Denard Span
CF SF
13 hours ago

Span went 2-for-5 with a double and his ninth home run of the season in a win over Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Span's power surge continues as he connected on his third homer over his last eight appearances. He isn't known for his power, but the recent uptick is just another sign that he is locked in at the plate right now. After a disappointing first half with his new club, Span is batting .333 with five homers and four steals in the second half of the season. He is locked into the leadoff spot for the Giants, and while the power likely won't last (the nine homers marks a career-high), he is providing great value right now.

Denard Span
CF SF
5 days ago

Span is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

With San Francisco giving Span the night off, Gorkys Hernandez will make a rare appearance in the Giants' starting lineup and start in center field. Span has been on putting on a show at the plate lately, as he's hitting .356/.371/.559 with three home runs and 10 RBI over the last 14 games.

Denard Span
CF SF
6 days ago

Span hit his eighth home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

While the two-out home run in the top of the ninth didn't matter for the Giants, it certainly helped Span's fantasy owners who received his third home run over his last seven games. He has been red-hot in the month of August, slashing .345/.356/.540 in 91 plate appearances. While he is unlikely to keep up this power surge he is on, there is no reason he should be available in any league, at least until his bat cools off.

Denard Span
CF SF
1 week ago

Span went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran leadoff man took Bartolo Colon deep in the third inning for his seventh bomb of the season. Span has been wielding a hot bat throughout the first three games of the series, going 9-for-14 with a double, homer and three RBI. The stretch has been a microcosm of a stellar August in which he's slashed .354/.358/.532 over 79 at-bats.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span returned to the lineup after a day off Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a double in Thursday's 10-7 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Span surprisingly did not score a run or pick up an RBI despite getting three hits in a game where the Giants put up 10 runs. Despite the lack of counting stats, he provided another three-hit game, his fifth through 16 August starts. His current slash line of .319/.324/.464 is much closer to what we expected to see from Span when he joined the Giants. It appears he has turned things around after a disappointing first half.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

This is just a standard day off for the veteran center fielder. Span has been getting an off day roughly once every nine or 10 days since returning from injury in early July. Gregor Blanco will patrol center field and hit eighth Wednesday.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

With six home runs, Span has his highest total since all the way back in 2009 with Minnesota, when he crushed nine homers in 145 games. Obviously, power has never been a huge part of Span's game. Unfortunately, his ability to hit for average hasn't shown up in 2016, as he owns just a .263/.330/.363 batting line this season.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span finished 2-for-5 with four RBI in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Including the RBI double in Friday night's contest, the 32-year-old centerfielder has now produced five of the eight runs the Giants have scored over the first two games of the three-game home series. Still, it's been a disappointing first season in San Francisco for Span, as he's on pace to finish with career-lows in virtually every major statistical category.

Denard Span
CF SF
3 weeks ago

Span is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The everyday center fielder will get a rare day off as the Giants go with Gregr Blanco in his place. Blanco will hit eighth, and he'll be flanked by Hunter Pence in right and Angel Pagan in left.

Denard Span
CF SF
3 weeks ago

Span went 3-for-7 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 14-inning win over Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Span continues his hot-hitting ways since the Giants embarked on this East coast road trip, slashing .343/.351/.486 in those seven games. After a disappointing first half with his new club, the other shoe may be ready to drop for Span in the second half. Those in need of batting average, runs and some speed should take a look at Span if he is available.