2016 Fantasy Baseball: San Francisco Giants Team Preview

2015 Season in Review The San Francisco Giants hung in the  playoff hunt for the majority of the 2015 season but ultimately could not overcome their injuries and ended up finishing eight games back of the first place Dodgers. Key everyday contributors Hunter Pence and Joe Panik both missed a significant amount of time last year, and the Giants midseason acquisitions such as Marlon...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sixth Tool

Although it may sound like a M. Night Shyamalan movie, the sixth tool does exist in baseball, and is arguably the most important and yet overlooked tool a player can possess. We know the traditional five tools are hitting for average, hitting for power, base running (speed + skills), throwing ability and fielding ability. Players are generally rated on a scale which determines where...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (300 PA min) Dee Gordon led with a .333 BA Jose Altuve and Joe Panik each hit better than .310 Jason Kipnis and DJ LeMahieu were the only other .300 hitters Jason Kipnis (43) and Jose Altuve (40) were the only 2B with 40+ doubles Seven other second baseman hit 30+ 2Bs  Brian Dozier's 28 HRs led the position Robinson Cano ...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: analyzing the 2016 lineup

Now that the San Francisco Giants have finally landed a solid left fielder in Denard Span, the front office is most likely done making any major moves. The lineups and rotation are nailed down for the most part. The lineup is most likely going to look something like this: 1) Denard Span – LF/CF 2) Joe Panik – 2B 3) Matt Duffy – 3B 4) Buster Posey – C 5) Hunter Pence –...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Minor League Preview: San Francisco Giants

Today I will continue my proud tradition of not watching football and instead focus on the most notable fantasy prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization. As usual, they don't have a true blue chip prospect. But that doesn't mean there aren't players on this farm who will develop into good fantasy pieces. In fact, over the past few years the Giants have been pretty good...
Via Razzball
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

What will the San Francisco Giants look like in five years?

Let’s fast forward the clock five years and look at the San Francisco Giants lineup: leadoff hitter and now left fielder – Kelby Tomlinson, second – second basemen Joe Panik, third – third basemen Matt Duffy, cleanup and now playing first base – Buster Posey, fifth – Right Fielder Jarrett Parker, Sixth – shortstop Brandon Crawford, Seventh – catcher Andrew Susac...
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ Winter Blueprint: San Francisco Giants

2015 Summary: 2015 was an odd year for the Giants, and while that statement is true of everybody, it has a special meaning for those Bay Area fans who have come accustomed to championship parades every other season. They were hit with a myriad of injuries and received terrible pitching from everyone not named Maidson Bumgarner or Sergio Romo, yet the team still managed to scratch...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Who gets a World Series ring? Sometimes, you'd be surprised

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Dan Uggla was long gone by the time the Giants won the World Series last fall. He'd played four games for San Francisco in late July, going 0 for 11 with six strikeouts, and made two errors at second base. That earned him a World Series ring. ''With him struggling like he did, it opened up the door for Joe Panik, and we probably wouldn't have won the World Series...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Tomlinson's preemptive preparation for Panik's eventual return

Kelby Tomlinson has done well filling in for injured second baseman Joe Panik this season, but he knows his tenure at second base is limited, and is preparing to take a preemptive step to maximize his potential to remain with the San Francisco Giants' major-league club next season. With the news that Panik has been shut down for the remainder of the season due to lingering lower...
Via Fox Sports
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Uncertain of Crawford, Panik Return This Season

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik emerged as the San Francisco Giants’ exciting pair of All-Star doubleplay partners in 2015, but their breakout seasons could be coming to a premature end with roughly three weeks to go on the regular season schedule. Both Crawford (calf, oblique) and Panik (back) were removed during games in Arizona this week with aggravations...
Via The Sports Journal
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Crawford sidelined again after injuries flare up

Brandon Crawford had hardly united with fellow middle infielder Joe Panik before he was back in the Giants' sick bay. In the Giants' 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, the shortstop reinjured his oblique and left calf, which will cause him to be inactive for at least a few days after missing time due to oblique tightness in August and a calf injury in early September...
Via Fox Sports
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Panik confident back issue isn't chronic as he returns to Giants

Joe Panik admitted he isn't at full health upon his return to the San Francisco Giants on Monday, but he's optimistic his lower-back ailment won't bog him down in seasons to come. Panik, who had been sidelined since Aug. 1, joined the Giants in Arizona for their series opener against the Diamondbacks, in which he hit a double in a pinch hitting appearance in San Francisco's 6-1 loss...
Via Fox Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants call up manager's son Brett Bochy, activate 2B Panik

