Gregor Blanco OF SF 4 days ago

Blanco started both games of Saturday's double-header against the Rockies, going 3-for-9 with two runs, a double, and his third stolen base of the season.

It is worth noting that manager Bruce Bochy picked Blanco as the only outfielder to start both games of the double-header. While Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence appear to be everyday players, it has yet to be determined how the at-bats will be split up in left field among Blanco, Nori Aoki, and Justin Maxwell. But if Saturday was any indication, it seems as though Bochy will ride the hot hand. Those in deeper leagues should take note, as Blanco has been useful when getting playing time.

Gregor Blanco OF SF 2 weeks ago

Blanco got his second consecutive start at the leadoff spot and his second straight two-hit game in a 2-for-5 performance with a solo home run against the Reds on Saturday.

Blanco had another productive night scoring twice and grabbing an RBI in the game as well. It was surprising to see him start as Saturday marked the return of Hunter Pence off the DL. Look for his playing time to be limited going forward as the Giants have a crowded outfield.

Gregor Blanco OF SF 2 weeks ago

Blanco started in left field for the second-consecutive game Friday, going 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and a stolen base in the win over the Reds.

It appears that manager Bruce Bochy is giving his usual everyday left fielder, Nori Aoki, a couple days of rest, but Blanco has played well in his stead. This get even more crowded in San Francisco's outfield now that Hunter Pence is returning to the lineup Saturday, so it would be best to let the dust settle this weekend to see how playing time shakes up.

Gregor Blanco OF SF 1 month ago

Blanco went 2-for-5 with a double and a run batting leadoff against the Rockies on Friday.

This was Blanco's first start since April 18. His slow start (.239, no homers, one stolen base) has caused him to lose significant playing time to the hot-hitting Justin Maxwell. Manager Bruce Bochy already stated that Maxwell would start all three games this weekend pushing Blanco into a fourth outfielder role.

Gregor Blanco OF SF 1 month ago

Blanco will start in left field and lead off Friday against the Rockies.

Blanco will be afforded an opportunity atop the order against right-hander Eddie Butler, with Norichika Aoki sitting for the first time this season. While Blanco is just 8-for-39 (.205 average) against right-handed pitching thus far, he deserves some consideration in daily leagues.

Gregor Blanco OF SF 1 month ago

Blanco is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Wednesday's absence will mark Blanco's third straight. His last two have come against lefties, but Blanco also sat against a right-hander on Sunday. That was mainly the result of Buster Posey moving out to first base and Brandon Belt to left, but Blanco, who's off to a 9-for-40 start, may find himself sitting in favor of Justin Maxwell more often if he doesn't start hitting with more consistency.

Gregor Blanco OF SF 1 month ago

Blanco is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Blanco will sit for a second straight game, this time in favor of Justin Maxwell in right with left-hander Brett Anderson starting for Los Angeles. The 31-year-old Blanco has hit safely in five of his last six starts but is still sitting on a .225 average for the season.

Gregor Blanco OF SF 1 month ago

Blanco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, MLB.com's Chris Haft reports.

Through the domino effect of Buster Posey getting a day off behind the plate, Blanco will be bounced from the lineup, as Posey handles first base while Brandon Belt covers left field. This sort of arrangement is only likely to occur on select occasions, so Blanco should still be in line for a full-time role with the Giants until Hunter Pence (forearm) returns to the lineup closer to the end of the month.

Gregor Blanco OF SF 1 month ago

Blanco is out of the lineup Wednesday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

While Blanco is typically in the Giants' lineup, he is in there for defense, and not much else. So far he is batting .214 with zero homers and zero steals in 28 at-bats this season. Justin Maxwell will get a rare start in the outfield in Blanco's place Wednesday.

Gregor Blanco OF SF 1 month ago

Blanco went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Blanco has really struggled out of the gates, as Sunday's RBI was his first, and he has yet to steal a base this season. He should continue to see regular at-bats while Hunter Pence (forearm) is sidelined, but he needs to start contributing more to the offense otherwise he could lose playing time to the hotter-hitting Justin Maxwell.