OUTMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 weeks ago

The Giants are expected to pick up Bumgarner's club option for 2018, Austin Laymance of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is no surprise, as Bumgarner is San Francisco's ace --

his club option is worth $12 million for next season. Although he missed significant time last year with a shoulder injury, Bumgarner has been lights out in his career with the Giants, posting a 3.01 ERA over nine seasons. Look for the 28-year-old to have yet another stellar season in 2018.

OUTMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Manager Bruce Bochy announced Tuesday that Bumgarner will not make another start this season, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner's health isn't a concern at this point in the season, but the Giants will shut their ace down on a high note following his strong 7.2 inning one-run outing Saturday against the Dodgers. Bumgarner will conclude the year with a 3.32 ERA over 17 starts and will again be one of the most coveted starting pitching assets in 2018 fantasy baseball drafts.

OUTMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Bumgarner (4-9) earned the win against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing one run on five hits and one walk in 7.2 innings in the Giants' 2-1 victory. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw was often hovering near the mid-90s with his velocity and hummed along quickly to a victory. Bumgarner now sports a sparkling 3.323 ERA with an 8.2 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 over 111 innings, putting him in position -- despite missing so much time this year -- to again be selected within the first two or three rounds of fantasy drafts in 2018. He lines up to take his final turn of the season Friday at home against the Padres.

OUTMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Bumgarner (3-10) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six through seven innings during Saturday's loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

After allowing 11 runs through 11 innings over his past two starts, this was a strong bounce-back showing from the lefty. Bumgarner sports a rock-solid 3.48 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 8.4 K/9 for the campaign, so while it's been a discouraging season overall, he remains a go-to option moving forward. A daunting road start against the Dodgers and a favorable home game against the Padres project to be Bumgarner's final two matchups of the season.

OUTMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Bumgarner (3-8) allowed six runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out four batters through five innings during Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The imposing lefty entered Sunday's start with a 3.22 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 8.1 K/9 through 10 starts since returning from the disabled list July 15, so this was a discouraging outing. Additionally, Bumgarner has now surrendered 11 runs through 11 innings over his past two outings. While he hasn't looked nearly as dominant of late, the fantasy numbers are still strong, and his upside for an elite showing in any given start is unquestioned. With San Francisco utilizing a six-man rotation, Bumgarner projects to make his next start at AT&T Park against the Diamondbacks.

OUTMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 months ago

Bumgarner (3-7) was tagged for five runs on five hits (three home runs) with two walks and five strikeouts over six innings in a losing effort to the Cardinals on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner turned in his worst outing of the season two days after being scratched from his previous start due to illness. The country-strong ace helped his cause with a solo home run in the fifth inning, but it wasn't enough to overcome the three he surrendered on the mound. The 28-year-old has pitched relatively well (3.22 ERA) since returning from shoulder surgery July 15, but his 1.7 HR/9 in those 10 starts suggests that he may not fully return to form until his shoulder gets a full offseason of rest. The Giants are currently deploying a six-man rotation, so Bumgarner's next start will come against the White Sox next Sunday.

OUTMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 months ago

Bumgarner (illness) will start Sunday's game against the Cardinals, NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner ended up being scratched from his previously scheduled start Thursday in the series opener with St. Louis after succumbing to flu-like symptoms, but he's apparently feeling fine again after taking a few days off to recover. The staff ace's brief absence forced the Giants to hand Matt Cain a spot start Thursday, but Cain will head back to the bullpen now that Bumgarner is back to full strength.

OUTMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 months ago

Bumgarner (illness) is expected to take the mound for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants scratched Chris Stratton from Saturday's start and moved Jeff Samardzija into his place, effectively clearing the way for Bumgarner to take the hill for the series finale. The left-hander is currently suffering from an illness that caused him to miss Thursday's projected start. Since returning from the DL on July 15, Bumgarner has posted a 2.78 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over nine outings.

OUTMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 months ago

Bumgarner (illness) will not return to the rotation until Sunday at the earliest, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday due to an illness that has affected him since earlier in the week. Matt Cain is taking the hill in his place an the combination of Johnny Cueto and Chris Stratton will take the ball Friday and Saturday. With that, Bumgarner figures to get the start for the series finale provided his illness subsides in time.

OUTMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 months ago

Bumgarner was scratched from Thursday's game against the Cardinals due to flu-like symptoms, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matt Cain will step in to start in place of Bumgarner, who came down with a bug prior to Thursday's series opener against St. Louis. It's unclear when the Giants will slot him back into the rotation at this point, but more should be known in the coming days.