PHOENIX (AP) The San Francisco Giants have called up the manager's son, reliever Brett Bochy, and reinstated second baseman Joe Panik from the 15-day disabled list. The team also transferred right-hander Tim Lincecum from the 15-day to the 60-day DL on Sunday. Manager Bruce Bochy said left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt, out with a strained pitching shoulder, would come off the...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Activate Joe Panik from Disabled List

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants playoff hopes may be fading fast, but the team will at least welcome back starting second baseman Joe Panik for a last-ditch effort to catch the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. After missing over a month with a back issue, Panik was activated prior to Monday’s game in Arizona and is expected to resume his role...
Via The Sports Journal
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Stock down

The San Francisco Giants had a terrible week. They went from being three and a half games back at the start of the week to seven and a half back. The cause of this was getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Can the Giants make up the ground or is the season over? The season isn’t over until the Dodgers and Cubs magic numbers are at zero. The magic numbers won’t reach zero...
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Panik makes wicked barehanded play in rehab game (Video)

In 1978, we had Ozzie Smith. Now in 2015, we have Joe Panik. OK, maybe the comparison is a little bit off, but that’s the only parallel we can draw to possibly comprehend the spectacular play that Panik made in a rehab game on Thursday. The Giants second baseman is currently on assignment with the Sacramento River Cats of Triple-A trying to work his way back from a lower back...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Panik not expected to return to Giants until September

The San Francisco Giants will continue to carry onwithout their All-Star second baseman for at least another couple weeks.CSN Bay Area quotes manager Bruce Bochy as saying that it"would be a little bit of a surprise" if second baseman Joe Panikwere to return before September.The good news for the Giants is that Panik, who has beenon the disabled list since Aug. 2 with lower back...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants remake ‘Full House’ intro, best thing you’ll see all day

Anyone who grew up in the 1990s and didn’t live in a cabin in the woods had a special treat every weekday afternoon when the beloved cast of “Full House” arrived on their television screens. The San Francisco Giants recaptured the legendary show’s magic with an amazing recreation of the intro—”Full Clubhouse” is the best thing you’ll watch all day. Watch as Brandon...
Via Sportsnaut
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants create wonderful Full House parody

#FullClubhouse Starring @bcraw35 @mm_duffy @JeremyAffeldt @hunterpence Javier Lopez @JoePanik and Bruce Bochy — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 14, 2015 As far as team-produced parody videos, this one is right near the top of the list.  The Giants will be celebrating their San Francisco-based sitcom roots with a Full House night in September...
Via Awful Announcing
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The bruised, battered Giants push for the playoffs

If you happen to believe there’s no such thing as a curse, the San Francisco Giants are probably testing your faith right now. Odd years have been a thorn in the Giants’ side for a while now, interrupting their World Series dynasty plans with playoff-less autumns. And something unfortunate always seems to befall them in those years, prompting the belief in an odd-year curse....
Via The Outside Corner
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants scouted Chase Utley, who softens trade stance

View image | Connecting the dots last week was not too hard. The San Francisco Giants placed second baseman Joe Panik on the 15-day disabled list. Chase Utley returned from his disabled list stint, and without an option automatically vesting, Utley could be a good trade candidate. While the...
Via Philliedelphia
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

MRI reveals no structural concerns in Giants' Joe Panik's back

The San Francisco Giants are eager to have Joe Panik return to the diamond, and they received some good news about their All-Star second baseman on Wednesday. Panik, who was recently placed on the disabled list by the Giants due to inflammation in his lower back, discovered through an MRI that he has no structural issues in his back. The 24-year-old second baseman has not played...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

A Joe Panik injury could make Chase Utley a natural fit with San Francisco Giants

View image | "Breakout season" is a term used frequently with San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik. Though Panik may have been rushed to the big leagues out of necessity, Panik has established himself as a major league player. In 2015, Panik reached new levels, batting .309 with...
Via Philliedelphia
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Injury to Joe Panik Creates Difficulties for San Francisco Giants

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 20: Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants slides as he scores during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 20, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Starting second baseman Joe Panik has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the San Francisco Giants with back stiffness. Panik...
Via The Sports Journal
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Panik placed on DL with lower back inflammation

Joe Panik has been placed on the disabled list with lower back inflammation and the Giants have purchased the contract of Kelby Tomlinson. Panik tried to play through the injury with treatment, but there was still soreness that forced him out of multiple games the last ten days. Giants put Joe Panik on DL with lower back inflammation. Kelby Tomlinson called up. — Alex Pavlovic...
Via Baseball Essential
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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