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Giants | Norichika Aoki to have first crack at RF

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:31:58 -0800

San Francisco Giants OF Norichika Aoki will be given the first chance to win the right field job while OF Hunter Pence (forearm) is out of the lineup, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: Aoki was expected to be one of the starting outfielders before Pence's injury, and he will take over right field if he plays well during spring training. Aoki could be an option in later rounds of drafts because of his batting average and stolen base potential.

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


Giants | Travis Ishikawa unlikely to play OF

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:09:37 -0800

San Francisco Giants 1B Travis Ishikawa is unlikely to play the outfield to start the season with OF Hunter Pence (forearm) sidelined. Ishikawa has just three regular season starts in left field, and the Giants have OFs Norichika Aoki, Gregor Blanco, Juan Perez and Justin Maxwell that they can mix and match with.

Fantasy Tip: Aoki is virtually locked into an everyday role in the outfield now with Pence slated to start the year on the disabled list. Blanco probably will benefit the most with regular playing time for the first month of the season or so, but that'll make him the most valuable in NL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Christina Kahrl


Giants | Hunter Pence injury update

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:14:53 -0800

Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (forearm) had X-rays confirming a non-displaced ulnar fracture. He's expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Pence's timetable for recovery would keep him out through at least the beginning of April. The missed time could also result in a slow start when he's able to return to the diamond. Fantasy gamers in standard mixed leagues should wait until the middle rounds before selecting and stashing Pence.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Andrew Baggarly


Giants | Hunter Pence out six to eight weeks?

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:46:34 -0800

Updating an ongoing story, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (forearm) feared he had sustained a fractured left forearm, when he was hit by a pitch Thursday, March 5. The typical recovery time for a non-displaced ulnar fracture is six to eight weeks, but the Giants will wait until they review the X-rays to announce a recovery timeline.

Fantasy Tip: A mid-April return sounds like a best-case scenario. With the potential of setbacks and a rehab stint, Pence beginning his season around May 1 seems more reasonable. While his fantasy stock will obviously plummet, he could still return plenty of value as a late middle round stash candidate. Continue to check back for updates and an official timetable for Pence's recovery. The injury leaves a hole in the outfield for San Fran, and their options aren't currently worthy of attention in the majority of fantasy formats. Expect Gregor Blanco, Travis Ishikawa and Juan Perez to battle for playing time with Pence sidelined.

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


Giants | Bad news for Hunter Pence

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:19:28 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (forearm) likely has a broken bone in his forearm, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: Until there is an official update on the severity of the injury, it would be unwise to jump to conclusions. Still, this doesn't project favorably for Pence's fantasy stock. Continue to check back for updates, but a best-case scenario is likely an early-April return, if Pence has a broken bone in his forearm.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Paul Sullivan


Giants | Hunter Pence headed for X-rays

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:55:14 -0800

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hand) will undergo X-rays on his hand, after he was hit by a pitch Thursday, March 5, the team announced.

Fantasy Tip: The immediacy of the X-rays is mildly concerning, and there is potential this could be a serious injury for Pence. Make sure to check back for an official update. Pence has been one of the most consistent hitters in baseball, and he contributes across all five categories. Over the past three seasons, Pence has averaged 95 runs, 24 home runs, 92 RBI and 13 stolen bases with a .271 batting average. Oddly, despite his excellent production, he is usually available into the middle rounds of drafts.

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


Giants | Jake Peavy lost weight

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:51:31 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy lost roughly 10 pounds in the offseason in order to be more nimble on the bases now that he's back in the National League.

Fantasy Tip: At age 33, Peavy is on the very edge of fantasy value in mixed leagues. He went 7-13 with a 3.73 ERA in 32 combined starts with the Boston Red Sox and Giants last year. A horrible start in Boston was saved with his move to the hitter-friendly confines in SF. However, his days of dominance are over, and if he's not spot on with his location, he can find himself in trouble. Peavy is mainly an NL-only commodity, and he can be useful in daily games in the right matchups.

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


Giants | Norichika Aoki to head leadoff?

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:47:24 -0800

San Francisco Giants OF Norichika Aoki will hit leadoff against the Oakland Athletics in the exhibition game Tuesday, March 3, and manager Bruce Bochy plans to experiment with Aoki as the leadoff hitter, although OF Angel Pagan is likely to start the year as the team's leadoff hitter. In the times that Aoki hits leadoff, Pagan would hit third. Pagan feels more comfortable at leadoff, but he's excited about the possibility of hitting in front of C Buster Posey, too.

