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Joe Panik | Second Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Joe Panik had a big night in the Giants' Game 4 win against the Royals on Saturday, doubling twice with two RBI and two runs scored in four at-bats.
Panik was hitting only .154 (2-for-13) entering the night, but contributed in a big way in Game 4. He led off the fifth inning with a double, chasing Jason Vargas from the game, and later scored. His sixth-inning sacrifice bunt moved two runners into scoring position and both wound up scoring. In the seventh, he knocked in a run with a double and scored on a Hunter Pence double. Panik has been a very pleasant surprise for the Giants since taking over second base in late June. Sun, Oct 26, 2014 12:16:00 AM

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Joe Panik drove in a run and scored the winning run in Tuesday's victory over the Nationals.

The Giants managed just nine singles on the night, but they were able to scratch together three runs on a bases-loaded walk, an RBI groundout and a wild pitch. It was Panik who scored from third base in the bottom of the seventh with the decisive run when Aaron Barrett spiked one into the dirt. They had a chance to score on the next pitch, as well, when Barrett's intentional ball went wild, but Buster Posey was thrown out at home.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 12:40:00 AM

Joe Panik went 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI as the Giants topped the Nationals 3-2 in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday in Washington.

The rookie second baseman slashed a terrific .305/.343/.368 in 73 games with the Giants during the regular season and has carried over that hot-hitting into postseason play. He plated the first run of the ballgame with an RBI single off Stephen Strasburg in the third inning, then tripled and scored the eventual game-winning run in the seventh. Still just 23-years-old, his future looks very bright.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Joe Panik was a perfect 5-for-5 with a quintet of singles in Tuesday's win against the Diamondbacks.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Panik became the first player since Adam Kennedy (with the 2009 A's) to have at least five hits and not score a run or drive in a runner. The hit total set a new career mark for Panik, and tied Buster Posey for the single-game San Francisco high this season. Panik is 14-for-33 (.424) in September. He's batting a revelatory .327/.369/.397 across 199 at-bats.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 01:03:00 AM

Joe Panik finished 4-for-6 with a double and two runs scored in Friday's easy win against the Brewers.

Panik has only played in 46 games in his young career but already has two four-hit games under his belt. He has had a strong showing since making his major league debut on June 21, batting .312/.359/.376 with one home run and 13 RBI.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:38:00 AM

Joe Panik went 4-for-5 with a three-run home run on Friday.

The home run off of Doug Fister was Panik's first career home run and it helped blow the game open for the Giants on their way to a 10-3 win. He also committed an error in the contest, but we'll let that pass for the younger. In 126 ABs, the twenty-four year old is hitting .316/.344/.345.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:12:00 AM

Joe Panik (finger) is back in the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Cubs.

Panik missed a couple of games after dislocating his pinkie finger on a slide into second base Sunday. The 23-year-old rookie is batting .282/.336/.333 this season.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Joe Panik (finger) is hoping to play Wednesday.

Panik made an early exit Sunday after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger on a slide into second base and is sitting out Tuesday night. Joaquin Arias will get the start at second base in Chicago.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Joe Panik (finger) is listed as day-to-day after X-rays came back negative on Sunday.

Panik was forced to leave Sunday's game in the eighth inning after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger while sliding into second base. He'll be able to return to the Giants as soon as he is able to tolerate the pain, which is expected to be in a day or two.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Joe Panik is heading for X-rays after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

Panik sustained the injury sliding into second base in the eighth inning. He was replaced by Joaquin Arias who would stand to see extra time at second base should Panik require a trip to the disabled list. The Giants should provide an update on his status shortly.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Joe Panik (ankle) appeared as a pinch-hitter in Friday's loss to the Giants, singling in his lone at bat.

Panik had been sidelined since Tuesday due to a sprained right ankle sustained in Tuesday's contest. With the arrival of Dan Uggla, it's unclear at the moment just how playing time will shake out at second base, but his already minimal fantasy value is sure to take a hit.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 04:35:00 AM

Joe Panik left Tuesday's game versus the Phillies with a sprained right ankle.

He grounded out in his lone plate appearance before exiting. The Giants should update Panik's status after the game. He was replaced at second base by Ehire Adrianza.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 08:12:00 PM

Joe Panik finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Padres on Sunday.

Panik had an RBI double in the third inning. The second baseman has multi-hit games in three of his last six starts, pulling his average up to .257 after a rough first week in the big leagues. Remarkably, his two runs scored were his first in 12 games since being promoted.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 11:00:00 PM

Joe Panik had a rough day at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Reds, going hitless in three at-bats.

The rookie second baseman has struggled since his promotion, slashing a meager .174/.240/.217 in his first 23 at-bats. He's likely to continue getting playing time at second base, but should be irrelevant outside of NL-only formats.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Joe Panik finished 2-for-4 with an RBI double in his first major league start on Sunday.

Panik kept his cool in his first major league start -- it wasn't his first game after he walked as a pinch hitter on Saturday -- slapping a single in the fifth inning before lashing his run-scoring double in the ninth. The second baseman will likely continue to show doubles power with little more, and can be forgotten about outside of NL-only leagues.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 11:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
3John Bowker
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
3Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Joan Gregorio
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6Hunter Strickland
7George Kontos
8Chris Heston
9Erik Cordier
10J.C. Gutierrez
11Cody Hall
12Ray Black
13Curtis Partch
14Clay Rapada