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STEPHEN VOGT RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Stephen Vogt the real 'face' of the Oakland A's?

Sean Doolittle has a funky beard and mid-90s velocity. Sonny Gray has a youthful demeanor and ace material on the mound. Coco Crisp, when healthy, is a force atop the lineup and used to have his own signature dance. And yet, is gritty catcher Stephen Vogt the TRUE 'face' of the Oakland A's? That's what Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated suggests in a new column that really does paint...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Vogt's 3-run homer helps A's beat Angels 6-3

Stephen Vogt hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Marcus Semien also went deep against Matt Shoemaker and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series. Oakland right-hander Kendall Graveman was staked to a 5-3 lead in his third major league start, but lasted just three-plus innings. Manager Bob Melvin pulled him after he walked...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vogt's 3-run HR helps A's beat Angels 6-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Stephen Vogt hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Marcus Semien also went deep against Matt Shoemaker and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series. Oakland right-hander Kendall Graveman was staked to a 5-3 lead in his third major league start, but lasted just three-plus innings. Manager Bob Melvin pulled...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Stephen Vogt expects to be ready for Opening Day

The Oakland Athletics head into the winter looking to add some finishing touches to a team that won 88-game and secured a wild card playoff spot. Although they lost in the Wild Card Game, the A's were excellent all season, ranked fourth in runs scored and third in ERA. On the injury front, Stephen Vogt should be ready for Opening Day, despite being slightly behind in his rehab...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Stephen Vogt exits with sprained ankle

The Oakland A's enter a weekend series against the Houston Astros with a 79-60 record, five games behind the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. In order to catch the Angels with 23 games remaining in the season, the A's must stay healthy. Already dealing with a few injuries, the A's will now be without Stephen Vogt for a few days due to a sprained ankle. #454558926...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 05, 2014  |  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

John Jaso, Stephen Vogt have dugout battle for playing time

After A's catcher Derek Norris was hit on the glove hand by Yangervis Solarte's back swing Sunday, it looked like he may not be able to stay in the game and would have to be replaced.So John Jaso and Stephen Vogt did what any concerned teammates would do — have a friendly battle to see who could get their gear on first. Squatting behind the plate has be be a lot more fun than...
Via The Other Paper
June 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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