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Giants | Matt Cain set for rehab start

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:00:28 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, June 28, and make a rehab start in the Arizona League Friday, July 1, and he's expected to return after the All-Star break.

Fantasy Tip: Cain is far from the fantasy ace he was a handful of years ago for the Giants, and his 5.34 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 6.4 K/9 in 2016 is evidence of that. He's merely a matchup play in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues when he's back in SF's rotation.

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

Giants | Joe Panik scratched Tuesday

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:55:19 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (concussion) was scratched from the lineup with concussion symptoms Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: This stems from a beaning in Tampa 10 days ago, so it's troubling for Panik and the Giants. He could need a trip to the 7-day concussion DL, and concussions are always tricky to recover from. Panik is more of an NL-only commodity with a limited offensive profile at the keystone. Stay tuned for more details from the Giants tonight or tomorrow.

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

Giants | Mac Williamson starting in right field

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:17:04 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Mac Williamson is starting in right field and is hitting seventh against Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman Tuesday, June 28. OF Gregor Blanco will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Williamson shouldn't be on many owners' radars. He's hitting .263 with two home runs and four RBI in at-bats for the Gigantes. Consider him a deep sleeper for daily leagues tonight.

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Giants | Jeff Samardzija knocked around

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:00:37 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija was bounced around for six runs, eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings in a loss Monday, June 27, against the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: Samardzija has managed just one win over his past six starts, and he has allowed six or more earned runs in three of his five June starts, as his ERA has ballooned from 2.84 to 3.91. Despite the rough patch he remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues, as he'll get it turned around.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Giants | Ramiro Pena is lone bright spot

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:59:57 -0700

San Francisco Giants INF Ramiro Pena went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI Monday, June 27, against the Oakland Athletics in an 8-3 loss.

Fantasy Tip: Pena was the only bright spot in a very disappointing night for the Giants. Pena is getting more playing time with Matt Duffy sidelined, and he is hitting .414 overall. While he doesn't have much power he is worth scooping up in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues since he is seeing semi-regular playing time and making the most of it.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Giants | Sergio Romo getting closer

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:40:16 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo (elbow) came out of his latest rehab appearance OK Sunday, June 26, and he will appear in at least one more game for Class A San Jose. The team is being "super cautious" to ensure he's healthy.

Fantasy Tip: Romo has been out since April 10 and the Giants are understandably being cautious with one of the key pieces of their bullpen, considering he's already had one setback when he was supposed to return to the club weeks ago. Romo is a must-add reliever in leagues that score holds when he's back healthy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman

Giants | Joe Panik in a groove

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:58:33 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik is hitting .302 with 12 RBI in his last 15 games.

Fantasy Tip: Panik is hitting .259 overall on the season but is one home run shy of his career-high eight he hit last season. Still, Panik offers very modest production across the board for fantasy owners, and he's mainly a source of respectable average in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Justin Wise

Giants | Jeff Samardzija shaky of late

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:33:33 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija is 1-2 with a 6.41 ERA and has allowed eight home runs in 26 2/3 innings in his last five starts after starting the year 7-3 with a 2.54 ERA in his first 10 starts.

Fantasy Tip: Samardzija has a history of being inconsistent, and his fantasy owners haven't been thrilled with his performance of late. However, a matchup against the A's tonight at home looks nice for him to rebound as a contrarian play in daily formats. After all it is Shark Week, so Samardzija should be focused and ready to go.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman

Giants | Denard Span to stick in leadoff spot

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:31:37 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span is hitting .198 on the year with a .255 on-base percentage in June, and he has 23 strikeouts in 100 plate appearances after striking out three times Sunday, June 26. Manager Bruce Bochy said he isn't considering moving OF Angel Pagan to the leadoff spot in place of Span, though. Pagan has been providing protection for C Buster Posey and SS Brandon Crawford in the sixth spot.

Fantasy Tip: Span's average is down to .250 on the year, and he has just three home runs and 27 RBI despite stealing eight bases from the leadoff spot. Span offers some steal potential but can't be started in any fantasy league with confidence right now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman

Giants | Brandon Crawford not starting Monday

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:14:39 -0700

San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford (rest) is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 27. SS Ramiro Pena is starting in his place at shortstop and batting seventh versus Oakland Athletics SP Daniel Mengden.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Crawford is simply getting a night off. Pena interestingly has 10 hits in his first 25 at-bats this season as a part-timer, but having not done anything of note since first coming up in 2009, he's someone that shouldn't even be an option for daily formats tonight.

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Giants | Buster Posey survives injury scare

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:23:17 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey (foot) was hit on the outside of his left foot by a bunted foul ball in the fifth inning Sunday, June 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Posey was checked by head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner but remained in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on Posey in the next couple contests. This should not be a factor but sometimes it takes a bit for complications to arise. However, it's a pretty safe bet this isn't a serious problem.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Michael Wagaman

Giants | Matt Cain ready for rehab?

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:20:36 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (hamstring) could be ready for a rehab assignment as early as Friday, July 1. He will have one more throwing session this week.

Fantasy Tip: Cain's fantasy value is down this season due to a subpar performance, and expectations are that would continue. Hold off on utilizing Cain unless he turns a corner.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Michael Wagaman

Giants | Johnny Cueto struggles Sunday

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:10:15 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto gave up a season-high six runs in six-plus innings Sunday, June 26, but did not get a decision as the Giants came back for an 8-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Cueto owners have had no reason to panic so far, and they are not about to start now. Chalk this up to a bad outing and continue to start Cueto in all formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Michael Wagaman

Giants | Bruce Bochy picks up 800th team victory

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:01:16 -0700

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy picked up his 800th victory with the team Sunday, June 26, as the Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-7.

Fantasy Tip: Obviously you don't get points for victories by a manager in fantasy circles, but Bochy's firm hand has helped several Giants produce like Madison Bumgarner and Santiago Casilla, among others. This is a big milestone for the team and for Bochy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Michael Wagaman

Giants | Conor Gillaspie wins with double

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:25:38 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Conor Gillaspie hit a game-winning double, one of his two hits on Sunday, June 26, in an 8-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Gillaspie finished the game with two hits and raised his batting average to .219. That alone should tell you not to play Gillaspie in any regular format, as that batting average is just too low. He may be worth an occasional DFS turn, but it depends on the matchup vs. the pitcher.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Michael Wagaman

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Acosta Kelyn P
Adrianza Ehire SS
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Agosta Martin P
Anderson Luke P
Arnold Jeff C
Arroyo Christian SS
Athas Jamie 2B
Beede Tyler P
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Belt Brandon 1B
Beltre Engel OF
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Blach Tyson P
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Blackburn Clayton P
Blanco Gregor OF
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Bumgarner Madison SP
Cabrera Fernando RP
Cain Matt SP
Cameron Kevin RP
Carbonell Daniel OF
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Casilla Jose RP
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Cowart Adam P
Cox Benjamin P
Crawford Brandon SS
Crick Kyle SP
Cueto Johnny SP
D'Alessio Andrew INF
Daigle Casey RP
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de la Rosa Tomas INF
Del Orbe Ramon P
Denorfia Chris OF
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Duffy Matt 3B
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Green Grant 2B
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Harrold Stephen P
Hedrick Justin P
Hernandez Carlos E. 2B
Hernandez Gorkys OF
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Heston Chris SP
Hutting Tim SS
Irving Brian P
Ishikawa Travis 1B
Jacobs Greg OF
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Johnson Mike SP
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Parker Jarrett OF
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Pickford Kevin P
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Price Ryne OF
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Ray Ronnie P
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Rodriguez Rafael X. OF
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