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Giants | Sergio Romo progressing

Thu, 05 May 2016 23:22:38 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo (forearm) has been playing long toss from 90 feet and will throw from a mound Monday, May 9.

Fantasy Tip: Romo isn't worth owning in many leagues and has likely fallen behind Hunter Strickland in the pecking order should Santiago Casilla falter.

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Giants | Joe Panik due back on Friday

Thu, 05 May 2016 17:34:17 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (groin) is expected to return to the lineup Friday, May 6, against the Colorado Rockies, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: Kelby Tomlinson has done a fine job of filling in for Panik lately with three straight two-hit games, although all six hits have been singles. The Giants will be happy to get their regular second baseman back, as he provides a little bit more pop at the top of the order (three homers, 12 RBIs in 93 at-bats this season). He should be immediately inserted back in lineups Friday, assuming he doesn't suffer a setback.

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Giants | Hunter Pence expected back Friday

Thu, 05 May 2016 17:32:55 -0700

Updating a previous story, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (back) is being held out due to back tightness on Thursday, May 5, against the Colorado Rockies. He is expected to return to the lineup on Friday, May 6, versus the Rockies.

Fantasy Tip: After appearing in all 29 of his team's games, it's probably not the worst idea for manager Bruce Bochy to give him a rest anyway - back tightness or not. Pence needs to be removed from lineups Thursday, but it sounds as if he is safe to use for the weekend. He ranks fifth in the National League with 23 RBI at the moment.

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Giants | Joe Panik remains out

Thu, 05 May 2016 16:05:50 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (groin) is not in the lineup again Thursday, May 5. 2B Kelby Tomlinson will patrol second base in his place and bat seventh opposite Colorado Rockies SP Chris Rusin.

Fantasy Tip: Panik hasn't played since April 29, and while there was a chance he would return in this game, it looks like the Giants are going to err on the side of caution. He should be back this weekend, though. In the meantime, Tomlinson will continue to hold down the fort at second base, but isn't a recommended option for daily games because of his limited ceiling.

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Giants | Hunter Pence gets rare night off

Thu, 05 May 2016 15:16:06 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (rest) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 5. OF Gregor Blanco is starting in his place in right field and batting eighth versus Colorado Rockies SP Chris Rusin.

Fantasy Tip: Pence has appeared in all 29 games for the Giants, so he's certainly deserving of a rest day. Blanco could potentially serve as a fine dart throw for daily owners, as he's got plus speed on the basepaths, and already has 12 hits in his first 39 at-bats, which is good for a cool .308 average. Unfortunately, though, he's batting ahead of the pitcher.

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Giants | Another stinker for Jake Peavy

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:06:34 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy surrendered seven runs and eight hits, including four home runs, in six innings in a loss to the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, May 4. He struck out eight and walked one while raising his ERA to 9.00 in six starts. Peavy had been 7-0 with a 2.38 ERA in 12 career starts against the Reds. Peavy allowed three home runs in one inning in the game.

Fantasy Tip: It's clear Peavy isn't fooling anyone. The 34-year-old is nearing the end of his career and had allowed just two home runs in his previous five starts. He's allowed at least four earned runs in all but one of his starts, however. Peavy could be in danger of being ousted from San Fran's rotation if he keeps pitching like this. His ownership should be limited to NL-only universes.

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Giants | Brandon Belt made mechanical adjustment

Wed, 04 May 2016 15:02:30 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt said he made a mechanical adjustment this year that lets him see the pitch longer before he has to commit, and the result has been better plate discipline. Entering the day Wednesday, May 4, he was hitting .323 with a .434 on-base percentage and .982 OPS. He has more walks (22) than strikeouts (16). "I'm back to seeing the ball, not guessing," Belt said. "The results are not very good when I guess. For a few years I was just searching for something to hold on to. I think I've found it."

Fantasy Tip: The improved plate discipline and approach could very well lead to a breakout season for Belt. He's often teased with 30-homer power but hasn't been able to put it all together. With fewer K's and more consistent hard contact, Belt looks like he's headed toward being a top-10 fantasy first baseman.

