San Francisco Giants

NL West

Steven Duggar went 1-for-5 with a single and a run scored as the Giants beat the Pirates 3-2 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his .242 average and .672 OPS Duggar has established himself as the team's everyday leadoff hitter. The outfielder has just three homers and one steal on the year, which means he isn't too fantasy relevant in a low-scoring offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Belt went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Belt is now hitting just .213 with a .767 OPS. He has just two hits over his past five games and doesn't need to be owned in standard fantasy leagues right now.

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Buster Posey homered, doubled, and walked in the Giants' 3-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Posey's homer was a three run shot that was responsible for all of the Giants' scoring today. The 32-year-old catcher has gotten off to a slow start this season after missing most of 2018 due to hip surgery. Hopefully Sunday's heroics are a sign of things to come.

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Will Smith allowed two baserunners but ultimately threw a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save on Sunday versus the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Smith picked up his fifth save of the year in the 3-2 victory. The 29-year-old lefty is the locked in closer for San Francisco, though it's fair to question how many save chances he'll get on a team not many project to fair too well this season.

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Dereck Rodriguez picked up the win on Sunday versus Pittsburgh, throwing 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez allowed three hits and walked one as the Giants went on to win 3-2. He now holds a 3.54 ERA through five starts. Even more impressive is his 22/5 K/BB ratio. Rodriguez is firmly on the streaming radar in his next start versus the wounded Yankees.

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Kevin Pillar went 2-for-2 with a run scored in the Giants' 3-1 loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The game was called in the sixth due to inclement weather. Pillar hit several homers upon his arrival in San Francisco but has gone cold since. Overall he's batting .181 with an OPS under .500.

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Derek Holland fell to 1-3 on Saturday in Pittsburgh, allowing three runs on four hits over five innings.

Fantasy Impact: Holland struck out seven and walked one. The 32-year-old has impressed with his strikeout totals this year, registering 34 over 27 innings. He'll carry a 4.33 ERA into his next start versus the Yankees.

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Joe Panik went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: The 28-year-old simply cannot get it going this season. He's now batting .193 without a homer or steal. Panik can be avoided in every fantasy league.

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Madison Bumgarner fell to 1-3 on Friday in Pittsburgh, allowing four runs on six hits over six innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner struck out seven and walked one as the Giants went on to lose 4-1. The southpaw allowed all four runs to score in the first inning and was great from that point on. He now has a 3.66 ERA to go along with 30 strikeouts in 32 innings. Bumgarner's next start comes against the Yankees at home.

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Yangervis Solarte went 0-for-3 on Thursday as the Giants fell to the Nationals 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Solarte had some deeper league appeal entering the season but that has all but evaporated now. The veteran infielder has a .518 OPS with zero homers or steals this season.

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Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored as the Giants fell to the Nationals 4-2 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria has raised his batting average roughly 40 points this week, all the way up to .219 following Thursday's action. The veteran third baseman actually has an eight-game hitting streak but won't have fantasy relevance unless he really goes on a tear, which is unlikely.

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Brandon Crawford went 0-for-4 in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: The entire San Fran offense is slumping but Crawford is taking it to the extreme. The 32-year-old is now hitting .230 with an OPS under .500. Crawford isn't fantasy relevant at all right now.

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Drew Pomeranz fell to 0-2 on Thursday versus the Nationals, allowing four runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Pomeranz struck out seven and walked three as the Giants went on to lose 4-2. The 30-year-old is striking out well over a batter per inning but he has always had issues pitching deep into games. His 4.82 ERA isn't impressive enough to make him fantasy relevant. His next start comes against the Blue Jays.

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Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer, walked, and stole a base in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Parra signed a minor-league deal with the Giants this off-season and is nothing more than a stopgap on a team with little intention to contend. He can be avoided in fantasy.

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Jeff Samardzija fell to 1-1 on Wednesday in Washington, allowing four runs on five hits over five innings.

Fantasy Impact: Samardzija struck out seven and walked two as the Giants went on to lose 9-6. The right-hander has now mixed two good starts with two decent ones. All together it comes out to a 2.91 ERA with just under a strikeout per innings. Samardzija is worth owning in deeper leagues and he gets the Blue Jays next time out.

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Joey Bart has been diagnosed with a fractured hand that will keep him sidelined for 4-6 weeks. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bart was hit by a pitch on Monday playing in High-A. It's bad luck for last year's second overall pick out of Georgia State. The 22-year-old catcher remains an exciting fantasy prospect for dynasty league players.

Category: Injury Updates


Sam Dyson earned a save on Saturday versus Colorado, throwing a clean ninth inning to protect the 5-2 lead.

Fantasy Impact: Dyson likely won't see many more save chances moving forward. He was just filling in for Will Smith in this one. The 30-year-old has now given up just one run through 8 2/3 innings this season. Perhaps he'll be traded come July.

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Pablo Sandoval recorded a pinch-hit RBI double and came around to score in Friday's loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: The 32-year-old is hitting .400 in limited action to begin the year. Perhaps the Giants will give him more opportunities moving forward, but fantasy players shouldn't follow suit.

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The Giants traded catcher Tom Murphy to the Mariners in exchange for RHP Jesus Ozoria. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Murphy was DFA’d by both the Rockies and the Giants over the past week. He should start versus lefties in Seattle but doesn’t have any fantasy revelance right now.

Category: Transactions


The Giants designated Mac Williamson for assignment. (Source: Henry Schulman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williamson ultimately lost out on becoming the Giants' fourth outfielder this year. He'll report to Triple-A unless he gets claimed by another team.

Category: Transactions