Athletics Power Rankings Roundup: Week 9
Below is a graph of where the Athletics have ranked over the course of the season.
And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Athletics this week:
Athletics ranked 26th - "Rich Hill left Sunday's start with a mild groin strain and could miss his next start, but he got the win to improve to 8-3 with a 2.25 ERA and 74 K's in 64 innings (and just two home runs). He's looking like one of the best All-Star stories of the season."
Athletics ranked 26th - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.
Athletics ranked 26th - "Kris Davis: 14 homers, 34 RBI but a .272 OBP."
Athletics ranked 23rd - "The Oakland Athletics dropped two of three to the Seattle Mariners but rebounded with a series win over the Detroit Tigers to break even on the week and remain seven games under .500.
All eyes remain on veteran left-hander Rich Hill, who may wind up being the prize of the trade deadline.
With two more terrific outings last week, he's now 8-3 with a 2.25 ERA (second in AL), 1.125 WHIP (12th), 74 strikeouts (third) and a .207 opponent batting average (fifth). If the A's don't find a trade package to their liking, they could also opt to hold on to him and extend a qualifying offer in what is expected to be an extremely thin free-agent market for starting pitching.
On the offensive side of things, Khris Davis is swinging a hot bat and now ranks among the AL leaders in home runs (14, second), RBI (34, 13th) and slugging (.525, 16th)."