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Joe Panik | Second Baseman | #12

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: St. John's
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (29) / SF
Contract: view contract details
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Joe Panik went 3-for-7 and scored two runs in a victory over the Dodgers in 14 innings on Saturday.
Panik continues his torrid start, and is now hitting .393/.452/.714 to open the season. This can't possibly keep up, but if you have him on your roster, this sure is fun to watch. A date with Clayton Kershaw on Sunday looms. Apr 7 - 11:29 PM

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Joe Panik went 2-for-4 and hit his third homer Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Quite the unexpected power surge for Panik, who finished with 10 homers each of the last two years. Until the Giants finally got a two-run homer from Evan Longoria in the seventh inning today, Panik's homers had accounted for all three of their runs this season.
Apr 3 - 8:27 PM

Joe Panik swatted a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning off of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen to propel his team to a 1-0 victory on Friday.

If this sounds familiar, it should, as it also happened on Thursday. The Giants won 1-0 in the season opener, as Panik took Clayton Kershaw deep in the fifth inning of that one. So far through two games it is Joe Panik 2, Dodgers 0. He has never hit more than 10 homers in a season, but he is certainly off to a good start and on the way to a new career best. Panik has also hit .285 or better in three of his four MLB campaigns, so that certainly endears him to fantasy owners.
Mar 31 - 12:51 AM

Joe Panik homered as part of a two-hit effort Thursday in the Giants’ Opening Day victory over the Dodgers.

Both hits came off Clayton Kershaw including a solo home run in the fifth. That was only Panik’s third career homer off a left-hander and it proved to be the difference as San Francisco won by a final count of 1-0. Panik owns an underwhelming .408 slugging percentage for his career, though he’s hit .285 or better in three of four major league seasons. That’s enough to keep him in the fantasy conversation, particularly in deeper formats.
Mar 29 - 10:27 PM

Joe Panik launched his first Cactus League home run as the Giants' bested the Rangers on Saturday.

Panik led off the game with a bang by taking Cole Hamels deep. He also doubled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3. He's off to a hot start this spring, hitting .400 with a pair of RBI.
Mar 3 - 8:42 PM

Giants and 2B Joe Panik avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.45 million contract.

Panik was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He sported a .288/.347/.421 batting line with 10 homers last season.
Jan 12 - 2:16 PM

Joe Panik went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Padres.

Panik has spent considerable time hitting low in the order, but when he's been put in the one or two holes, he's gotten on base 35 percent of the time and also slugged nearly .450. By any measure, he's been one of the Giants' best players this year, and he'd seem to deserve a bit more respect.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 01:57:00 AM

Joe Panik (elbow) went 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly in his return to action Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Panik sat out Sunday's game after being hit in the elbow by a pitch on Saturday, but it's not a major concern. The 26-year-old is hitting .384/.432/.534 in September.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 08:08:00 AM

Joe Panik is not in Sunday's lineup after being hit on the elbow by a pitch Saturday.

Panik wasn't removed from Saturday's game, but he's feeling sore a day later. He should be back in there Monday. Kelby Tomlinson is at second base Sunday.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 02:43:00 PM

Joe Panik went 3-for-4 with two extra-base hits and two runs scored in a victory over the Rockies on Wednesday.

Panik hit his 27th double of the season, and also his fifth triple of the year. He's been outstanding in September, hitting .419 with seven extra-base hits. His overall line is up to a strong .291/.351/.430 with 10 homers.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 06:51:00 PM

Joe Panik went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

Both of Panik's hits were singles in this one. He has done a nice job overall out of the second spot in the Giants' lineup this season, slashing a healthy .289/.349/.424 with 10 homers and 49 RBI.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 07:25:00 PM

Joe Panik is not in the lineup for the Giants on Wednesday.

It's a routine night off for Panik, who has been red-hot with the bat over the past few weeks. In his place, the Giants will start Kelby Tomlinson at second, and he'll hit eighth against Yu Darvish and the Dodgers.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 07:27:00 PM

Joe Panik collected three singles across five at-bats in Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

Panik has been red hot in the month of September, hitting .441 (19-for-43) with seven runs scored, four doubles, a homer and six RBI to raise his average from .270 to .287 since flipping the calendar from August. He also has an OPS in excess of 1.100 in September, easily besting his previous high of .903 set back in June.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 02:52:00 AM

Joe Panik went 5-for-6 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored as the Giants smoked the Rockies 11-3 on Wednesday.

Panik ended up going 12-for-15 in the series at Coors Field, raising his average from .267 to .285. He's been batting second this last week after spending much of August hitting at the bottom of the order. It's good news for his NL-only owners, but he shouldn't be worth using in mixed leagues now that the Giants are done in Colorado.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 12:29:00 AM

Joe Panik collected three singles and a double with an RBI over five at-bats in Tuesday's game in Colorado.

The left-handed hitting middle infielder has rolled up seven hits and three RBI across the first two games of the series in Coors Field, hitting safely in four in a row. His average is at .278, highest since he was hitting .279 back on July 8.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 02:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
CF1Austin Jackson
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Ty Blach
6Derek Holland
7Tyler Beede
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Josh Osich
8Pierce Johnson
9Reyes Moronta
10Derek Law
11Julian Fernandez