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Gregor Blanco | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Gregor Blanco reached base three times in six plate appearances, scoring three runs and stealing a base as the Giants rolled to a victory over the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.
Blanco singled twice and walked as he was in the middle of many of the Giants' rallies on this Saturday night. He walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and stole third before scoring the Giants' first run in the first inning. He singled and scored in the sixth, and beat out an infield single and scored in the seventh. With the effort, Blanco raises his World Series batting average up to .267 (4-for-15). Oct 26 - 12:13 AM

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Gregor Blanco hit a leadoff home run in Wednesday's Game 2 of the World Series, but it wasn't enough to get the Giants a win.

Blanco turned around a Yordano Ventura 98 mph fastball on the eighth pitch of the at-bat, sending it over the right field wall to give the Giants the early lead. To say it was unexpected is an understatement, as Blanco has just 15 homers in 1,948 regular season at-bats in his career. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk, and the Giants head back home tied 1-1 in the series.
Oct 22 - 11:44 PM

Gregor Blanco had a nice night at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, going 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Blanco singled home Brandon Crawford in the seventh inning to give the Giants a 3-2 lead. That advantage would prove to be very short-lived though as the Cardinals blasted solo home runs in each of the next three innings to put the game away. Blanco has struggled in his role as a table-setter in the postseason, hitting just .125 (4-for-32) with one run scored.
Oct 13 - 12:04 AM

Gregor Blanco is leading off for the Giants in NLDS Game 3 on Monday afternoon in San Francisco.

The Giants are rolling with the same starting lineup they've used in all three of their postseason games so far (all victories). The full order: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Brandon Crawford SS, Travis Ishikawa LF, Madison Bumgarner SP.
Oct 6 - 1:10 PM

Gregor Blanco finished 2-for-7 with a double, homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's easy 13-inning 5-2 versus the Dodgers.

Blanco's corked a 419-foot shot off Dan Haren to begin the game. He wouldn't drive in another run for 12 more innings, when his double ended up plating two; the play ended when Blanco was gunned down trying to go for third. Blanco has been a usable if unspectacular mixed league player since late August.
Sep 23 - 2:48 AM

Gregor Blanco went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored in Wednesday's easy 5-0 win against the Diamondbacks.

He also had a steal, his 15th of the season. Blanco is batting .419 in September with four doubles and two triples, and he was also hitting in late August, shortly getting inserted into the starting lineup full time. The outfielder is only a fantasy contributor in the speed category.
Sep 11 - 1:53 AM

Gregor Blanco went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs scored as the Giants thrashed the Tigers in Detroit on Friday.

Blanco drove home a run with an RBI double in the third inning, increasing the Giants early advantage to 5-0. He's done a nice job since being forced into a full-time role in the Giants outfield and is now slashing .263/.344/.376 on the year.
Sep 6 - 1:10 AM

Gregor Blanco went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, three walks, and a stolen base on Friday as the Giants trampled the Brewers.

Blanco stole his 14th base of the season in the second inning, then went yard against Marco Estrada in the fifth inning. He has shown the power stroke as of late, homering in consecutive games and in three of his last six. Overall, Blanco has four home runs, 29 RBI, and a .251/.330/.349 line.
Aug 30 - 1:42 AM

Gregor Blanco hit a two-run homer and walked Thursday in the win over the Rockies.

Blanco had one homer in 277 at-bats this season before going deep twice in his last four starts. Today's was a no doubter over the high wall in right at AT&T Park; it wasn't that far away from being a splash hit.
Aug 28 - 6:49 PM

Gregor Blanco went 2-for-5 with a triple, home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

Leading off the game, Blanco took Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg deep. The homer was his second of the season. Blanco tripled to lead off the sixth, scoring on a Hunter Pence sacrifice fly. It was a good game for the defense-first outfielder, who's hitting .252/.326/.333 on the season.
Aug 24 - 6:45 PM

Gregor Blanco went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

The Giants surely wish Blanco would have had a game like this when he was still hitting leadoff, but they'll take it from the No. 8 spot. The nice day elevates the outfielder's batting line this season to a still-horrid .236/.311/.303.
Jul 3 - 7:10 PM

Gregor Blanco went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Giants' 6-4 win over the Mets on Sunday.

Blanco came through with a two-run double in the second inning, just his second double of the year, and he contributed an RBI single in the seventh. The part-time outfielder is hitting .253/.343/.345 on the season.
Jun 8 - 9:59 PM

Gregor Blanco went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Blanco had three of the Giants' 12 hits against Ricky Nolasco and the Twins on the afternoon. The three hits were nearly half of his season total coming into the game -- before Sunday, Blanco had been 8-for-56 (.143) this year. He remains nothing more than a situational player for the Giants.
May 25 - 8:30 PM

Gregor Blanco singled, walked twice, stole three bases and scored three runs versus the Braves on Wednesday.

Blanco is the first Giant to steal three bases since he did so two years ago against the A's. He entered the game with just one steal this season. Even after today, he's batting just .136. Still, he'll have some fantasy value if Angel Pagan's knee problems force him to the DL at some point.
May 14 - 7:36 PM

Gregor Blanco went 0-for-4 on Friday and is just 2-for-20 to start the season.

The Giants decided to sacrifice defense for offense and sign Mike Morse to play over Blanco this year. It's worked out for them so far, with Morse hitting .306/.392/.510 in the early going. They'd still certainly like to see Blanco contribute more in his reserve role, though.
Apr 19 - 12:55 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Guillermo Quiroz
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
2Marco Scutaro
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
2Travis Ishikawa
3Chris Dominguez
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum
9Chris Heston
10Erik Cordier
11Hunter Strickland
12Brett Bochy
13Mike Kickham