Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:27:05 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is being discussed as an option to play the outfield in the absence of OF Hunter Pence (arm) and OF Angel Pagan (back), according to manager Bruce Bochy. If Belt plays in the outfield, it opens the possibility for C Buster Posey to play more first base. Backup Cs Hector Sanchez and Andrew Susac would get more time with Posey at first. Other outfield options include 1B Travis Ishikawa, OF Juan Perez, OF Justin Maxwell, INF Matt Duffy and 3B Adam Duvall.
Fantasy Tip: Belt is already a middle-round breakout candidate, and adding outfield eligibility would only further enhance his fantasy value.
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.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:09:13 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Norichika Aoki is the favorite to be the team's starting left fielder on opening day, but he'll be battling OFs Gregor Blanco, Travis Ishikawa and Juan Perez this spring. Aoki has just 144 strikeouts in the last three seasons combined. Blanco and Perez are probably slightly better defensive options than Aoki, though.
Fantasy Tip: As the favorite to start in left field, Aoki will have late mixed-round value in 12-team fantasy baseball leagues. His power has declined slightly in recent years, so you'll be getting a scrappy player that is mainly useful as a stolen-base and on-base percentage asset.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:37:20 -0800
San Francisco Giants 1B Travis Ishikawa avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $1.1 million deal Thursday, Dec. 4.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:35:00 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run, walk-off home run to secure a pennant-clinching victory in Game 5 of the NLCS Thursday, Oct. 16.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:23:00 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Travis Ishikawa went 1-for-3 with a three-run double in Game 3 of the NLCS Tuesday, Oct. 14. He is 4-for-8 with four RBIs in the series overall.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:53:31 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Travis Ishikawa will be the starter in left field again for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, Oct. 14, instead of OF Michael Morse, according to manager Bruce Bochy.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:40:08 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Travis Ishikawa is expected to start at left field during the National League Championship Series.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:40:45 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Michael Morse (oblique) is doubtful to be on the team's playoff roster for the Wild Card game Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to manager Bruce Bochy. 1B Travis Ishikawa will be on the roster.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:14:10 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Michael Morse will receive most of the time at first base while 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) is out of the lineup. 1B Travis Ishikawa and C Buster Posey will also receive starts at the position.