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August 4, 2020 04:36 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Retreats to bench Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

Solano has been on a tear at the plate this season, riding a nine-game hitting streak while logging a 1.163 OPS with a home run and 13 RBI during that time. However, he'll get a breather Tuesday with Mauricio Dubon starting at the keystone, batting eighth.

August 2, 2020 03:40 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Plates three runs in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano went 2-for-5 with three RBI during Saturday's 7-3 win over the Rangers.

Solano has emerged as one of the top run producers in the National League during the first week of the season, as he has already notched 13 RBI in just 29 at-bats. He is riding a seven-game hitting streak and is carrying one of the hottest bats in all of baseball at the moment while tallying 10 RBI and four extra-base hits in his last four games.

July 31, 2020 03:00 AM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Cranks out four hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 12-7 extra-inning loss to the Padres.

Three of Solano's four hits were doubles, including one of the run-scoring variety in the seventh inning. He added the game-tying run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Solano has hit safely in five straight games (10-for-19) with a homer, nine RBI, four doubles and three runs scored. The 32-year-old infielder is still expected to make most of his starts versus southpaws, but his recent success could earn him more general playing time over the likes of Mauricio Dubon and Wilmer Flores.

July 31, 2020 11:16 AM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Supplies three-run jack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Padres.

Though Solano is largely expected to work as a short-side platoon option in 2020 after producing a .339/.382/.461 slash line versus lefties last season, manager Gabe Kapler elected to give the infielder a rare start against a right-handed pitcher (Chris Paddack). After providing a single in one of his at-bats against Paddack, Solano came through with his biggest hit of the ninth versus another righty (Craig Stammen) in the eighth, slugging a 380-foot home run to left field. With everyday third baseman Evan Longoria (oblique) due back from the injured list Thursday, Solano likely won't see many more opportunities against righties, but his spot in the lineup versus lefties remains secure.

March 26, 2020 07:52 PM
Giants' Donovan Solano: Inside track on roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solano was likely on track to make San Francisco's 26-man roster when spring training was suspended, Maria Guardado of reports.

Solano apparently holds the edge over Yolmer Sanchez, who, as a non-roster invitee, was hitting just .115 (3-for-26) with zero extra-base hits before camp was put on hold. While Solano has an option remaining, he went 8-for-21 in spring and hit .330 across 81 games with San Francisco in 2019.

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.

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