Denard Span
CF SF
3 days 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
4 days 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
6 days 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span will bat eighth in the order Thursday against Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright.

EDGE Analysis

Span hasn't made a start anywhere other than the leadoff spot to this point, but he will fall to the eight-hole Thursday following a dismal 3-for-44 stretch to begin September. Angel Pagan will lead off Thursday and it would make sense if manager Bruce Bochy kept Span in the bottom-third of the lineup until he turns it around.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span is not in the lineup Tuesday against San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

Span has gone just 2-for-24 (.083) over the last seven games, including an 0-for-4 outing Monday. He'll sit out of Tuesday's game against Clayton Richard and the Padres while Gorkys Hernandez starts in center field.

Denard Span
CF SF
2 weeks ago

Span went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Span kick-started San Francisco's victory by taking Zack Greinke deep in the first at-bat of the game. The long ball was his 10th of the year, marking the first time in his nine-year career that he's reached double digits. Span's added power has been offset by a decline in batting average, however, as his .262 average would be a career-low. He's been slumping at the plate lately, managing just three hits in his past 40 at-bats, but perhaps Sunday's homer will awaken his bat.

Denard Span
CF SF
3 weeks ago

Span is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

He will sit for the second straight game with a lefty on the mound in Coors Field. Manager Bruce Bochy said Span and Gorkys Hernandez are the only outfielders on the team that he trusts to cover all of the ground in center field in Coors Field, so Hernandez will get the start in center again against a southpaw and hit fifth Wednesday. Span is hitting just .229 in 184 plate appearances against lefties this year, so he could continue to occupy the strong side of a platoon going forward.