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Giants | Hunter Pence pounds three doubles

Sun, 29 May 2016 20:26:16 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in an 8-3 win over the Colorado Rockies Sunday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: Pence pushed his average back over .300, and he is on pace for more than 100 RBI. After injuries ruined his 2015 campaign, Pence is back to being an every-day starter in all fantasy formats.

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Giants | Brandon Belt, Hunter Pence playing Saturday

Sat, 28 May 2016 10:28:35 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (ankle) and OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) are back in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Eddie Butler Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Both players have favorable matchups this afternoon. Belt is hitting .311 on the road this season and is 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in his career versus Butler. Pence is batting .301 with three home runs and 14 RBI this month and is 2-for-2 with a double against Butler.

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Giants | Brandon Belt, Hunter Pence remain out

Fri, 27 May 2016 14:33:58 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (ankle) and OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) remain out of the starting lineup Friday, May 27. C Trevor Brown is starting at first base and hitting eighth, while OF Jarrett Parker is in right field and batting seventh against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood.

Fantasy Tip: Both Belt and Pence are considered day-to-day and could return to the lineup as soon as tomorrow. Get them both back into starting lineups everywhere when they're ready. The young Parker has serious power upside (23 homers last year in minors), so he's worth a cheap flier in DFS. Brown has surprised with four home runs in 56 at-bats as the backup catcher. His upside is limited low in the order, but you can do worse as a low-end catcher to save salary cap space tonight.

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Giants | Hunter Pence still resting

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:29:39 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, May 25. OF Gregor Blanco is starting in right field again and is batting seventh against San Diego Padres SP James Shields.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco doesn't have much power and is limited fantasy-wise hitting lower in the order, but he does have a .353 career average with four RBI in 19 career plate appearances against Shields. Consider Blanco a low-end sleeper pick in DFS.

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Giants | Hunter Pence being cautious

Tue, 24 May 2016 16:22:00 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) isn't hitting at all Tuesday, May 24, and he plans to let his hamstring heal. Pence thinks he can return to the lineup Friday, May 27, but he won't say for sure.

Fantasy Tip: Pence had a pinch-hit appearance in the ninth inning Monday night and had the game-winning hit, so his injury isn't too serious. But he and the Giants don't want to make it worse, so he might be out until Friday. Plan accordingly. In the meantime, Jarrett Parker and Gregor Blanco should see starts in the outfield with Angel Pagan on the DL. Both players can return decent value in daily games, with Parker having more of a power stroke. Blanco becomes and option for depth in deep mixed and NL-only leagues with Pagan hurt.

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Giants | Hunter Pence still out

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:46:12 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24. OF Gregor Blanco is starting in right field and is hitting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco is hitting only .221 on the season but is an underrated player against right-handed pitchers. His lineup spot is a tough one for daily considerations, but he could still return decent value as a sleeper against a struggling pitcher coming off an injury. Blanco's fantasy value in seasonal leagues sees a boost in the short term with Angel Pagan landing on the DL Tuesday.

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Giants | Hunter Pence has minor strain

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:06:28 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence's (hamstring) MRI exam showed a mild strain of his hamstring. He will hit on the field Monday, May 23, and the team isn't ruling out getting him into the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: The initial lineup has Gregor Blanco replacing Pence Monday night. Pence has missed the last three games and isn't worth the risk if he actually makes it into the starting lineup. He should return tomorrow if he's out tonight, though, and he needs to be immediately returned to all starting lineups.

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Giants | Hunter Pence missing another game

Mon, 23 May 2016 15:21:34 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out for his third straight game with a hamstring strain Monday, May 23. OF Gregor Blanco is starting in right field and batting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Drew Pomeranz. Also, OF Angel Pagan moves up to fifth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Pence is day-to-day and could return to the lineup tomorrow. Get him back in all lineups when he's ready. Be hesitant when considering Blanco or Pagan for daily lineups tonight against the left-hander Pomeranz. Lefties are hitting only .180 with one home run on the season against him.

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Giants | Hunter Pence likely back Monday

Sun, 22 May 2016 20:25:00 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) will likely return to the lineup Monday, May 23, against the San Diego Padres, manager Bruce Bochy said.

Fantasy Tip: Pence is having a solid offensive season, and he should be reinserted into lineups as soon as his return is confirmed.

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Giants | Hunter Pence out Sunday

Sun, 22 May 2016 14:34:00 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out Sunday, May 22, against the Chicago Cubs due to hamstring issues. OF Gregor Blanco will bat seventh and play right field against Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks.

Fantasy Tip: It appears the hamstring is sore and shouldn't be a major issue moving forward, although Pence has had his share of health issues in the past that have dulled his fantasy value. For now, sit Pence in daily leagues and stay tuned to see if it will affect his value next week. Blanco is 13-for-56 (.252) with only seven RBIs and carries little fantasy value.

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