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Tue, 03 May 2016 19:47:15 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija churned out his best start with his new team Tuesday, May 3, against the Cincinnati Reds. He worked eight terrific innings, allowing just one run on three hits, one being a fifth-inning solo homer. He also registered nine strikeouts and two walks.
Fantasy Tip: Other than a couple of uneventful outings, Samardzija has actually been real good thus far in his first year with the Giants, as this is the third time in six tries he's pitched into the eighth inning or beyond. With today's performance, he now also carries a very solid 3.32 ERA. It seems Samardzija has put behind his disappointing 2015, which is great news for his owners.
Tue, 03 May 2016 17:10:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Panik has been out the past few games, but it looks like he'll be back very soon, and actually might return to the lineup on Wednesday. In the meantime, Kelby Tomlinson is taking his place at second base, though he's not a recommended option for daily formats with his low ceiling.
Tue, 03 May 2016 15:44:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Gigantes are being cautious with the 33-year-old, but when he's ready to return he should slot back in as the eighth-inning setup man to Santiago Casilla. Casilla has had his problems in the ninth inning and could be on a short leash, so stash Romo now if he's available in deeper leagues if you're speculating on saves.
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:14:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pagan should miss a couple more games, so stash him on your bench and activate him as you see fit when Pagan is healthy. For now, Blanco shouldn't carry too much fantasy value, and there is a chance newly-promoted OF Mac Williamson could even see some time.
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:06:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Panik is getting closer to returning, but the team is erring on the side of caution with his injury. Keep him sidelined until he has shown signs of being fully recovered.
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:33:45 -0700
San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and four RBIs Monday, May 2, against the Cincinnati Reds. His three-run shot in the seventh inning helped the team come back and win.
Fantasy Tip: Crawford had managed just six RBIs to date, and he is hitting .253 overall. Fantasy owners expected a little more out of Crawford this season. However, this type of game might just be something to jump-start him heading into May.
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:29:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Belt finished 3-for-4 Monday with a triple, two runs scored, a walk and an RBI. He apparently loves facing Cincinnati's pitching and is a must-start for the remainder of the series across all formats and DFS.
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:27:46 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto allowed six earned runs, seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds, his former team, Monday, May 2. It was his first time back in Cincinnati since he was traded from the team last summer. He needed 46 pitches to make it through the third inning, his most pitches in a single inning since June 6, 2009.
Fantasy Tip: Cueto might have been more amped up than usual, and sometimes that can end up with bad results. He might have simply had an off night, too. Either way, he remains a tremendous fantasy option and you can chalk this up as just one poor outing.
Mon, 02 May 2016 14:47:00 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his left hamstring, and he'll miss a minimum of four to five days. Pagan will avoid the disabled list for now, and OFs Gregor Blanco and Mac Williamson will platoon in left field in the meantime.
Fantasy Tip: Pagan has been hitting very well out of the ninth spot and can help your team batting average in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues. Hang onto him there if he serves that need. Blanco and Williamson are nothing more than daily sleepers in the right matchup until Pagan returns.
Mon, 02 May 2016 14:45:08 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (groin) played catch Monday, May 2, and he's also going to try taking grounders that are hit directly at him, as well as hitting off a tee. He's still considered "questionable/doubtful" through Wednesday, May 4.
Fantasy Tip: Panik was out to a nice start this year before landing on the sidelines, so owners shouldn't lose track of him upon his return, which looks like it will be sooner than later. With him out of the lineup, Kelby Tomlinson benefits the most, but isn't really an inspiring option to lean on in any formats.
Mon, 02 May 2016 10:39:47 -0700
The San Francisco Giants are hoping that OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) will miss only three days after straining his hamstring Sunday, May 1. OF Mac Williamson was called up from Class AAA Sacramento to give the Giants more outfield depth.
Fantasy Tip: Pagan is off to a nice start to the year hitting ninth behind the pitcher, as he's hitting .315 (29-for-92) with two home runs and 13 RBI. In deeper mixed and NL-only leagues he provides nice batting average security and outfield depth, but he doesn't help all that much in the counting stats. While he's out this week, expect Gregor Blanco to get a short-term playing time boost in left field.
Sun, 01 May 2016 15:15:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners should expect Pagan to miss most of the Giants' next road series against the Cincinnati Reds. Gregor Blanco should fill in for him during his absence but should be left on bench or waiver wire in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Sun, 01 May 2016 14:58:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Panik hasn't played since Friday and apparently won't go in Monday's opener against the Cincinnati Reds either, although it sounds like owners won't have to wait too much longer for him. Kelby Tomlinson should get another start Monday, but he isn't a recommended fantasy option.
Sun, 01 May 2016 13:41:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pence also drove in three during Saturday's loss and finds himself among the National League leaders with 22 RBI after plating eight over the last four games. The 33-year-old entered Sunday with a career-high 14.8% walk rate, so he's seeing the ball pretty well right now. Keep him active in all leagues as the Giants to Great American Ball Park on Monday to visit the Cincinnati Reds.
Sun, 01 May 2016 12:47:47 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (undisclosed) was replaced by OF Gregor Blanco in the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday, May 1, against the New York Mets after suffering an apparent injury while attempting to stretch a single into a double in the top of the inning.
Fantasy Tip: The Giants should release some more information about this injury shortly. Pagan entered Sunday batting .315 and tied for the team lead with 17 runs.
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