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Joe Panik | Second Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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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. Jul 26 - 4:35 AM

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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.
Jul 22 - 8:12 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.
Jul 6 - 11:00 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.
Jun 29 - 7:48 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.
Jun 22 - 11:51 PM

Giants purchased the contract of INF Joe Panik from Triple-A Fresno.

Panik, the 29th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, has registered a promising .321/.382/.447 batting line in 74 games this season at the Triple-A level. He could see regular playing time at second base for San Francisco and may be worth a try in NL-only fantasy leagues. Panik doesn't have enough speed or power to carry significant value in standard mixed formats.
Jun 21 - 7:00 PM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants are calling up prospect infielder Joe Panik.

The Giants have yet to make an official announcement. Panik, a first-round pick from 2011, is batting .321/.382/.447 with five home runs and 45 RBI over 74 games this season in Triple-A. The opportunity is there for playing time at second base as the Giants consider their options before July 31, so the 23-year-old should be worth owning in NL-only leagues.
Jun 21 - 2:30 PM

Giants infield prospect Joe Panik went 1-for-3 with a grand slam and a walk for Triple-A Fresno on Thursday.

After playing shortstop for the first 10 games of the season, Panik has played second base during every game in which he played the field. He has hit well over his last 25 games, putting up a .347/.400/.535 line with six doubles, two triples, and three home runs. He projects as a utility infielder who hits .280 with some power from the right side.
Jun 13 - 7:32 AM

Giants infield prospect Joe Panik picked up another hit for Triple-A Fresno on Monday night, and his season line sits at .341/.397/.421.

The former first-round pick has hit .500/.548/.607 over his past seven games while playing second base. He started the first 10 games of the season at shortstop, spent one game as the DH, and has spent 20 of the last 21 at second base, with his only reprieve being one game spent as the DH. Panik is unlikely to be more than a utility infielder, but he could be a solid high-average, low power utility infielder.
May 6 - 9:44 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Jake Peavy
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Jeremy Affeldt
3Sergio Romo
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7Yusmeiro Petit