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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:17:04 -0700
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.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:00:37 -0700
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.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:59:57 -0700
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.
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.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:58:33 -0700
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:20:36 -0700
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.
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.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:01:16 -0700
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.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:25:38 -0700
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.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:53:41 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan recorded a season-high four hits against the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, June 26, finishing with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored, and he has hit safely in eight straight games.
Fantasy Tip: He is a solid option in NL-only leagues and could be a useful DFS option while he is streaking at the plate.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:49:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't sound like anything serious, but check out Posey's status over the next day or two to make sure he doesn't receive a day off.
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