Between the injuries to Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki, Gregor Blanco ended up with something close to full-time at-bats for the Giants last year, and in the process showed he's not a complete zero at the plate, reaching base at a .368 clip and even running some when he got there. But absent power, those kinds of numbers aren't winning you a Fantasy championship, and when everyone is healthy, Blanco is confined to a bench role anyway. He's worth drafting as a fifth outfielder type in NL-only leagues and may have stretches where he functions more like a third outfielder in that format, but he's clearly not mixed-league material.
Bruce Bochy has stated that Giants outfielders Gregor Blanco (concussion), Nori Aoki (concussion) and Hunter Pence (oblique) might all be done for the season, per the Bay Area News Group. If Blanco is indeed out for the year, he will finish it with a slash line of .291/.369/.413 and 59 runs in just 327 at-bats. Aoki has been sidelined since Sept. 3. He too would end the year with strong numbers, including a .287 average. Injuries have limited Pence to just 52 games this season. He has still managed 40 RBI in 207 at-bats. Bochy is more optimistic about his return in 2015 than the other two.
Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco has been diagnosed with a concussion. Blanco spent time on the 7-day concussion list earlier this season after an errand throw hit him in the head during batting practice. Blanco has played in all but one of the team's games so far in September, but it is not yet known if he will be able to return this season. Outfielder Jarrett Parke r was recalled from Triple-A Sacaramento to take Blanco's place on the roster.
Bruce Bochy has stated that Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco is dealing with neck discomfort. He is not playing Tuesday night against the Dodgers. Blanco returned recently after missing time with a hip injury.
Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco is back in action Friday night against St. Louis after missing two games with a hip ailment. Blanco returns on a nice run with four hits, four walks and five runs over his last four games.
The banged-up Giants still have two starting position players missing from their lineup for the Thursday game against the visiting Cubs. Shortstop Brandon Crawford (side) and outfielder Gregor Blanco (left hip strain) remain sidelined. The absences are the second straight both both players.