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21 Stephen Vogt RF
Height/Weight: 6-0/215 | Birthdate: 11/1/1984 | Birthplace: Visalia, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Oakland | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 68/63 | Average Draft Position: 339.90
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Stephen Vogt registers two hits in win over Rangers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Athletics designated hitter Stephen Vogt cranked out two hits in a productive night at the plate Sunday against the Rangers in Arlington.

Vogt singled in the first and doubled in a run in the second. He finished 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI in a 9-3 victory. He has 11 hits over his last 28 at-bats. He owns a .359/.387/.521 slash line with four homers and 22 RBI in 142 at-bats.


Hitters to start in Week 18


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/27/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 18 (July 28-Aug. 3)? You won't find one much better than Austin Jackson. Of course, he's not the only "start" for the week. Stephen Vogt, Mike Napoli, Emilio Bonifacio, Chase Headley and Jed Lowrie also fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Stephen Vogt drives in three Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Athletics outfielder Stephen Vogt drove in three Thursday against the Astros.

Vogt stepped to the plate in the eighth inning with the bases loaded. On the five pitch of the at-bat, he dropped a double out to center. The hit cleared the bases. Vogt finished 2 for 5, with no runs scored and three RBI. 


Stephen Vogt dealing with minor foot injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) 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
(7/20/2014) 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.

Hitters to start in Week 16


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for the shortened Fantasy Week 16 (July 18-20)? Stephen Vogt, Adam LaRoche, Martin Prado, Pablo Sandoval, Arismendy Alcantara and Torii Hunter might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Contact the key for Stephen Vogt


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) 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
(7/14/2014) 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.


Stephen Vogt plates three in win over Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt came up big at the plate again Thursday afternoon against the Giants in San Francisco.

Vogt singled in a run in the fifth inning and singled in two more in the sixth. He finished 2 for 5 with three RBI in a 6-1 victory. He is hitting .367 with three homers and 16 RBI in 98 at-bats.

Stephen Vogt slugs third home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt went 2 for 2 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 5-2 loss to the Giants Wednesday.

Vogt made his third start at first base in the game and extended his hitting streak to nine games. He has hit .366/.394/.538 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 93 at-bats. If Vogt continues to post elite numbers at the plate, the team could decide to give him more action at first base in an attempt to play both hot-hitting catchers at one.


Stephen Vogt taking opportunity and running with it


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Right fielder Stephen Vogt has received steady playing time for the Athletics - and he's taken advantage.

Vogt owns a seven-game hitting streak that has included three multi-hit games. He has 11 hits in 24 at-bats, though he has only scored three runs with no RBI during that stretch. His .356/.380/.494 stat line indicates that more playing time could be on the horizon.


Stephen Vogt racks up three hits in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) The Athletics got a solid contribution from Stephen Vogt Tuesday, in a 10-6 win over the Rangers.

Batting sixth and starting in right field for the game, Vogt went 3 for 3 before being lifted for a pinch-hitter. He drove in two runs and scored one with his three singles in the win.

Vogt is now hitting .359 in mostly part-time duty for the A's.  


Stephen Vogt starting in the outfield Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is starting in the outfield Thursday.

Vogt has appeared in two games this year, one as a pinch-hitter and one as a catcher. It's the first time Vogt has played in the outfield in the majors. 


Stephen Vogt on his way up


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt has been called up Sunday.

Vogt will take the place of Fernando Rodriguez, who will be sent down to Triple-A. Vogt was hitting .364 over 88 at-bats in Triple-A.


Stephen Vogt sent down to Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt was optioned down to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. Vogt enjoyed a solid spring, batting .364/.429/.659 with three homers and 12 RBI over 44 at-bats.

"Now, is he going to be here at some point in time this year? I don’t see how he can’t be. But very difficult today," manager Bob Melvin said.

Stephen Vogt may not make 25-man roster despite hot spring


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt has opened Cactus League play by going 9 for 18 with two walks, two doubles, one triple, two runs and four RBI in seven games, but the A's may not have room to carry him on the opening-day roster, MLB.com reports.

"Obviously, I want to make the team, but at the end of the day, whatever the decision is, I'll be ready when they need me," Vogt told MLB.com. "If I start at Triple-A, so be it. If there's anything I've learned from my career, it's that any day I get to put a jersey on, I'm happy. I know that sounds cliché, but that's the truth. I'm 29 years old, married with a kid and I still get to play baseball. Every day is a blessing."

