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Giants | Tim Hudson could land on DL

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:12:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson (shoulder) will go on the disabled list or seven-day personal leave list to clear space for SP Jake Peavy (back) Friday, July 3. Hudson is dealing with a serious family matter and is also dealing with some physical issues, including a sore right shoulder. "Just (scapula) stuff and crankiness," said Hudson, who also has had ankle and hip issues. "It's one of those things that happens throughout the season with most people. When you get older it gets harder to deal with sometimes."

Fantasy Tip: Either way you slice it, Hudson ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is being bumped out of the rotation with Peavy returning. It's unclear how long he'll be away from the team, but it could be an extended timetable, and he could return in a relief role. Hudson has no business being owned in the majority of fantasy leagues now.

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


Giants | Tim Hudson taking leave

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:43:43 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson will leave the team to attend a family situation, and he could land on the bereavement list.

Fantasy Tip: With Jake Peavy (back) coming off the disabled list to start Friday, Hudson is expected to lose his rotation spot and possibly move to the bullpen. A move to the bereavement list makes sense as a way for the Giants to avoid the situation in the short term. It's looking like Hudson won't have any value in deep mixed and NL-only leagues, though.

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


Giants | Hunter Pence won't return before break

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:40:03 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (wrist) will not return before the All-Star break because he needs to play in rehab games before returning, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: Pence should remained stashed in a DL slot in all leagues, and he can help immediately upon his return sometime at the end of this month. Gregor Blanco ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is the biggest beneficiary of Pence's absence, and he'll remain a sleeper play against certain right-handed pitchers on FantasyScore. Blanco is hitting .315 (40-for-127) with a homer and 12 RBI against righties in 2015.

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


Giants | Joe Panik finishes June strong

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:05:24 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik went 2-for-4 with a run during the Giants' 5-3 loss the the Miami Marlins Tuesday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Panik ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) failed to reach base in just two games all month, and he finished June with a .327/.389/.475 slash line. He also scored 14 runs and is up to 40 for the season. Panik has excellent contact skills and is worth targeting at FantasyScore when the Giants face a favorable pitching matchup.

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Giants | Hunter Pence swinging Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:53:38 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (wrist) has been making progress and will resume swinging a bat Tuesday, June 30, while using a fungo bat off a tee.

Fantasy Tip: Pence ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) still has a ways to go before returning to action. Stay patient and continue stashing him everywhere. Until then, Gregor Blanco ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) benefits the most in the San Fran outfield. He's not a bad sleeper option at a cheap price on FantasyScore against certain right-handed pitchers.

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


Giants | Tim Lincecum going on DL

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:48:20 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (elbow) will be put on the disabled list when SP Matt Cain (elbow) is activated from the DL Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: Lincecum ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) went 3-2 and allowed 16 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings in five starts in June before being hit by a line drive in his last outing. He can be dropped in the majority of formats now that he's bumped out of the rotation. Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is worth an addition in shallow mixed leagues if you have the room for a matchup play. He could pan out as a great sleeper play against the offensively-challenged Miami Marlins in his first start back Thursday, too. However, there's still plenty of risk attached, especially if he has a pitch limit.

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


Giants | Matt Cain, Jake Peavy returning this week

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:38:50 -0700

San Francisco Giants SPs Matt Cain (elbow) and Jake Peavy (back) will return from the disabled list later this week and re-enter the starting rotation. Manager Bruce Bochy confirmed that Cain will start Thursday, July 2, while Peavy will go Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: The return of Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) and Peavy ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will push Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum out of the rotation. Lincecum is headed for the DL, while Hudson is likely to pitch out of the bullpen. Cain will face the Miami Marlins Thursday, making him a risk/reward option on FantasyScore despite it being his first start back. Peavy should be avoided on FantasyScore against the Washington Nationals Friday. Both Cain and Peavy could be successfully used in shallow mixed leagues as matchup plays, with Cain having more fantasy upside. Hudson and Lincecum should be dropped in traditional formats.

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


Giants | Andrew Susac behind the plate

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:17:57 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Andrew Susac is catching and hitting seventh against Miami Marlins SP Mat Latos Tuesday, June 30. C Buster Posey is at first base and 1B Brandon Belt moves to left field.

Fantasy Tip: Susac ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) can help save some cap space at catcher and could be a profitable sleeper play against Latos, who has struggled at home this year. Posey ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) is a strong play and has three home runs in 18 career at-bats against Latos. Belt ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is another good option with Latos allowing a slash line of .311/.352/.496 against left-handed hitters in 2015.

