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Sheldon Neuse 2B

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July 26, 2020 10:20 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Misses cut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse did not make the Athletics' 30-man roster.

Franklin Barreto, Tony Kemp and Chad Pinder all made the team, so there weren't going to be at-bats available at second base and Matt Chapman is a true everyday player at third base, so Neuse got squeezed out of the equation. Vimael Machin also made the roster ahead of Neuse as a utility player. Neuse will continue to work at Oakland's satellite camp until a need arises.

July 3, 2020 11:24 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Shot at Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse, who'll be part of the group of players taking part in the Oakland Coliseum portion of the Athletics' summer camp, could push for a spot on the Opening Day roster due to his versatility, Alex Coffey of The Athletic reports.

Neuse thrived in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League last season, slashing .317/.389/.550 with 27 home runs and 102 RBI at Triple-A Las Vegas. That led to the 25-year-old getting his first taste of the big leagues, during which he posted a .250/.295/.304 line over 61 plate appearances. Neuse had been optioned back to Triple-A shortly before spring training was suspended, but his presence in the main player pool and the recent trade of Jorge Mateo to the Padres sets up a possible competition for a utility infield role between Neuse and Vimael Machin.

June 30, 2020 03:28 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Joins 60-man player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse will report to Oakland when teams resume workouts this week after the Athletics announced Sunday that he would be part of their 60-man roster pool.

Neuse was among the 42 players who will report back to Oakland when the team conducts its first workout Saturday, with the Athletics assigning 12 other players to an alternative training site to complete its 60-man pool. Oakland had previously optioned Neuse to Triple-A Las Vegas back on March 8, but MLB's decision to suspend its season only a few days later will allow the infielder to break camp with the big club. Expect Neuse to operate in a bench role in 2020 after striking out in 31.1 percent of his plate appearances during his first taste of the big leagues in the second half of last season.

March 8, 2020 10:12 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Beginning season at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.

Neuse was in competition for the starting job at second base and a utility role, but his .531 OPS in 26 at-bats didn't make much of a mark this spring. The 25-year-old may have been bound for Las Vegas regardless since he has remaining minor-league options, unlike most of his competition (Franklin Barreto, Tony Kemp and Jorge Mateo). Neuse still figures to make his way to the majors at some point in 2020 after posting a .317/.389/.550 slash line with 27 homers last year at Triple-A.

March 3, 2020 12:00 AM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: OBP machine early in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse has gone 6-for-19 with a 3:3 BB:K through his first eight games of Cactus League play.

Thanks to the patient eye at the plate he's shown so far, Neuse is sitting on a .409 on-base percentage, but his OPS rests at a less impressive .725 due to all six of his hits being singles. Neuse showed at Triple-A Las Vegas in 2019 that he has more power in his bat than his spring stats suggest, but even if he increases his slugging output in the weeks to come, he won't necessarily be guaranteed a spot on the Opening Day roster. The Athletics are staging a wide-open battle for the second base job this spring, with Franklin Barreto, Tony Kemp, Chad Pinder and Jorge Mateo all representing candidates to replace the departed Jurickson Profar. Barreto, Mateo and Kemp are all out of minor-league options and would all likely be poached by other organizations if exposed to waivers, while Pinder has been a mainstay on the bench the past three seasons because of his defensive versatility and strong track record versus left-handed pitching. That may be enough to keep Neuse -- who has three minor-league options remaining -- off the Opening Day roster regardless of how he performs the rest of the spring.

September 22, 2019 01:36 AM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Plates pair in lopsided win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's 12-3 win over the Rangers.

Neuse made a productive out with a sacrifice fly to score Ramon Laureano in the first inning. Neuse also plated Mark Canha with a single in the second. The 24-year-old infielder lifted his average from .225 to .273 with the three-hit performance, which gave him seven RBI in 44 at-bats since receiving a promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 29.

