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39 Eric O'Flaherty RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 2/5/1985 | Birthplace: Walla Walla, WA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Oakland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $4,320,000 | Owned/Started%: 12/6 | Average Draft Position: 466.67
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)49.203.001.000.001.451.0941.0015.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
18.11-012.45144
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140000000019
20130000000019
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Texas 2.200 0.00002
vs LHB 6.100 0.00038
vs RHB 12.000 3.75016
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
09/09/2014Eric O'Flaherty, RP OAK
Sean Doolittle, RP OAK
09/09/2014Eric O'Flaherty, RP OAK
Sean Doolittle, RP OAK
09/07/2014Eric O'Flaherty, RP OAK
Tyler Flowers, C CHW
A.J. Pierzynski, C STL
Jordan Schafer, LF MIN
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
8/5TB0000.10001
8/9MIN0001.00001
8/15@ATL0001.00011
8/17@ATL0001.00001
8/19NYM0000.10001
8/25@HOU0001.01010
8/27@HOU0011.02100
9/1SEA0001.00000
9/8@CHW0001.01101
9/12@SEA0001.02101
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News
Eric O'Flaherty endures another rough outing
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/14) Athletics relief pitcher Eric O'Flaherty had another rough outing Sunday afternoon against the Mariners. He permitted one run on two hits and no walks while striking out one over one inning of relief in a 4-2 defeat. He has allowed a run in three of his last four outings. He owns a 2.45 ERA over 18 1/3 innings of work this season.
Eric O'Flaherty dealing with back issue
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/14) Athletics relief pitcher Eric O'Flaherty was unavailable for this weekend's series against the Astros because of lower back tightness, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which explains why Ryan Cook got the save opportunity Sunday. O'Flaherty had been filling in for the injured Sean Doolittle.

O'Flaherty, who hurt himself on Thursday's off day, likely won't pitch Monday at the White Sox either, though he will throw a bullpen session beforehand.

Eric O'Flaherty notched first save
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/14) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty notched his first save Wednesday against the Astros.

O'Flaherty entered with a two-run lead, and ran into some trouble. Robbie Grossman led off the inning, but was erased on a double play. It was a good thing for O'Flaherty too, as the next batter hit a solo home run. With the lead down to one, O'Flaherty got a lineout to end the game. 

Is Eric O'Flaherty your top choice for saves?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/25/14) If you play in a league where everyone who gets saves is already owned, then by golly, pick up Eric O'Flaherty already. He's rumored to be the Athletics' first choice to replace Sean Doolittle, who could miss 3-6 weeks with a strained intercostal, and he should do fine in the role. Granted, he's made only 14 appearances since returning from Tommy John surgery, but he's been as effective in those 14 appearances as he was the previous three years in Atlanta, when he compiled a 1.45 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.

But if you're looking to replace Doolittle in a league where everyone who gets saves isn't already owned, I'm not sure O'Flaherty should be your first choice. He's only recently back from surgery, is completely unproven in the role and is closing for a team that hasn't generated as many save opportunities as its win-loss record would lead you to believe.

Of course, I think that last point is kind of a fluke, and I don't normally base decisions on flukes, but for someone like Joaquin Benoit, who's owned in only 46 percent of leagues, whether or not it's a fluke won't even enter your mind. He did fine in the role with the Tigers last year, and his numbers are just as good as O'Flaherty's, if not better. I also like Hector Rondon's chances for saves with the way the Cubs have improved their pitching staff over the last few weeks. He's gone from 14 saves to 21 in the last 13 days.

Either Benoit or Rondon would be a better (not to mention more permanent) choice for saves than O'Flaherty down the stretch, and both are widely available in Fantasy.

Eric O'Flaherty first choice to close for A's
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/14) With Sean Doolittle set to go on the disabled list, Eric O'Flaherty will be the first choice to close games for the Athletics, according to the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday. The move was made to keep Luke Gregerson and Ryan Cook in their set-up roles, per the paper.

O'Flaherty owns a 1.35 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP over 13 1/3 innings of relief this season.
 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
9/16/14TEX10:05 pmNick Tepesch
9/17/14TEX10:05 pmDerek Holland
9/18/14TEX3:35 pmNick Martinez
9/19/14PHI9:35 pmDavid Buchanan
9/20/14PHI4:05 pmJerome Williams
9/21/14PHI4:05 pmA.J. Burnett
9/22/14LAA10:05 pmC.J. Wilson
= probable start
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006SEA00 4.091500000 11.018952066
2007SEA71 4.475600001 52.1452626152036
2008SEA01 20.25700000 6.21615152244
2009ATL21 3.047800002 56.1522319261839
2010ATL32 2.455600001 44.0371412211836
2011ATL24 0.987800004 73.25998232167
2012ATL30 1.736400003 57.1471411321946
2013ATL30 2.501900001 18.0125520511
2014OAK10 2.451900012 18.1145532414
Total 219 2.83392000114 337.23001201061921115259
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006SEA15000000000 --- --- ---
2007SEA56100000100 .000 .000 .000
2008SEA7000000000 --- --- ---
2009ATL78100000100 .000 .000 .000
2010ATL56000000000 --- --- ---
2011ATL78000000000 --- --- ---
2012ATL64000000000 --- --- ---
2013ATL19000000000 --- --- ---
2014OAK19000000000 --- --- ---
Total 392200000200 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006SEAP150211001.000
2007SEAP56010010021.000
2008SEAP70404001.000
2009ATLP780505001.000
2010ATLP560615001.000
2011ATLP78016313001.000
2012ATLP640716001.000
2013ATLP190505001.000
2014OAKP190101001.000
Total  392056650021.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2006SEA31116 0.7500002 .36057 19.6 .5400
2007SEA15659 1.0222114 .232221 12.0 .2941
2008SEA2115 2.2031100 .45742 29.7 .8000
2009ATL47249 1.5743102 .248236 12.1 .2952
2010ATL25930 2.2030003 .230181 11.5 .3351
2011ATL89357 1.6852101 .221301 10.1 .2884
2012ATL28531 3.1012001 .229230 10.7 .3023
2013ATL12814 2.0711000 .18870 8.5 .3131
2014OAK02515 1.8021003 .20974 9.8 .3581
Total 23440276 1.7221124116 .2391412 11.6 .32813
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012ATL00 0.00100000 1.02000000
Total 00 0.00100000 1.02000000
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2003 A-Everett10 3.3831000 10.28541237
2003 R-Mariners30 1.95131000 27.21710612720
2004 A-Wisconsin33 6.121210000 57.1834339332338
2005 A-Wisconsin44 3.754500013 69.2733529233051
2006 AA-San Antonio22 1.14250007 39.145105041536
2006 A-Inl. Empire01 3.45160001 28.231111113633
2006AAA-Tacoma10 0.0020000 3.23000014
2007AAA-Tacoma00 1.1360003 8.05110148
2008 AA-West Tenn00 0.0010000 2.01000002
2008AAA-Tacoma10 4.96140002 16.1239910919
2010AAA-Gwinnett Braves00 0.0030000 4.01000015
 
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