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There are only seven teams with two players having at least 20 homers right now in baseball. Most are obvious (Cubs, Orioles, Blue Jays, Mariners, Rockies) one is mildlly surprising (Indians with Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana) and the other seems pretty shocking. It's these A's. Sure, Khris Davis having this many isn't shocking, but Marcus Semien entered the season with 23 career homers in 856 at-bats.
Josh Reddick is back from injury, is a very good hitter, plays outstanding defense in the outfield and is a free agent after this season. That equation seems to spit out t-r-a-d-e to me.
Ryan Dull still hasn't allowed an inherited runner to score. He's up to 36 inherited and stranded. That's ridiculous.
A shortstop with 30-plus homer power who is only 25 years old? The A's have that, in Marcus Semien. He had 15 homers in 155 games last year. In 77 this year, he already has 15.
Jered Weaver had a 5.71 ERA and hadn't worked more than seven innings in a game this season before Sunday, when he threw a shutout against these A's. This is unacceptable, A's, and it will not be accepted here in the Official Power Rankings.
Now that Sean Manaea is hurt, the A's have an entire rotation on the DL: Jarrod Parker, Rich Hill, Jesse Hahn, Henderson Alvarez and Manaea. Oh, and Chris Bassitt and Felix Doubront as well.
Coming this July: Rich Hill, AL All-Star.
How about the Danny Valencia power surge? That's 19 homers in only 312 at-bats since joining the A's last season.
Every pitcher with at least five starts has an ERA north of 5.00 except for a 36 year old who had made four big-league starts since 2009 before this season. Yes, Rich Hill is 7-3 with a 2.18 ERA and the only member of the rotation who isn't broken. Baseball: Putting the fun back in funky since the 1800s.
Shortstops with more home runs than Marcus Semien's 10? Manny Machado (11) and Trevor Story (11).
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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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