September 15, 2019 10:56 AM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Keeps hitting in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse went 2-for-4 with a double in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

After churning out a career-best four hits in Friday's victory, Neuse offered a solid encore performance Saturday. The rookie's eye-popping 6-for-9 tally over the last two games has provided a triple-digit boost to his batting average due to his modest number of plate appearances, and it's also offered a big-league glimpse of the stellar work he'd proven capable of in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League with Triple-A Las Vegas this past minor-league campaign (.317/.389/.550 line over 560 PAs).

September 14, 2019 02:28 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Rakes from bottom of order
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse went 4-for-5 with an RBI single, another two-run hit and a run in a win over the Rangers on Friday.

Neuse tormented Rangers pitching from the bottom of the order throughout the night, and he subsequently came home with the Athletics' penultimate run of the night on a Marcus Semien home run that capped off Oakland's four-run ninth. Neuse has logged seven starts since his callup from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 29, and he's hit safely in four of the last five of those opportunities.

September 7, 2019 05:24 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Remains out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse will sit Saturday against the Tigers.

Neuse sits for the second game in a row. Jurickson Profar remains the starter at second base in his absence.

September 6, 2019 09:32 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse will sit Friday against the Tigers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Neuse has gone 3-for-17 at the plate to start his big-league career. Jurickson Profar will start at second base in his absence.

September 3, 2019 06:32 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse is not starting Tuesday against the Angels.

Neuse has started three straight games, going 1-for-10 with three walks and five strikeouts to start his big-league career. Jurickson Profar starts at second base in his absence.

September 2, 2019 02:16 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: First big-league hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse went 1-for-3 with a two-run double and a walk in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

Neuse snapped a scoreless tie in the seventh with his timely two-bagger, which also served as his first big-league hit. The 24-year-old enjoyed a banner season at Triple-A Las Vegas, slashing .317/.389/.550 with 27 home runs in the hitter-friendly environment of the Pacific Coast League. Neuse has now logged three consecutive starts for the Athletics, and it remains to be seen if he'll continue to see similarly consistent playing time the rest of the season.

August 29, 2019 11:48 AM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Callup official
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Athletics selected Neuse's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas ahead of Thursday's game against the Royals.

Word of Neuse's promotion first surfaced Wednesday, but he won't enter the lineup Thursday after his travel schedule left him unable to join the big club until shortly before first pitch, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Once he has a chance to get acclimated, Neuse could be an everyday option at either second base or designated hitter, two spots in the lineup where the Athletics have been struggling to find production of late. Neuse slashed .317/.389/.550 with 27 home runs and 31 doubles in 560 plate appearances with Las Vegas prior to his callup.

August 28, 2019 08:32 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Set to join A's
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse will have his contract selected from Triple-A Las Vegas by the Athletics, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Neuse will join Oakland ahead of September's roster expansion since Khris Davis is gone the next few days on the paternity list. The 24-year-old has enjoyed a productive season with Las Vegas, posting a .317/.389/.550 slash line with 27 home runs and 102 RBI in 126 games. Neuse primarily plays third base, but he's also seen action at second base, shortstop and left field this season.

June 25, 2019 12:44 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: On torrid stretch in Las Vegas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse is hitting .535 (23-for-43) with four home runs, 11 RBI, five walks and 11 runs over his last 10 games with Triple-A Las Vegas, and he's slashing .320/.397/.539 across 307 plate appearances in 2019.

Neuse had a rough start at the Triple-A level early last season in Nashville, the Athletics' former affiliate. He finished that campaign with a .263/.304/.357 line and has followed that up with a dominant 2019 thus far. As his overall numbers this season imply, there's not much left to prove for Neuse against his current level of competition; however, his path to the majors still remains effectively blocked. He plays third base at Triple-A, which is obviously occupied by Matt Chapman in the majors, and while his most appropriate MLB position might be designated hitter, that spot is also firmly occupied by Khris Davis.

