San Francisco Giants

NL West

Logan Webb fell to 2-3 on Saturday versus the Dodgers, holding Los Angeles to two runs on six hits over six innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Webb struck out five and walked one. His only major mistake was allowing a homer to Max Muncy. The 22-year-old finishes the season with a 5.22 ERA spanning eight starts. However, he allowed just three runs over his final 12 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Johnny Cueto took the loss on Friday against the Dodgers, giving up five runs on five hits in just two innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto struck out two and walked one. The killer for him was allowing three homers, including back-to-back solo shots to Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager. Cueto returned from Tommy John this month and finished with a 5.06 ERA. He showed some promise in his earlier starts, however, and is a name to remember for 2020.

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Mauricio Dubon went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Giants' 8-3 win over the Rockies on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The homer was his fourth of the season. The 25-year-old infielder has shown some promise at the big league level this year, batting .280 with four homers and three steals in just 27 games. Dubon will likely wind up as a sleeper in 2020 fantasy drafts.

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Mike Yastrzemski hit his 21st homer of the year in Thursday's 8-3 win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: "Baby Yaz" came off the bench in this one and finished 2-for-3 with the homer, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored. The 28-year-old has had a phenomenal season, posting an .860 OPS with the aforementioned 21 homers.

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Tyler Beede is set to undergo an MRI after leaving Thursday's start with an oblique injury. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was going to be Beede's last start of the season anyway but hopefully this injury doesn't cost him too much of his off-season. Beede was dealing before exiting, tossing 3 1/3 perfect innings while striking out seven. He'll pitch the 2019 season with a 5.08 ERA spanning 22 starts.

Category: Injury Updates


Jeff Samardzija received a no-decision on Wednesday versus Colorado, throwing six scoreless innings while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: Samardzija was able to work around five hits and a walk in this one, which lowered his ERA to 3.52 on the year. The 34-year-old finishes the season with an 11-12 record and well under a strikeout per inning, but his ERA and WHIP were more than useful in fantasy leagues.

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Kevin Pillar went 0-for-7 as the Giants fell to the Rockies in 16 innings on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Pillar is now just 3-for-22 over his last five games. He does have 21 homers and 13 steals this season, which makes him relevant in deeper category leagues, but he ultimately isn't a fantasy difference-maker.

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Evan Longoria hit his 20th homer of the year in the Giants' 16-inning loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria finished the night 1-for-4 with two walks and two RBI. He is now batting .255 with 20 homers and a .768 OPS this year. It's nice to see he still has some pop in his bat but 20 homers isn't what it used to be with everyone in the league hitting for power these days. He won't be an enticing fantasy option entering 2020.

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Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with a homer, a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Giants' 16-inning loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Posey's homer came way back in the first inning. It was only his seventh of the year. The 32-year-old has struggled mightily to produce this season, batting just .256 with a .688 OPS. He'll enter 2020 ranked outside the top-10 fantasy catchers.

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Madison Bumgarner received a no-decision on Tuesday versus Colorado, allowing four runs on six hits over seven innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner struck out nine and walked two as the Giants went on to lose a wild one in 16 innings. The lefty is 9-9 with a 3.90 ERA in 34 starts this season. He'll make his final start of the year in the Giants' regular season finale on Sunday against the Dodgers.

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Will Smith struck out two in a scoreless ninth to preserve the 4-1 Giants' win over the Braves on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Smith allowed just a harmless single to pick up his 34th save of the year. The lefty closer dealt with some back inflammation the other week but is good to go for the final week of the regular season.

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Brandon Crawford went 3-for-6 with a double, a walk, and two RBI in the Giants' 7-6 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: This one took 15 innings to complete. Crawford has been kind of hot lately, but is still batting just .234 with a .672 OPS for the season.

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Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with two doubles as the Giants beat the Marlins 1-0 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Belt's second three-hit game of the week, but he still doesn't offer much excitement when it comes to fantasy upside. For the year he is batting .235 with a .745 OPS.

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Shaun Anderson earned another save on Friday versus the Marlins, throwing a scoreless ninth to secure the 1-0 win.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson also got a save earlier in the week as he continues to fill in for Will Smith (back inflammation). Smith is expected back this weekend, but fantasy players who desperately need saves can add Anderson to see how this all plays out.

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Stephen Vogt went 2-for-4 with a homer, four RBI, and two runs scored in the Giants' 5-4 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Vogt was the majority of San Francisco's offense in this one. He has hit very well as Buster Posey's backup this season, batting .274 with an .842 OPS.

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Dereck Rodriguez fell to 5-9 on Sunday in Los Angeles, allowing five runs (two earned) on three hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez gave up two homers in the outing, which was admittedly a tough matchup. He now owns a 5.09 ERA on the year and won't be a usable fantasy option here in the season's final month.

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Alex Dickerson went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants mustered just two hits in this one as they were shut down buy Jack Flaherty. However, the 27-year-old is now hitless in his last 16 at-bats and doesn't need to be owned in fantasy anymore.

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Scooter Gennett was was released by the Giants on Tuesday. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gennett was dealt to the Giants at the trade deadline, but slashed just .234/.254/.391 with two home runs and six RBI in 21 games with his new club. Mauricio Dubon and Donovan Solano will see more time at second base following this transaction.

Category: Transactions


Donovan Solano went 4-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in the Giants' 5-4 win over the A's on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Incredibly, Solano is now batting .349 with an .866 OPS on the season. We expect him to continue being a useful role player for the Giants down the stretch, but he doesn't have much fantasy value in season-long leagues.

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Pablo Sandoval (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery during the first week of September. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sandoval has been sidelined about two weeks with a right elbow injury. His visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache revealed that Sandoval will need Tommy John surgery. The procedure will end his 2019 season and keep him out for most of 2020 campaign. Sandoval finished 2019 slashing .269/.314/.509 with 14 home runs in 295 plate appearances.

Category: Injury Updates