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.
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.
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:07:19 -0800
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has revealed his team's projected batting order for 2015. OF Angel Pagan is expected to bat first, followed by 2B Joe Panik, 1B Brandon Belt, C Buster Posey, OF Hunter Pence, 3B Casey McGehee, OF Norichika Aoki and SS Brandon Crawford.
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:26:14 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) has been adamant that he's had no issues with his lower back this offseason, according to manager Bruce Bochy.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:12:09 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2015 season after having successful offseason surgery last year.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:59:38 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) has a bulging disc in his back that will require surgery Thursday, Sept. 25, according to manager Bruce Bochy. He's expected to be out for three months. Pagan hit .300 in 96 games this year, and he'll be replaced in the lineup by OF Gregor Blanco.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:05:51 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) missed his third straight game Monday, Sept. 22, and there is no timetable for his return.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:53:06 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) went 0-for-2 with a walk in his return to the lineup Friday, Sept. 19, against the San Diego Padres. However, he had to leave the game in the sixth inning when his back tightened up after he struck out.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:59:21 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) and OF Angel Pagan (back) are in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 19. Belt is playing first base and batting sixth, and Pagan is leading off and playing center field.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:37:02 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan's (back) MRI exam came back clean, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Pagan is improving and feels like he can return to the lineup Friday, Sept. 19.