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Joe Panik’s breakthrough season

After being called up as a last resort in June of last year, the Giants were just hoping to get some league average production out of the second base slot, and Joe Panik did that. He was the two-hole hitter on a World Series team while slashing .305/.343/.368 with a 107 wRC+. With middle of the pack defense he was a huge improvement from Brandon Hicks, Ehire Adrianza, and Dan Uggla...
Via Baseball Essential
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Do the San Francisco Giants have enough offense?

Even in their three World Series championship years, the San Francisco Giants have never been considered an offensive juggernaut; rather, they’ve been thought of as a team that gets just enough offense to back up their stellar pitching. But that’s not an entirely accurate portrayal of the Giants. They’ve fielded dangerous lineups in all of their championship years, even...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Snap Losing Streak by Skin of their Teeth

Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants is hit by a pitch in the first inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 5, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mandatory Credit: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images) After a phenomenal month of May that ended with a 21-9 record, the San Francisco Giants saw a five game slide marred by late inning runs...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Joe Panik is Hitting for Power

Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two run homer in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 27, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Mandatory Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) Last year, in 287 plate appearances, Joe Panik hit one home run. Panik’s slugging was firmly middle-of-the-pack for rookie second basemen in 2014, and the general...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik Forming a Dynamic Duo for San Francisco

Apr 21, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) flips the ball to second baseman Joe Panik (12) who completes a double play against Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of their MLB baseball game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik grew up on opposite ends of the country...
Via The Sports Journal
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Panik: The Other Brandon Crawford

Strictly based on WAR, the top middle-infield tandem so far has been playing half the time in Miami. The season hasn’t been a complete disaster for the Marlins, because they’ve observed steps forward by Dee Gordon and Adeiny Hechavarria, and that bodes well for the future, if the present is a little bit shot. Also […]
Via Fangraphs
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Panik Emerging as Giants’ Secret Weapon

San Francisco Giants’ Joe Panik, right, follows the flight of his leadoff double with Colorado Rockies catcher Nick Hundley in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 24, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The Giants have made a trend out of getting into nail-biting games in recent years, referred to as “torture” by the club and their fans. With the way...
Via The Sports Journal
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Panik makes play of the game of Game 7

Joe Panik made the defensive play of the game for the Giants in their Game 7, World Series-clinching win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. The 23-year-old second baseman made a diving stop up the middle on a sharp grounder by Eric Hosmer, then did a backhanded flip to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who threw...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Panik makes play of the game in Game 7

The table was set for the Kansas City Royals to come through with a lead in the bottom third of Game 7 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants. With a runner on first and no outs, Royals power-hitter Eric Hosmer hit a ground ball that looked like it was going to make it out of the infield for a single. That would have set the Royals up with runners on first and third...
Via Sportsnaut
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: No Need to Panik

With the San Francisco Giants purchasing the contract of minor league second baseman Joe Panik Saturday afternoon, they certainly made a statement. The statement was that they aren’t happy with the second base production. Fresno Grizzlies second baseman Joe Panik leaps over Sacramento’s Michael Taylor while turning a double play in the top of the seventh inning of a June 2, 2014...
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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