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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:44:23 -0800
Fantasy Tip: This news should come to the surprise of no one. Bumgarner went 18-9 with a 2.93 ERA in 32 starts last season, with 234 strikeouts over 218 1/3 innings, while making the All-Star team for the third consecutive year. The 26-year-old southpaw should be one of the first pitchers drafted in all fantasy formats.
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.
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