San Francisco Giants

NL West

Buster Posey went 0-for-4 in Saturday's 11-5 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: In his last 15 games, Posey is 19-for-59 (.322) with two homers, 10 RBI, and 11 runs scored. He is starting to heat up and is slashing .255/.315/.389 with five homers and 28 RBI in 270 plate appearances for the Giants this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Madison Bumgarner expected not be traded and will remain with the Giants. (Source: Hank Schulman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner has been rumored for weeks to be dealt to a playoff contender in need of starting pitching. With the Giants all of a sudden in the Wild Card race, they are hanging onto to their pieces and not looking to deal anyone. Unless something changes, expect Bumgarner to remain with the Giants this season.

Category: Rumors


Will Smith expected not be traded and will remain with the Giants. (Source: Hank Schulman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There were multiple rumors of Will Smith being traded to a playoff contender in need of bullpen help. The Giants have decided Will Smith isn't going anywhere and is expected to stay with the team. This is good news for Smith, as a potential trade to a contender would have hurt his fantasy value. Unless something changes, Smith will continue to be the Giants' closer.

Category: Rumors


Brandon Belt collect two hits

Sat, Jul 20th 9:53pm EDT
By Brad Camara

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 11-4 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Belt continues to bat lead-off and has a .343 OBP in his last seven games. He is slashing .244/.362/.413 with 11 homers, 36 RBI, and 55 runs scored in 96 games this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Pablo Sandoval went 4-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 11-4 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Sandoval's all four hits were singles. He was struggling as of late and is slashing .266/.309/.500 with 11 homers and 35 RBI in 90 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Dickerson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 11-4 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Dickerson has been on fire lately, as he is 12-for-25 (.480) with a home run, six RBI, and eight runs scored in his last seven games. He is slashing .352/.410/.670 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 34 games with the Padres/Giants this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Jeff Samardzija (7-8) allowed four runs on six hits while striking out seven in five innings in Saturday's 11-4 loss to the Mets. He took his eighth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Samardzija didn't walk anyone and had pitched well in his previous three starts. He was hurt by the long ball as he gave up a pair of homers to Dominic Smith and Jeff McNeil. Samardzija now owns a 4.09 ERA and 96/29 K/BB ratio in his 20 starts this season. His next scheduled start is Wednesday, away against the Phillies.

Category: Game Recaps


Sam Dyson picks up the win

Sat, Jul 20th 9:24am EDT
By Brad Camara

Sam Dyson (4-1) pitched a scoreless 10th inning while striking out two in Friday's 1-0 win over the Mets. He picked up his fourth win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Dyson has a 2.68 ERA and 0.91 WHIP over 47 innings this season. He has been one of the most consistent relievers and owns a 46:6 K:BB in 45 appearances.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler Beede (3-3) allowed three hits and a walk while striking out five in eight scoreless innings in Friday's 1-0 win over the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Beede has now allowed three or fewer runs in five of his last six outings, lowering his ERA from 6.67 to 4.70 during that stretch. He owns a 4.70 ERA, 55:29 K:BB, and 1.43 WHIP in 59 1/3 innings this season. His next scheduled start is Wednesday, home against the Cubs.

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Stephen Vogt went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Giants' 11-8 win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: That gives Vogt two homers in his last two starts, and he has been quite good for them through 49 games. The former Athletic is batting .271 with an .863 OPS in limited playing time this year.

Category: Game Recaps


Mark Melancon record the final out of Wednesday's 11-8 win over the Rockies, picking up his first save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The 34-year-old was simply filling in with Will Smith unavailable for this one. Melancon now has a 4.02 ERA on the season and could see a couple more save chances if the Giants trade away a lot of their bullpen in the coming weeks.

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Shaun Anderson received a no-decision on Wednesday in Colorado, allowing five runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson walked two and struck out just one in the outing. Hopefully he wasn't started by many in this tough matchup, though the Giants wound up winning 11-8. Anderson will carry a 4.87 ERA into his next start.

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Drew Pomeranz received a no-decision on Tuesday in Colorado, allowing just one run on three hits over five innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Pomeranz struck out four and walked one in the start as the Giants went on to win in extra-innings. It's an impressive outing in a tough environment for the 30-year-old lefty, who has actually been pitching better as of late. Still, it's not as if he can be a trusted fantasy option moving forward.

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Brandon Crawford had himself a day in Monday's doubleheader versus the Rockies, totaling six hits, three homers, and nine RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Crawford homered twice and drove in eight in Game 1 before hitting a solo homer in Game 2. The 32-year-old shortstop has really picked things up lately and is worth adding in deeper leagues.

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Ray Black has been optioned back to the Sacramento River Cats. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: The right-handed reliever has been sent back down from the big club. Black has appeared twice this season and carries a 4.50 ERA and a 2.50 WHIP rendering him not relevant for fantasy owners.

Category: Transactions


Dereck Rodriguez pitches well in the second game of a doubleheader at Coors Field on Monday, allowing just one run on four hits over five innings.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez earned the win as he struck out six and didn’t walk anyone. The Giants went on to win a close one, 2-1. It’s impressive that he did so well while pitching in Colorado but he still isn’t an exciting fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps


The Giants placed Evan Longoria on the 10-day injured list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury comes with bad timing as Longoria had been heating up recently. He'll be out for at least the next 10 days. Pablo Sandoval should see regular at-bats in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Kevin Pillar hit a three-run homer in Monday's 13-2 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: It was hit lone hit in five at-bats. Pillar has been playing well lately and is worth a roster spot in deeper fantasy leagues. There's some deep-league power/speed value here. Monday's homer was his 12th of 2019.

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Mike Yastrzemski hit a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks, his fifth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Yastrzemski is now batting .256 with a .787 OPS this year and is worth monitoring in deeper leagues. He has shown some impressive pop in his brief time with San Francisco.

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Joe Panik went hitless in four at bats on Monday as the Giants beat the Dodgers 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Panik is now hitting .240 with a .651 OPS this year. Like many San Francisco position players he just isn't worth rostering in fantasy, even though he's been leading off lately.

Category: Game Recaps