Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:45:51 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik appears to be set to serve as the team's No. 2 hitter, and he might be asked to take more pitches to allow potential leadoff man OF Norichika Aoki more opportunities to steal a base. The team haven't discussed the situation, but Aoki said he will talk to Panik if the two are officially penciled in as the one and two hitters. Aoki is hopeful of stealing more bases in his return to the National League.
Fantasy Tip: With a speedster in front of him, Panik could actually see more opportunity to hit with runners in scoring position this season. He will be a solid middle infield fantasy option in NL-only standard leagues, and he will have some decent value in FantasyScore when he is going well.
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:07:19 -0800
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has revealed his team's projected batting order for 2015. OF Angel Pagan is expected to bat first, followed by 2B Joe Panik, 1B Brandon Belt, C Buster Posey, OF Hunter Pence, 3B Casey McGehee, OF Norichika Aoki and SS Brandon Crawford.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:11:10 -0800
If the San Francisco Giants win the bidding for Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang, they could move him to third base as a replacement for Pablo Sandoval. Alternatively, they could move Kang to second base and slide 2B Joe Panik over to the hot corner.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:58:56 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik is batting second again Friday, Aug. 28, against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:27:10 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik is batting second Thursday, Aug. 28, against the Colorado Rockies. Manager Bruce Bochy said Panik could settle in and be a good two-hole hitter.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:27:40 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B/SS Joe Panik has turned to the second base position into one of strength for the team. He has posted a .400 average with one home run and eight RBIs in the month of August.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:47:50 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (finger) returned to the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, against the Chicago Cubs after missing a couple of days.
Fantasy Tip: Panik has seized the starting second base job, and he has emerged as a solid fantasy option in most NL-only leagues and deeper mixed formats. He entered the game Wednesday with three straight multi-hit efforts.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:21:33 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (pinkie) has caught the club's attention as a possible everyday second baseman, according to manager Bruce Bochy.
Fantasy Tip: Panik could earn mixed league worth, if he plays his way into everyday at-bats.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:06:28 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (pinkie) thinks he might be able to play Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Fantasy Tip: Panik took batting practice Tuesday, Aug. 19. The youngster has decent contact skills, but is just an NL-only option, at this point.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:05:03 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (pinkie) dislocated his pinkie during the game Sunday, Aug. 17. He expects to be considered day-to-day after X-rays on the finger were negative.