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Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a single, double, and one RBI against the Astros on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Profar's hitting is up to .200, OBP is up to .247, and slugging is up to .347. It hasn't been an ideal start for the shortstop but things should be getting better sooner rather than later.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Chapman homers in win

Thu, Apr 18th 4:35am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI, and one run scored on Wednesday against the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman's slashing .284/.361/.943 with six homers this year. He's living up to the hype this year for fantasy owners and will continue to be one of the best third baseman in the league.

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Frankie Montas allowed one run on three hits, two walks, and six strikeouts through 6 1/3 innings pitched on Wednesday against the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Montas has kept up his very solid start to the year, he's got a 2.70 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts through four starts this year. It's come to the point where he's a viable option, especially with the right matchup. Next up is Texas for him.

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Blake Treinen earns sixth save

Thu, Apr 18th 4:24am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Blake Treinen allowed one hit, one walk, and struck out one hitter through one scoreless inning on Wednesday against the Astros to earn his sixth save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Treinen had a scare in the ninth after allowing two hitters to reach base but as usual he found a way to finish the job successfully. He's got an outstanding 0.79 ERA to open up the year and remains a top tier closer in baseball.

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The Oakland Athletics placed starting pitcher Marco Estrada on the Injured List with a lumbar strain on Wednesday. Chris Bassitt was recalled from Triple-A to take Estrada's place on the active roster. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has a history of back issues and just allowed 13 earned runs over his last 7 1/3 innings pitched, so it's possible that he has been attempting to pitch through an injury. He allowed five earned runs over his first 16 1/3 innings before his recent outings.

Category: Injury Updates


Josh Phegley went 1-for-4 with a single, an RBI, and a run scored in the Athletics' 8-7 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Phegley is worth picking up for any fantasy players who need help at catcher. He's now hitting .325 with three homers, nine RBI, and an OPS over .900. The 31-year-old won't stay hot forever, but he's serviceable right now.

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Brett Anderson received a no-decision on Sunday in Texas, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits over six innings.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson struck out three and walked two as the A's lost 8-7. The 31-year-old lefty has been more than serviceable this season, registering a 2.63 ERA through four starts. The only down side is he has just 14 strikeouts in 24 innings.

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Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in the Athletics' 8-7 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Piscotty isn't off to the best of starts, hitting .236 with a .744 OPS. The good news is he has now slugged three homers with 11 RBI. He remains an important offensive player for Oakland this season.

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Ramon Laureano homers in win

Sat, Apr 13th 4:44am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with a single, home-run, one RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Texas.

Fantasy Impact: Laureano's slashing .258/.281/.701 with three homers so far, it's not as good a start as hoped for him but he should continue to get better as the season goes on.

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Mike Fiers allowed six runs on seven hits, one walk, and six strikeouts against the Rangers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Fiers had a second straight rough start that pushed his ERA up to 7.06. He's a very inconsistent pitcher and can only be trusted in very good matchups, he has a shot for a good outing against Toronto next.

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Kendrys Morales went 2-for-3 with a single, home-run, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Morales' homer was his first of the season after hitting 21 homers last year. He's slashing .243/.349/.324 so far, he's slashed in that range over the past few years and that seems like a realistic range for this year.

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Khris Davis went 2-for-5 with two home-runs, three RBI, one strikeout, and two runs scored on Thursday against Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: It's hardly surprising anymore from Davis, that's four homers through his past two games to make it nine homers on the season. He's currently on pace for 90 homers this year, it's remarkable how consistent he is at hitting the long ball, there's no one in the game that has an argument for being a better homer hitter than him right now.

Category: Game Recaps


Marcus Semien homers in win

Fri, Apr 12th 1:29am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with a home-run, double, one RBI, and two runs scored on Thursday against Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Semien's off to a very nice start for Oakland so far, he's slashing .323/.384/.538 with three homers. He's never remotely come close to hitting .300 and having an OBP near .350 or higher, regression is very likely coming but this has the makes of a career year for Semien.

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Aaron Brooks registers 2nd win

Fri, Apr 12th 1:19am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Aaron Brooks allowed three runs on three hits, three walks, and three strikeouts through six innings pitched on Thursday against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Brooks has been fairly solid for Oakland so far, he's got a 4.24 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 11 strikeouts through three starts this season. He's unlikely to remain in the rotation for the entire year but will be fantasy relevant based on the right matchups when starting.

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Chad Pinder homers on Wednesday

Thu, Apr 11th 3:27am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Chad Pinder went 2-for-5 with a home-run, single, one RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Pinder's off to a very solid start in 2019, he's slashing .318/.340/.591 with three homers so far. It's looking like he could be in for a career season all around.

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Robbie Grossman homers in win

Mon, Apr 8th 4:52am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Robbie Grossman went 3-for-5 with a homer, double, single, three RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Grossman was excellent for Oakland in the tough loss, performances like these will keep him in the lineup. He's slashing 250/.294/.406 so far with one homer.

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Athletics first baseman Matt Olson had the soft cast and stitches removed from his surgically-repaired right hand earlier this week, and he has been taking grounders and throws at first base. (Source: Ben Ross on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Olson is still weeks away from going on any kind of minor league rehab stint, but he is seemingly progressing well and has not suffered any setbacks. As a left-handed hitter, Olson's right hand is his dominant hand on the bat, so he will need to be sure that the hand is fully healed and his strength is regained before he can resume playing. Look for an update on his status in the coming weeks, but fantasy owners can expect to be without Olson for another month.

Category: Injury Updates


Julian McWilliams reports Franklin Barreto will likely begin the season in Triple-A. (Source: Julian McWilliams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barreto was expected to make the Opening Day roster following Matt Olson's hand injury, but Oakland's recent acquisition of Kendrys Morales spoils that plan. The 23-year-old somewhat disappointed in the majors last season, but he was once considered a top prospect and is still young enough to turn things around. Barreto is a decent stash in dynasty leagues.


Chris Bassitt placed on IL

Wed, Mar 27th 12:03pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Chris Bassitt has landed on the Injured List with a lower-leg injury. He took a ball off his shin during the team's two-game series in Japan last week.

Fantasy Impact: Bassitt will be replaced by Aaron Brooks, who becomes the team's fifth starter. Neither pitcher is fantasy relevant at this point.

Category: Injury Updates


Jesus Luzardo is being shut down from throwing for 4-6 weeks with a muscle strain in his left (throwing) shoulder. (Source: Jane Lee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: One of the best pitching prospects in baseball, and perhaps Oakland's best starter, Luzardo had a chance to arrive in the majors as early as mid-April. That won't happen now, however, which means he can remain on waiver wires in redraft leagues. Still, if and when he gets called up to the A's he will be worth picking up in fantasy on upside alone.

Category: Injury Updates