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Norichika Aoki (LF,RF)

San Francisco Giants - 52% owned

Bats: L, Throws: R

Norichika Aoki had another productive night at the plate with a 3-for-5 effort. All of his hits were singles, but he was unable to knock in any runs or score any himself.

Fantasy Impact: Aoki is currently on a nine game hit-streak during which he has racked up a total of 13 hits. As a lead-off hitter, it is not that surprising that he has been unable to rack up many RBI, but his lack of run scoring is a little strange. Aoki shines the brightest in league play, but he is still a solid option in daily games.


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Aoki had an outstanding 4-for-4 night at the plate that featured three singles, one home run, one walk, and one stolen base. He knocked in two runs and and scored two runs himself.

Fantasy Impact: Aoki has really picked up his production over these last five games. His walk total has seen a significant bump, helping his OBP jump to .391, raising his floor in daily games.


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Aoki reentered the starting lineup for the series finale and went 2-for-3 with two singles and one walk. Unfortunately, he was unable to knock in any runs or come around score.

Fantasy Impact: Aoki is currently riding a five-game hitting streak (eight hits total) and his batting average is quickly climbing back up to the .300 mark. Manager Bruce Bochy has recently shown trepidation at starting Aoki against left-handers, although his average is actually slightly higher against southpaws (.304), this still hurts his value and be sure to check before plugging him into a daily lineup.


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Norichika Aoki finished up at 3-for-6 from the plate with three singles and no walks. He was able to knock in three runs and also steal a base, but he was unable to come around and score.

Fantasy Impact: Aoki is slowly building his batting average up to .300 after it dropped in the beginning of the month. The three RBI are great for all owners, but do not count on many more in the future, he only has 12 on the year.


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Aoki was supposed to get the day off, but was eventually used as a pinch hitter. He hit a single in his lone appearance at the plate, and eventually came around to score.

Fantasy Impact: Aoki's numbers have really begun to drop off in May, with his batting average currently sitting at .279, 34 percentage points below where it was at the end of April. Aoki's inability to take walks coupled with his hitting falling off means that he has a very low floor in daily games, but he is still productive in league play.


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San Francisco only managed one run against San Diego, and it came courtesy of a center field single by Aoki. He finishes the night 1-for-4 without walking or stealing any bases.

Fantasy Impact: While an RBI from a leadoff man is always a pleasant surprise, Aoki's value has began to decrease over the last two games, thanks to a 1-for-9 stretch. Unfortunately, Aoki does not take many walks or steal many bases, so his fantasy value is almost entirely dependent on him hitting the ball well, and he is just not doing that right now.


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Aoki had another solid game as he went 1-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run to lead off the game.

Fantasy Impact: An Aoki home run is a rarity (he has now hit 20 in his MLB career), but certainly a welcome site. Aoki is the prototypical lead off man, making contact and getting on base, so do not expect many RBI.


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Aoki finally broke his three game hitless streak with a 2-5 night. Both of his hits were singles, and he managed to record one RBI, steal one base, and also score a run for himself.

Fantasy Impact: Aoki opened up the season red hot, but he really struggled in the Giants' last series against Colorado. His numbers have dipped a little, but his walk rate has actually increased since he managed four walks in his last game. If he can continue to get on base consistently then he will continue to be of value.


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Aoki had a mediocre 1-4 night at the plate, but his one hit was a very valuable RBI single in a close 3-2 win for the Giants. Aoki was unable to draw any walks or steal a base, but he also did not strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Aoki has been excellent in the leadoff role for the Giants, batting .338 with a very respectable .400 OBP. The only issue with his game may be that he has only drawn six walks on the year, throwing away a little extra value for his fantasy owners.


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Nori Aoki leads Giants hitters

Tue, Apr 14th 5:05pm EDT
By Daniel Rogers

Nori Aoki went 2-for-4 yesterday against the Colorado Rockies. The Giants lost their fourth straight game, but Nori Aoki reached a personal milestone of his own. Aoki has completed 16 games straight with at least one hit per game. (Source: SFGStats on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Aoki is by no means a Miguel Cabrera-like hitter, but 16 straight games with a hit is an accomplishment that deserves praise. If you want to add Aoki to your team, don't expect a slugger, expect a reliable player. With an on-base percentage of .474, Aoki has the speed to add some stolen bases to his statsheet, as well.


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Norichika Aoki had a 2-4 night in a 1-0 loss to San Diego. He singles twice but was not able to come around and score himself, and also struck out once without drawing any walks.

Fantasy Impact: Aoki has had a really strong start to 2015, recording hits in all five games (multiple hits in three games), and his batting average currently sits at .429. His OBP is sitting at a cool .500, although he has only drawn three walks (rather low for a leadoff man).


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Norichika Aoki had a forgettable night in Arizona last night, batting 1-for-5. His solo hit was a double. In 2014, Aoki finished with a .285 batting average, and the 33-year-old is right on track with a similar average in 2015, batting .300 so far.

Fantasy Impact: 2015 has gotten off to an ugly start for Aoki. Don't expect a huge game from Aoki in game three tonight. The outfielder has struggled in Arizona during this series, hitting 3-for-10 over two games. Aoki has not proven to be a starting hitter in fantasy leagues as of yet.


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Aoki had a mediocre 1-4 day in his usual lead off role, but his one hit was a triple that happened to knock in Brandon Crawford for Aoki's first RBI of spring training. Aoki unfortunately was unable to score himself, and he also struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Aoki had a very slow start to spring training and his batting average is only sitting at .204, but he was able to extend his hitting streak to four games so thats certainly a positive. His one RBI is a little disturbing, but nobody should be expecting a high RBI total from any lead off man.


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Aoki lead off for the Giants and went 2-3 (single and a double) with one walk against Danny Duffy of the Royals. Aoki is now hitting a measly .190 for the spring but he has been heating up, recording hits in each of his last three games.

Fantasy Impact: This was Aoki's first multi-hit game of the spring, and although he is currently hitting below the Mendoza line, he hit .292 last year and .333 the year before. He is an everyday player and if he continues to hit lead off then fantasy value should rise accordingly.


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The San Francisco Giants reached an agreement with OF Norichika Aoki on a one-year contract worth $4.7 million with a club option for a second year. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Aoki has little power and a move to AT&T Park certainly won't help that aspect of his game, but Aoki does own a career .287 BA and .353 OBP and has some speed on the base paths. Look for Aoki to hit with a decent BA and steal around 20 bags in 2015.