Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:58:40 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Gregor Blanco appears ticketed to start the season as the starting right fielder with OF Hunter Pence (arm) out. Blanco has played between 141 and 146 games in each of his three years with the Giants. The team is discussing using OF Norichika Aoki in left field. Blanco has been shagging balls at all three outfield positions this spring, as usual.
Fantasy Tip: The combination of Pence's injury and Angel Pagan's back issues should assure that Blanco will open the season with everyday at-bats somewhere in the outfield. He has late-round intrigue in very deep mixed leagues, but he'll be more beneficial to owners in NL-only formats to start 2015.
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:09:37 -0800
San Francisco Giants 1B Travis Ishikawa is unlikely to play the outfield to start the season with OF Hunter Pence (forearm) sidelined. Ishikawa has just three regular season starts in left field, and the Giants have OFs Norichika Aoki, Gregor Blanco, Juan Perez and Justin Maxwell that they can mix and match with.
Fantasy Tip: Aoki is virtually locked into an everyday role in the outfield now with Pence slated to start the year on the disabled list. Blanco probably will benefit the most with regular playing time for the first month of the season or so, but that'll make him the most valuable in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:09:13 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Norichika Aoki is the favorite to be the team's starting left fielder on opening day, but he'll be battling OFs Gregor Blanco, Travis Ishikawa and Juan Perez this spring. Aoki has just 144 strikeouts in the last three seasons combined. Blanco and Perez are probably slightly better defensive options than Aoki, though.
Fantasy Tip: As the favorite to start in left field, Aoki will have late mixed-round value in 12-team fantasy baseball leagues. His power has declined slightly in recent years, so you'll be getting a scrappy player that is mainly useful as a stolen-base and on-base percentage asset.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:16:59 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Gregor Blanco will make $3.6 million this year in salary, followed by $3.9 million in 2016.
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:38:29 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Gregor Blanco has agreed to terms with the Giants on a two-year deal worth $7.5 million.
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:08:12 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Gregor Blanco is looking for $4 million in arbitration, while the Giants are countering with $3.3 million.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:11:57 -0800
The San Francisco Giants could be interested in acquiring a right-handed hitter this offseason to platoon in left field with OF Gregor Blanco.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:59:38 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) has a bulging disc in his back that will require surgery Thursday, Sept. 25, according to manager Bruce Bochy. He's expected to be out for three months. Pagan hit .300 in 96 games this year, and he'll be replaced in the lineup by OF Gregor Blanco.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:13:26 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Michael Morse is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 28, against the Colorado Rockies. OF Gregor Blanco is playing left field and batting sixth.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:53:02 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence is being moved into the leadoff spot, and 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) will likely hit second when he returns Friday, July 4. OF Gregor Blanco has been dropped in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Pence's RBI potential falls off, but his runs potential increases.