|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||310.00||9.00||.248||37.00||38.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Houston||1||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Peacock (Career)||3||1||0|| .667||.333||.333|
|vs RHP||99||38||4|| .415|| .556|| .384|
|07/23/2014||Carlos Santana, 1B CLE|
Addison Russell, SS CHC
|Scott Kazmir, SP OAK|
Stephen Vogt, RF OAK
|07/23/2014||Matt Wieters, C BAL|
Jed Lowrie, SS OAK
Kendrys Morales, DH MIN
Adam Eaton, CF CHW
Stephen Vogt, RF OAK
Adam LaRoche, 1B WAS
|Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM|
Mark Trumbo, LF ARI
Buster Posey, C SF
Austin Jackson, CF DET
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Mike Leake, SP CIN
|07/23/2014||Stephen Vogt, RF OAK|
Drew Pomeranz, SP OAK
|Albert Pujols, 1B LAA|
|Last 10 Games|
|Stephen Vogt dealing with minor foot injury |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/22/14) Athletics catcher/outfielder/first baseman Stephen Vogt has been dealing with a minor foot injury that has kept him from seeing time behind the plate in recent weeks, Comcast SportsNet California reports.
Vogt has made seven appearances at first base in his last eight games since last seeing brief action at catcher on July 7. His last start behind the plate came back on July 3. Despite the foot issue, Vogt has been producing with the bat, hitting .392/.436/.608 with two home runs and six RBI in 51 at-bats during July.
|Stephen Vogt reaches base four times Sunday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) Athletics utility man Stephen Vogt reached base four times in his team's 10-2 victory over the Orioles.
Vogt singled in the third, doubled in a run in the fifth and singled in the sixth. He finished 3 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI. He owns a .364/.397/.534 slash line with four homers and 18 RBI in 118 at-bats.
|Contact the key for Stephen Vogt |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/15/14) Athletics utility man Stephen Vogt is benefitting from a better contact rate this season.
Vogt doesn't have a large sample to work off, as he's only received 291 plate appearances in the majors. Still, his improvement this season has been significant. After making contact on close to 89 percent of pitches in the strike zone his first two stints in the majors, Vogt has made contact on those pitches nearly 93 percent of the time this year. That's part of the reason he's been able to cut down on his strikeouts early.
There are legitimate questions about whether this will continue. Vogt doesn't have a big sample of work over his career, so trying to judge him based on a small group of at-bats this season seems silly. He's the type of player Fantasy owners might want to ride out in the short term, but it's tough to expect him to be a legitimate breakout star moving forward.
|Stephen Vogt an overlooked gem at catcher |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/14/14) Granted, anyone who expects Stephen Vogt to hit .358 the rest of the way is sure to be disappointed, but just because he isn't this good doesn't mean he isn't good. After 109 at-bats, I think he's proven he has something to offer in Fantasy.
I discuss it in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, where I review the recent changes to my rest-of-season rankings, but to recap here, my reasoning is two-fold.
First, Vogt was always a plus hitter in the minors, batting .305 with an .833 OPS over parts of eight seasons. Yes, those numbers were aided by his stay at Triple-A Sacramento of the heavy-hitting Pacific Coast League, but he spent most of those eight years in the Rays organization, where he also hit for average and power.
Second, the Athletics don't seem the least bit interested in taking him out of the lineup, playing him out of position in right field and at first base just so they don't lose his bat. With all their moving parts, why would they give a 29-year-old career minor-leaguer (more or less) preferential treatment unless they believed in him?
So if Vogt isn't this good, how good is he? Maybe sort of a hybrid between Kurt Suzuki and Wilson Ramos. I rank him 15th at catcher, but he's one of the many bunched together who could conceivably finish in the top 12.
|Leave it to the Athletics to find value in Stephen Vogt. With a roster consisting mostly of diamonds in the rough, they gave the 29-year-old minor-league veteran a platoon role down the stretch last season, and he performed well enough to retain it heading into 2014. Of course, it's not a sure thing. John Jaso has proven this spring he's still capable of catching, so if the Athletics decide not to move him to DH as originally planned, they'll already have a platoon partner for Derek Norris. Still, they might choose to keep Vogt around just for the lineup flexibility. He wasn't exactly a difference-maker in Fantasy last year, batting .252 with a .695 OPS, but he hit 13 homers in 296 at-bats at Triple-A Sacramento and also had a 17-homer season in the minors. He's not a sleeper per se, but he deserves more attention than he'll probably get in Fantasy. More likely than not, he'll get the at-bats to factor in AL-only leagues.
(Updated 3/17/14) |
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|7/23/14||HOU||10:05 pm||Brad Peacock|
|7/24/14||HOU||3:35 pm||Scott Feldman|
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