Oakland Athletics Starting Lineup 10/20/19 Athletics Lineup

97-65, 2nd in AL West

The Oakland A’s have a fun bunch, and are built with a lot of power. They will miss Jed Lowrie, but adding Jurickson Profar wasn’t a bad move. He gives them some middle of the lineup pop and speed. The big power bats are Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, and Khris Davis. Oakland added Robbie Grossman and Nick Hundley to serve as regulars, and while they are not household names, they should fit in nicely. Stephen Piscotty bounced back with a strong year in the power department, and adds to a pretty strong 2-6 lineup. At home this team struggled last season, but were a top five offense on the road. A lot has to do with the ballpark they play in. Keep note of that if you are playing fantasy. Otherwise this team should be fun to watch again.

Updated: 7:00 am GMT, 10/3

Starting Lineup

1. M. Semien , (R), SS
2. R. Laureano , (R), RF
3. M. Chapman , (R), 3B
4. M. Olson , (L), 1B
5. M. Canha , (R), CF
6. S. Brown , (L), LF
7. K. Davis , (R), DH
8. J. Profar , (S), 2B
9. C. Herrmann , (L), C
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
SS Marcus Semien M. Semien (R) 75 1 162 746 187 104 43 7 33 92 123 10 8 0.285 0.37 0.52 0.893
RF Ramon Laureano R. Laureano (R) 70 2 123 480 125 72 29 0 24 67 79 13 1 0.288 0.34 0.52 0.861
3B Matt Chapman M. Chapman (R) 86 3 156 669 144 69 36 3 36 91 101 1 1 0.247 0.341 0.51 0.846
1B Matt Olson M. Olson (L) 80 4 127 546 129 67 26 0 36 91 73 0 0 0.268 0.352 0.55 0.898
CF Mark Canha M. Canha (R) 71 5 126 496 112 67 16 3 26 59 80 3 1 0.274 0.397 0.52 0.915
LF Seth Brown S. Brown (L) 85 6 26 83 22 12 8 2 0 13 11 1 0 0.293 0.361 0.45 0.814
DH Khris Davis K. Davis (R) 83 7 136 532 106 72 11 0 23 73 61 0 0 0.221 0.293 0.39 0.681
2B Jurickson Profar J. Profar (S) 70 8 139 518 100 54 24 2 20 67 65 9 1 0.218 0.301 0.41 0.711
C Chris Herrmann C. Herrmann (L) 71 9 30 93 17 13 3 0 1 8 9 0 0 0.202 0.28 0.27 0.554

2019 Recent Athletics Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/3 vs TB L 1-5 Sean Manaea S. Manaea (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Jurickson Profar J. Profar Khris Davis K. Davis Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Sean Murphy S. Murphy
9/29 @ SEA L 1-3 Tanner Roark T. Roark (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Jurickson Profar J. Profar Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Khris Davis K. Davis Seth Brown S. Brown Josh Phegley J. Phegley Sheldon Neuse S. Neuse Franklin Barreto F. Barreto Skye Bolt S. Bolt
9/29 @ SEA W 1-0 Brett Anderson B. Anderson (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Khris Davis K. Davis Chad Pinder C. Pinder Sean Murphy S. Murphy Sheldon Neuse S. Neuse
9/28 @ SEA L 3-4 Mike Fiers M. Fiers (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Khris Davis K. Davis Chad Pinder C. Pinder Sheldon Neuse S. Neuse Josh Phegley J. Phegley
9/27 @ SEA W 3-1 Sean Manaea S. Manaea (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Seth Brown S. Brown Jurickson Profar J. Profar Chad Pinder C. Pinder Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Sean Murphy S. Murphy
9/26 @ LAA W 3-2 Frankie Montas F. Montas (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Chad Pinder C. Pinder Jurickson Profar J. Profar Sheldon Neuse S. Neuse Josh Phegley J. Phegley
9/25 @ LAA L 2-3 Homer Bailey H. Bailey (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Khris Davis K. Davis Chad Pinder C. Pinder Sean Murphy S. Murphy Sheldon Neuse S. Neuse
9/22 vs TEX L 3-8 Tanner Roark T. Roark (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Seth Brown S. Brown Khris Davis K. Davis Jurickson Profar J. Profar Sean Murphy S. Murphy Robbie Grossman R. Grossman
9/22 vs TEX W 12-3 Sean Manaea S. Manaea (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Khris Davis K. Davis Chad Pinder C. Pinder Sheldon Neuse S. Neuse Josh Phegley J. Phegley
9/18 vs KC W 1-0 Homer Bailey H. Bailey (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Khris Davis K. Davis Sean Murphy S. Murphy Chad Pinder C. Pinder Sheldon Neuse S. Neuse

2019 Oakland Athletics Pitching Analysis

Oakland’s rotation is not in a good spot heading into the season, and the chance of recreating a 90+ win season from last year is going to be tough. Sean Manaea, Daniel Gossett, and Jharel Cotton are all injury names that will have a shortened season, or if any season at all. Their younger arms are not quite ready to be called up, so it leaves a lot of average to below average arms starting in the rotation. Oakland also lost Trevor Cahill, and when he was healthy, Cahill was an excellent option. He is now in Los Angeles, so he didn’t move far. Oakland is simply in trouble, and there is really no quick fix for them right now. They will have to rely on the names in the current rotation, and hope for the best. Oakland overachieved with their rotation last season, owning the 11th best team ERA in baseball. This year is going to be tough to try and repeat that. Heading into the season, it looks like Mike Fiers is going to be their number one pitcher. Fiers flashed some potential, but overall is a league average right-hander that is not expected to carry a 3.56 ERA again. He is just the beginning of the A’s regression.

Daniel Mengden is another regression candidate, who had a 4.05 ERA last season. He has below average strikeout stuff, and it will be tough for him to last long in most games with his inability to get guys out the second time through the order. Mengden would need to make a change to his arsenal and elevate some of his off-speed stuff if he wants to take another jump. If that does happen, he is an interesting name to keep an eye on. Frankie Montas has a blazing fastball, but not much more. He had some success last season, but also had some good luck, and teams trying to figure him out. He is expected to take a major drop in production when you compare seasons. Chris Bassitt pitched limited innings last season, and the A’s will rely on him a bit more with all the injuries. He isn’t the worst fourth or fifth starter, but the names around him just add to why we aren’t buying into the Oakland rotation this season.