Fantasy Tip: Aoki's fantasy allure comes from his stable batting average and speed on the basepaths, but the move to San Francisco isn't the most intriguing. Hitting at the top of the lineup will give him more opportunities to score runs, but he remains nothing more than a late-round stolen base source in deeper mixed leagues.

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


Giants | Angel Pagan has stiff neck

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:47:36 -0800

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (neck) did not hit Thursday, Feb. 26, because of a stiff neck, according to manager Bruce Bochy. However, the issue isn't believed to be serious, and it's unrelated to his back problems from last year.

Fantasy Tip: Pagan hasn't gone over 96 games in the last two seasons because of injuries. It's definitely not a good sign that he's already nicked up this early in spring, either. He's a brittle vet that doesn't inspire much confidence for owners looking for a steals option at the tail end of drafts.

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


Giants | Matt Cain to pitch early

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:42:52 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will pitch in the first turn through the rotation during spring training games, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: Cain struggled in 2014 but is trying to work his way back from some injuries and be ready for the start of the regular season. Owners should monitor his performance during the spring training, but he could be a consideration in the later rounds of mixed league drafts if he is healthy.

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


Giants | Sergio Romo feeling fine

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:41:04 -0800

San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo's (shoulder, hand) shoulder is feeling better and should be fine even though his pitching hand was hit by a ball while he was running, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: Romo could take a few days off to let things heal, but it looks like he should be fine for the regular season. He likely will start the season as a setup man but could be a closer option if Santiago Casilla struggles in the job. Owners could consider selecting Romo in one of the later rounds of mixed league drafts as a possible handcuff to Casilla.

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


Giants | Santiago Casilla has foot contusion

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:13:40 -0800

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (foot) suffered a foot contusion during workouts Thursday, Feb. 26, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Casilla will be fine.

Fantasy Tip: Casilla is a cheap saves gamble later in mixed drafts, but there's a good chance he'll be looking over his shoulder all year at Sergio Romo. In a best-case scenario, you would handcuff the two Gigantes relievers to each other.

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


Giants | Tim Hudson to be ready?

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:06:16 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson (ankle) can be ready for his first turn in the rotation to start the regular season, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: This will likely be Hudson's final year of his career. After posting his first losing record of his career last season, there's not much left in the tank for the 39-year-old. Bochy is likely being optimistic on Hudson's timetable. Hudson can be an innings-eater for fantasy squads, but his really only useful in NL-only leagues for now.

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


Giants | Tim Hudson making progress

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:01:17 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson (ankle), who is working his way back from surgery in early January to have bone spurs removed from his right ankle, is scheduled for his first spring mound session Wednesday, Feb. 25. Hudson is happy with his progress and said his ankle is feeling pretty good. Hudson said he's a bit behind but further along than he was last year in spring.

Fantasy Tip: A 39-year-old coming off surgery really shouldn't any fantasy baseball drafters. He also posted his first losing season last year and had an ERA of 3.57. Hudson can be an innings-eater during the year if he's healthy, but he's best left to the waiver wire in standard 12-team leagues for now.

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


Giants | Matt Cain looking good this spring

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:54:39 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) threw another productive bullpen session Monday, Feb. 23, and is encouraged about his recovery from right elbow surgery. He tossed 30 pitches Monday and is throwing all of his pitches. "Letting it go," Cain said. "Today was 100%. Everything felt good. We're taking steps in the right way. The arm's feeling good and everything is going the right way. Now it's just getting the repetitions, getting on the mound a lot." C Buster Posey has also been impressed with how Cain has looked this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Cain is also recovering from an ankle surgery, and he'll be on injury watch this spring training. If he continues his optimistic road to recovery, he'll be an injury discount in the late rounds of standard 12-team mixed leagues to round out your rotation.

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San Francisco Giants Player News

