|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||170.00||9.00||11.00||0.00||4.02||1.25||147.00||62.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Houston|| 6.2||1||0|| 2.70||0||0||11|
|vs LHB|| 15.2||0||0|| 6.32||0||9||14|
|vs RHB|| 17.1||0||0|| 5.19||0||3||18|
|05/22/2013||Heath Bell, RP ARI|
Marwin Gonzalez, SS HOU
Hanley Ramirez, SS LAD
Rickie Weeks, 2B MIL
Patrick Corbin, SP ARI
|Derek Dietrich, 2B MIA|
Matt Holliday, LF STL
Brandon Moss, 1B OAK
Jeff Locke, SP PIT
Dan Straily, SP OAK
|05/22/2013||Dan Straily, SP OAK||James Loney, 1B TB|
|05/22/2013||Sonny Gray, SP OAK|
Brandon Moss, 1B OAK
|Dan Straily, SP OAK|
Gaby Sanchez, 1B PIT
|Last 10 Games|
|Dan Straily the man again|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/22/13) Read some of the reactions to Dan Straily's gem Tuesday at Texas, and you'll have a pretty good idea how much his Athletics coaches and teammates believe in his potential.
"The best pitching performance we've seen out of him to date," manager Bob Melvin said. "I think he just gained confidence as the game went along."
"I think this can be a jumping off point for him," reliever Sean Doolittle said. "That was pretty impressive."
It's not like Straily was doubting himself after a series of rocky starts since returning from the minors. He only backs up what the numbers say. "The last few times out, I walked people, hit people, hurt myself. I wasn't getting hit hard. I was hurting myself. The whole goal today was go out and fill up the strike zone."
Like I said on Wednesday's Fantasy Baseball Today, this is the real Dan Straily. He isn't the first high-upside hurler to have a rocky transition to the majors. He also wouldn't be the first to take off once he found his groove. With Brett Anderson potentially out another two months, I'm willing to ride the wave.
|Confidence key to Dan Straily's success|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/22/13) Athletics starting pitcher Dan Straily had arguably the best start of his career Tuesday at Texas, tossing seven scoreless innings and needing only 88 pitches to do so. Straily said not "hurting himself" was the key to his success.
"I was really myself out there," Straily said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. "It felt different. I had confidence to start the game. I was not going to let 'hurting myself' be what happened in the ballgame. The last few times out, I walked people, hit people. I wasn't getting hit hard. I was hurting myself. Tonight, my goal was to fill up the strike zone."
Straily didn't issue a walk and allowed just two hits, and afterward said he's never been more confident in his big-league career.
"Any time you're a young player and not having the type of success you would like to have, yeah, you want to have one of these games where you go out and believe," manager Bob Melvin said. "It would've been nice to give him three, four, five runs for a little breathing room. But who knows? Maybe that's what he needed, an outing where he had to be borderline perfect."
|Dan Straily masterful over seven shutout innings|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/21/13) Despite giving up 10 runs in back-to-back losses in his two previous starts, Athletics pitcher Dan Straily was masterful Tuesday in a win at Texas.
Straily shut out the Rangers' offense over seven innings on just two hits and no walks and the Oakland bullpen did the rest in the 1-0 win. Straily struck out five batters and threw just 88 pitches before he was removed. His ERA drops to 5.73 from 7.27.
Straily had not gone seven full innings this season before Tuesday and the win runs his record to 2-2. It was his first win since his first start on April 5 at Houston. Straily will look to start a winning streak when he next gets the ball Monday against San Francisco in interleague action.
|Dan Straily has a splits problem|
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(5/20/13) Dan Straily's 7.27 ERA and 1.46 WHIP through five starts have been painful for his Fantasy owners to absorb, but when you take a deeper look at his stats, it seems as if there's hope for a rebound. He's thrown strikes at a decent 63 percent rate and has only allowed three home runs, but Straily has let more than half of his baserunners score.
While Straily is due to strand a higher proportion of runners going forward, there may not be much hope for him to reduce a 4.2 BB/9 rate that has also put a damper on his value. The Athletics rookie has walked 22 batters in 26 career innings against lefties. He uses his changeup much more frequently against lefties, but he hasn't commanded the pitch well.
While Straily can continue to provide strikeouts, he'll be like a right-handed Felix Doubront -- too wild to provide any real benefit from his high K-rate. He's worth stashing in deeper leagues in the event that he resolves this issue, but there aren't signs of Straily turning his season around in the immediate future.
|Giving up on Dan Straily|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Athletics starting pitcher Dan Straily struggled yet again Wednesday, and it is fair to start wondering how much longer Fantasy owners can justify keeping him on the roster.
Straily's ERA ballooned to 7.27 after his fifth start of the season, and he has failed to toss a quality start in any of his outings since he debuted with 6 2/3 strong innings. He struck out 11 batters in that first start, but has fanned just 10 in his three most recent starts, with 11 walks.
Straily still seems to have a ton of upside, but he has not been able to figure out the majors through his first 12 starts. If it weren't for the fact that I have him for $1 in a keeper league, I would have already dropped him. In yearly formats that are not restricted to AL-only player pools, Straily should be jettisoned immediately.
|This time a year ago, nobody was talking about Dan Straily. He wasn't worth talking about until 2012, when he led the minor leagues with 190 strikeouts -- a number that's even more impressive when you consider he missed about a three-week stretch because of a big-league promotion in August. So why wasn't Straily a legitmate prospect before then? Well, he doesn't have the high-90s fastball of a Gerrit Cole or Zack Wheeler. He does have a mid-90s fastball, though, and given how well he commands his four pitches, that's more than enough to make him a success at any level. Granted, his seven-start trial in the big leagues last season could have gone better -- in particular, the 11 home runs in 39 1/3 innings doomed him -- but with more innings, he likely would have brought those numbers down to size. The Athletics certainly weren't deterred, having more or less cleared a rotation spot for him this offseason. Though Straily isn't the sure bet Cole and Wheeler are, his strikeout ability makes his ceiling nearly as high, and his proximity to the majors makes him a worthy middle-to-late-round pick in all leagues. (Updated 1/8/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/25/13||@ HOU||7:15 pm||Lucas Harrell|
|5/26/13||@ HOU||2:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|5/27/13||SF||4:05 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|5/28/13||SF||10:05 pm|| |
|5/29/13||@ SF||10:15 pm||Tim Lincecum|
|5/30/13||@ SF||3:45 pm||Barry Zito|
|5/31/13||CHW||10:05 pm||Dylan Axelrod|
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