Though John Jaso is expected to spend a lot of his time as a designated hitter, he could end up backing up presumed starter Derek Norris while Vogt, who has minor-league options remaining, begins the year in Triple-A. Vogt hit .252/.295/.400 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 135 at-bats with the A's last season.


Athletics' catcher situation could create a win-win scenario


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(1/27/2014) When the San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that Stephen Vogt and Derek Norris will likely platoon at catcher this season for the Athletics, leaving John Jaso to serve frequently as the designated hitter, the news hardly set the Fantasy world on fire. While Jaso's shift away from catching won't have an impact in shallower leagues, it's a noteworthy development for some standard mixed league owners and all deep league owners.

Jaso, who was out due to a concussion from late July through the postseason in 2013, should play more often and be less vulnerable to injury as a DH, and the extra plate appearances catapult him into relevance in two-catcher mixed leagues. As a left-handed hitter, Vogt is expected to assume the larger role in the catching platoon with Norris, and he has enough power to be worth a pick or a few dollars in deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats. His limited upside in terms of batting average and on-base percentage does keep him from mattering in standard and shallow mixed leagues.

Norris will fill a similar role to the one he had over the second half of last season, so of the A's catching trio, he is the only one who doesn't stand to gain much Fantasy value. Owners can relegate him to AL-only leagues.


Stephen Vogt should be on radar in two-catcher leagues


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/6/2013) Stephen Vogt raised his profile with a game-winning hit in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Tigers on Saturday, but he could be more than a one-hit wonder for Fantasy owners in 2014. Once John Jaso went down with a concussion in late July, the Athletics entrusted Vogt as their primary catcher, starting him in 36 games from July 26 on.

During that stretch, Vogt ranked 23rd among catchers in Rotisserie value, as he hit .265 with three home runs, 14 RBI and 17 runs. As a flyball hitter with decent contact skills, Vogt can chip in with double digits in home runs if he gets fairly regular at-bats, and he shouldn't hurt owners much, if at all, with his batting average.

With Jaso entering free agency, Vogt has a chance to get playing time next season, and as he showed down the stretch this season, he could be a viable Fantasy No. 2 catcher.


Stephen Vogt drives in game-winner


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt showed some late game heroics as he drove in the game-winning run during Saturday's Game 2 win over the Tigers in the American League Division Series.

With the bases loaded, Vogt singled in the game's only run with no outs. It was his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4 with an RBI in a 1-0 victory. He has gone 1 for 7 through the first two games of the series.


Stephen Vogt with big night in rout


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2013) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt had a massive night Wednesday in Minnesota. With the A's winning 18-3 on 22 hits, Vogt recorded three hits and three RBI in the game from the No. 8 spot in the batting order.

Vogt went 3 for 6 with his fourth HR of the season. He went deep in the fourth inning for a two-run shot. He added an RBI single to right, also coming in the 10-run fourth inning.

The backstop scored twice in the game and is batting .273. The 28-year-old Vogt has gone 5 for 12 over his last three games and has two homers in his last seven with five RBI.

Stephen Vogt passes concussion tests


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2013) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt passed a series of concussion tests on Sunday morning, according to MLB.com. Vogt was hit on the head by a Jurickson Profar swing during Saturday's game. He was not in the lineup Sunday, but was deemed available off the bench.

"I feel much better," said Vogt. "Obviously it hurts on touch, but, really, it's just a knot on my head. Nothing I can't play with."

Stephen Vogt brought back up


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) The Athletics recalled catcher Stephen Vogt from Triple-A Sacramento Thursday. Vogt is back in the clubhouse and is listed as one of the reserves for Thursday's game against the Angels. He batted .154 with one home run and two RBI in 13 at-bats in the majors.

Stephen Vogt sent down


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2013) In order to make room on the active roster for Dan Straily, the Athletics optioned catcher Stephen Vogt to Triple-A Sacramento Thursday.

Vogt hit .154 with one home run and two RBI in 13 at-bats. 


Stephen Vogt's first hit goes over the fences


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2013) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt made his first major-league hit count Friday, as he slugged a solo home run in a 6-1 win over the Cardinals. Vogt entered the game hitless in six at-bats this season and 31 total, before going 1 for 4 with the home run.

Vogt has started three games in a row while John Jaso recovers from a hand injury. 


Oakland promotes Stephen Vogt from Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2013) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento Tuesday. Vogt hit .325 with three triples, nine home runs, 17 doubles and 43 RBI in 58 games for Sacramento.