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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:34:02 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Panik's breakout in 2015 was cut short by his back injury, but his improvements in contact and plate discipline are real, although don't expect a return to a .300 average. Panik doesn't run much but has notable power that will play as a middle infield option in deep mixed leagues.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:23:47 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Pence's 2015 was a bust because of a broken forearm and an oblique strain. You should expect a rebound to his typical skills, though, as he shouldn't be limited at all in spring training or to start the year. Just don't count on double-digit stolen bases anymore.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:18:30 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Span hit .301 with 11 steals in just 246 at-bats last season and could be a cheap source for 20 steals as a fifth outfielder.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:41:55 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Belt's injury concerns -- offseason knee surgery and a concussion that ended his season -- could make him a relative bargain on draft day since he could tease 30 home runs over a full season.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:30:53 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The 36-year-old veteran still has a bit of pop in his lumber, but his playing time will be limited wherever he lands. Uribe is strictly a late-round flier in deep single-universe leagues for bench depth.
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.
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 08:18:29 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Belt hit .280 with 18 home runs and 68 RBIs in 137 games last season. He should be drafted in the middle rounds of NL-only fantasy leagues and the later rounds of mixed leagues.
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:26:26 -0800
Fantasy Tip: OFs Angel Pagan, Denard Span and Hunter Pence will comprise San Francisco's starting outfield, meaning Blanco will begin the year in a reserve role. However, all three players missed considerable playing time in 2015, so he could receive enough at-bats to be worthy of selecting as a bench player for NL-only fantasy leagues.
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:09:44 -0800
Fantasy Tip: As a result of signing Span, the Giants are no longer expected to be in the running for other free-agent outfielders such as Yoenis Cespedes (Mets) and Justin Upton (Padres). Span should be viewed as a late-round flier for deep mixed fantasy leagues because of his ability to score runs, steal bases and hit for a high average. Pagan has had difficulty remaining healthy in recent seasons and has seen a decline in his speed and power numbers, so he shouldn't be targeted outside of NL-only and deep universal leagues.
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:38:52 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Span played just 61 games in 2015, so having him ready to go already is encouraging for the veteran playing a full season in 2016. He can help in runs, stolen bases and batting average, but he is still likely best viewed as a late-round option in mixed leagues.
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:02:50 -0800
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:50:11 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Entering his age-32 season, Span is likely looking at the twilight of his best fantasy years, and he also was limited to just 61 games in 2015. Span has a .301 batting average over the past two seasons, and he still boasts target-worthy speed, but he isn't anything more than a late-round grab in the majority of mixed leagues.
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:42:46 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Span projects as a low-end outfielder in the majority of leagues with much more value in cavernous mixed and NL-only formats, if he does sign with San Francisco.
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:49:36 -0800
Fantasy Tip: A return to the National League will help Cueto return to his dominant self, especially with his elbow injuries behind him. A rough adjustment to the American League plagued his otherwise solid six-year run, and it could lead to Cueto being a nice value pick in the early middle rounds this spring. View him as a mid- to low-end No. 1 arm for your virtual rotation.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:40:04 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Cueto is entering his age-30 season, and his fantasy value could be a little low following his horrible conclusion to the 2015 campaign with the Kansas City Royals. Still, he has been much better in the National League and returned excellent numbers in each of the past five seasons in the NL. View him as a No. 1 starter option for your virtual rotation and second-tier arm overall.
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