San Francisco Giants

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Giants.228166404.31
NL West Division4th5th5th4th
National League 14th15th15th9th
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E. Nunez
A. Hill
B. Belt
G. Hernandez
M. Morse
D. Span
G. Hernandez
M. Williamson
G. Hernandez
J. Ruggiano
C. Arroyo
E. Nunez
A. Hill
B. Crawford
C. Arroyo
E. Nunez
A. Hill
Rotation
1. J. Cueto
2. M. Moore
3. J. Samardzija
4. M. Cain
5. T. Blach
J. Panik
E. Nunez
A. Hill
B. Belt
M. Morse
B. Posey

DL
C. Gillaspie
J. Parker
H. Pence
M. Bumgarner
W. Smith
B. Posey
N. Hundley
  Bullpen
M. Melancon (CL)
D. Law
H. Strickland
C. Gearrin
G. Kontos
J. Osich
B. Morris
Last Updated: 05/27/2017
 
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Last Five Games
5/26 vs. ATL
D. SpanCF
E. Nunez3B
B. BeltLF
B. Posey1B
J. RuggianoRF
B. CrawfordSS
N. HundleyC
C. Arroyo2B
M. CainP
 
5/25 vs. CHC
D. SpanCF
J. Panik2B
B. Belt1B
B. PoseyC
B. CrawfordSS
J. RuggianoRF
M. WilliamsonLF
C. Arroyo3B
J. SamardzijaP
 
5/24 vs. CHC
D. SpanCF
J. Panik2B
B. Belt1B
B. PoseyC
B. CrawfordSS
E. NunezLF
C. Arroyo3B
M. WilliamsonRF
M. MooreP
 
5/22 vs. CHC
J. Panik2B
C. Arroyo3B
B. Belt1B
B. PoseyC
B. CrawfordSS
E. NunezLF
J. RuggianoRF
G. HernandezCF
T. BlachP
 
5/21 vs. STL
D. SpanCF
J. Panik2B
C. Arroyo3B
B. Belt1B
B. CrawfordSS
E. NunezLF
N. HundleyC
M. WilliamsonRF
M. CainP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
D. SpanCF.25739
J. Panik2B.247214
B. Belt1B.244921
B. PoseyC.345711
B. CrawfordSS.273314
E. NunezLF.277216
C. Arroyo3B.191314
M. WilliamsonRF.16014
 
Notes
  • 44 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
J. Panik2B
B. Belt1B
H. PenceRF
B. PoseyC
C. Gillaspie3B
C. ArroyoSS
E. NunezLF
G. HernandezCF
2 Game(s)
G. HernandezCF
B. Belt1B
H. PenceRF
B. PoseyC
B. CrawfordSS
E. Nunez3B
A. HillLF
J. Panik2B
1 Game(s)
H. PenceRF
B. Belt1B
E. NunezLF
B. PoseyC
B. CrawfordSS
C. Arroyo3B
J. Panik2B
D. StubbsCF
1 Game(s)
D. SpanCF
B. Belt1B
H. PenceRF
B. PoseyC
B. CrawfordSS
E. Nunez3B
J. Panik2B
A. HillLF
1 Game(s)
E. NunezSS
B. BeltLF
H. PenceRF
B. PoseyC
M. Morse1B
C. Arroyo3B
J. Panik2B
G. HernandezCF

 
 
 

Denard Span, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
26.25710390
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 25
News
Span (thumb) returned to the starting lineup and went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

This is now the second time in two weeks that the veteran outfielder has hit a homer in the first game returning from injury. In fact, all three of his long balls this season have come in those two weeks since returning from the disabled list. Span is worth an add if he was dropped due to his minor thumb injury, as he appears to be one of the select few Giants seeing the ball well these days.

Matt Moore, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2558.05.282449
 
News
Moore (2-5) gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits over six innings Wednesday. He walked three and struck out four in a 5-4 loss to the Cubs.

The veteran lefty has either been prone to blow ups or downright dominant this season, so it was odd seeing him pitch a game that was neither. It is tough to decipher whether Moore's 5.28 ERA and 1.53 WHIP are due for an improvement due to his inconsistent results on a year-to-year basis. Shallow league owners could probably find more consistent options on waivers at this point, but those in deeper formats have no choice but to hang tight and hope the good outweighs the bad the rest of the way.