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Giants | Three Giants sitting out

Wed, 04 May 2016 07:43:59 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Matt Duffy, OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) and 2B Joe Panik (groin) are out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4. OF Gregor Blanco is hitting second, 3B Conor Gillaspie is hitting sixth and 2B Kelby Tomlinson hits eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco is hitting .333 and is the only one of the trio that has some upside against Dan Straily today.

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Giants | Buster Posey sitting out

Wed, 04 May 2016 07:43:26 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4, with C Trevor Brown hitting eighth. OF Hunter Pence moved up to hit third.

Fantasy Tip: Brown has a .258-3-8 line on the season and could be a low-end streamer against Dan Straily. Pence has a .290-5-23 line and has added luster in the three-hole. He's an upper-middle option in DFS today.

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Giants | Jeff Samardzija has best outing as Giant

Tue, 03 May 2016 19:47:15 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija churned out his best start with his new team Tuesday, May 3, against the Cincinnati Reds. He worked eight terrific innings, allowing just one run on three hits, one being a fifth-inning solo homer. He also registered nine strikeouts and two walks.

Fantasy Tip: Other than a couple of uneventful outings, Samardzija has actually been real good thus far in his first year with the Giants, as this is the third time in six tries he's pitched into the eighth inning or beyond. With today's performance, he now also carries a very solid 3.32 ERA. It seems Samardzija has put behind his disappointing 2015, which is great news for his owners.

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Giants | Joe Panik gets extra work in

Tue, 03 May 2016 17:10:09 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (groin) added treadmill jogging and agility drills to his activities. He might be available to pinch hit Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Panik has been out the past few games, but it looks like he'll be back very soon, and actually might return to the lineup on Wednesday. In the meantime, Kelby Tomlinson is taking his place at second base, though he's not a recommended option for daily formats with his low ceiling.

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Giants | Sergio Romo throws on flat ground

Tue, 03 May 2016 15:44:01 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo (elbow) threw off flat ground from 90 feet Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: The Gigantes are being cautious with the 33-year-old, but when he's ready to return he should slot back in as the eighth-inning setup man to Santiago Casilla. Casilla has had his problems in the ninth inning and could be on a short leash, so stash Romo now if he's available in deeper leagues if you're speculating on saves.

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Giants | Angel Pagan out again

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:14:49 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) is out of the lineup again Tuesday, May 3, against the Cincinnati Reds. OF Gregor Blanco is batting eighth against Reds SP John Lamb.

Fantasy Tip: Pagan should miss a couple more games, so stash him on your bench and activate him as you see fit when Pagan is healthy. For now, Blanco shouldn't carry too much fantasy value, and there is a chance newly-promoted OF Mac Williamson could even see some time.

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Giants | Joe Panik still out Tuesday

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:06:26 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (groin) is out of the lineup Tuesday, May 3, against the Cincinnati Reds. 2B Kelby Tomlinson is hitting seventh against Reds SP John Lamb.

Fantasy Tip: Panik is getting closer to returning, but the team is erring on the side of caution with his injury. Keep him sidelined until he has shown signs of being fully recovered.

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Giants | Brandon Crawford saves the day

Mon, 02 May 2016 23:33:45 -0700

San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and four RBIs Monday, May 2, against the Cincinnati Reds. His three-run shot in the seventh inning helped the team come back and win.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford had managed just six RBIs to date, and he is hitting .253 overall. Fantasy owners expected a little more out of Crawford this season. However, this type of game might just be something to jump-start him heading into May.

