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81-36 7-3 L1
66-55 5-5 L1
59-59 6-4 L2
55-63 6-4 W2
51-69 3-7 L5

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .265 5 26 .765 9

Top Austin Slater News

  • Giants' Austin Slater: Doubles, swipes bag

    Slater went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and an RBI in a 6-4 win Sunday in Oakland.

    Slater pinch hit for Joc Pederson in the fifth inning and drove in a run with a double. He also walked in the ninth and stole second. He is now 9-for-9 in stolen-base attempts and 40-for-43 in his big-league career. The double was just his second hit this month, as he's 2-for-21 in six appearances. He has a well above-average 12.6 percent walk rate this season and a .372 OBP.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Logs eighth steal Saturday

    Slater went 0-for-1 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Athletics.

    Slater entered the game as a pinch hitter, drew a walk, stole second and scored in the sixth inning. With a stolen base in each of his last two games, Slater is up to eight thefts without getting caught this season. He's maintained a .267/.369/.406 slash line with five home runs, 24 RBI and 37 runs scored in mainly a short-side platoon role.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Swipes bag in Thursday's loss

    Slater went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.

    Slater has started six straight games, but he hasn't made the most of the uptick in playing time by going a meager 3-for-26 (.115) in that span. The Giants have faced five left-handers in that span, accounting for much of Slater's extra time in the lineup. The speedster is up to seven stolen bases while adding five home runs, 24 RBI, 36 runs scored and a .269/.368/.408 slash line through 85 contests.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Gets sixth straight start

    Slater will start in left field and bat leadoff in Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

    The righty-hitting Slater will stick in the lineup for a sixth consecutive game, though it's worth noting that the Giants have faced five southpaws during that stretch. Even with Joc Pederson (concussion) on the injured list and with Darin Ruf having recently been traded to the Mets, Slater is still expected to serve largely as a short-side platoon option in the outfield for San Francisco.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Back on bench versus righty

    Slater is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Slater had started in center field in all but one of the Giants' first six games out of the All-Star break, going 2-for-17 with three walks over that stretch. He benefited from the Giants facing a heavy slate of left-handed pitching, but Slater will be on the bench Wednesday against a right-hander (Zac Gallen). Expect Slater to continue filling a short-side platoon role in the outfield while lefties Joc Pederson, Mike Yastrzemski, Luis Gonzalez and LaMonte Wade all slot in ahead of him in the pecking order versus right-handed pitching.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Remains in short-side platoon role

    Slater is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Slater closed the first half by starting in five of the Giants' last six games, but he benefited from the team opposing three left-handed starting pitchers in that stretch. With all of Joc Pederson, Mike Yastrzemski, Luis Gonzalez and LaMonte Wade healthy and available heading into the second half of the season, Slater will remain stuck in a short-side platoon role.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: On base four times Sunday

    Slater went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs scored in Sunday's 9-5 win over the Brewers.

    For the second time in three games, Slater got aboard four times. He's hitting .455 (20-for-44) in July, and the strong hitting has allowed him to snag a couple of starts against right-handed pitchers in the last week. The outfielder's surge has his season slash line up to .303/.406/.461 with five home runs, 22 RBI, 32 runs scored, six stolen bases, five doubles and two triples this year. Manager Gabe Kapler is still likely to platoon Slater, though he could push for more playing time if LaMonte Wade and Luis Gonzalez continue to struggle after the All-Star break.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Continues strong month

    Slater went 4-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 8-5 win over the Brewers.

    All four of Slater's hits were singles. He's now logged six multi-hit efforts in July, and he's added three stolen bases this month, giving him six thefts on the year. The outfielder owns a .297/.398/.455 slash line with five home runs, 22 RBI and 30 runs scored through 171 plate appearances this season. Friday was just his seventh start of the year against a right-handed pitcher -- he's regularly hit leadoff against southpaws and often appears as a pinch hitter or defensive replacement in games he doesn't start.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Scores thrice Tuesday

    Slater went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's 13-0 win over the Diamondbacks.

    This was Slater's fifth multi-hit effort in his last eight games. He continues to look effective atop the lineup against left-handed pitchers. The outfielder has lifted his slash line to .287/.395/.456 through 65 contests, after he was batting just .241 at the end of June. He's added five home runs, five stolen bases, 22 RBI and 29 runs scored in 162 plate appearances this year.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Swipes bag Thursday

    Slater was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored a run in a 2-1 loss in an extra inning Thursday in San Diego. He did not have an official at-bat.

