Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 6 days ago

Alonso crushed a three-run walk-off homer on Friday night against the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The homer was Alonso's first as an Athletic and the three RBI doubled his total for the season. Alsono has had a very rough start to the season, hitting .174 with a .466 OPS through his first 69 at-bats. His defense, and past history of decent offense (career .719 OPS), will keep him in the lineup whenever the A's face a right-handed pitcher.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 2 weeks ago

Alonso is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Alonso managing just five singles and a double through his first 46 at-bats, Mark Canha will start Thursday's game at first base, even though the A's will face a right-handed starter. If he doesn't turns things around soon, Alonso may lose more at-bats to Canha, who already figures to get a good chunk of the playing time against southpaws.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 3 weeks ago

Alonso was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 29-year-old came in to Saturday's contest in a slump of mammoth proportions, having tallied only two hits in his first 33 at-bats of the season. The two singles he managed were therefore a vastly welcome sight for the offseason acquisition, who managed a solid .282/.361/.381 line over 402 plate appearances with the Padres in 2015. While Saturday's production only served to up his average to a measly .139, it's possible the success he encountered could jump start his normally reliable bat.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 3 weeks ago

Alonso was 0-4 on Friday night against the Royals to drop his average to a brutal .091 on the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alonso has had a horrendous beginning to the 2015 campaign as his average sits at .091 through his first 33 at-bats with a solitary extra base hit. In addition, Alonso has yet to draw a single walk so fat, leaving his .OBP at an equally ugly .091. Alonso plays an excellent defensive first base, but at some point, he is going to need to bring some offensive stats to the position or risk losing time to Mark Canha.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 3 weeks ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The A's are going with a righty-heavy lineup against left-hander Hector Santiago, which in turn means that Alonso will head to the bench for Tuesday's contest. Mark Canha will take his place at first base and bat eighth.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 1 month ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Monday against the White Sox, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With tough lefty Chris Sale on the mound for Chicago, it makes sense to sit Alonso down. Righty Mark Canha will get the start at first base, in what should be a fairly predictable platoon in the early going this season.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 1 month ago

Alonso has had a solid spring in his first season with the A's, hitting .362 with an .851 OPS over 47 at-bats.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alonso will be the starting first baseman whenever the A's face right-handers pitchers, but will often platooned out when they face a lefty. Alonso will likely provide a solid batting average, but he has never hit double digit homers which makes him tough to roster at a corner infield position except in very deep or AL-only leagues.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 4 months ago

Alonso and the Athletics agreed to a one-year deal Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The deal is reportedly worth $2.65 million.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alonso, who came over from San Diego via trade in December, is expected to end up in a platoon situation at first base in 2016. He's coming off of a season in which he hit .282/.361/.381 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 2013 games.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 5 months ago

Alonso was traded to the Athletics for Drew Pomeranz, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alonso was a dependable first baseman last season, hitting for a .282/.361/.381 slash line in 103 games last season with five home runs and 31 RBI. Alonso is a much better hitter against righties, posting a .762 OPS in 279 at-bats while posting a .669 OPS in 75 at-bats against lefties. Alonso could enter into a platoon with any number of players in Oakland next season.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 8 months ago

Alonso (back) may be shut down for the rest of the season after a scan revealed a stress reaction in his lower back, Bill Center of Padres.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran first baseman has been dealing with back issues for the latter part of this season and Thursday's bone scan doesn't give much hope to him returning this year. He will not travel with the Padres for the team's upcoming nine-game road trip.