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Giants | Denard Span to serve as leadoff hitter

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:09:44 -0800

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span is expected to serve as the club's leadoff hitter and regular center fielder, with OF Angel Pagan moving over to left field on a full-time basis.

Fantasy Tip: As a result of signing Span, the Giants are no longer expected to be in the running for other free-agent outfielders such as Yoenis Cespedes (Mets) and Justin Upton (Padres). Span should be viewed as a late-round flier for deep mixed fantasy leagues because of his ability to score runs, steal bases and hit for a high average. Pagan has had difficulty remaining healthy in recent seasons and has seen a decline in his speed and power numbers, so he shouldn't be targeted outside of NL-only and deep universal leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Andrew Baggarly

Giants | Denard Span already at full health

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:38:52 -0800

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span (hip) said he has recovered from his September hip surgery and could play Friday, Jan. 8, if there was a game.

Fantasy Tip: Span played just 61 games in 2015, so having him ready to go already is encouraging for the veteran playing a full season in 2016. He can help in runs, stolen bases and batting average, but he is still likely best viewed as a late-round option in mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - John Shea

Giants | Denard Span financials

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:02:50 -0800

Updating an ongoing story, San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span's contract is worth $31 million over three years.

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Giants | San Francisco signs Denard Span

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:50:11 -0800

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco Giants signed free-agent OF Denard Span (Nationals) to a three-year contract Thursday, Jan. 7. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Entering his age-32 season, Span is likely looking at the twilight of his best fantasy years, and he also was limited to just 61 games in 2015. Span has a .301 batting average over the past two seasons, and he still boasts target-worthy speed, but he isn't anything more than a late-round grab in the majority of mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Mercury News - Andrew Baggarly

Giants | San Francisco close to adding Denard Span

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:42:46 -0800

Free-agent OF Denard Span (Nationals) is nearing a deal with the San Francisco Giants, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Span projects as a low-end outfielder in the majority of leagues with much more value in cavernous mixed and NL-only formats, if he does sign with San Francisco.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman

Nationals | Denard Span unlikely to Nats

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:51:04 -0800

Free-agent OF Denard Span (Nationals) is unlikely to re-sign with the Washington Nationals, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. Rizzo appears to be satisfied with OF Michael Taylor playing center field.

Fantasy Tip: Span is a much better single-universe outfielder than mixed leaguer, but he'll have fringe value. Taylor showed flashes last year, and he's right around Span's threshold as a depth outfielder with some upside in mixed leagues.

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Orioles | Baltimore hesitant on Denard Span

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:26:00 -0800

The Baltimore Orioles are interested in free-agent OF Denard Span (Nationals), but they aren't interested in offering him anything over one year. Span would prefer a multi-year deal, but the Orioles have concerns about his health. Span will be 32 in February and owns a .352 on-base percentage in his career and is 62-for-75 in stolen base attempts in the last three years. Span's agent, Scott Boras, predicts that his client will sign in the "near future."

Fantasy Tip: Span was having a fine season with Washington last year until he was injured. If he can stay healthy over a full season, he's a great source of runs and can boost your club's on-base percentage. Power isn't a factor, so moving to a hitter-friendly park like Camden Yards wouldn't really boost his fantasy value all that much. Look at Span as a cheap source of runs later in fantasy drafts next spring.

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Royals | KC won't re-sign Alex Gordon

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:18:24 -0800

Free-agent OF Alex Gordon (Royals) told the Kansas City Royals that as things currently stand, they have "no chance" of re-signing him, according to sources. The Royals are now looking around at other free-agent outfielders such as Denard Span (Nationals), Austin Jackson (Cubs) and Gerardo Parra (Orioles). The Royals are believed have made a four-year offer to Gordon in the "$12-13 million" per year range. Gordon is believed to be seeking a deal closer to $20 million a season and is drawing interest from the Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Francisco Giants and others.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon won't give the Royals a hometown discount this time around. He's a well-balanced player that can give a team a huge boost in outfield defense, as well. He doesn't do anything that particularly stands out, but he has great contact and on-base skills that can provide nice outfield depth for fantasy owners in the middle rounds.

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Mets | New York prefers Denard Span

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:02:17 -0800

The New York Mets prefer signing free-agent OF Denard Span (Nationals) over free-agent OFs Will Venable (Rangers), Alejandro De Aza (Giants) or Gerardo Parra (Orioles), but Span is coming off hip surgery and is looking for a multi-year deal. Parra's defense has slipped in recent years and might be looking for too rich of a contract. The Mets continue to look for a left-handed hitting center fielder who could platoon with OF Juan Lagares.

Fantasy Tip: Span was having a fine season for the Nationals last year before injury struck, as he hit .301 (74-for-275) with 11 stolen bases and 38 runs in 61 games. Span is mainly useful for his contact-oriented approach, on-base skills and runs, but part-time duty with New York would limit his fantasy upside and relegate him mainly to deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jerry Crasnick

MLB | Denard Span recovery update

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:21:39 -0800

Free-agent OF Denard Span (Nationals) will be available for workouts in January 2016 to prove his health to interested teams, according to his agent Scott Boras. Span underwent left hip surgery Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Span's fantasy value will be significantly impacted by where he signs, as his fantasy upside is largely tied to runs, batting average and stolen bases. He checks out as a potential bounce-back candidate to snatch up in the late rounds of drafts this spring, especially considering his stock could be down after playing just 61 games last season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jerry Crasnick