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Yonder Alonso | First Baseman | #17

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with a homer Wednesday against the Angels.
We can't guarantee that Alonso is going to remain an effective offensive player, but we can pencil him in for double-digit homers for the first time in his career. His overhauled approach is leading to many more flyballs and many more strikeouts. So far, it's gotten him a .926 OPS. Apr 27 - 2:28 AM

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Yonder Alonso went 1-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

Alonso doubled off Evan Scribner in the ninth inning, but the A's were unable to bring him around to score. And even if they had, they were trailing 11-1 at the time he hit that two-bagger. The 30-year-old first baseman is off to a nice start this season, hitting .292/.370/.563 with three homers and 10 RBI through his first 48 at-bats.
Apr 23 - 8:03 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 and hit his third homer Friday against the Mariners.

Alonso didn't hit his third homer last year until June 30, his 76th game of the season. His exit velocity so far this year isn't particularly impressive, but he's doing a far better job of getting the ball in the air that usual. His strikeout rate is up, too, but it's a good trade off for him. We wouldn't expect greatness, but 15-20 homers is a possibility if he keeps his launch angle up.
Apr 22 - 1:17 AM

Yonder Alonso is not in the Athletics' lineup Thursday against the Mariners.

Alonso struggles against left-handed pitching and probably wouldn't have had much success against Mariners southpaw James Paxton. Ryon Healy will fill in at first base and bat fifth. Alonso slugged his second home run of the year in Wednesday night's win.
Apr 20 - 7:30 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

Alonso doubled home a run against Martin Perez during a four-run first inning for the A's. He would not strike again until the seventh, when he socked a solo home run off Mike Hauschild to boost the A's to a 9-1 advantage. That would stand as the final score. Through the first two-and-a-half weeks of the season, the 30-year-old first baseman is slashing .275/.370/.500 with two home runs, three doubles and nine RBI across 40 at-bats.
Apr 19 - 7:08 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Rangers.

Alonso's two-run homer in the eighth inning gave the A's some much-needed insurance. It was his first homer of the season. Alonso has seven hits in 18 at-bats through six games, and he's locked in as the team's regular first baseman. That said, there's little fantasy value here.
Apr 8 - 11:09 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored as the Athletics trounced the Brewers 15-5 on Thursday.

He drilled a two-run shot off Brewers ace Junior Guerra in the second inning, then took him yard again with a solo blast in the third frame. Alonso is now batting .382 with four homers and 11 RBI in 34 at-bats. He figures to split time at first base and designated hitter this season. He has an unappealing .253/.316/.367 career slash line with a paltry 39 home runs in 2343 plate appearances spread over 664 games.
Mar 23 - 9:05 PM

Yonder Alonso slugged his first homer of the spring Friday against the Giants.

He’s already six home runs away from his total from all of last season. That’s not a good thing when you call first base home. Alonso has 39 homers in 664 career games and has never reached double-digits in a single season. The Athletics might continue to give him significant time at first base this year, but fantasy owners know by now that they can ignore him.
Mar 3 - 6:04 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 02:41:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 10:30:00 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.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 12:32:00 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.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:35:00 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.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 11:04:00 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.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 01:24:00 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.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 06:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ryon Healy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
3Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jake Smolinski
RF1Matt Joyce
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Yonder Alonso
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jharel Cotton
5Andrew Triggs
6Jesse Hahn
7Daniel Mengden
8Chris Bassitt
9Cesar Valdez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sean Doolittle
3Ryan Madson
4Ryan Dull
5John Axford
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Frankie Montas
9Cesar Valdez