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Giants | Brandon Belt could return Friday

Thu, 26 May 2016 08:48:56 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (ankle) could return to play against the Colorado Rockies Friday, May 27, after X-rays on his mild left ankle sprain came back negative. "It didn't look great," Belt told reporters. "But I feel like unless something happens (on Thursday) and I wake up and it's swollen, I feel like I'll be able to play Friday."

Fantasy Tip: The Giants are off on Thursday, so Belt may not wind up missing any games at all. His owners may have dodged a bullet, as Belt has been contributing nice numbers (.276-4-22) as a solid starting fantasy first baseman in all leagues. Check back Friday to make sure he's back in there before putting him back into your starting lineup.

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Giants | Jake Peavy tosses quality start

Wed, 25 May 2016 18:53:53 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy allowed one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 25, with one walk and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Peavy was 1-5 with an 8.21 ERA in nine games entering play Wednesday, so this was easily one of his best outings of 2016. Avoid using him in DFS for now so that Peavy can prove that this performance wasn't a fluke.

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Giants | Brandon Belt injury update

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:15:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt's (ankle) ankle sprain is "mild," according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy said Belt might need to rest for a couple of days.

Fantasy Tip: Belt owners can collectively breathe a sigh of relief after that news. Be prepared to keep him out for a few days at least, but this doesn't look like it'll put him on the DL. Belt is a fine starting first baseman in all fantasy leagues and could threaten to hit 20 home runs for the first time in his career in 2016.

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


Giants | Brandon Belt tweaks ankle

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:23:08 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (ankle) tweaked his left ankle sliding into second base against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 25. He had to be helped off the field by trainers.

Fantasy Tip: This is concerning news for Belt owners, as the first baseman was off to a fine start with a .281/.411/.451 slash line with four home runs and 22 RBI. His high rate of line drives makes him a good bet to continue hitting for a high average, and he could top 20 home runs for the first time if he stays healthy all year. Check back for updates.

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Giants | Hunter Pence still resting

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:29:39 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, May 25. OF Gregor Blanco is starting in right field again and is batting seventh against San Diego Padres SP James Shields.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco doesn't have much power and is limited fantasy-wise hitting lower in the order, but he does have a .353 career average with four RBI in 19 career plate appearances against Shields. Consider Blanco a low-end sleeper pick in DFS.

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Giants | Buster Posey takes a seat

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:25:36 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 25. C Trevor Brown is doing the catching and is batting eighth against San Diego Padres SP James Shields.

Fantasy Tip: Brown is hitting a mediocre .250, but he does have four home runs and 10 RBI in 52 at-bats. He has some pop as a low-end catching candidate in daily leagues.

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Giants | Jeff Samardzija sharp again

Tue, 24 May 2016 23:31:46 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija pushed his May record to 4-1 with a win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, May 24. Samardzija allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings, making it the fourth time this month he has yielded a single run in a start.

Fantasy Tip: Coming off a tough season with the White Sox, Samardzija suddenly looks like a top-of-the-rotation workhorse for the Giants. His strikeout numbers are coming along as well, as he has now struck out at least a hitter per inning in five of his last six starts. It's looking like a potential breakout year for Samardzija.

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Giants | Hunter Pence being cautious

Tue, 24 May 2016 16:22:00 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) isn't hitting at all Tuesday, May 24, and he plans to let his hamstring heal. Pence thinks he can return to the lineup Friday, May 27, but he won't say for sure.

Fantasy Tip: Pence had a pinch-hit appearance in the ninth inning Monday night and had the game-winning hit, so his injury isn't too serious. But he and the Giants don't want to make it worse, so he might be out until Friday. Plan accordingly. In the meantime, Jarrett Parker and Gregor Blanco should see starts in the outfield with Angel Pagan on the DL. Both players can return decent value in daily games, with Parker having more of a power stroke. Blanco becomes and option for depth in deep mixed and NL-only leagues with Pagan hurt.

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


Giants | Jeff Samardzija cruising in May

Tue, 24 May 2016 16:16:04 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija has a 1.42 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP in four starts in May.

Fantasy Tip: The Shark has gone at least 7 2/3 innings in all four of his starts this month, including going eight strong three times. He has struck out eight in three of his four starts. Facing the Padres for the second time in a week, Samardzija is a strong play everywhere.

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Giants | Buster Posey has good history against Cashner

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:55:59 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey is hitting .455 with a home run and four RBI in 22 at-bats in the last five years against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner, who faces the Giants Tuesday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: Posey continues to prove he's an elite fantasy backstop and perhaps the top option at the position with a .263/.324/.421 line with five home runs and 17 RBI. He's always a fine choice as your backstop in daily games if you're willing to spend big, and he's a must-start in all traditional leagues.

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Giants | Hunter Pence still out

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:46:12 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24. OF Gregor Blanco is starting in right field and is hitting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco is hitting only .221 on the season but is an underrated player against right-handed pitchers. His lineup spot is a tough one for daily considerations, but he could still return decent value as a sleeper against a struggling pitcher coming off an injury. Blanco's fantasy value in seasonal leagues sees a boost in the short term with Angel Pagan landing on the DL Tuesday.

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Giants | Angel Pagan to DL

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:07:54 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 24, with a left hamstring strain. OF Jarrett Parker was recalled from Class AAA Sacramento in a corresponding roster move.

Fantasy Tip: Pagan missed 11 games earlier this season with the same injury, and Pagan's hamstring could be balky enough to cause him issues through the rest of the year. For now, go ahead and clear a roster spot because Pagan's numbers don't merit keeping him around until his bat heats up. OF Gregor Blanco will likely benefit the most from Pagan's injury status.

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Giants | Jeff Samardzija was tipping pitches

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:06:08 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija discovered late last September that he had been tipping his pitches with the Chicago White Sox based on the time he stayed set in the stretch. "I'm over fighting myself, I'm going to go with what feels natural," Samardzija recalled thinking. "Sometimes, you've got to hit the wall to realize that you've got to let go a little bit."

Fantasy Tip: The Shark's last two stellar outings with Chicago paved the way for his turnaround with the Giants in 2016. He's currently sporting a 6-2 record, 2.66 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Samardzija has been an incredible value so far for those that took the chance on him as their third or fourth starter.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Giants | Brandon Belt hits tons of line drives

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:50:39 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt has a career .339 batting average on balls in play, and it's a direct result of the high number of line drives that he hits. He ranked first in the majors in line-drive percentage last year and ranks ninth in that category this year.

Fantasy Tip: That means that Belt is a good bet to keep his high average (.287) throughout the season. Although he has only four long balls, Belt has the capability of reaching the 20-homer mark for the first time in his career after slugging 18 in 2015. He's a midrange fantasy starter at first base in all formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Giants | Johnny Cueto goes the distance again

Mon, 23 May 2016 23:21:59 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto allowed two hits and struck out six in his second complete-game win Monday, May 23, over the San Diego Padres. It was his second shutout of the season.

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.

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Aceves Alfredo RP
Acosta Kelyn P
Adrianza Ehire SS
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Agosta Martin P
Anderson Luke P
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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Bickford Phillip P
Blach Tyson P
Black Ray P
Blackburn Clayton P
Blanco Gregor OF
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Cox Benjamin P
Crawford Brandon SS
Crick Kyle SP
Cueto Johnny SP
D'Alessio Andrew INF
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