Pittsburgh Pirates look to get back on track against Oakland Athletics

As the Pirates continue to scuffle heading into May, they'll look to find some momentum this weekend against Oakland.
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So far through the season, the Athletics have used quite a few different combinations of lineups, making it hard to project what their lineup may look like any given night. That being said, there are a few players to know of in their lineup.

C Shea Langeliers

Langeliers is one of the Athletics' best power threats with six home runs on the season and 12 RBI. That being said, he's also struck out 21 times in 85 at-bats and has only walked five times this season. He is also sporting a 75+ OPS while also posting a slash of .165/.215/.388.

DH Brent Rooker

Many will remember Rooker for his breakout season in 2023. In 2024, he has continued to put up solid numbers including a 130 OPS+. So far in 62 at-bats, he's hitting .210/.290/.500 with five home runs and 13 RBI while also hitting a trio of doubles.

INF Tyler Nevin

The Athletics key utility player, Tyler Nevin is leading the team's regulars with a .286/.342/.400 slash while hitting a pair of home runs and driving in six this season. He also has two doubles.

RF Lawrence Butler

The last hitter to probably truly know at this juncture is Lawrence Butler, a 23-year-old outfielder who has shown some flashes despite a .205 batting average. Butler has two home runs, four doubles, and five RBI this season while walking 12 times, which leads all A's hitters.

OF Estuary Ruiz

Ruiz was surrounded in controversy earlier this season when the Athletics sent him down to AAA despite being arguably their best player. This season in 32 at-bats, Ruiz is hitting .250/.324/.531 with two home run and four RBI. He also has two stolen bases.