Denard Span
CF SF
2 months ago

Span is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Left-hander Jon Lester is taking the mound for Chicago, so Span will head to the bench like he typically did against lefties during the regular season. Gorkys Hernandez will take his spot in center field for the evening.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 months ago

Span went 3-for-5 with a triple, three runs scored and two RBI in Sunday's wild card-clinching win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

He heads into the postseason on something of a high note, putting together a modest six-game hitting streak and going 9-for-25 (.360) over that stretch with seven runs scored, but Span's .266/.331/.381 slash line on the season is still below his usual standards. The Giants will likely need him to stay locked in if they're going to repeat their even-year magic.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 months ago

Span remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Dodgers starting another lefty in Clayton Kershaw, Span will sit once again in favor of Goryks Hernandez. Span has struggled throughout the month of September but he still owns a decent .283/.349/.418 line against right-handers, so it seems likely he'll be back in there Sunday to face Kenta Maeda.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 months ago

Span is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, according to CSN's Alex Pavlovic.

EDGE Analysis

Span is having a brutal month of September, hitting just .183, so manager Bruce Bochy decided to hold him out of the lineup for Friday's key matchup with the Dodgers. Gorkys Hernandez will get the start in center field in Span's place.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 months ago

Span is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Over the last 30 days, Span has hit just .196/.282/.326, bringing his line down to .261/.328/.375 for the year. He'll sit out for the third time in the last seven games as Gorkys Hernandez starts in center field.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 months ago

Span went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday against San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

Span was benched for three of the Giants' last four games due to the opposition throwing southpaws. An everyday player for the majority of the season, Span has been locked into a platoon with Gorkys Hernandez over the past week and presumably for the team's final eight games. Those who are rostering the veteran outfielder should note that the Giants are scheduled to face three left-handed starters over their final eight contests, starting with tomorrow's scheduled matchup against Clayton Richard and the Padres.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 months ago

Span is not in the lineup Thursday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

With lefty Christian Friedrich taking the ball for San Diego, Span will get another day off. Gorkys Hernandez will take his spot in the lineup for the evening.

Denard Span
CF SF
3 months ago

Span is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

For the second day in a row, the Dodgers are sending a left-hander to the mound to start, so Span will begin the game on the bench just like Monday night. Gorkys Hernandez will patrol center field in his stead.

Denard Span
CF SF
3 months ago

Span is not in the lineup for Monday's matchup with the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

With tough left-hander Clayton Kershaw taking the hill for Los Angeles, Span will get the day off to prepare for the rest of the series. Gorkys Hernandez will take over in center field for the evening.

Denard Span
CF SF
3 months ago

Span returned to the leadoff spot Sunday, going 1-for-4 in a 3-0 loss to St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

Span had been moved to the bottom of the order after his bat fell silent in the month of September. He showed immediate improvement, getting on base at a .500 clip in the three games after his lineup demotion. Apparently that was enough to flip both he and Joe Panik in the lineup. Returning to the leadoff spot gives Span a boost in fantasy value, especially if he has truly snapped out of his September funk.