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Yonder Alonso | First Baseman | #17

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (7) / CIN
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Athletics and 1B Yonder Alonso avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4 million contract.
Alonso looked like an obvious non-tender candidate after batting just .253/.316/.367 with seven home runs in his first season in Oakland, but the A's are apparently not ready to give up on him yet. He should be in line to again receive the bulk of the playing time at first base against right-handers. Dec 2 - 2:41 PM

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Yonder Alonso went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in a win over the Royals on Wednesday.

He also worked a walk in the ballgame. He stroked a two-run double in the first inning and then singled and scored in the third. The veteran first baseman gets plenty of playing time but simply hasn't hit well enough to be useful in fantasy leagues. He is batting .254 with seven homers and 52 RBI in 429 at-bats.
Sep 14 - 10:30 PM

Yonder Alonso went 1-for-3 and drove in a run but the Athletics lost to the Red Sox on Saturday.

He singled in Stephen Vogt in the seventh inning but the game was already way out of reach by that point. Alonso had a decent season last year that seemed to offer some hope that he could help out a few fantasy rosters this year. Those hopes have been dashed. He is a defensively challenged first baseman who hits like a backup shortstop. He is batting .247 with seven homers and 45 RBI in 401 at-bats.
Sep 4 - 12:32 AM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 and homered for Oakland's only run of the game Friday against the Cardinals.

Alonso avoided being non-tendered by the Padres last year when the A's gave up Drew Pomeranz for him (whoops). He's going to need to be very strong from here on in to avoid the fate again this winter. He's been especially disappointing in the OBP department; the A's weren't counting on a lot of power from him, but they certainly expected better than a .314 OBP.
Aug 26 - 11:35 PM

Yonder Alonso slugged a two-run homer and drew a walk Friday against the White Sox.

Alonso, Khris Davis, and Stephen Vogt all went deep against James Shields. For Alonso, it was his sixth homer of the season. He’s batting .255/.316/.371 overall and shouldn’t be getting regular at-bats, let alone find himself on your fantasy radar.
Aug 19 - 11:04 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

Alonso cranked a two-run shot off J.C. Ramirez in the eighth inning to draw the A's to within 5-4. Alas, they wouldn't score again in the contest. For his part, Alonso is slashing .253/.314/.358 with five homers and 33 RBI over 316 at-bats. His once-in-a-blue-moon pop is not enough to raise the fantasy eyebrow.
Aug 3 - 1:24 AM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

Alonso was the lone Indians batter to secure more than one hit on the afternoon. The double was his 18th two-bagger of the season. In addition, the 29-year-old first baseman is slashing .250/.312/.346 with four homers and 31 RBI across 312 at-bats. He can be safely avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jul 31 - 6:32 PM

Yonder Alonso finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI as the A's beat the Astros 7-4 on Monday.

Alonso seemed to be in danger of losing playing time when Ryon Healy was called up, but that was never Oakland's plan, apparently. He has been adequate since his horrible start, hitting .291/.356/.413 in his last 69 games, but there wouldn't seem to be a whole lot of upside here. On the other hand, the A's have some extra incentive to keep playing him in the hopes of making the Padres' Drew Pomeranz heist look less criminal.
Jul 19 - 1:46 AM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Astros.

Alonso provided an offensive spark from near the bottom of the A's lineup, knocking in a run with a double in the second inning before providing an RBI "single" -- on a ball that dropped harmlessly in the middle of a shifted Astros infield -- in the ninth. The first baseman is now hitting .249/.309/.339 with 24 RBI in 83 games.
Jul 8 - 12:33 AM

Yonder Alonso went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Alonso's two-run homer in the seventh inning drew the A's to within 8-4 and gave them a fighting chance in the late innings, but their bullpen foiled any legitimate comeback attempt by allowing the Giants to score four times in the top of the ninth. For his part, Alonso is slashing .250/.308/.342 with three homers and 22 RBI across 240 at-bats. While he has now homered in back-to-back contests, Alonso offers no real fantasy value.
Jul 1 - 1:58 AM

Yonder Alonso hit a two-run homer off Jake Peavy in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

It's just the second homer of the year for Alonso, but he is hitting .325 with more walks (eight) than strikeouts (seven) in 83 at-bats this month. It's raised his season OPS from .552 to .640.
Jun 30 - 12:57 AM

Yonder Alonso went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Tigers on Friday.

Alonso has picked it up some after a brutal April, but even so, he's still hitting a modest .254/.322/.324 with no homers in May. The A's might run out of patience and give Max Mundy an extended look soon.
May 28 - 12:58 AM

Yonder Alonso is not in Monday's lineup against the Rangers.

It's a routine day off. Billy Butler will start at first base while Khris Davis will serve as the designated hitter.
May 16 - 6:26 PM

Yonder Alonso's eight-game hitting streak was snapped with an 0-for-4 Saturday against the Rays.

Alonso wasn't the only one baffled by Rays starter Matt Andriese, as the right-hander threw a two-hit shutout against Alonso's club. It was a modest streak for the 29-year-old, but one in which he had five doubles and five runs scored. Even with the good stretch, Alonso is hitting just .230/.287/.327 on the year.
May 14 - 9:43 PM

Yonder Alonso will start at third base Tuesday against the Red Sox.

The Athletics are a bit banged up right now, so they are being forced to get creative. This will be Alonso's fourth career start at the hot corner. Billy Butler will start at first base on Tuesday while Coco Crisp serves as the designated hitter.
May 10 - 3:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
4Yairo Munoz
3B1Ryon Healy
2Renato Nunez
3Jermaine Curtis
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
3Jaycob Brugman
4Jaff Decker
CF1Brett Eibner
2Jake Smolinski
RF1Matt Joyce
2Matt Olson
3Andrew Lambo
DH1Stephen Vogt
2Max Muncy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Andrew Triggs
5Daniel Mengden
6Raul Alcantara
7Jharel Cotton
8Chris Bassitt
9Paul Blackburn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Dull
6Zach Neal
7Daniel Coulombe
8Dillon Overton
9Bobby Wahl
10Tyler Sturdevant
11Simon Castro