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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
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Joe Panik went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored Saturday against the Phillies.
Panik has a pair of multi-hit games as the leadoff hitter since coming off the 10-day disabled list. He has looked good since returning, showing no ill effects of the torn UCL in his thumb which forced him to the DL. He'll look to keep it going Sunday, but it will be a tall order against Phillies ace Jake Arrieta. Jun 3 - 3:26 AM

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Back from the disabled list, leadoff man Joe Panik went 2-for-3 with two walks Friday against the Phillies.

Panik had a really bad run in the second half of April before landing on the disabled list with a torn UCL in his thumb, so this was good to see. He has very limited fantasy upside because of his lack or power and speed, but he's a key player for the Giants.
Jun 2 - 1:46 AM

Giants activated INF Joe Panik from the 10-day disabled list.

Panik will return to the Giants' lineup on Friday night against the Phillies where he'll bat leadoff against Nick Pivetta. He has been on the shelf since April 28 due to a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Jun 1 - 6:57 PM

Joe Panik (thumb) is expected to come off the disabled list on Friday.

Panik is 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored through two minor league rehab games with Triple-A Sacramento. He'll play one more rehab game Wednesday at High-A San Jose. The second baseman has been on the disabled list since April 28 with a torn ligament in his left thumb.
May 30 - 7:16 PM

Joe Panik (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Sacramento.

He'll need roughly five games and/or 20 at-bats to round into form, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea. That puts him on a trajectory to rejoin the Giants next weekend. Panik hasn't played since April 27 due to a torn UCL in his left thumb.
May 26 - 5:36 PM

Joe Panik took on-field batting practice Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list April 28 with a torn UCL in his left thumb.

Panik told reporters afterward that he had no limitations with his swing and was able to grip the bat strongly and freely while poking balls to all parts of the field. The second baseman could be about a week away from beginning a minor league rehab assignment.
May 22 - 6:13 PM

Joe Panik (thumb) is ahead of schedule and could wind up missing less than five weeks of action.

Panik's timetable was set at six weeks following surgery to repair a torn UCL in his left thumb, but he has progressed rapidly. The second baseman is expected to begin a rehab assignment by Memorial Day.
May 19 - 2:30 PM

Joe Panik (thumb) hit soft tosses on Thursday.

It's the first time Panik has swung a bat since undergoing thumb surgery in late April. Panik took ground balls in the infield as well. He's making progress, though it will probably be another few weeks before he's ready to go out on a minor league rehab assignment. Panik was hitting .267 with three homers before his injury.
May 17 - 8:25 PM

Joe Panik (thumb) is expected to begin taking dry swings later this week.

Panik landed on the disabled list April 28 with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and underwent surgery two days later. He's probably three weeks away from beginning a minor league rehab assignment. Look for the second baseman to return to the Giants' active roster around mid-June.
May 16 - 1:05 PM

Joe Panik will be sidelined for the next six weeks after having surgery Monday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Panik visited with a specialist Monday who recommended and performed the procedure. Kelby Tomlinson and Alen Hanson are expected to share playing time at second base for the Giants while Panik is on the shelf.
Apr 30 - 7:54 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that there's a "good chance" Joe Panik will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

A final decision won't be made until Panik visits with a specialist in Los Angeles, but surgery looks to pretty much be a foregone conclusion at this point. The type of operation he will likely need typically results in a 6-8 week absence. Kelby Tomlinson and Alen Hanson are expected to share second base while Panik is out.
Apr 29 - 3:58 PM

Joe Panik (thumb) might be headed for the surgeon's table due to his left thumb injury.

Panik has a ligament tear and he will seek a second opinion. It isn't decided yet whether he'll have surgery or simply undergo rehab and try to play through the pain. It's terrible news for Panik, who was the early-season power hero in the opening series in Los Angeles. There is still no timetable on his return, but he could be missing in action for a while.
Apr 29 - 5:53 AM

Giants placed INF Joe Panik on the 10-day disabled list with a left thumb sprain.

Panik has been out of sorts at the plate as of late and perhaps this is the reason why. No clear timetable has been announced yet for his potential return to the club's active roster.
Apr 28 - 2:45 PM

Joe Panik finished Tuesday's game against Washington with three singles over four at-bats while scoring twice.

Panik has posted a pair of three-hit games over his past three outings, raising his average from .254 to .286 just since April 21. He hasn't hit a home run since April 3 after showing an unusual display of power early in the season. That's not his game, but you can expect a solid average and a decent number of runs scored.
Apr 25 - 3:08 AM

Joe Panik went 3-for-5 with a run scored in a win over the Angels on Sunday.

He's not facing the Dodgers, so Panik hasn't been hitting any homers lately, and he'd been in a bit of a rut in recent games -- he had one hit in his previous 19 at-bats -- before Sunday's outburst. The good news is Giants manager Bruce Bochy has kept Panik atop the lineup despite his low output, leaving him some fantasy value as a MI. The 27-year-old is hitting .278/.345/.421 overall.
Apr 22 - 9:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Alen Hanson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
CF1Gorkys Hernandez
2Austin Jackson
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Derek Holland
6Andrew Suarez
7Dereck Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Reyes Moronta
8Ty Blach
9Pierce Johnson
10Julian Fernandez