Ryan Madson
RP OAK
3 days ago

Madson was credited with his 11th hold in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Yankees, firing a scoreless eighth inning.

EDGE Analysis

The former closer continues to rack up the holds, with Sunday's marking his fourth of June and second in as many games. Madson has produced scoreless efforts in four of his last five trips to the mound as well and sports a rock-solid 2.63 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 28:6 K:BB over 27.1 innings this season.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
2 weeks ago

Madson (1-4) gave up three earned runs on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning in Sunday's 11-10 loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

One day after notching his eighth hold of the season, Madson was back out there in the eighth inning and charged with preserving a 3-3 tie. However, a three-run home run by Ryan Zimmerman quickly spoiled those plans and snapped the veteran's six-appearance scoreless streak. Despite the stumble, Madson's ERA and WHIP remain a solid 2.82 and 1.03, respectively.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
3 weeks ago

Madson notched his eighth hold in Saturday's 10-4 win over the Nationals, firing a scoreless 1.1 innings and recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Madson's ERA now sits at an impressive 1.66 following Saturday's effort, his sixth straight scoreless outing. The 36-year-old former closer has served as one of manager Bob Melvin's most trusted options out of the bullpen throughout the season, allowing no more than one earned run in any appearance while also posting a 0.92 WHIP and 21:4 K:BB over 21.2 innings.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
3 weeks ago

Madson earned his seventh hold with a scoreless eighth inning in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Indians, recording one strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran got through his frame in an efficient nine pitches, wrapping up what was an impressive May. Madson compiled a 1.77 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and an 11:3 K:BB over 11.1 innings across 12 appearances. He allowed just a pair of earned runs, which came in back-to-back appearances, and he enters June with five-appearance scoreless streak. Santiago Casilla continues to hold on to the closer job for the time being, but Madson is always a candidate to receive a save opportunity on days when the former isn't available.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
1 month ago

Madson (1-3) gave up an earned run on two hits over 1.2 innings in Tuesday's 9-6 win over the Mariners. He also stuck out two and was charged with his second blown save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Madson blew a 4-3 lead upon coming on in the seventh by allowing an RBI fielder's choice to Jean Segura, and then allowed the Mariners to take the lead by giving up a 355-foot solo shot to Kyle Seager in the eighth. The 36-year-old right-hander has now given up a run in two consecutive appearances for the first time this season while also blowing saves in each of those outings as well. However, given his solid 2.35 ERA and strong overall performance this season, he figures to remain a heavily used late-inning option for manager Bob Melvin.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
1 month ago

Madson (0-3) gave up an earned run on two hits in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Called on in the seventh with the Athletics clinging to a 4-3 lead, Madson gave up an RBI double to Elvis Andrus, although that run went on Kendall Graveman's ledger. However, Madson followed up by allowing a bloop single to Nomar Mazara that gave the Rangers a 5-4 lead that they wouldn't relinquish. The former closer hadn't given up a run since April 25 prior to Sunday, a stretch of six appearances. Despite the stumble, the veteran right-hander has compiled a 1.98 ERA and four holds while also recording a save. If current ninth-inning man Santiago Casilla's struggles extend beyond his rough outing last Friday, Madson could conceivably see some save chances in the near future.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
1 month ago

Madson fired a scoreless eighth inning in Monday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Angels. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The former closer mowed down Albert Pujols, Luis Valbuena and Danny Espinosa on 15 pitches during his one inning of work, getting both Pujols and Espinosa on swinging strikes. the 30-year-old right-hander has now rattled off five straight scoreless appearances while lowering his ERA from 2.25 to 1.46 in the process. With Sean Doolittle (shoulder) on the shelf, Madson could certain be in line for occasional save opportunities on days when Santiago Casilla is unavailable.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
2 months ago

Madson (0-2) gave up the game-winning run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever fired nine of his 11 pitches for strikes but couldn't quite escape the 11th inning unscathed, surrendering a game-winning single to Kole Calhoun with two out. Madson had only given up one other run through the eight appearances he'd made prior to Tuesday, so he continues to be one of manager Bob Melvin's most trusted late-inning options and has already compiled a pair of holds and one save.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
2 months ago

Madson allowed no runs on one hit while striking out three over 1.1 innings to earn his first save Saturday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Madson was protecting a one-run lead, and he successfully closed out his first save opportunity in eight outings this month. There has yet to be an indication that his role in the athletics bullpen has changed, but he's certainly capable of doing well if given an opportunity to close. For now, his fantasy value is as a setup man.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
2 months ago

Madson fired a scoreless eighth inning in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Mariners and recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty was used on back-to-back days for the third time this season and replicated his line from Wednesday's victory over the Rangers. Madson has been solid in a setup role thus far, notching a pair of holds and lowering his ERA to 1.50 with Thursday's effort. He's allowed just one run and one walk over his first six innings as well, and he could pick up the occasional save opportunity on days when Santiago Casilla is unavailable .