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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 doubled in Wednesday’s loss to the Astros.
The double was his 13th of the year and one of just three hits for Oakland. The former seventh overall pick endured some lean years early in his career but he’s been sensational in 2017, slashing a phenomenal .300/.394/.620 with 17 homers and 37 RBI. There’s been talk of him signing a long-term extension, which is almost unheard for the famously frugal A’s. Jun 22 - 1:23 AM

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Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports writes that the Athletics have expressed interest in signing Yonder Alonso to a contract extension.

Alonso told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal last week that he wants to stay in Oakland, so now it appears there is mutual interest in getting something worked out during the regular season. The 30-year-old impending free agent has enjoyed a breakout 2017 and there isn't a generous market right now for DH/1B types. It might be an affordable move for the low-budget A's.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Jun 19 - 1:00 PM

Yonder Alonso is absent from the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off. Ryon Healy is at first base, Stephen Vogt is in the designated hitter spot and Josh Phegley is catching.
Jun 18 - 1:11 PM

Yonder Alonso told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that he is open to signing a midseason extension with the Athletics.

Alonso, a free-agent-to-be, has broken out to the tune of a .306/.398/.645 batting line with 17 home runs and 37 RBI through 57 games this season. "I think that there is a great chance that I stay here," Alonso told Rosenthal. "I really do mean that. The guys they have, the young core that they have, are all guys I can relate to. … A lot of players here say, ‘I want to play well here, do well and get out.’ I actually want to play well, do well and stay here."
Source: FOX Sports
Jun 16 - 2:31 PM

Yonder Alonso went berserk in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader, going 4-for-5 in Oakland’s 7-2 victory over the Rays.

Doubleheaders don’t happen too often in Tampa Bay (that’s probably because the Rays play in a dome), but Alonso certainly got his money’s worth on Saturday, going 7-for-10 with two RBI in the double-dip. In a span of a few hours, Alonso was able to boost his season average from .289 all the way to .314. Even with the A’s struggling, Alonso has been terrific this year, ranking third in the American League in slugging percentage (.663), third in OPS (1.062) and sixth in home runs (16). If Alonso keeps this up, he’ll be a shoe-in to make his first All-Star team.
Jun 10 - 11:00 PM

Yonder Alonso went 3-for-5 with an RBI in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.

He delivered an RBI single in the third inning to give his club a 3-0 lead, but it wouldn't hold up in the end. Alonso is having a huge breakout season compared to his mediocre track record. He is batting .303/.392/.661 with 16 homers and 36 RBI in 189 plate appearances.
Jun 10 - 7:20 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, three runs scored and two walks in Saturday's pasting of the Nationals.

He drilled a two-run homer off longman Jacob Turner in the seventh inning. It was his 16th longball of the season. The eight-year veteran had never hit more than nine in a full season before this year. He has a .299 batting average with 34 RBI in 46 games and is one of the most surprising hitters of the 2017 campaign.
Jun 3 - 9:12 PM

Yonder Alonso finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's game against the Nationals.

Alonso is now up to 15 homers with 32 RBI while slashing .291/.387/.667 with an OPS of 1.026. He had never reached double digits in home runs in his previous seven MLB seasons, and he is on pace to smash his previous best of 62 RBI set back in 2012 with the Padres. Since he hasn't shown an ability to sustain this type of production over an entire season, he should be considered the ultimate sell-high candidate.
Jun 3 - 3:35 AM

Yonder Alonso reached base in all four of his plate appearances and scored two runs in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Alonso doubled, singled twice, walked and even stole his first base of the season. He was the only Athletic in the starting line to not strike out on the night. Alonso doesn't want May to end, as his 10 home runs this month is a higher total than he ever had in a season coming into this year.
May 30 - 9:21 PM

Yonder Alonso (wrist) is back in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

It's his first start since he took a pitch off his right wrist Tuesday. Alonso is at first base and batting fifth against Michael Pineda and the Yankees.
May 28 - 10:29 AM

Yonder Alonso (wrist) will take batting practice prior to Saturday's game and could be available as a pinch-hitter.

Alonso remains out of the A's starting lineup but is getting closer to a return. He has been sidelined since being hit by a pitch during Tuesday's game.
May 27 - 11:20 AM

Yonder Alonso (wrist) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Friday.

Alonso is still sore after being hit on the right wrist by a pitch Tuesday, but he did hit off a tee and will attempt to throw an do defensive work pregame on Friday. He's played just one game over the last week due to a sore knee and now sore wrist. The A's have Ryon Healy at first base and Mark Canha in the designated hitter spot.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: This will surely surprise some people, but the Athletics actually lead all of baseball in ISO against RHP this season. While Alonso is one of the biggest reasons why, his absence still doesn't take them out of play as a sneaky against-the-grain stack. They have one of the lower team totals on the board, but Masahiro Tanaka has been all over the map lately and packaging a few of the A's bats together makes it easier to pay up for Max Scherzer.
May 26 - 3:55 PM

Yonder Alonso (wrist) is out of the Athletics' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Marlins.

Alonso suffered a bruised right wrist Tuesday when he was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning. X-rays turned up negative and he will probably be available off the bench for the A's in their series finale versus the Fish. Ryon Healy is starting at first base and Khris Davis is serving as Oakland's designated hitter on Wednesday.
May 24 - 1:17 PM

X-rays on Yonder Alonso's right wrist came back negative.

Alonso was lifted from Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch, but he's managed to escape with just a bruise. He'll probably still be sore for a bit, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him sit out a game or two. Alonso just returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing time with a knee injury.
May 24 - 1:49 AM

Yonder Alonso was removed from Tuesday's game against the Marlins after getting hit in the right wrist by a pitch.

Alonso stayed in to run, but Mark Canha replaced him at first base to open the top of the seventh inning. Alonso homered in the bottom of the second -- his 13th home run of the year -- before leaving after the HBP in the bottom of the sixth. He had just missed a handful of games with a knee sprain. The first baseman is probably headed for X-rays.
May 24 - 12:58 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
3B1Matt Chapman
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jaycob Brugman
3Jake Smolinski
RF1Matt Joyce
2Matt Olson
DH1Ryon Healy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Andrew Triggs
5Jesse Hahn
6Jharel Cotton
7Chris Bassitt
8Daniel Gossett
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sean Doolittle
3Ryan Madson
4Ryan Dull
5John Axford
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Michael Brady
9Bobby Wahl
10Josh Smith