Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
3 days ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso will be Sunday's victim of the Athletics not having a DH spot available, as outfielder Danny Valencia will move in to take over at first base. Look for Alonso to be back in action Monday when the A's return to an AL ballpark in Houston.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
5 days ago

Alonso went 2-for-4 on Friday night, including his seventh home run.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso's solo blast accounted for the only run the A's were able to scratch across Friday night. Alonso continues to hit in the middle of the A's lineup when they face a righty, but his lack of power and .683 OPS fails to provide much fantasy value, especially at a corner infield spot.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
2 weeks ago

Alonso was 1-for-4 on Friday night, but his one hit was a two-run bomb off James Shields.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso now sits at a .255 on the season to go with his six homers. While his defense is excellent, his .371 slugging percentage and .687 OPS are very low from what is usually considered a power position. His lack of pop kills his fantasy value in all but the deepest of leagues.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
2 weeks ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

With southpaw Wade LeBlanc starting for the Mariners, the Athletics will rest three of their regular lefty bats in Alonso, Stephen Vogt and Max Muncy. Danny Valencia replaces Alonso at first base.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
3 weeks ago

Alonso is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest with Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso is missing just his second start in the A's last 12 as Danny Valencia replaces him at first and bats cleanup. Alonso has been striking the ball well of late, collecting four multi-hit games in his last eight, slashing .357/.379/.607 during that time.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
4 weeks ago

Alonso is out of the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso went 2-for-5 with two doubles and one RBI during Thursday's game against the Angles, but will get his first day off since July 25 for Friday's interleague affair. He will be replaced by Danny Valencia at first, who is batting in the third spot of the order.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
1 month ago

Alonso hit a two-run home run in a 2-for-4 game Tuesday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso hit just one home run and slugged a brutal .361 in July. He'll need to hit for more power in August to justify remaining in the lineup at first base. His .672 OPS ranks worst among 26 qualified major league first basemen even after Tuesday's performance.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
1 month ago

Alonso will make his fifth straight start at first base Sunday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso had begun to lose out on playing time shortly after the All-Star break with the A's working in Danny Valencia more frequently at first base, but since Valencia is one of the top trade targets from contending clubs prior to Monday's non-waiver deadline, the A's have been using him judiciously. Assuming Valencia is dealt by Monday, Alonso should be in line for everyday at-bats the rest of the way, though the below-average power he brings to his position makes him one of the lower-rung fantasy first basemen.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
1 month ago

Alonso is out of the lineup for Thursday's series opener against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso will get a regular day off Thursday, as Danny Valencia gets the nod at first base. The 29-year-old has been playing well recently, notching three multi-hit games during his last nine starts and is hitting .256/.324/.356 on the season.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
1 month ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

The Athletics have cooled on the idea of playing Danny Valencia regularly at third base, but since his bat still warrants everyday duties, he'll likely start to see most of his time at first base and DH. That could result in Alonso losing out on more at-bats, hindering his value in AL-only formats.