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Giants | Tim Lincecum unlikely to re-sign

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:03:45 -0800

Free-agent SP Tim Lincecum (Giants) is unlikely to re-sign with the San Francisco Giants with their starting rotation already full. Lincecum could, however, be considered for a bullpen role as he recovers from hip surgery. SP Chris Heston, who made 31 starts for the Giants last year, also appears headed for a bullpen role.

Fantasy Tip: Injury concerns are Lincecum's biggest hurdle heading into the 2016 season, and he'll likely sign somewhere for plenty of incentives. There's no guarantee he'll be a starter again wherever he lands, and there's plenty of fantasy risk surrounding him in NL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Giants | Chris Heston could start in 2016

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:05:13 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston could be in the team's plans to start in 2016, but general manager Bobby Evans has said the Giants want to add two starting pitchers.

Fantasy Tip: Heston had a strong season, but he could be relegated to bullpen duty or back in the minors if the club powers up its rotation via free agency. Heston should stay in the majors, however, and if he does look to draft him in the later rounds in NL-only leagues.

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

Giants | Chris Heston struggles Sunday

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:21 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston struggled in his start Sunday, Aug. 30. Heston gave up five runs on nine hits in his 3 2-3 innings of work. He did not walk a batter and struck out one, matching his season low, in a 7-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: It's safe to say Heston struggled because it was the Cardinals, but the reality is Heston has struggled in the last couple months. He is 2-3 with a 4.06 ERA post All-Star break, and Heston has a 5.79 ERA in August. It's best to leave Heston on your bench.

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Giants | Matt Cain placed on DL

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:52:07 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 28, because of nerve irritation in his elbow. The Giants also recalled SP Chris Heston from Class AAA Sacramento. He received a cortisone shot and underwent an MRI a few days ago which came back clean. Cain hopes to be able to pitch after 15 days.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor Cain's ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) recovery over the next few weeks to see if he has a chance to pitch again this season. Heston will be facing the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend and may not be a great option for fantasy owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Chris Haft

Giants | Chris Heston might re-join team in L.A.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:42:49 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston is not scheduled to make another minor-league start currently. He might return sometime soon, perhaps re-joining the team next week in Los Angeles once rosters expand after Sept. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Heston was sent down to give him a rest, as his innings have been piling up. The team wants to make sure to keep him healthy and not do any long-term damage. It's bad news for FantasyScore players, because he has been a tremendous option at times this season.

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

Giants | Chris Heston being sent down

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:40:59 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston will be sent to Class AAA Sacramento to receive a breather from the rotation. SP Mike Leake (hamstring) will return from the disabled list to take Heston's spot in the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds as if Heston could come back up and rejoin the rotation eventually before this season is over, so he should be kept in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues if you have room. Leake ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) had been lights out before being traded to San Fran and being injured. Practice caution when considering using him on FantasyScore for his next start.

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

Giants | Chris Heston struggling in August

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:32:24 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston did not get the decision Monday, Aug. 17, against the St. Louis Cardinals as he walked five in 4 2/3 innings. Heston is 0-3 in four outings this month and has walked 16 in 26 2/3 innings in his last five outings.

Fantasy Tip: Heston ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) got off to a strong start but has tailed off, and he should be out of your FantasyScore lineup until Heston figures out his control issues.

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Giants | Chris Heston struggling of late

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:05:38 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston was 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA in his last two starts on the road and didn't finish the fifth inning in either outing. He threw a complete game May 12 in his only start against the Houston Astros, who he faces again Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Before his last two road starts, Heston ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) had been pretty lights out, and he's been solid overall this year with a 3.48 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 22 starts (134 2/3 innings). It shouldn't be overlooked that he's returning home to a pitcher-friendly environment where he's excelled this year (2.57 ERA). The Astros like to strike out in bunches, too, making Heston a risk/reward play today.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart

Giants | Chris Heston has been hard to hit

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:07:58 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston is 5-1 with a 1.83 ERA in his last eight starts, and he has allowed three runs or less in each of those eight starts.

Fantasy Tip: Heston ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) faces the Milwaukee Brewers tonight. The Brewers have the third highest OPS (.805) in the month of July, so Heston isn't a slam dunk on FantasyScore. However, pitching in San Fran should help, where he has a 2.57 ERA.

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Giants | Chris Heston struggles in day games

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:43:56 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston is 1-3 with a 6.93 ERA in five starts during the day this year, as opposed to 6-2 with a 2.55 ERA at night.

Fantasy Tip: Heston ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) profiles as a great value play today on FantasyScore. The Padres rank second with 491 punchouts against right-handed starters this season, and has pitched better in the pitcher-friendly confines in San Fran in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Oliver Macklin