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Joe Panik | Shortstop

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Giants reassigned INF Joe Panik, RHPs Jose Valdez, Edward Concepcion, Fabio Castillo and Justin Fitzgerald, LHP Josh Osich and C Andrew Susac to minor league camp.
No surprises here. Panik is the most high profile of the cuts as a former first-round pick, but he finished last year in A-ball and is obviously a ways away from the majors. Fri, Mar 8, 2013 11:17:00 AM

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Giants prospect infielder Joe Panik has yet to make his Cactus League debut due to right hamstring tightness.

The Giants are holding him out as a precaution, so it doesn't sound like a major concern. Panik, 22, owns a .312/.379/.424 batting line over his first two seasons in the minors and was recently ranked as the organization's No. 2 prospect by Baseball America.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 05:54:00 PM

Joe Panik went 2-for-3 with his first home run of the fall in the Scottsdale Scorpions' 8-4 loss to the Peoria Javelinas on Monday.

Panik, who was selected 29th overall by the Giants in June, hit .341 with six homers and 54 RBIs at Low-A Salem-Keizer this year. The Northwest League's MVP and Postseason All-Star was hitless in five of his first six games but expressed confidence that the early blip is now behind him.
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 10:22:00 PM

The Giants have agreed to terms with their first-round pick, St. John's shortstop Joe Panik.

Panik's signability was one of the main reasons the Giants pulled the trigger on him with the 29th overall selection, so it's no surprise this got done quickly. The financial particulars aren't available at this time, but it's expected that he'll get somewhere around $1.1 million, which is MLB's slot recommendation for the 29th pick. Panik is a high-floor, low-ceiling player that should be able to move fairly quickly. He might eventually have to move to second base.
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 02:19:00 PM

Giants picked St. John's shortstop Joe Panik 29th overall.

It's bit of a reach, as there were players with higher upside (Levi Michael) left on the board at the time, but the Giants decided to play it safe and draft for slot. Panik, a left-handed hitter, may eventually have to move to second base due to his arm, but his pitch recognition and contact ability gives him the chance to be a No. 2 hitter.
Tue, Jun 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM

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