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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.