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Giants | Jake Peavy could return Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:48:00 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy (back) completed his final scheduled rehab start Friday, June 26, when he allowed five earned runs in the first inning. He has been sidelined since April 17 with a strained lower back. Peavy, along with SP Matt Cain (elbow), could be activated before their game Tuesday, June 30, against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: Peavy ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) struggled in two 2015 starts before the injury and in what is expected to be his final rehab start Friday. He pitched well enough to be fantasy viable in deeper mixed leagues in 2014 (3.73 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 158 K's) and pitching primarily in San Francisco's Pac bell park should help him again this season. Peavy can be an affordable, low-end sleeper play on FantasyScore in the right matchups.

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Giants | Tim Lincecum likely to DL

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:40:56 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (elbow) is likely to be added to the disabled list after being hit by a line drive in the second inning of the game Sunday, June 28, against the Colorado Rockies. Lincecum told reporters that his elbow felt tight and that he was experiencing swelling. If he is placed on the DL it will be the first time Lincecum has been placed on the DL in his career.

Fantasy Tip: Lincecum ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) hasn't pitched well this season and there was speculation that he could lose his place in the starting rotation when SP Matt Cain (forearm) and SP Jake Peavy (back) returned from injury. Lincecum hasn't been a reliable fantasy performer and now it looks like he will be moving to the bullpen. He can be dropped in shallower mixed leagues.

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Giants | Madison Bumgarner does it all

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:58:07 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner improved to 8-4 with a win over the Colorado Rockies Sunday, June 28, allowing two runs on five hits over 7 2/3 innings and striking out eight to surpass 1,000 for his career. He also went 2-for-3 with a solo home run at the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Bumgarner ($9,100, 18.2% of cap) is enjoying his best stretch of the season, and he has allowed two runs or less in four straight starts while striking out 38 batters in 31 innings over the same stretch. When he is dealing, Bumgarner can be one of the toughest pitchers in the game, and he is a borderline must-start at FantasyScore right now.

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


Giants | Brandon Belt in lineup Sunday

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:09:05 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Kyle Kendrick Sunday, June 28, batting fifth. C/1B Buster Posey, who started the last two games at first base, will start behind the plate and hit cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Belt ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is hitting .313 against Rockies pitching this season and is 2-for-7 (.286) in his career against Kendrick. However, his .195 average during the month of June may be a reason to avoid using him in FantasyScore today. Posey ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) is a career .500 hitter against Kendrick in 12 at-bats.

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Giants | Tim Lincecum avoids serious injury

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:00:20 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum's (forearm) X-rays on his bruised right forearm were negative, but he could still land on the disabled list after being hit by a comebacker Saturday, June 27.

Fantasy Tip: With Matt Cain and Jake Peavy due to return from the disabled list in the coming week, placing Lincecum ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) on the DL would open up a spot. Meanwhile, Lincecum may not have a spot in the rotation to return to if either Cain or Peavy pitches well. He had been struggling for the last month anyway, and there is a good chance his value at FantasyScore could be completely disappearing.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Alex Pavlovic


Giants | Matt Duffy with three more hits

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:17:19 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Matt Duffy went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a 7-5 win over the Colorado Rockies Saturday, June 27, and he has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.

Fantasy Tip: Duffy ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has 10 RBI and 11 runs scored during the stretch, and he has been improving every month. He has been providing great value for the price at FantasyScore, and he could have another solid game Sunday when Colorado starts Kyle Kendrick, who owns an ugly 5.96 ERA on the year.

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Giants | Tim Lincecum exits

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:45:43 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (elbow) was hit by a comebacker on his right elbow Saturday, June 27, and was forced from the game.

Fantasy Tip: Lincecum ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) allowed three runs in less than two innings, and his rotation spot was already in jeopardy. This may seal his fate for the near future.

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Adrianza Ehire 2B
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Agosta Martin P
Anderson Luke P
Aoki Nori OF
Arias Joaquin 3B
Arnold Jeff C
Arroyo Christian SS
Athas Jamie 2B
Beede Tyler P
Begg Chris P
Belt Brandon 1B
Beltre Engel OF
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Black Ray P
Blackburn Clayton P
Blanco Gregor OF
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Cabrera Fernando RP
Cain Matt SP
Cameron Kevin RP
Carbonell Daniel OF
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Cowart Adam P
Cox Benjamin P
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D'Alessio Andrew INF
Daigle Casey RP
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Pagan Angel OF
Panik Joe 2B
Parker Jarrett OF
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Partch Curtis P
Peavy Jake SP
Pence Hunter OF
Pereira Nick P
Perez Juan OF
Petit Yusmeiro SP
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Posey Buster C
Price Ryne OF
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