Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights
provided the A’s highlights. Sonny Gray proved that he is the real deal
striking out 183 over 219 innings with a sweet 3.08 ERA. Scott Kazmir continued
his improbable comeback winning 15 games while posting a 3.55 ERA. Sean
Doolittle proved that southpaws can close, saving 22 games while mowing down 89
batters in just 62.7 innings.
much everything has changed. New arrivals include Ike Davis, Billy Butler, Ben
Zobrist, Marcus Semien, Brett Lawrie, Jesse Hahn, Sean Nolin and Tyler
Clippard, who will likely close with the shoulder injury to Doolittle. Gone are
Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss, Jeff Samardzija, and Jon Lester just to name a
few. Oh, and Yunel Escobar has already come and gone.
the A’s to have trouble scoring. Billy Butler will be overdrafted in many
leagues. Ike Davis will not put up huge power numbers in Oakland and his
average rarely helps. Ben Zobrist is on the downside and Coco Crisp is further
down than that. The picture is brighter on the pitching side as the rotation is
deep and will be fortified in mid-season when A.J. Griffin and Jarrod Parker
return from Tommy John Surgery.
Hahn will prove doubters wrong and show that his big time performance most of
the summer in San Diego was real. In 2014, Hahn posted a 3.07 ERA and 1.21 WHIP
over 73 innings in the show after 40 stellar minor league innings. With a
K-rate in the bigs close to one per inning, a GB/FB rate over two and a
pitchers’ park to call home, Hahn will be on many a fantasy title team this
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