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Mon, 23 May 2016 23:21:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cueto is 3-0 with a 2.11 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP and 34 K's in 38 1/3 innings this month. He has had some favorable matchups, and this tear could be aided by that. We don't think he'll fall off a cliff the rest of the way, but it's the optimal time to sell high on him.
Mon, 23 May 2016 22:23:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pagan missed time because of his hamstring injury earlier this month and likely will miss at least a few games. Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if he will need to be placed on the disabled list. Gregor Blanco likely will be in the starting lineup with Pagan out and can be a decent option in daily fantasy leagues.
Mon, 23 May 2016 17:24:37 -0700
San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo (forearm) is set to begin his rehab with Class AAA Sacramento Monday, May 23, and make additional appearances with them every other day until Monday, May 30, when he is expected to rejoin the team if there are no setbacks. He'll "largely" be the eighth inning guy again.
Fantasy Tip: Romo was out to a nice start this year, picking up a hold each of his four appearances before going down with injury. He hasn't pitched since April 10, so there might be some rust involved, but when he's settled in again, the 33-year-old right-hander is one of the best set-up men in the business and should be owned in all leagues that score holds.
Mon, 23 May 2016 16:06:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence's (hamstring) MRI exam showed a mild strain of his hamstring. He will hit on the field Monday, May 23, and the team isn't ruling out getting him into the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: The initial lineup has Gregor Blanco replacing Pence Monday night. Pence has missed the last three games and isn't worth the risk if he actually makes it into the starting lineup. He should return tomorrow if he's out tonight, though, and he needs to be immediately returned to all starting lineups.
Mon, 23 May 2016 15:21:34 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out for his third straight game with a hamstring strain Monday, May 23. OF Gregor Blanco is starting in right field and batting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Drew Pomeranz. Also, OF Angel Pagan moves up to fifth in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Pence is day-to-day and could return to the lineup tomorrow. Get him back in all lineups when he's ready. Be hesitant when considering Blanco or Pagan for daily lineups tonight against the left-hander Pomeranz. Lefties are hitting only .180 with one home run on the season against him.
Mon, 23 May 2016 10:38:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Romo is at least a week away from returning to the Giants bullpen, where he'll likely resume his role as the primary eighth-inning setup man to Santiago Casilla. Hunter Strickland is another option in the ninth if Casilla falters, though, so Romo's fantasy value is very limited as a handcuff for Casilla owners.
Sun, 22 May 2016 20:25:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pence is having a solid offensive season, and he should be reinserted into lineups as soon as his return is confirmed.
Sun, 22 May 2016 19:07:38 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy's spot in the rotation is not in jeopardy, according to manager Bruce Bochy. "I don't have a leash on him right now, so I don't know how long," Bochy said. "Jake, he's going to be fine. He had a hiccup in his last start. He's had a couple of good ones too."
Fantasy Tip: Peavy sports an ugly 8.21 ERA, and you can afford to let him sit on waivers while he tries to find his form.
Sun, 22 May 2016 14:34:00 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out Sunday, May 22, against the Chicago Cubs due to hamstring issues. OF Gregor Blanco will bat seventh and play right field against Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks.
Fantasy Tip: It appears the hamstring is sore and shouldn't be a major issue moving forward, although Pence has had his share of health issues in the past that have dulled his fantasy value. For now, sit Pence in daily leagues and stay tuned to see if it will affect his value next week. Blanco is 13-for-56 (.252) with only seven RBIs and carries little fantasy value.
Sun, 22 May 2016 03:01:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Posey has been solid this season, but his .274/.327/.438 slash line with just 17 RBI is a little below the standard we've come to expect from him. Look for him to hit stride and approach his average numbers over the past four seasons (.315/.381/.490). In daily contests, Posey is usually worth spending up for when facing a southpaw, as he has a .317/.369/.494 slash line against them dating back to the beginning of last season.
Sun, 22 May 2016 02:38:34 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain allowed one run on six hits and two whiles while striking out five batters over six innings during the Giants' 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs Saturday, May 21. "When you haven't had one in a year, it's pretty nice to have," Cain said.
Fantasy Tip: Considering Cain hadn't registered a win in months and owns a ratio-shattering 5.37 ERA, you'll want to continue avoiding him in the majority of seasonal league. However, it is worth noting, he has held admirable opponents (Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago) to just four runs through 21 innings over his past three outings with 18 punchouts. The veteran might be finding his game and could be worth a speculative flier in deep mixed leagues. Just keep your expectations in check.
Sat, 21 May 2016 14:57:12 -0700
Updating an earlier report, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) and OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) are out Saturday, May 21, due to sore hamstrings. Both are available to pinch hit and hope to return Sunday, May 22.
Fantasy Tip: It was strange to see Pence out against a lefty, and this explains why. Avoid him in DFS today, but he'll be an upper-middle option if he's ready Sunday. Pagan is a low-end option when he's ready.
Sat, 21 May 2016 13:28:27 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence, 1B Brandon Belt and OF Angel Pagan are out of the lineup Saturday, May 21. 2B Kelby Tomlinson is hitting third, C Trevor Brown is hitting sixth and OF Gregor Blanco hits eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Tomlinson is hitting .483 in limited time this month, and he has upside hitting ahead of Buster Posey. He's a low-end consideration against Jon Lester. Brown has four homers in 47 at-bats, but only one of them has come this month. He's a fringe streamer today. Blanco is hitting .316 against lefties, and he's a low-end consideration today.
Sat, 21 May 2016 06:32:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peavy has struggled this season and currently has an 8.21 ERA. He has pitched at least six innings in only three of his nine starts this season. He is scheduled to face the San Diego Padres in his next start and is a decent option despite his recent struggles.
Fri, 20 May 2016 16:42:57 -0700
San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo (forearm) threw an extended spring training outing Friday, May 20, and he will join Class AAA Sacramento for a rehab assignment next. Romo is 10 to 14 days from returning to the Giants, manager Bruce Bochy said Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Romo has very limited fantasy value. Hunter Strickland is likely next in line for the closer role if Santiago Casilla implodes or is injured, and Romo has probably seen his time pass in the ninth-inning role for San Francisco.
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