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Denard Span | Outfielder | #2

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
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Denard Span went 2-for-3 with a solo inside-the-park home run and three total RBI in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.
Span scooted his way around the bases for an inside-the-park home run in the first inning and collected a two-run single just one frame later. No further RBI damage after that point for the veteran outfielder. For the campaign as a whole, Span is hitting a modest .275/.326/.431 with nine homers, 32 RBI and eight steals over the course of 96 games played. He no longer holds any fantasy value, but has been a dependable enough contributor during this trying season by the Giants. Aug 20 - 1:17 AM

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Denard Span went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk, a steal and three runs scored as the Giants topped the Marlins 9-4 on Tuesday.

Span doesn't do it often, but he filled up the box score tonight; it's the sixth time in 10 big-league seasons that he's homered and stolen a base in the same game. The Giants would be happy to trade Span this month if anyone wanted an outfielder, but given his troubles defensively in center, it seems unlikely that anyone is going to take him on. He's been decent offensively in hitting .272/.322/.430 this year, but that's still not what anyone is looking for from a left fielder and that's probably what he should be going forward.
Aug 15 - 11:14 PM

Denard Span is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Cubs.

It's a normal day off for the left-handed-hitting Span. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in center field and batting leadoff Tuesday versus Cubs southpaw Jose Quintana.
Aug 8 - 6:42 PM

Denard Span is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday against the Athletics.

The Giants stacked their lineup with right-handed bat against A's left Sean Manaea. Gorkys Hernandez will man center field in Span's absence. Span has hit only .246 since the All-Star break, though eight of his 17 hits in that span have gone for extra bases.
Aug 1 - 7:42 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Giants are shopping Denard Span, but there's "no market for him."

Span has been hot of late to get his season line up to a respectable .286/.337/.451, but he doesn't run anymore, his defense has declined dramatically and he's still owed $15 million after this season. In other words, the Giants are stuck with him perhaps unless they'd be willing to eat virtually all of the 33-year-old's contract.
Jul 28 - 3:46 PM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

Span collected an RBI single in the sixth inning against Jhoulys Chacin. His other hit, a double, was his 19th two-bagger of the season. Five of those 19 doubles have come in his last eight games. He has also turned in back-to-back two-hit showings. On the macro level, Span is hitting .289/.338/.456 with seven homers, 23 RBI and four steals over the course of 72 games.
Jul 21 - 1:29 AM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

Nice little game for Span, here. He launched a splash-shot solo home run in the fifth inning and also notched his 18th double of the season in the contest. Overall, the veteran outfielder is slashing a sturdy .286/.336/.452 with seven homers, 22 RBI and four steals in 71 games this season.
Jul 19 - 8:34 PM

Denard Span went 3-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Span reached base three times, but the Giants were unable to drive him in on any of those occasions. The veteran outfielder is in the midst of a fine season overall and is currently slashing .291/.342/.452 with six homers, 35 runs scored and four steals across 68 games played. There is little fantasy value, here, particularly given his team's struggles to score him even when he reaches base, but a fine season nonetheless.
Jul 16 - 7:35 PM

Denard Span finished with a solo home run across four at-bats in Friday's loss against Miami.

Span deposited one into San Francisco Bay off of Miami's Dan Straily in the ninth inning, ruining the starter's chance of a complete game shutout. Despite the homer, Span is hitting just .158 (3-for-19) with three runs scored across five games in the month of July.
Jul 8 - 5:25 AM

Denard Span crushed a leadoff homer off of Gerrit Cole on Friday, helping to propel the Giants to victory over the Pirates.

Span also singled three times in the contest, finishing the night 4-for-5 with four runs scored. He has been scorching hot as of late and is now slashing .298/.347/.456 with five homers and 18 RBI on the season.
Jun 30 - 11:32 PM

Denard Span posted three singles with a pair of RBI across seven at-bats in Tuesday's victory against the visiting Rockies.

The veteran has come alive with three consecutive multi-hit outings, and he has hit safely in 12 of his past 14 games to raise his average from .253 to .287 just since June 13. He has collected two or more hits in eight of those outings to re-emerge as a solid fantasy option in some formats.
Jun 28 - 3:55 AM

Denard Span went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Rockies.

Span struck for an RBI triple in the fourth inning. He is up to four triples on the season and is now hitting .282/.332/.435 with four homers, 15 RBI and 28 runs scored in 216 at-bats. The veteran outfielder has turned in multi-hit efforts in four of his last six games.
Jun 27 - 1:35 AM

Denard Span went 2-for-5 in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Span was the only Giants batter to finish with multiple hits. The veteran outfielder is quietly putting in a nice little season, hitting .284/.332/.433 with four homers, 14 RBI and 26 runs scored overall. He does not offer much in the way of fantasy glory, but a nice little season nonetheless.
Jun 25 - 7:55 PM

Denard Span is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Braves.

The Giants are stacking their lineup with right-handed batters with lefty Jaime Garcia on the mound for Atlanta. Gorkys Hernandez will man center field and bat eighth. Span has actually hit better against left-handers than righties this year (.295 vs. LHP, .268 vs. RHP), but the matchup against Garcia was a good excuse to give him a rare night off.
Jun 22 - 7:21 PM

Denard Span went 3-for-5 and scored a run in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

He tripled in the eighth inning and scored on a wild pitch by Arodys Vizcaino. The veteran outfielder is getting a lot of playing time this year but has not been able to convert that into much fantasy value. He has a .274 batting average with four homers, 14 RBI and three stolen bases in 212 plate appearances.
Jun 22 - 1:42 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Ryder Jones
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
3Orlando Calixte
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Carlos Moncrief
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Ty Blach
6Chris Stratton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Sam Dyson
3Hunter Strickland
4Cory Gearrin
5Josh Osich
6Albert Suarez
7Kyle Crick
8Matt Cain
9Will Smith