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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 is not in the Giants' lineup Monday.
He's just receiving a day of rest. Joaquin Arias is at second base in Panik's place. Jul 6 - 6:51 PM

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Joe Panik kept his hit streak going Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with a home run in a win over the Mets.

Panik wasted no time extending his hitting streak to 14 games, singling in the first inning before hitting a solo homer in the seventh. Not only does he have hits in 14 straight games, but he's put together seven multi-hit performances in his last nine games. The second baseman has raised his line to .318/.384/.469 in his first full season as the Giants' second sacker.
Jun 9 - 10:21 PM

Joe Panik extended his hitting streak to 12 games, going 3-for-5 with a double, but the Giants lost on Sunday to the Phillies.

Panik hit a one-out double in the third inning and later came around to score to tie the game up at 2-2 at the time. The 24-year-old has surprisingly hit much better than he did last season, when he finished with a .305 average. Sunday's performance boosts his triple-slash line to .316/.384/.456 with four home runs, 22 RBI, and 29 runs scored.
Jun 7 - 5:01 PM

Joe Panik's two-run home run proved to be all the offense the Giants needed to take down the Brewers on Wednesday.

Panik turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead with a two-run home run to right field off of Mike Fiers. He finished 2-for-4 on the afternoon. Panik has hit safely in 21 of 24 May games and is now batting .297/.366/.430 with three home runs and 17 RBI.
May 27 - 4:43 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland
9Josh Osich