Angel Pagan had a sneaky-good fantasy year in 2016, hitting a career-high 12 homers and swiping 15 bases while slashing .277/.331/.418 in 543 at-bats. Usually known for his speed, the outfielder produced a surprising .141 isolated power rating, his best mark since 2012. Pagan's solid season was even more valuable to fantasy owners considering he went undrafted in many formats. Durability has always been the 35-year-old's Achilles heel, and it will likely suppress his price heading into the 2017 season, but Pagan has proven that he can still contribute with his bat and legs when he is healthy. At this stage of his career, it may be best for Pagan to be used as a fourth outfielder in an effort to limit the wear and tear on his body.
Pagan (back) is not in the lineup Tuesday for Game 4 of the Giants' NLDS matchup with the Cubs. Pagan was a late scratch Monday due to back spasms, and it appears he is still dealing with soreness, as Gregor Blanco will get the start in left field Tuesday. Pagan may be available off the bench, but he did not play at all Monday despite the game going 13 innings.
Pagan is a late scratch for Monday's matchup with the Cubs due to back spasms, Jayson Stark of ESPN reports. Pagan was originally slated to bat fifth and play left field, but he has been replaced by Gregor Blanco. No further information is known about the injury.
Pagan went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two runs and a walk in Saturday's 3-0 victory over the Dodgers. Pagan broke through against Clayton Kershaw in the fifth with a solo shot that traveled 374 feet and broke a scoreless tie. The veteran outfielder has multi-hit outings in four of his last seven games despite finishing September with a forgettable .190/.252/.295 line. The homer was also his first since Sep. 13 versus the Padres.
Pagan is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Dodgers. Pagan hasn't had a day off since Sept. 4, and given his .172 batting average since that day, manager Bruce Bochy decided it was a good time to give him another night off. Mac Williamson will take over in left field for the evening.
Pagan went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks. Pagan came into Friday's game hitless in 13-consecutive at bats. Friday's homer could be a sign he is snapping out of his little funk at the plate. The home run marks his 10th of the season, and he has 22 games to try and break his career-high of 11. As a whole, Pagan has been a great value when healthy as a fourth or fifth outfielder in most formats considering his cheap cost to own.