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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 went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, helping the Giants emerge victorious over the Padres on Tuesday.
Panik belted a solo home run to right field in the fifth inning off of Andrew Cashner, pushing the Giants' lead to 6-0, the score by which they would eventually win. It's the second long ball of the season for Panik, who has driven in nine runs and is hitting .292/.350/.438. Panik is hitting nearly as well as he did last year in terms of average and has shown more power, which the Giants are certainly happy to see. May 6 - 12:47 AM

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Joe Panik hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

Panik hit the sacrifice fly off of J.P. Howell with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning. The Dodgers played five men in the infield, hoping for a Panik grounder that could get them out of the inning, but he hit the ball in the air and sent the Giants home with the win. The game was as good as a late April game can be, with Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw matching each other almost pitch-for-pitch, a dramatic pinch-hit home run by Alex Guerrero to tie the game at 2-2 in the seventh and Panik's ultimate nail in the coffin to end the contest. Game-winner aside, Panik's been hitting well of late and has seen his slash-line rise to .281/.328/.368 thanks to a recent hot streak.
Apr 23 - 2:46 AM

Joe Panik went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks 4-1 on Saturday.

Panik had a dreadful spring and a poor first week and a half, but he's come alive with eight hits in the first three games of the series against Arizona. That's raised his average from .176 to .286.
Apr 19 - 1:10 AM

Joe Panik is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks.

It's just a night off for the second baseman, who started the Giants' first two games in Arizona. Matt Duffy is filling in at second base on Wednesday.
Apr 8 - 6:00 PM

Joe Panik went 3-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks 5-4 on Opening Day on Monday.

Panik doubled and scored the Giants' first run in the third, then singled and scored in the Giants' explosive four-run fifth. The 24-year-old hit a singles-heavy .305 in 287 plate appearances last season and appears to be picking up right where he left off.
Apr 7 - 1:45 AM

Joe Panik (ankle) is not in Tuesday's lineup.

Nothing serious here. Panik tweaked the ankle in Monday's Cactus League game. His absence is merely a precautionary measure.
Mar 31 - 1:21 PM

Joe Panik went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's Cactus League matinee with the Cubs.

Panik sparked a rally, as his solo shot off of Kyle Hendricks sparked a five-run outburst against the Cubs. The young second baseman has not hit much this spring, but has back-to-back multi-hit games which has pushed his Cactus League average up to .220 (13-for-59).
Mar 30 - 7:17 PM

Joe Panik went 3-for-3 with a walk, a pair of doubles, and three runs scored on Sunday versus the Dodgers.

Panik appeared to be heating up, but went hitless in three consecutive games entering Sunday afternoon. His performance against the Dodgers is, hopefully for the Giants, a good sign. He picked his spring average up to .200 (11-for-55). Panik impressed in his rookie campaign, batting .305 in 287 plate appearances last season.
Mar 29 - 7:55 PM

Joe Panik went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Brewers.

Panik took Rob Wooten deep in the seventh inning, his second of the spring. The young second baseman has been slow to start, as he's only batting .125 (4-for-32). The Giants expect him to produce similar numbers as last year, when he hit .305/.343/.368 in 287 plate appearances.
Mar 19 - 7:41 PM

Joe Panik's Cactus League struggles continued in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks as the young infielder went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and left three man stranded on base.

The 24-year-old was brilliant in his rookie campaign with the Giants, slashing .305/.343/.368 in 269 at-bats, but he's hitting just .103 (3-for-29) to date in spring play. He's penciled in as the number two hitter in the Giants lineup, though if he continues at this anemic pace, he could be dropped toward the bottom of the order.
Mar 17 - 10:53 PM

Joe Panik went 0-for-3 Monday versus the Reds, dropping his Cactus League average to .115.

Panik has only three hits in 26 at-bats so far this spring. The 24-year-old had a solid rookie campaign for the Giants last season, batting .305 in 287 trips to the plate. Panik hit for much power, so his value is very much tied to his ability to hit for a high average.
Mar 16 - 8:02 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Matt Duffy
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit