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Giants | Angel Pagan hitting third Thursday night

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:57:19 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan will hit third Thursday, April 2.

Fantasy Tip: Pagan ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) isn't the prototypical three-hole hitter, but manager Bruce Bochy is saddled with working around Hunter Pence's absence early in the year. Pagan will have far more RBI potential hitting third than he would hitting leadoff. A projected showdown with Josh Collmenter at Chase Field makes him a nice bargain pick in FantasyScore games.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sacramento Bee - Matt Kawahara

Giants | Angel Pagan to the three-hole?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:46:35 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan might be used in the third spot of the batting order for manager Bruce Bochy. It appears OF Norichika Aoki is working his way into the leadoff spot, and 2B Joe Panik will be the two-hole hitter with Pagan sliding down the order. "Hopefully this works. I think it could work with the way Aoki grinds at-bats and finds ways to get on base, and I like Angel in the three-hole. But we'll see how it goes in the next nine to 10 days," Bochy said Wednesday, March 25.

Fantasy Tip: Pagan would see plenty more RBI opportunities out of the three-hole, and that would give him a little more added fantasy appeal in standard leagues. He would also take on extra value for FantasyScore owners when the matchup is favorable.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Alex Pavlovic

Giants | Norichika Aoki could hit leadoff for SF

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:14:18 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Norichika Aoki is a candidate to hit leadoff. Manager Bruce Bochy voiced a desire for Aoki to work as the leadoff hitter so OF Angel Pagan (back) can be dropped to third in the order. Aoki has hit leadoff in 336 of his 384 big leagues starts. He hopes to be more aggressive now that he's back in the National League. Aoki stole 50 bases in two season with the Milwaukee Brewers before stealing only 17 with the Kansas City Royals last year.

Fantasy Tip: A move to the top of the order for Aoki ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) would be helpful to his fantasy value since it would award him greater run-scoring potential. Furthermore, if he's given the green light to steal bases more frequently, he'll be a solid late-round selection for speed-starved drafters.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Alex Pavlovic

Giants | Angel Pagan returns to action

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:36:18 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) played five innings in center field in a minor league game Tuesday, March 24. He lined a single to center in his four at-bats. He'll be in the lineup for the spring training game Wednesday, March 25, as long as he doesn't have any issues following Tuesday's game, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: Pagan has battled injuries each of the last two years, failing to crack the 100 games played threshold in 2013 or 2014. When he's healthy, he's able to contribute to fantasy teams in batting average and stolen bases. Pagan's value is limited to large mixed and NL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Andrew Baggarly

Giants | Angel Pagan to be ready for OD?

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:25:13 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) is expected to be ready for opening day, according to general manager Brian Sabean. Sabean said Pagan's injury isn't that severe and isn't expected to linger. As a result, the team isn't looking at outside help for their outfield situation, and there are no current bargains on the market.

Fantasy Tip: Pagan hasn't played more than 96 games in each of the last two years due to injuries, so it'll be hard to convince fantasy owners that Pagan is out of the wood just yet with his back ailment. When healthy, he's not a bad source of stolen bases atop the SF lineup, but he doesn't warrant anything more than a late-round selection in deep mixed leagues.

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Giants | Angel Pagan to play Tuesday

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:10:30 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) will play in a minor league game Tuesday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: Continued back and neck problems for Pagan in recent seasons should have you skeptical of him putting in a full season in 2015. He hasn't played in over 96 games in each of the last two seasons. When healthy, he's a stolen base and batting average asset, but the risk of injury makes him nothing more than a late-round target in deep mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman

Giants | Angel Pagan back issues bed-related?

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:20:34 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) has back problems related to sleeping on a too-soft mattress. Pagan told the media the back issues are not related to his surgery.

Fantasy Tip: A previous tip suggested Pagan would be hindered by back issues and his fantasy value would drop as a result. That's exactly right. Back problems would hinder Pagan's swing and ability to hit the ball for power, so this is worth watching as the season approaches.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman

Giants | Brandon Belt to play some outfield?

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - John Shea

Giants | Angel Pagan receives injections

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:40:55 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) received two injections in his back Friday, March 20, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy noted he hoped Pagan could participate in baseball activities Sunday, March 22, and in an ideal world, Pagan would play either Monday, March 23, or Tuesday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: Injuries have cost Pagan 157 games over the past two seasons, and it is likely highly optimistic to expect him to play a full season in 2015, especially at 33. He is a nice late-round target if you need stolen bases, but it appears more and more likely another injury plagued season is in store. Continue to check back for updates on his progress this spring.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - John Shea

Giants | Angel Pagan injury update

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:11:18 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan's (back) lower back pain is not in the exact area where he had surgery last September to shave a herniated disc that was pinching a nerve, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: The Giants are already without outfielder Hunter Pence, so expect them to be eager to have Pagan in the lineup and especially in the field. However, Pagan has missed 157 games -- basically a full season -- over the past two years, and the lingering back issues hinder his fantasy value. He has speed upside, but there is a lot of risk investing in Pagan. He should be left until the final rounds of mixed leagues drafts. Continue to check back for updates on his recovery.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - John Shea