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Sean Manaea | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Indiana State
Drafted: 2013 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / KC
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Sean Manaea struggled mightily in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League game against the Reds, allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits over three innings.
All six of those runs came home to roost in the second inning. Manaea walked five and struck out just one in the disappointing spring showing. These results will not budge him out of the rotation, though, as he posted a solid 3.86 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 124/37 K/BB ratio across 144 2/3 frames during the 2016 campaign. Mar 25 - 8:51 PM

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Sean Manaea worked around seven hits to deliver 3 2/3 scoreless innings Tuesday in his Cactus League start against the Rockies.

All seven of those hits were singles. Manaea walked a tightrope for much of his outing, but the Rockies couldn't manage to get on the board. He is locked into a spot in the A's rotation for 2017 after registering a strong 3.86 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 124/37 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings last season. The talented left-hander turned 25 years old last month.
Mar 14 - 5:39 PM

Sean Manaea gave up one run on three hits in his 3 2/3-inning start as the Athletics beat the Reds 12-5 on Thursday.

A home run by Adam Duvall accounted for the only run. Manaea fanned three while walking one. He needed a good start today after having given up four runs in his first 3 2/3 innings this spring. He has a rotation spot locked down by virtue of his 3.86 ERA in 144 2/3 innings last year.
Mar 9 - 6:58 PM

Sean Manaea was batted about in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Indians, yielding five runs (four earned) on five hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Ouch. While this was a rough enough outing in the early going, Manaea is more or less entrenched as part of the A's starting five. Expect him to sharpen things up as March progress. A year ago, he posted a 3.86 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 124/37 K/BB ratio covering 144 2/3 innings. He just turned 25 on February 1.
Mar 4 - 6:54 PM

Sean Manaea limited the Mariners to two runs over six innings Sunday in the A's 3-2 victory.

Guillermo Heredia hit a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, accounting for all of Seattle's scoring in the afternoon defeat at Safeco Field. Manea yielded just five hits in all and one walk while striking out five. The young left-hander showed a lot of promise in 2016, posting a 3.86 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 124/37 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings, and he's shaping up as a highly valuable fantasy chip for 2017.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Sean Manaea held the Angels to one run and four hits over seven innings in a no-decision Monday.

It's the first run he's allowed in three starts this month. Not a lot has gone right for the A's this year, but it's great that Manaea has stayed healthy. If that continues, he should be a top-of-the-rotation guy next year.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 02:56:00 AM

Sean Manaea took a no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the Astros, firing six shutout innings while striking out seven.

Manaea surrendered just three hits and held a 1-0 lead after six innings, but the game-tying run would come home in the seventh to deprive him of a win. He will bring a 4.03 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into a road date with the Angels next time he toes the rubber. That will be his last start of the season as the schedule currently stands.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 01:10:00 AM

Sean Manaea turned in five shutout innings to beat the Royals 8-0 on Wednesday.

He struck out five while allowing one walk and five hits against his former team. This was his first start in two weeks after nursing a back injury. This explains why he was pulled after just 67 pitches despite throwing well. His record improves to 6-9 with a 4.23 ERA. He has a nice 109/33 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 125 2/3 innings. He will look to build upon this solid outing when he takes on the Astros in his next start.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 10:37:00 PM

Sean Manaea (back) is expected to return Wednesday against the Royals.

Manager Bob Melvin said Manaea looked "better than ever" after throwing a 50-pitch bullpen session on Saturday. He employed all of his pitches and should be a go for Wednesday's tilt with Kansas City. The A's are going with a six-man rotation from here on out, which will give Manaea a bit more rest between his starts. The rookie left-hander got off to a rough start this year but has settled down since the All-Star break with a 3.35 ERA over nine second-half outings (eight starts).
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 06:20:00 PM

Sean Manaea (back) is scheduled to throw 2-3 innings in a simulated game on Saturday.

Manaea has been on the shelf since late August due to a rhomboid strain. The A's are hoping to have a clear timetable for his recovery after that outing.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 07:18:00 PM

Sean Manaea (back) was able to play catch in the outfield prior to Friday's game against the Red Sox.

Manaea noted afterwards that he's still feeling a bit of a dull ache in his back and that he doesn't know the timetable or the next step in his potential recovery. The A's are still calling him day-to-day, but there's still no clear indication on when he'll make his next start.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 07:27:00 PM

Sean Manaea was diagnosed with a right rhomboid strain.

In other words, he's dealing with a sore back. Manaea was forced to exit Monday's start against the Astros after 3 1/3 innings, but the Athletics are calling him day-to-day.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 10:03:00 PM

Sean Manaea exited Monday's start against the Astros in the bottom of the fourth inning with an apparent injury.

The exact nature of the injury isn't yet clear. Manaea allowed two runs (both unearned) on one hit and two walks over 3 1/3 innings before Chris Smith replaced him. The A's should pass along an update soon.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 09:16:00 PM

Sean Manaea was superb in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the Indians, yielding one run on three hits over seven innings.

Manaea induced eight strikeouts and walked two during this charmed outing. A Chris Gimenez solo home run in the sixth inning represented his only real spot of trouble. With the victory, Manaea improved to 5-8 with a 4.53 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. He will tango with the Astros on the road next time he toes the rubber.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 01:56:00 AM

Sean Manaea was charged with five runs in six-plus innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rangers.

Manaea had the quality start after six, but he was sent back out to give up two singles -- the second being a bunt single -- to start the seventh. After he was lifted, both runners came around to score. It marked the first time Manaea has given up so many earned runs since July 5.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 11:56:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
1B1Ryon Healy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
3Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Yairo Munoz
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Khris Davis
2Jaff Decker
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jake Smolinski
3Alejandro De Aza
RF1Matt Joyce
DH1Yonder Alonso
2Mark Canha
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jharel Cotton
5Andrew Triggs
6Raul Alcantara
7Daniel Mengden
8Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3Santiago Casilla
4John Axford
5Ryan Dull
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Simon Castro
9Frankie Montas