Latest Update Josh Reddick went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored in the Athletics win over the Mets on Tuesday night. Wed Aug, 20, 01:32 AM
Is an elite defensive outfielder with both range and efficiency in his routes. Always hustles and throws accurately, too. A good overall athlete, he switch-hits with gap power and has above-average speed on the bases.
Flaws: : Is a bit injury-prone, which is partially why he's somewhat streaky at the plate. He could stand to be a bit more consistent at the dish, especially his ability to hit home runs (which tends to come and go).
Crips has been battling with a nagging neck injury for much of the second half, leading to a .141 average with just nine RBI over 78 since returning from the All-Star break. Unless his most recent output becomes more regular from the A's outfielder, he should only be used in starting lineups in AL-only and deep mixed leagues moving forward. He is slashing .256/.353/.392 with seven home runs, 40 RBI and 16 steals on the year. Analyst: Matthew Beck
After starting seven-straight games and batting just .164 (4-for-25), Crisp will take a seat and get a mental break. Sam Fuld will take over in center field Tuesday and bat leadoff.Analyst: Howard Bender
Crisp, who had been dealing with a sore neck, was in the A's starting lineup for the third straight evening. Unfortunately, he is hitting just .133 (6-for-45) over his past 13 games after having been on a roll prior to his recent minor injury where he was hitting .363 with an on-base percentage over .450 in his previous 32 games, which should suggest a possible high-risk/high-reward buy low opportunity.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Crisp finally entered the game Monday as a pinch-hitter and got the start as the designated hitter Tuesday. The neck seems to be doing well enough now that he can return to the field, but expect the A's to ease him in and don;t be surprised if he gets an extra day off in the next few games.Analyst: Howard Bender