Oakland Athletics Starting Lineup 2/15/19 Athletics Lineup

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The A’s were a surprise team last season, and their team has loads of power that shows up in the stat books despite them playing in one of the worst hitters parks in baseball. Oakland didn’t make many moves in the offseason, as they are never really a team to spend, but they bring back the same strong core that can keep them competitive. Matt Chapman is a young third baseman who has a ton of pop. Khris Davis hitting third seems to be guaranteed for 40 HR and 100 RBI. Matt Olson is also a powerhouse first baseman, and will hit cleanup. One of the surprises was Stephen Piscotty, who we have seen hit well, but his time in Oakland brought him some consistency. The back half of the lineup has some right-handed bats that hit lefties well, like Chad Pinder and Mark Canha. They might miss the production of Jed Lowrie, even replacing him with Jurickson Profar.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/4

Starting Lineup

1. N. Martini , (L), LF
2. M. Chapman , (R), 3B
3. J. Lowrie , (S), 2B
4. K. Davis , (R), DH
5. M. Olson , (L), 1B
6. S. Piscotty , (R), RF
7. R. Laureano , (R), CF
8. M. Semien , (R), SS
9. J. Lucroy , (R), C
Pos Pitcher
SP Liam Hendriks L. Hendriks (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Liam Hendriks L. Hendriks (R) 84 8 0-1 24 104 25 11 11 3 10 22 0.17% 0.17% 1.46 0.324
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
LF Nick Martini N. Martini (L) 71 1 55 179 45 32 9 3 1 19 26 0 0 0.296 0.397 0.41 0.811
3B Matt Chapman M. Chapman (R) 81 2 145 616 152 80 42 6 24 68 100 1 2 0.278 0.356 0.51 0.864
2B Jed Lowrie J. Lowrie (S) 83 3 157 680 159 98 37 1 23 99 78 0 0 0.267 0.353 0.45 0.801
DH Khris Davis K. Davis (R) 88 4 151 654 142 65 28 1 48 123 98 0 0 0.247 0.326 0.55 0.875
1B Matt Olson M. Olson (L) 86 5 162 660 143 81 33 0 29 84 85 2 1 0.247 0.335 0.45 0.788
RF Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty (R) 82 6 151 605 146 78 41 0 27 88 78 2 0 0.267 0.331 0.49 0.822
CF Ramon Laureano R. Laureano (R) 70 7 48 176 45 27 12 1 5 19 27 7 1 0.288 0.358 0.47 0.832
SS Marcus Semien M. Semien (R) 80 8 159 701 161 109 35 2 15 70 89 14 6 0.255 0.318 0.39 0.706
C Jonathan Lucroy J. Lucroy (R) 82 9 126 453 100 74 21 1 4 51 41 0 0 0.241 0.291 0.33 0.616

2018 Recent Athletics Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/4 @ NYY L 2-7 Liam Hendriks L. Hendriks (R), 1 IP, 1 SO, 2 ER, L Nick Martini N. Martini Matt Chapman M. Chapman Jed Lowrie J. Lowrie Khris Davis K. Davis Matt Olson M. Olson Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Marcus Semien M. Semien Jonathan Lucroy J. Lucroy
9/30 @ LAA L 4-5 Brett Anderson B. Anderson (L), 3 IP, 5 SO, 2 ER, ND Nick Martini N. Martini Matt Chapman M. Chapman Jed Lowrie J. Lowrie Khris Davis K. Davis Matt Olson M. Olson Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Marcus Semien M. Semien Josh Phegley J. Phegley
9/30 @ LAA W 5-2 Trevor Cahill T. Cahill (R), 4 IP, 2 SO, 0 ER, W Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Matt Chapman M. Chapman Jed Lowrie J. Lowrie Khris Davis K. Davis Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Mark Canha M. Canha Marcus Semien M. Semien Chad Pinder C. Pinder Jonathan Lucroy J. Lucroy
9/29 @ LAA L 5-8 Lou Trivino L. Trivino (R), 1 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Nick Martini N. Martini Matt Chapman M. Chapman Jed Lowrie J. Lowrie Khris Davis K. Davis Matt Olson M. Olson Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Marcus Semien M. Semien Jonathan Lucroy J. Lucroy
9/27 @ SEA W 9-3 Edwin Jackson E. Jackson (R), 4.1 IP, 2 SO, 3 ER, ND Nick Martini N. Martini Marcus Semien M. Semien Jed Lowrie J. Lowrie Khris Davis K. Davis Matt Olson M. Olson Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Chad Pinder C. Pinder Mark Canha M. Canha Josh Phegley J. Phegley
9/25 @ SEA W 7-3 Daniel Mengden D. Mengden (R), 5.1 IP, 5 SO, 3 ER, ND Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Matt Chapman M. Chapman Jed Lowrie J. Lowrie Khris Davis K. Davis Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Mark Canha M. Canha Matt Olson M. Olson Marcus Semien M. Semien Jonathan Lucroy J. Lucroy
9/23 vs MIN L 1-5 Trevor Cahill T. Cahill (R), 3.1 IP, 5 SO, 3 ER, L Nick Martini N. Martini Matt Chapman M. Chapman Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Khris Davis K. Davis Matt Olson M. Olson Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Marcus Semien M. Semien Chad Pinder C. Pinder Jonathan Lucroy J. Lucroy
9/23 vs MIN W 3-2 Mike Fiers M. Fiers (R), 6 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, ND Nick Martini N. Martini Matt Chapman M. Chapman Jed Lowrie J. Lowrie Khris Davis K. Davis Matt Olson M. Olson Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Marcus Semien M. Semien Jonathan Lucroy J. Lucroy
9/22 vs MIN W 7-6 Liam Hendriks L. Hendriks (R), 1 IP, 2 SO, 0 ER, ND Nick Martini N. Martini Matt Chapman M. Chapman Jed Lowrie J. Lowrie Khris Davis K. Davis Matt Olson M. Olson Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Marcus Semien M. Semien Jonathan Lucroy J. Lucroy
9/20 vs LAA W 21-3 Edwin Jackson E. Jackson (R), 5.1 IP, 7 SO, 2 ER, W Nick Martini N. Martini Matt Chapman M. Chapman Jed Lowrie J. Lowrie Khris Davis K. Davis Matt Olson M. Olson Stephen Piscotty S. Piscotty Ramon Laureano R. Laureano Marcus Semien M. Semien Josh Phegley J. Phegley

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.