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Abreu Tony 2B
Aceves Alfredo RP
Acosta Kelyn P
Adrianza Ehire SS
Affeldt Jeremy RP
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
Berken Jason RP
Bickford Phillip P
Blach Tyson P
Black Ray P
Blackburn Clayton P
Blanco Gregor OF
Blanks Kyle 1B
Brinson Morgan P
Broshuis Garrett P
Brown Trevor C
Bumgarner Madison SP
Cabrera Fernando RP
Cain Matt SP
Cameron Kevin RP
Carbonell Daniel OF
Carignan Andrew RP
Casilla Jose RP
Casilla Santiago RP
Cedeno Ronny SS
Clark Craig P
Concepcion Edward P
Cook Daniel INF
Copeland Ben OF
Cordido Julio INF
Corgan Chance P
Corona Ramon INF
Correa Hector P
Cortes David RP
Cova Rafael P
Cowart Adam P
Cox Benjamin P
Crawford Brandon SS
Crick Kyle SP
Cueto Johnny SP
D'Alessio Andrew INF
Daigle Casey RP
De La Cruz Diego P
de la Rosa Tomas INF
Del Orbe Ramon P
Doster Dave 2B
Duffy Matt 3B
Dunning Jake RP
Dyche Joe OF
Edelfsen Steve RP
Eifel Michael P
Espineli Geno RP
Estrella Leo RP
Estrella Luis P
Fikac Jeremy RP
Flaherty Tim C
Flanigan Robert INF
Fleet Austin P
Foltin Wayne P
Ford Darren OF
Fortunato Bartolome P
Garcia Aramis C
Gillaspie Conor 3B
Graham Tyler OF
Green Grant 2B
Gregorio Joan P
Guitierrez Henry C
Hammond Steve P
Harrold Stephen P
Hedrick Justin P
Hernandez Carlos E. 2B
Hernandez Gorkys OF
Herrera Javier OF
Heston Chris SP
Hutting Tim SS
Irving Brian P
Jacobs Greg OF
Javier Nathanael 3B
Javier Omar P
Jennings Todd C
Johnson Mike SP
Jurica Carter SS
Kaufman Shane P
Kickham Mike SP
Kim Sun-Woo SP
King Aaron P
Kobernus Jeff 2B
Kontos George RP
Koshansky Joe 1B
Kottaras George C
Kown Andrew P
Kuzmic Scott INF
Lara Braulio RP
LaTorre Tyler C
Law Derek P
Lee Hak-Ju SS
Lerud Steve C
Linden Todd OF
Lindsley Brooks INF
Liriano Pedro P
Lopez Javier RP
Lopez Josh INF
Lormand Ryan INF
Lowenstein Aaron C
Lunsford Trey C
Maday Daryl P
Mantle Ryan OF
Martinez-Esteve Eddy OF
Mateo Julio RP
Matos Osiris P
Mazzaro Vin RP
Mazzola Josh 1B
McArthur Evan INF
McCall Shiloh OF
McGrath Ryan P
McKae Dave P
McMains Derin INF
McNiven Brooks P
Meaux Ryan P
Mejia Adalberto P
Meloan John P
Mercedes Simon P
Miller Jeff P
Minor Damon 1B
Molina Nestor SP
Moncrief Carlos OF
Munter Scott P
Newton David SP
Nicholson Kyle P
Nieto Ben P
Olivo Miguel C
Osich Josh P
Pagan Andres C
Pagan Angel OF
Panik Joe 2B
Parker Jarrett OF
Parker Jarrett OF
Peavy Jake SP
Pena Ramiro 2B
Pence Hunter OF
Pereira Nick P
Pickford Kevin P
Posey Buster C
Price Ryne OF
Pucetas Kevin SP
Quirarte Edwin P
Rapada Clay RP
Ray Ronnie P
Reina Jesus P
Requena Alex OF
Rodriguez Rafael X. OF
Rojas Leonardo C
Romero Felix P
Romero Ricky SP
Romo Andrew P
Romo Sergio RP
Ronick Ari P
Rosario Sandy P
Samardzija Jeff SP
Sanford Shawn P
Santos Chad INF
Santos Francisco 1B
Sharpless Josh RP
Shaw Chris 1B
Shuman Scott P
Simmons James X. OF
Sisk Aaron 3B
Soptic Jeff P
Span Denard OF
Stanton Christopher INF
Stiner Drew C
Stratton Chris P
Strickland Hunter RP
Susac Andrew C
Timpner Clay OF
Todd Chris INF
Tomlinson Kelby 2B
Torres Alex RP
Turner Ben C
Valderrama Carlos OF
Villalona Angel 1B
Weeks Joel C
Welker Duke P
Whitaker Craig SP
Wilding Taylor P
Williams Jackson C
Williamson Mac OF
Wilson Christopher P
Witter Adam C
Woodbury Benjamin OF
Woodruff Kyle P
Wright Damon OF
Wylie Mitch P
Yourkin Matt P

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Evans Bobby GM
Kelly Roberto TO
Meulens Hensley TO
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