Tag Archives: Oakland Athletics

Stat of the Week: A Surprising Win Shares Leader

It’s not Mike Trout, Christian Yelich or Cody Bellinger.

New baseball podcast: Kevin Pillar talks about sliding, diving, and jumping catches

LISTEN HERE This week’s episode of the SIS Baseball Podcast highlights defensive excellence in the Bay Area. Senior research analyst Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) points out how well Chad Pinder has played recently, with help from Oakland Athletics coach Ryan Christenson (1:04). Then, Mark talks to San Francisco Giants outfielder Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4). They discuss the […]

Stat of the Week: Who were July’s top defenders?

Hunter Renfroe and Chad Pinder led the way.

Athletics got an ‘A’ for their shift defense in 2018

The Athletics were among the best in the majors, even though they didn’t do it all that often.

Matt Olson’s quiet Gold Glove campaign

By BRETT BITTIGER Few baseball pundits predicted that on August 16, the Oakland Athletics would be two games back in the AL West and in command of the second AL Wild Card spot. There has been ample coverage of several of the team’s sources of insurgence: Matt Chapman’s highlight reel has led an improved team […]