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WATCH: Oakland A's Stephen Vogt Survives Epic Collision at the Plate With Tampa Bay Rays Steven Souza Jr.

MLB decided a season or two ago that they did not like guys trying to run over catchers at the plate. Yeah, the play does kind of scream injury for the catchers, but what is a base runner supposed to do when he fails to beat the ball home? Turn around and run back to third only to be nabbed in a run down? No! He has to run over the catcher.The play has not been totally banned so...
Via FatManWriting
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vogt caught in rundown at plate to end A's 7-6 loss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Vogt put his head down and ran as hard as he could. He was thinking home all the way. He never got there. The Oakland Athletics dropped another one-run game, losing to the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Friday. The game ended when Vogt was thrown out trying to score on Coco Crisp's two-out double in the ninth. Vogt rounded third and was caught in a rundown...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Get To Know Him - Stephen Vogt

View image | The Oakland Athletics are just 13-22 this year and currently sit in last place in the AL West. However the only team in the AL West with a non losing record are the Houston Astros. So this division is still very much up for grabs.Oakland always gets by with a roster most casual baseball fans have never heard of. This year is no different but there is...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Stephen Vogt Best Batting Season Ever by a Catcher?

By Sam Henry The Oakland Athletics have been on the wrong side of one run games during the early part of the 2015 MLB season.  The Athletics currently have an 11-16 record, which is anything but representative of how good the team’s offense really can be. Despite having scored the second most runs in the league, having the second most hits and total bases, the Athletics have...
Via Beyond The Spread
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Should We Believe in Stephen Vogt?

You’ll hear it every time he steps to the plate in Oakland, a slow, building chant. If Stephen Vogt lets the at-bat go long enough, or the moment is big enough, it can be deafening: “I believe in Stephen Vogt. I believe in Stephen Vogt.” Craig Edwards pointed out that only two catchers broke out […]
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s average April brings magnificent May

With the first month of baseball behind us, each team has roughly 23 games played to evaluate their players efforts and overall team performance. The nervous kinks and butterflies of the rookies or new season should be long gone and players should be settled into a groove for themselves. As for the Oakland Athletics, the month of April was very sporadic and plain average, moving...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Vogt Picking Up Where He Left Off

Last season, Derek Norris and John Jaso took the bulk of the catching starts for Oakland, starting 140 of Oakland’s games at behind the plate. The duo performed well for the A’s and the 126 wRC+ by Oakland catchers ranked third in Major League Baseball behind only the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers. As the […]
Via Fangraphs
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Predicting the 2015 infield starters

After a blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, the 2015 starting infield players are finally becoming more clear. And, with spring training just around the corner, the Oakland A’s will now start to solidify their roster for the upcoming season. When looking at the infield players for the 2015 season, it is almost completely different than the lineup in 2014. The Athletics...
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Catching Up With: Oakland A’s Catcher Stephen Vogt

Stephen Vogt didn’t get his first taste of life in the majors until the age of 27, when he made it into 18 games for Tampa Bay. The A’s acquired him at the start of last season and called him up to the big club from Sacramento midway through the year. And with John Jaso sidelined through much of the second half, Vogt played a pivotal role in the A’s pennant run. Many were disappointed...
Via Athletics Farm
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A's catcher Stephen Vogt making presence known

(Eds: Adds details, quotes.) By DON KETCHUM Associated Press At first glance, Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt appears to be lobbying for a spot on the A's opening day roster. He walks into the team's spring-training clubhouse, gets into his uniform and goes to the opposite side of the room, sitting down beside a teammate to see how he's doing. As the catchers prepare to board vans...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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