Michael Morse, #38
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
22.2121130
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 9, OF - 1
News
Morse is batting .219/.257/.601 in 32 at-bats to start the season.

Morse had a rough start to the season, injuring his hamstring right before the end of spring training. After a couple of rehab starts in the minors, Morse was called up to the Giants on April 26. Since then, the 35-year-old has been mostly limited to pinch-hitting opportunities and the occasional start while Brandon Belt gets most of the playing time at first.

Johnny Cueto, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4464.04.641760
 
Injuries
Hand - Expected to be out until at least May 28 (Updated - 5/24/17)
News
Manager Bruce Bochey confirmed the Giants will recheck Cueto (hand) before Sunday to see if he is able to start, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Cueto is dealing with multiple blisters on his pitching hand that could ultimately force him to miss a start, though the 31-year-old remains insistent he won't require a stint on the DL. Bochy didn't rule out the possibility of calling up a starter to fill in for Cueto on Sunday, though he said the right-handed hurler is being dealt with on a start-to-start basis as of now. More should be known about his status for Sunday after he is checked out by team doctors in the coming days.

Hunter Pence, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
37.243143160
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 33
Injuries
Hamstring - Expected to be out until at least Jun 2 (Updated - 5/27/17)
News
Pence (hamstring) is within four or five days of beginning a rehab assignment, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports Friday

Pence likely won't need more than two or three games in the minors. The Giants have an off-day Thursday, and that timetable puts Pence on pace to return at some point during next weekend's series against Philadelphia.

Jeff Samardzija, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1668.04.501179
 
News
Samardzija (1-6) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight batters over seven innings during Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

Currently sporting a 3.28 FIP for the campaign, Samardzija's fantasy numbers are lagging behind his actual work on the mound. It's been especially noticeable of late, as he's allowed just 14 earned runs over his past 43.2 innings with 49 strikeouts through his past six outings. Unfortunately, the San Francisco offense entered Thursday's game with the second-fewest runs scored in the league, so wins could continue to be hard to come by. To make matters worse, Samardzija lines up to face Washington's league-best offense in his next start.

Mac Williamson, #51
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.1603141
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 8
News
Williamson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Cubs.

Williamson gave the Giants late life when he battled against Wade Davis for eight pitches before depositing a ball into the right field bleachers. The 25-year-old is batting just .182 in seven games since being called up to the majors, but Wednesday's opposite-field homer gave us a glimpse of the outfielder's raw power. He should receive a few more starts in right field while Hunter Pence (hamstring) rehabs from his injury.

Gorkys Hernandez, #66
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
41.1606074
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 35
Brandon Belt, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
48.240249211
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 44, OF - 10
Justin Ruggiano, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.2242241
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 14
News
Ruggiano is batting seventh and playing right field Thursday, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Ruggiano sneaks in a start with Christian Arroyo resting against the Cubs right-hander Eddie Butler. This year, Ruggiano has typically hit lefties (.308/.357/.308) better than righties (.214/233/.464) in his short 2017 sample size, which just about corresponds to his career trends.

Matt Cain, #18
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3354.24.452436
 
News
Cain (3-3) gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk over seven innings in Friday's 2-0 loss to the Braves. He struck out three.

The veteran right-hander had the misfortune of going up against an uncharacteristically brilliant Jaime Garcia, who helped ensure that Cain received no run support on the night. Cain was impressive in his own right, throwing 64 of 92 pitches for strikes in what was a performance reminiscent of his younger days. The 32-year-old has actually put together some strong starts this season, but they've been interspersed with a pair of rocky outings where he's given up nine and seven earned runs, respectively. Friday marked his fourth quality start of the season, and seventh where he's given up two earned runs or less. He'll look to get above .500 when he takes on a tough Nationals lineup at home next Wednesday.

Buster Posey, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.338217111
 
Position Breakdown
C - 33, 1B - 8, DH - 2
News
Posey is not in the lineup Saturday against the Braves, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

After going hitless in the last three games (0-for-9), Posey will head to the bench for a breather ahead of Sunday's matinee. Nick Hundley will take over behind the dish, batting seventh.