Abreu Tony 2B
Acosta Kelyn P
Adrianza Ehire 2B
Affeldt Jeremy RP
Agosta Martin P
Anderson Luke P
Aoki Norichika OF
Arias Joaquin 2B
Arnold Jeff C
Arroyo Christian SS
Athas Jamie 2B
Beede Tyler P
Begg Chris P
Belt Brandon 1B
Berken Jason RP
Blach Tyson P
Black Ray P
Blackburn Clayton P
Blanco Gregor OF
Bochy Brett P
Bowker John OF
Brinson Morgan P
Broshuis Garrett P
Brown Gary OF
Bumgarner Madison SP
Cabrera Fernando RP
Cain Matt SP
Cameron Kevin RP
Carbonell Daniel OF
Carignan Andrew RP
Casilla Jose RP
Casilla Santiago RP
Cedeno Ronny SS
Clark Craig P
Concepcion Edward P
Cook Daniel INF
Copeland Ben OF
Cordido Julio INF
Cordier Erik P
Corgan Chance P
Corona Ramon INF
Correa Hector P
Cortes David RP
Cova Rafael P
Cowart Adam P
Cox Benjamin P
Crawford Brandon SS
Crick Kyle SP
D'Alessio Andrew INF
Daigle Casey RP
De La Cruz Diego P
de la Rosa Tomas INF
Del Orbe Ramon P
Doster Dave 2B
Duffy Matt INF
Dunning Jake RP
Duvall Adam 3B
Dyche Joe OF
Edelfsen Steve RP
Eifel Michael P
Espineli Geno RP
Estrella Leo RP
Estrella Luis P
Fikac Jeremy RP
Flaherty Tim C
Flanigan Robert INF
Fleet Austin P
Foltin Wayne P
Ford Darren OF
Fortunato Bartolome P
Garcia Aramis C
Graham Tyler OF
Gregorio Joan P
Guitierrez Henry C
Gutierrez J.C. RP
Hall Cody P
Hammond Steve P
Harrold Stephen P
Hedrick Justin P
Hernandez Carlos E. 2B
Herrera Javier OF
Heston Chris P
Hicks Brandon SS
Hudson Tim SP
Hutting Tim SS
Irving Brian P
Ishikawa Travis 1B
Jacobs Greg OF
Javier Nathanael 3B
Javier Omar P
Jennings Todd C
Johnson Mike SP
Jurica Carter SS
Kaufman Shane P
Kim Sun-Woo SP
King Aaron P
Kontos George RP
Koshansky Joe 1B
Kown Andrew P
Kuzmic Scott INF
Lara Braulio RP
LaTorre Tyler C
Law Derek P
Lincecum Tim SP
Linden Todd OF
Lindsley Brooks INF
Liriano Pedro P
Lopez Javier RP
Lopez Josh INF
Lormand Ryan INF
Loux Shane RP
Lowenstein Aaron C
Lunsford Trey C
Machi Jean RP
Maday Daryl P
Mantle Ryan OF
Martinez-Esteve Eddy OF
Mateo Julio RP
Matos Osiris P
Mazzola Josh 1B
McArthur Evan INF
McCall Shiloh OF
McGehee Casey 3B
McGrath Ryan P
McKae Dave P
McMains Derin INF
McNiven Brooks P
Meaux Ryan P
Mejia Adalberto P
Meloan John P
Mercedes Simon P
Miller Jeff P
Minor Damon 1B
Munter Scott P
Newton David SP
Nicholson Kyle P
Nieto Ben P
Osich Josh P
Pagan Andres C
Pagan Angel OF
Panik Joe SS
Parker Jarrett OF
Parker Jarrett OF
Partch Curtis P
Peavy Jake SP
Pence Hunter OF
Pereira Nick P
Perez Juan OF
Petit Yusmeiro SP
Pickford Kevin P
Posey Buster C
Price Ryne OF
Pucetas Kevin SP
Quirarte Edwin P
Quiroz Guillermo C
Rapada Clay RP
Ray Ronnie P
Reifer Adam P
Reina Jesus P
Requena Alex OF
Rodriguez Rafael X. OF
Roibal Reinier P
Rojas Leonardo C
Romero Felix P
Romo Andrew P
Romo Sergio RP
Ronick Ari P
Rosario Sandy P
Sanchez Hector C
Sanford Shawn P
Santos Chad INF
Santos Francisco 1B
Sharpless Josh RP
Shuman Scott P
Simmons James X. OF
Sisk Aaron 3B
Soptic Jeff P
Stanton Christopher INF
Stiner Drew C
Stratton Chris P
Strickland Hunter P
Susac Andrew C
Timpner Clay OF
Todd Chris INF
Triunfel Carlos SS
Turner Ben C
Valderrama Carlos OF
Villalona Angel 1B
Vogelsong Ryan SP
Weeks Joel C
Whitaker Craig SP
Wilding Taylor P
Williamson Mac OF
Wilson Christopher P
Witter Adam C
Woodbury Benjamin OF
Woodruff Kyle P
Wright Damon OF
Wylie Mitch P
Yourkin Matt P

Bochy Bruce MAN
Kelly Roberto TO
Meulens Hensley TO
Righetti Dave PC
Sabean Brian GM
Wotus Ron TO

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