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September 28, 2019 02:28 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano (calf) will start Saturday against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Solano has been dealing with a calf injury and hadn't started a game in nearly three weeks. He'll lead off and play second base Saturday.

September 27, 2019 06:44 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Remains out of starting nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano (calf) isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Los Angeles, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Solano was called on to pinch hit Thursday, his first action since Sept. 17. He's been battling a right calf injury, and while he doesn't appear ready to return to the lineup yet, he'll likely be available off the bench again Friday evening.

September 21, 2019 05:32 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Dealing with right calf issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano has been out of the lineup due to a right calf injury, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Solano hasn't played in any of the team's last three contests and is out of the lineup again Saturday against Atlanta. There were no specific details reported on Solano's exact injury, though it was noted that he sustained it while running the bases.

September 18, 2019 03:28 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Notches two hits in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano came off the bench and went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and a run scored Tuesday in the Giants' 7-6 win over the Red Sox in 15 innings.

Solano led off the top of the 15th with a ground-rule double and crossed home for the game-winning run on Alex Dickerson's sacrifice fly. With a .337/.367/.466 (120 wRC+) in 221 plate appearances this season, the 31-year-old has been a pleasant surprise for the Giants. Unfortunately for fantasy purposes, his role as a short-side platoon player hasn't presented many opportunities for him to bring value in mixed leagues with weekly lineup locks.

August 26, 2019 05:56 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Reaches base five times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano went 4-for-4 with a double, a run scored, an RBI and a walk in Sunday's 5-4 win over Oakland.

Solano has quietly been one of the best surprises of 2019. After not playing at the MLB level since 2016, the 31-year-old is slashing .349/.380/.486 with 21 RBI and 23 runs scored over 187 plate appearances. His limited playing time hurts his fantasy value, but he's been great in a utility role for the Giants.

August 17, 2019 09:04 AM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Two more hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano came in as a replacement and went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's extra-innings win over Arizona.

Solano replaced Brandon Crawford mid-game, outperforming the starter by a mile despite also facing right-handed pitchers the rest of the way. The utility infielder has found new life in San Francisco, slashing .338/.368/.481 over 171 plate appearances. Solano has been finding his way into box scores more often (primarily against southpaws), but if he keeps things up and Crawford continues his season-long cold streak, a change at shortstop wouldn't be too surprising.

August 10, 2019 10:40 AM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Leads off with three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano led off and went 3-for-5 with an RBI in Friday's 9-6 loss to the Phillies.

Solano got the nod at second base with the left-handed Drew Smyly starting for the Phils, and he batted leadoff as he usually does when starting against southpaws. The 31-year-old took advantage of the playing time and recorded his third three-hit game of the season. Solano is currently on the short side of a platoon at the keystone with Scooter Gennett while occasionally spelling Brandon Crawford at short. The utility infielder is slashing a healthy .338/.367/.480 over 53 games, but inconsistent playing time and a lack of power (four homers) and speed (one steal) eliminate any fantasy potential.

August 4, 2019 07:04 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Swats two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano went 2-for-4 with two solo homers in Sundays 6-2 loss to Colorado.

Solano's rare display of power accounted for all damage the Giants could create on Sunday. The two homers matched his season total, giving him a career-high four long balls in 2019. The 31-year-old last had a multi-homer game in 2012 when he hit his first two career home runs.

July 29, 2019 09:32 AM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Gets on base four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, a pair of RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Padres.

Solano got to start and lead off as he usually does against opposing southpaws. The 31-year-old infielder has been raking in a semi-regular role this month, slashing .381/.412/.587 through 19 games (67 plate appearances) in July. Joe Panik continues to see the bulk of playing time at the keystone against righties, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Solano eat into his playing time even further if the former continues to struggle at the plate (.232/.306/.313 for Panik this year).

July 25, 2019 06:12 AM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Two hits Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano got a start at the keystone Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a double in a 4-1 loss to the Cubs.

Solano got a rare start against a righty, but it may have been the result of lefty Jon Lester getting scratched late due to an illness. The 31-year-old infielder has been a hit machine when called upon this month, going 21-for-54 (.389) over 16 games (11 starts) in July. Despite Solano's current hot streak, his inconsistent playing time and absence of power or speed suppresses his fantasy value.

July 18, 2019 11:04 AM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Collects four hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and two runs overall in Wednesday's 11-8 win over the Rockies.

Solano entered Wednesday having not recorded multiple extra-base hits in a game this season, but he delivered three to help power the Giants' offense in Colorado. The 31-year-old has a .417/.436/.722 slash line with five doubles and two home runs through 11 games in July.

July 14, 2019 06:08 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Drives in two runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's 8-3 win over Milwaukee.

It was just the second multi-RBI game of 2019 for the veteran infielder. Solano is still struggling to get every-day playing time, but he owns a respectable .307/.337/.398 slash line in 95 plate appearances.

July 4, 2019 02:52 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Starts versus righty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano started at short and batted eighth Wednesday, going 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in a 7-5 win over the Padres.

Solano had started the previous four contests due to a slew of southpaws taking the bump against the Giants, but Wednesday's start was a bit surprising considering it came against a righty. The veteran utility infielder has performed adequately when called upon (.308/.337/.397 over 83 plate appearances) and starting shortstop Brandon Crawford has been disappointing at best, but a complete changing of the guard seems unlikely. Manager Bruce Bochy has proven in the past that he rewards players who homer with a start the following day -- Solano homered on Tuesday -- so this may simply be a result of his unorthodox system. The Giants are facing three righties in their upcoming series against the Cardinals, so it will be telling whether this is a depth chart shift or just a blip on the radar.