    Slater pinch hit for Brandon Belt to lead off the ninth inning. He was hit by a pitch, stole second and came around to score on a two-out RBI single by Brandon Crawford. Slater is off to a great start in July, going 6-for-13 with two walks in a platoon role. The 29-year-old has a solid .822 OPS and is 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Snags fourth steal

    Slater went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Starting in center field and hitting leadoff with lefty Madison Bumgarner on the bump for Arizona, Slater was able to make an impact on the basepaths. He remains on the short side of a platoon, and while he's managed five homers, four steals and a .243/.367/.417 slash line through 139 plate appearances this season, his fantasy utility will be limited mostly to NL-only and deep mixed formats without a path to more playing time.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Slides into reserve role

    Slater is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Slater had picked up starts in center field in four of the Giants' past five games in the wake of Luis Gonzalez (back) landing on the injured list, but Slater is expected to move into a short-side platoon role moving forward. The Giants welcomed back lefty-hitting outfielder LaMonte Wade (knee) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, and he, Mike Yastrzemski and Joc Pederson will likely compose San Francisco's outfield in most matchups versus right-handed pitching.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Notches steal Wednesday

    Slater went 1-for-1 with a stolen base in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Atlanta.

    Slater entered the game as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, but he was stranded on second base after a single and a steal. He then remained in the contest as the center fielder. The outfielder is slashing .250/.375/.435 with four home runs, three steals, 15 RBI and 18 runs scored across 112 plate appearances this year, and he may see a little extra playing time for the near future with Luis Gonzalez (back) heading to the injured list Thursday.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Blasts homer Thursday

    Slater went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI single in Thursday's 7-6 loss to Atlanta.

    Slater made a relatively rare start against a right-hander Thursday, and he held his ground. He took Atlanta starter Kyle Wright deep for a solo shot in the fifth inning, which was Slater's third in his last 10 games and his fifth of the year. The outfielder is up to a .260/.379/.469 slash line with 17 RBI, 19 runs scored and three stolen bases. At least until LaMonte Wade (knee) returns, Slater appears to have a grip on a starting role in center field while Mike Yastrzemski covers for Luis Gonzalez (back) in right.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Homers in Saturday's win

    Slater went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Pirates.

    Slater continues to serve as the Giants' main leadoff hitter versus southpaws, and he's done well. His homer Saturday was his fourth of the season and his second in June. He's slashing .241/.374/.437 with 14 RBI, 17 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. While he has a slight reverse OPS split this year -- .845 versus righties, .714 versus lefties -- that stands in dramatic contrast to his career rates. He's yet to command more than the short side of a platoon in center field, though he also often appears off the bench.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Hits leadoff blast

    Slater went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Dodgers.

    Slater opened the bottom of the first inning with a homer on the fourth pitch he saw from Julio Urias. That was ultimately all the offense the Giants needed for the win. Through six games since he returned from a wrist injury, Slater is 4-for-16 (.250) with a homer, a triple, two RBI and two runs scored. That's right in line with his season production -- he's slashing .250/.371/.425 with three homers, two triples, a double, 13 RBI, 14 runs scored and two stolen bases in 97 plate appearances. He should be in the lineup versus most left-handed pitchers.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Reinstated from injured list

    Slater (wrist) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Slater landed on the 10-day injured list with left wrist inflammation last week but has been taking batting practice over the last several days. The 29-year-old isn't starting Saturday against the Marlins but should be available off the bench while Mike Yastrzemski draws the start in center field.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Takes BP again Thursday

    Slater (wrist) participated in batting practice ahead of Thursday's game against the Marlins, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Although Slater is eligible to return from the injured list Thursday, he won't be activated ahead of the series opener in Miami. He also took part in batting practice Monday and appears likely to return to game action sometime this weekend.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Takes batting practice

    Slater (wrist) took batting practice with his teammates prior to Monday's game in Philadelphia, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Slater will be eligible to return from the injured list Thursday. The Giants haven't officially confirmed that he'll do so, but the fact that he's with his teammates on the road trip suggests a minimum-length absence may be in play.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 197 lbs
Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL
Age: 29
School: Stanford
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R