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25 Stephen Piscotty RF

Oakland Athletics

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
13%6%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
321.250541
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019OAK9335746891344298420.309.412.249
2020OAK72636011610.286.308.231

Player Updates

August 5, 2020 12:36 AM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Walk-off grand slam Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty went 2-for-3 with a walk-off grand slam in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.

Piscotty's big blast came off Rangers reliever Jesse Chavez with one out in the ninth inning. It's the first homer of the year for 29-year-old Piscotty, who has five RBI, four runs scored and a .276 batting average through 32 plate appearances this season.

August 4, 2020 10:12 AM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Racks up two hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Monday's 11-1 win over the Mariners.

Piscotty endured a tough start to the season as he went 1-for-13 in his first four games, but he is beginning to turn things around -- he has recorded hits in three straight games while posting back-to-back multi-hit performances. He has gone 5-for-13 during his three-game hitting streak.

August 2, 2020 04:20 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: On bench Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.

Piscotty will give way to Robbie Grossman in left field after starting each of the Athletics' previous three games. The 29-year-old is still waiting to heat up at the plate, as he's opened the campaign with a 4-for-21 showing at the dish.

July 28, 2020 06:08 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Sits again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty will be on the bench Tuesday against the Rockies.

Piscotty sits for the second time in the last three games. As was the case Sunday, Mark Canha will slide over to right field, with Robbie Grossman starting in left.

July 26, 2020 01:32 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.

Piscotty started the first two games of 2020 and will head to the bench after going 1-for-7 with a double, a run scored and a walk. Mark Canha will move over to right field Sunday while Robbie Grossman starts in left.

July 22, 2020 12:56 AM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Stands out in exhibition loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty slugged a solo home run in Monday's exhibition loss to the Giants and also impressed with a difficult catch in right field, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "He looks like a different guy," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "If anybody benefited from the time off it was Stephen. He had been struggling to get healthy for quite a while now and wasn't going to be ready for the season (coming out of spring training). Now he looks like he did a couple of years ago. He's using his legs like he normally does. He's hitting the opposite way and pulling it well."

Piscotty has been through the ringer with respect to injuries over the last year-plus, with this past spring's intercostal strain the latest physical setback. The issue was set to cause Piscotty to miss the start of the original Opening Day in late March, but the veteran outfielder was able to get healthy well before summer camp resumed. That's been evident in Piscotty's overall performances, which have corroborated that his timing at the plate is already locked in ahead of the regular season. "The consistency is what has been really encouraging for me," Piscotty said Monday night. "Being able to put the barrel on the ball day after day is key, whether you're getting a hit or not. Hard contact is important. I feel like I'm seeing the ball well and I'm going to try to keep that going."

July 12, 2020 02:48 AM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Impressing early in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty, who was recently deemed fully recovered from the side injury that plagued him this spring, has impressed over the first week of summer camp workouts, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "He looks 100% healthy and he actually had a couple of hits and a walk in one [simulated] game," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "It looks completely different than he did in Spring Training. It looks like he's ready to hit the ground running. I feel really good for him."

Piscotty's chances of being available for Opening Day had it unfolded on time were essentially non-existent, but the three-month-plus layoff gave him ample time to get healthy. While the late-June news that Piscotty was free of any discomfort while working out on his own was certainly encouraging, the fact he's been able to demonstrate that in front of his teammates and coaches adds another layer of assurance about his condition. Given he was never able to log any at-bats during spring training, the veteran is focused on getting as many live reps as possible prior to the start of the season and continue improving his head position at the plate, which he was already working on during the shutdown. "We were focused on my head position and keeping it still, not lunging forward. It's really helped me see the ball really well," Piscotty said. "That's one thing I worked on every single day that I hit. It's interesting to get in the box after not playing for so long and not feel comfortable. [Athletics hitting coach Darren Bush] was spot on with that, and I'm going to keep it going."

June 25, 2020 02:56 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Deemed fully healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty, who'd been battling an injury to his side when spring training was suspended, is now considered to be fully ready for the upcoming start of the team's summer camp, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

The veteran outfielder had already reported being free of any discomfort by mid-April, so this news isn't exactly surprising. Nevertheless, confirmation of Piscotty's clean bill of health is naturally encouraging from a fantasy perspective. Moreover, Piscotty will likely be one of the team's biggest beneficiaries of the forthcoming "summer camp" that will lead into the regular season, considering the late-February incidence of the injury prevented him from logging any Cactus League at-bats.

April 17, 2020 01:52 AM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Back to taking swings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty (side) reports he's now free of any pain and is working through a swing progression, Brodie Brazil of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The veteran outfielder was slated to miss the start of the regular season had Opening Day unfolded March 26 as originally scheduled. The extended pause in play has therefore benefited Piscotty, who now confirms he's "fully confident" he'll be at full health whenever the 2020 campaign does begin. Piscotty will cede some starts in right field to the left-handed hitting Robbie Grossman, although to what exact degree remains to be seen.

March 20, 2020 02:24 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Still working through discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty (side) remained without a timetable for his return when spring training was put on pause March 12, Shayna Rubin of The Mercury News reports.

