Oakland Athletics Starting Lineup 8/21/19 Athletics Lineup

72-53, 2nd in AL West

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vs NYY

2:07 am GMT, 8/22

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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: an hour ago

Starting Lineup

M. Fiers , (R), SP
1. M. Semien , (R), SS
2. M. Chapman , (R), 3B
3. M. Olson , (L), 1B
4. K. Davis , (R), DH
5. M. Canha , (R), CF
6. C. Pinder , (R), 2B
7. S. Piscotty , (R), RF
8. R. Grossman , (S), LF
9. D. Garneau , (R), C
Pos Pitcher
SP Mike Fiers M. Fiers (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Mike Fiers M. Fiers (R) 77 25 11-3 147.1 595 123 58 56 21 40 99 17.70% 7.40% 1.11 0.242
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 1 125 575 137 80 32 4 21 58 89 7 7 0.271 0.358 0.48 0.833
3B Matt Chapman M. Chapman (R) 86 2 121 518 118 55 31 3 29 70 79 0 1 0.258 0.34 0.53 0.87
1B Matt Olson M. Olson (L) 80 3 91 385 91 48 17 0 26 62 48 0 0 0.267 0.348 0.55 0.893
DH Khris Davis K. Davis (R) 83 4 105 413 82 57 8 0 17 53 48 0 0 0.219 0.291 0.38 0.668
CF Mark Canha M. Canha (R) 71 5 92 345 76 43 12 2 19 40 54 2 1 0.266 0.386 0.52 0.907
2B Chad Pinder C. Pinder (R) 69 6 94 277 64 36 17 0 11 38 35 0 1 0.249 0.296 0.44 0.74
RF Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty (R) 79 7 89 377 83 55 15 1 12 39 44 2 0 0.243 0.305 0.40 0.704
LF Robbie Grossman R. Grossman (S) 77 8 106 392 85 58 20 1 6 34 46 8 4 0.251 0.349 0.37 0.719
C Dustin Garneau D. Garneau (R) 69 9 35 100 21 13 5 0 3 14 14 0 0 0.244 0.35 0.41 0.757

2019 Recent Athletics Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
8/21 vs NYY W 6-2 Homer Bailey H. Bailey (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Khris Davis K. Davis Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Corban Joseph C. Joseph Chris Herrmann C. Herrmann
8/18 vs HOU L 1-4 Brett Anderson B. Anderson (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Corban Joseph C. Joseph Chad Pinder C. Pinder Jurickson Profar J. Profar Josh Phegley J. Phegley
8/17 vs HOU W 8-4 Chris Bassitt C. Bassitt (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Khris Davis K. Davis Corban Joseph C. Joseph Josh Phegley J. Phegley
8/17 vs HOU W 3-2 Tanner Roark T. Roark (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Khris Davis K. Davis Mark Canha M. Canha Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Corban Joseph C. Joseph Chris Herrmann C. Herrmann
8/16 vs HOU W 7-6 Mike Fiers M. Fiers (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Khris Davis K. Davis Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Corban Joseph C. Joseph Chad Pinder C. Pinder Chris Herrmann C. Herrmann
8/14 @ SF W 9-5 Homer Bailey H. Bailey (R), 7 IP, 7 SO, 0 ER, W Marcus Semien M. Semien Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Corban Joseph C. Joseph Chris Herrmann C. Herrmann Homer Bailey H. Bailey
8/14 @ SF L 2-3 Brett Anderson B. Anderson (L), 6 IP, 4 SO, 2 ER, L Marcus Semien M. Semien Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Chad Pinder C. Pinder Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Dustin Garneau D. Garneau Brett Anderson B. Anderson
8/11 @ CHW W 2-0 Chris Bassitt C. Bassitt (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Nick Martini N. Martini Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Chad Pinder C. Pinder Jurickson Profar J. Profar Chris Herrmann C. Herrmann
8/10 @ CHW L 2-3 Tanner Roark T. Roark (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Robbie Grossman R. Grossman Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Khris Davis K. Davis Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Jurickson Profar J. Profar Chris Herrmann C. Herrmann
8/9 @ CHW W 7-0 Mike Fiers M. Fiers (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Marcus Semien M. Semien Matt Chapman M. Chapman Matt Olson M. Olson Mark Canha M. Canha Chad Pinder C. Pinder Khris Davis K. Davis Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Jurickson Profar J. Profar Dustin Garneau D. Garneau

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.