George Kontos, #70
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0221.04.29020
 
Ty Blach, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2241.24.101014
 
Derek Law, #64
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3021.22.91420
 
Nick Hundley, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
29.2287050
 
Position Breakdown
C - 24
Josh Osich, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0110.04.50012
 
News
Osich struck out two batters over a scoreless inning in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Cubs.

Tuesday's clean frame brought Osich's ERA down to 4.00 through nine innings. The hard-throwing lefty has struck out a batter per inning, but walks continue to be an issue after he posted a sub-par 4.7 BB/9 last season. He will continue to be used in low-leverage situations until he displays more control on the mound.

Will Smith, #13
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out for the season (Updated - 4/2/17)
Bryan Morris, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2011.23.8609
 
Hunter Strickland, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1117.01.06018
 
Madison Bumgarner, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0327.03.00428
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Jul 9 (Updated - 4/29/17)
News
Bumgarner (shoulder) is expected to begin throwing off flat ground during current homestand, Paul Gackle of The Mercury News reports.

This is a big step in the recovery process for the Giants' ace, as it will be his first throwing action since suffering a Grade 2 sprain to his throwing shoulder in April. Bumgarner is still expected to be out past the All-Star break, but it sounds like his recovery process is right on schedule.

Aaron Hill, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.1202120
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 2, 3B - 2, OF - 6
News
Hill (forearm) was activated from the DL on Friday.

Hill is ready to return to action following a month-long absence due to a forearm strain, having an eight-game minor-league rehab assignment. He will not immediately slot into the lineup Friday, but Hill should see occasional time between left field, second base and third base moving forward.

Eduardo Nunez, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
46.2821921613
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 10, 3B - 21, OF - 19
News
Nunez (hamstring) returned to the lineup Friday, going 2-for-4 with his 13th steal of the season in a 2-0 loss to Atlanta.

The speedy super utility man tweaked his hamstring Wednesday, but it ended up only costing him one game. Fantasy owners will be relieved to see his success on the basepaths as a sign that his lower body injury is not a major concern. With just two home runs through 46 games, it appears that last season's mark of 16 will be unattainable, but the 30-year-old has been providing value with his batting average (.282) and stolen base production (13 steals).

Mark Melancon, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0113.22.63911
 
Brandon Crawford, #35
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
36.267173141
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 33
News
Crawford went 2-for-4 with his first stolen base of the season in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

Crawford isn't known for his speed on the basepaths, but he will chip in a handful of steals over the course of the season and he provided owners with one Thursday. Despite a lack of counting stats early on, the veteran shortstop holds value due to his regular placement in the middle of the Giants' batting order.

Conor Gillaspie, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
26.1333040
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 3, 3B - 10
Injuries
Back - Expected to be out until at least May 29 (Updated - 5/26/17)
News
Manager Bruce Bochy said Gillaspie (back) is expected to come off the disabled list sometime before June, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Gillaspie, who was been on the disabled list since May 11 with back spasms, is nearing a return to the big club after completing five rehab games with Triple-A Sacramento. It's unclear when exactly he'll be activated, though Bochy said it would be sometime during the Giants' next homestand, which runs from May 26-May 31.

Cory Gearrin, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1118.11.96014
 
Jarrett Parker, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
9.1431020
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 9
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Jun 17 (Updated - 4/26/17)
News
Parker (shoulder) will take on-field batting practice Saturday for the first time since his injury, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Parker has been progressing well from a broken clavicle, as the 28-year-old was also seen running the bases and throwing in the outfield before Saturday's contest, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Barring any setbacks, Parker will likely progress to a minor-league rehab assignment with the hopes of returning to the big club in a little over two weeks.

Joe Panik, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
46.247182142
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 46
Christian Arroyo, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.18693141
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 2, SS - 9, 3B - 20
News
Arroyo is not in the lineup Saturday against the Braves, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Arroyo is in the midst of an 0-for-19 slump over his last five games, so he'll head to the bench to clear his mind as Aaron Hill takes over at third base.