Piscotty described his condition as an "eight-month perpetual cycle of hurt" last week, as the intercostal strain that had prevented him from seeing Cactus League action was preceded by a right knee sprain and right ankle sprain last season that limited him to 93 games. The indefinite suspension of spring training and corresponding delay for Opening Day should certainly benefit Piscotty to a degree, but he likely won't know how much progress he's made until he has a chance to take full-strength swings in batting practice, at minimum. "The mind is spinning on how I'm feeling," Piscotty said. "I'm just trying to trust our trainers and doctors. They'll give me the green light when it's time."

February 28, 2020 11:28 AM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Opening Day at risk
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty has been shut down with an intercostal strain and may not be ready for the start of the regular season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Piscotty underwent an MRI which revealed that his strain had only gotten worse in recent days. Whether or not he'll have enough time to be ready for the start of the regular season will depend on how quickly he can get back to baseball activity. Some combination of Robbie Grossman, Chad Pinder and Tony Kemp would fill his spot in the lineup if he's forced to miss time.

February 27, 2020 12:44 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Still battling side strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty (side) wasn't able to take batting practice Thursday as planned after he was still experiencing "some twinges" in his intercostal muscle, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Piscotty doesn't believe he's dealing with any sort of major setback and hopes to take a round of batting practice "soon." Once he's able to do so without any discomfort, he should be cleared to make his Cactus League debut soon after. With Opening Day still a month away, Piscotty still has enough time to get the plate appearances he needs this spring to avoid a stint on the injured list to begin the season.

February 26, 2020 04:48 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Plans to take BP on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty (side) said he's hopeful that he'll be cleared to take batting practice Thursday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Piscotty took hacks in the cage for the second straight day Wednesday, so in the absence of any setbacks when he reports back to camp Thursday, he should be able to take the next step forward in his recovery from a strained left side. The 29-year-old should be on track for Opening Day if he gets the green light to play in Cactus League games next week.

February 26, 2020 02:40 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Takes swings in cage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty (side) swung in the batting cage Tuesday and is feeling a bit better, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

A left side strain has slowed Piscotty early in camp, and he's not expected to get into game action until this weekend. Assuming he's able to ramp up without setbacks, he'll have plenty of time to be ready by Opening Day.

February 24, 2020 11:08 AM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Dealing with side strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty is dealing with a left side strain that will keep him out of game action until at least Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

It's unclear how the injury occurred, but Piscotty said that he won't play until at least Saturday, when the Athletics travel to Vegas to take on the Indians. Assuming the 29-year-old is able to return this weekend or early next week, it wouldn't be surprising to see him ready for Opening Day.

October 2, 2019 01:16 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Not on wild-card roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty is not on the roster for Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game against the Rays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

The 28-year-old only made one appearance in the starting nine since returning from a right ankle sprain sustained Aug. 25, and now finds himself excluded from the roster for the wild-card contest. If the Athletics advance past Wednesday's sudden-death game, it's possible Piscotty could be included in the team's plans for the American League Division Series.

September 30, 2019 06:44 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Rejoins lineup in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty is starting in right field and batting third Sunday against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Piscotty was activated off the 10-day injured list Thursday, but Sunday will be his first foray into the starting nine. The 28-year-old missed over a month after going down with a right ankle sprain Aug. 25.

September 28, 2019 05:44 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Out of Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty is not in Saturday's lineup against the Mariners.

He still hasn't logged a plate appearance since being activated from the injured list Thursday, although the hope was that he would see some at-bats over the final two games, so perhaps he will appear off the bench. Ramon Laureano is starting in right field and batting second.

September 28, 2019 12:28 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: At-bats coming in last two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty, who's yet to log a plate appearance since being activated from the injured list Thursday, is expected to see playing time over the final two games of the regular season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Manager Bob Melvin still has a postseason roster to finalize with the Athletics participating in Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game against the Rays, and one of his big decisions is tied into Piscotty. The veteran outfielder missed significant time with ankle woes, so getting him some time in the field and a handful of at-bats over the final two games would seemingly be a good litmus test for his viability moving forward. "A lot of hard work, determination and pain tolerance went into getting back in this position," Melvin said of Piscotty. "It's nice to have a guy that has been instrumental with this team over the course of the season. As he's shown in his career with us, he gets big hits. That would suggest he does well in the postseason and does have a good track record."

September 28, 2019 01:32 PM
Athletics' Stephen Piscotty: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Piscotty isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Seattle.

Piscotty was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, but he did not play in Thursday's game. Ramon Laureano will get the nod in right field and hit second.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Tampa Bay2320 .160 .130 .087
vs RHP271587 .283 .343 .214
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020OAK93248153810.250.333.4060.740
2019OAK9335746891344298420.249.309.4120.720
2018OAK1515467814627884211420.267.331.4910.821
2017STL1073414080939528736.235.342.3670.708
2016STL1535828615922855113375.273.343.4570.800
2015STL632332971739205621.305.359.4940.853
Total5762091283553793001974821712.265.336.4470.782
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020OAK9201300100
2019OAK93171147313013
2018OAK1514102685012021
2017STL107161125305211
2016STL1533532662112014
2015STL6315411520127
Total576126993415234466
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012AFX-Quad Cities River Ba552102962181427182530.295.376.448
2013AA-Springfield Cardinal49184175590624191973.299.364.446
2013AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals632433071142935182745.292.348.477
2014AAA-Memphis Redbirds136500701443209694361115.288.355.406
2015AAA-Memphis Redbirds8732054872821141466256.272.366.475
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/205
Birthdate:
1/14/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Pleasanton, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Oakland Athletics
College:
Stanford
MLB Experience:
6