Athletics Power Rankings Roundup: Week 9

By The Guru
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Season Trend

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:

ESPN

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."

Sports Illustrated

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.

USA Today

Athletics ranked 26th - "Kris Davis: 14 homers, 34 RBI but a .272 OBP."

Bleacher Report

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)."

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