July 3, 2019 03:04 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Pops first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano went 3-for-6 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 10-4 win over the Padres.

The veteran utility infielder received the start at shortstop and acted as the Giants' leadoff man, a role he's been filling lately when the team opposes left-handed pitching. He kicked the game off with his first home run of the season as the Giants throttled San Diego for the second straight night. Solano's slashing a surprising .311/.342/.392 through 28 games since joining the Giants, but his .355 BABIP suggests a cool-down could happen at any time.

June 26, 2019 02:36 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Singles twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run Tuesday in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Rockies.

Solano drew a second consecutive start in the middle infield, spelling a slumping Joe Panik at the keystone. Though he was able to extend his hitting streak to five games, Solano's dearth of power and speed, poor team context and lack of steady at-bats are all reasons that make it difficult to get excited about him for fantasy purposes. With Panik and everyday shortstop Brandon Crawford both in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale, Solano will resume his usual bench role.

June 9, 2019 04:00 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Collects two hits in start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano started at second base and went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Solano has started two of the last three games against southpaws, both coming on rest days for different infielders. The veteran utility man's last start prior to June 5 was May 24, so he isn't even on the short side of a platoon at the moment.

May 21, 2019 06:16 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.

Solano's stay in the minors lasted all of one day, and he'll head right back to the big leagues with Travis Bergen (shoulder) landing on the injured list. Solano should return to the bench role he'd occupied previously for the Giants.

May 20, 2019 06:20 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Heads to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

Solano hit .222 with an RBI in six games with the Giants, but he'll head back down to the minor leagues to make room on the 25-man roster for Andrew Suarez, who's making his 2019 season debut Monday evening.

May 10, 2019 02:48 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Starts against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano started at the keystone Thursday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI in a 12-11 loss to the Rockies.

Solano appears to have stepped right into the the role Yangervis Solarte occupied prior to his release, starting against southpaws and making most of those appearances at second base. The 31-year-old slashed .322/.392/.437 over 97 plate appearances with Triple-A Sacramento prior to his callup, but he has shown little to no power or speed throughout his career, leaving him well off the fantasy radar.

May 7, 2019 11:44 AM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Set for promotion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants plan to call up Solano from Triple-A Sacramento ahead of Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Along with Solano, the Giants are planning on calling outfielder Mac Williamson up from Sacramento prior to the three-game series in Colorado. Neither Solano nor Williamson possess spots on the 40-man roster, so the Giants will have to remove two players from the roster to facilitate their promotions. The 31-year-old Solano has seen time at second base, third base and shortstop this season and is hitting .322/.392/.437 across 97 plate appearances in the Pacific Coast League. He'll likely serve as a utility man while he's up with the Giants.

Situational Stats
vs Los Angeles2370 .360 .304 .304
vs Hill (Career)320 .667.667.667
vs LHP114393 .385 .465 .342
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Batting Stats
2012MIA932852984228215870 .342 .375 .295
2013MIA1023613390334235731 .305 .316 .249
2014MIA1113102678328196112 .300 .323 .252
2015MIA55906170711800 .215 .244 .189
2016NYY92255121300 .261 .455 .227
2019SF812152771423104901 .360 .456 .330
2020SF0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 45112831263451312275246114 .315 .352 .269
Fielding Stats
2012MIA2B585625688166228 .992
2012MIA3B1082051322 .900
2013MIA2B9392464172284869 .983
2013MIA3B2000000 ---
2014MIA2B7363352139212147 .997
2015MIA2B732481421 .917
2015MIASS1072341814 .957
2016NYY3B2110010 .000
2019SFSS191466184627 .970
Total  340293142453686919188 .987
More Batting Stats
Total 537451101315429
Minor League Batting Stats
2005 R-Johnson Cty45145273840011142232 .337 .290 .262
2005 A-New Jersey22777195001171210 .341 .312 .247
2006 A-St. College44149224220013121721 .341 .295 .282
2007 A-Palm Beach5016317342101182101 .249 .233 .209
2007 A-Quad Cities82292317580030142552 .303 .284 .257
2008 AA-Springfield2610611285011152221 .319 .340 .264
2008 A-Palm Beach10740256115154131376312 .349 .351 .286
2009AA-Springfield64251275271116213910 .271 .255 .207
2009AAA-Memphis52164225270014102730 .364 .360 .317
2010AAA-Memphis Redbirds1023304184121427113521 .283 .333 .255
2011AA-Springfield Cardinal271015237021031600 .250 .356 .228
2011AAA-Memphis Redbirds812292265211123193520 .336 .397 .284
2012AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs36141143771014102740 .327 .326 .262
2013AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs1766825312941100 .411 .545 .379
2013AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads414061001--200 .429 .500 .429
2014AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs621221003--500 .091 .143 .095
2015AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs361401038300642401 .288 .293 .271
2016AAA-Scranton/WB13151164163333767257921 .349 .436 .319
2017AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr9937344105290448246010 .329 .391 .282
Total 10313675430100317213233562285422912 .315 .346 .273

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San Francisco Giants

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