the wait is much easier to endure in AL-only games because of the late-season upside he'd offer.

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Athletics' Tucker Healy: Potential 2017 relief option at big league level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Healy, a non-roster invitee who has steadily climbed the A's' organizational ladder since being drafted in 2012, could be a relief option at some point this season due to his consistency and versatility, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "He's got a real heavy sinker; guys don't square him up very often," A's director of player development Keith Lieppman said. "His slider has been a big addition to his repertoire. He's been a setup guy, a closer."

The 26-year-old right-hander was exclusively an outfielder through college, until a suggestion by his manager that pitching might be his most likely ticket to the big leagues set him off on a new course. It proved to be precisely the right path, as Healy has been largely successful since his selection in the 23rd round of the 2012 draft. He boasts a career 2.89 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, .208 BAA and double-digit K/9 figures in all but one of eight minor league stops on the strength of 334 strikeouts over 246 innings. Although he doesn't boast an overpowering fastball, his control and constant willingness to develop have been pivotal to his ascension through the ranks, and could land him on the major league roster at some point in the coming campaign. "What I really enjoyed about Tucker was his evolution into an end-of-the-game guy with stuff that doesn't necessarily play out as a closer - his fastball is 91-92 mph," Steven Scarsone, who's managed Healy at two Triple-A stops, said. "And he did a great job for us last year, when an outsider would say he doesn't have that much. That showed he had matured into a guy who competes, and I think there is a lot more he can accomplish."

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2016 Team Leaders
AVGDanny Valencia , 3B.287
HRKhris Davis , LF42
RBIKhris Davis , LF102
OBPDanny Valencia , 3B.346
SLGKhris Davis , LF.524
RKhris Davis , LF85
SBMarcus Semien , SS10
WKendall Graveman , SP10
ERAKendall Graveman , SP4.11
WHIPKendall Graveman , SP1.31
KSean Manaea , SP124
SVRyan Madson , RP30

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