June 5, 2018 03:12 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Badly scuffling against Triple-A arms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse is slashing just .179/.244/.229 with nine doubles, no home runs and 14 RBI across 198 plate appearances with Triple-A Nashville.

To say it would have been difficult to see this coming with Neuse would be a considerable understatement. The 23-year-old had enjoyed a meteoric rise in 2017, logging time at three different levels of the minors and decimating pitching at both the High-A and Double-A levels within the Athletics organization. Neuse then followed up his promising season by slashing .310/.375/.621 over 28 spring training games earlier in 2018, a line partly comprised of five home runs and 15 RBI. However, Neuse's strikeout rate has ballooned from a Double-A figure of 28.0 percent to a career-worst 37.9 percent, after progressively rising by more modest increments in each of his prior minor-league stops.

April 7, 2018 11:36 AM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Hot start at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse is 3-for-7 with two walks and two strikeouts through two games with Triple-A Nashville.

It's a testament to how advanced Neuse's bat is that the A's assigned him to Triple-A after just 22 games at High-A and 18 games at Double-A. He probably profiles best as a designated hitter in the big leagues, but may be able to hit enough to fit just fine in that role.

March 20, 2018 09:12 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Knocking cover off ball all spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse went 2-for-3 with five RBI from a three-run home run and a two-run single while also drawing a walk and scoring once in Sunday's 14-0 Cactus League win over the White Sox.

Just another scoreboard-busting performance for the 23-year-old, who's opened eyes this spring with five homers and 15 RBI over 49 plate appearances. Neuse similarly smoked Double-A pitching in a modest stint at Midland last season, posting a .373/.427/.433 line over 75 plate appearances after arriving in a five-player deal with the Nationals last July. While he's likely to start 2018 with the RockHounds, a fairly prompt ascension to Triple-A Nashville is certainly conceivable, and an eventual major-league callup isn't completely out of the question, either.

February 28, 2018 12:24 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: Impressing in big-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse has impressed the Oakland field staff so far this spring, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic reports.

While Neuse has seen time at third base, second base and shortstop, he openly admits that "hitting" is his favorite position to play. This works perfectly for the A's, as it's easy to see Neuse slotting in at DH in the not-so-distant future, given the other young infielders who figure to be part of this core. He hit a home run over 450 feet in Tuesday's game against the Indians, but it's not his impressive strength and raw power that has impressed the A's. "Anybody can go up there and hit 60 mph batting practice (pitches) and hit home runs; you better be able to do that. But it's the discipline of the approach he has in batting practice (that's impressed us)," manager Bob Melvin said. "It's hitting the ball the other way, driving the ball in the gaps. That's a big part of his game." Neuse is a top-100 prospect for dynasty leagues, even if he isn't ranked that way on real-life lists. After impressing in the Arizona Fall League and now early in big-league camp, Neuse appears to be on the fast track. He could head back to Double-A to open the year, but should spend the bulk of 2018 at Triple-A, potentially earning a callup in the second half.

February 8, 2018 07:48 PM
Athletics' Sheldon Neuse: To attend big-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neuse has been granted a non-roster invitation to the Athletics' spring training, Jane Lee of reports.

Neuse was acquired from the Nationals in 2017 as part of the return for relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson. The young third baseman immediately flashed his hit tool with the A's, posting a gaudy wRC+ of 203 with High-A Stockton and a wRC+ of 143 with Double-A Midland. Neuse is a relatively attractive dynasty asset and could potentially make his big-league debut this upcoming season.

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2017AA-Midland RockHounds1867925400662100.373.427.433
2017AFA-Stockton Ports228321323072292520.386.457.675
2017AFX-Hagerstown Suns7729240851939512566125.291.349.469
2018AAA-Nashville Sounds135499481312635553217241.263.304.357
2019AAA-Las Vegas Aviators12649899158312271025613233.317.389.550

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