Denard Span
CF SF
11 hours ago

Span reached base three times Monday, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a pair of RBI and a pair of runs scored in a 14-2 win over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old was mired in the slump through the first couple weeks of spring training, but he has turned it on over the final few weeks of exhibition play, batting .458 (11-for-24) during his current seven-game hitting streak. Outside of a slight uptick in power, Span had a disappointing season in his first year with the Giants, failing to provide the batting average, runs and steals he was known for despite receiving 637 plate appearances. The most-concerning aspect of his decline was his inability to generate stolen bases, attempting 19 and only converting 12. If Span is nothing more than a 10-15 steal outfielder, then there won't be a ton of value for those in standard leagues. That being said, the veteran outfielder is worth a flyer due to his position atop the Giants' lineup and the possibility of a bounce back campaign.

Denard Span
CF SF
1 month ago

Span batted leadoff and went 1-for-2 in his spring training debut against the Cubs on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Span returned to his usual spot atop the Giants' lineup, a place he will likely spend the majority of the season against right-handed pitchers. The soon-to-be 33-year-old had a down year in 2016, slashing .266/.331/.381 in 637 plate appearances. He did hit a career-high 11 homers, but his speed took a hit, stealing just 12 bags in 19 attempts. Span will be a in position to score a good amount of runs atop the Giants' lineup, but he will need to have a bounce-back year in terms of batting average and steals before he can be considered a standard league fantasy asset again.

Denard Span
CF SF
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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.