Catching Up With The AL West: Oakland Athletics

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As every team has now played about a quarter of their schedule, things are starting to take shape.  The Athletics, in a recontinuous rebuilding mode, traded three key players this offseason, LH starter Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals and RH relief pitcher Andrew Bailey and OF Ryan Sweeney to the RedSox. Here’s a glance of what’s been happening with the Oakland Athletics this season and their key players:

  • RH pitcher Tyson Ross was optioned Thursday.
  • Received RH pitcher Brad Peacock and AJ Cole, catcher Derek Norris and LH Tommy Milone in Gio Gonzalez deal.
  • Received OF Josh Reddick, INF Miles Head and P Raul Alcantara in the Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney deal.
  • Top Cuban prospect, Yoenis Cespedes has been on the DL the last few weeks, but was activated Thursday.
  • Manny Ramirez suspension is lifted, but he’s not hitting in the minors, so we’ll see if and when he’s called up.
  • RH Pitcher Brandon McCarthy is on the DL, but should be activated prior to Saturday’s start.
  • 3B Brandon Inge was just activated off the DL.
  • OF Coco Crisp was just activated off the DL.
All in all, LOTS of injuries, but everyone seems to be healing at the same time, so they should be interesting to watch.

The pitchers

Rk Pos Age W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO ERA+ WHIP
1 SP Bartolo Colon 39 4 5 4.52 11 11 0 67.2 78 35 34 10 10 0 41 88 1.300
2 SP Tommy Milone 25 6 4 3.64 10 10 0 64.1 57 28 26 7 16 0 35 110 1.135
3 SP Brandon McCarthy 28 3 3 2.95 9 9 0 58.0 62 22 19 5 16 1 40 136 1.345
4 SP Tyson Ross 25 2 6 5.94 9 9 0 47.0 65 34 31 6 21 1 23 67 1.830
5 SP Jarrod Parker 23 1 2 2.88 7 7 0 40.2 34 13 13 1 21 1 29 139 1.352
6 SP Graham Godfrey 27 0 4 6.43 5 4 0 21.0 26 18 15 4 10 0 10 63 1.714
Rk Pos Age W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO ERA+ WHIP
7 CL Grant Balfour 34 1 1 3.55 26 0 7 25.1 18 10 10 3 11 2 19 113 1.145
8 RP Jordan Norberto 25 0 1 3.91 21 0 1 25.1 16 11 11 1 12 2 18 103 1.105
9 RP Ryan Cook 25 1 1 0.75 22 0 0 24.0 6 2 2 0 14 3 21 538 0.833
10 RP Jerry Blevins 28 0 0 1.96 18 0 0 23.0 15 7 5 3 10 2 22 206 1.087
11 RP Brian Fuentes 36 2 1 4.12 20 0 4 19.2 18 9 9 2 4 0 15 98 1.119

Position players

Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1 C Kurt Suzuki 28 44 164 154 7 32 8 0 0 15 1 0 6 29 .208 .244 .260 .504 41
2 1B Daric Barton 26 37 126 106 7 21 6 0 1 4 1 0 19 30 .198 .325 .283 .608 72
3 2B Jemile Weeks 25 46 209 186 19 40 6 3 2 5 10 4 20 30 .215 .298 .312 .610 71
4 SS Cliff Pennington 28 48 191 175 18 35 8 1 1 8 7 2 13 34 .200 .259 .274 .534 49
5 3B Josh Donaldson 26 24 86 85 4 12 5 0 1 7 1 0 0 21 .141 .140 .235 .375 2
6 LF Coco Crisp 32 27 110 101 6 18 2 0 0 6 7 0 7 13 .178 .231 .198 .430 22
7 CF Yoenis Cespedes 26 28 119 106 10 26 5 0 5 21 4 2 9 29 .245 .319 .434 .753 107
8 RF Josh Reddick 25 49 214 192 32 51 8 2 14 27 5 0 19 40 .266 .333 .547 .880 140
9 DH Seth Smith 29 46 158 131 18 30 4 0 4 12 1 1 23 33 .229 .354 .351 .706 98
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
10 UT Jonny Gomes 31 35 123 100 15 22 3 0 5 14 2 0 21 41 .220 .366 .400 .766 114
11 UT Kila Ka’aihue 28 34 118 109 11 26 8 0 3 11 1 0 8 24 .239 .297 .394 .691 91
12 IF Eric Sogard 26 21 71 66 5 9 1 0 2 6 1 0 4 12 .136 .186 .242 .428 18
13 OF Collin Cowgill 26 19 60 53 2 13 1 0 0 3 2 3 7 13 .245 .333 .264 .597 70
14 3B Brandon Inge 35 13 59 51 5 11 2 0 4 17 0 0 6 14 .216 .305 .490 .795 117

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