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Gregor Blanco | Outfielder | #1

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / ATL
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Gregor Blanco went 3-for-5 and scored twice during Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.
The Giants' leadoff batter singled three times in the first game of the double-header to get his batting average over .300 in part-time duty. He is slashing .313/.353/.354 with no homers, one RBI and five runs in 51 plate appearances this year. Apr 28 - 8:26 PM

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Gregor Blanco went 2-for-4 with a triple in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Dodgers.

Blanco's fighting it out for a bench role in San Francisco after signing on via a minor league contract in late January. A year ago, he batted .246/.337/.357 in 90 games with the Diamondbacks. The veteran outfielder had spent the previous five seasons with the Giants before making that little Arizona detour.
Feb 24 - 7:27 PM

Giants signed OF Gregor Blanco to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Blanco announced the news himself on his Instagram account. The longtime Giant batted .246/.337/.357 over 90 games for the Diamondbacks last season. Blanco is now 34 and has put up a .656 OPS over the last two seasons, but he should have a decent shot to win a bench job in San Francisco.
Jan 29 - 5:29 PM

Gregor Blanco went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored as the Diamondbacks crushed the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon.

Blanco did a terrific job in his role of table-setter atop the Diamondbacks' lineup in this one and also plated a run with a double in the second inning. For the season, he's hitting .246/.329/.369 with three homers, 12 RBI and 11 swipes.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 07:24:00 PM

Gregor Blanco homered, tripled and walked versus the Reds on Thursday.

The Diamondbacks started an outfield of Daniel Descalso, Blanco and Chris Herrmann today and still scored 12 runs; it's totally their year. Blanco has averaged one homer every 133 plate appearances and a triple every 87 plate appearances over the course of his career. Today, he needed four to accrue one of each.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 03:50:00 PM

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

Blanco swatted an RBI double off Lance Lynn in the third inning. The two-bagger was his fifth of the season. He also raced notched his second triple of the campaign in the losing effort. Despite his offensive pyrotechnics on Thursday, Blanco offers little with the bat on the whole, as he is hitting just .246/.333/.369 with two homers and eight RBI in 122 at-bats. He snapped an 0-for-15 skid with his two hits against the Cardinals.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 10:15:00 PM

Gregor Blanco swatted a two-run homer on Friday, powering the Diamondbacks to a 5-4 victory over the Phillies.

Blanco's game-changing blast came off of Aaron Nola in the sixth inning, tying the score at 4-4. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-5. He has done an admirable job as a fill-in for A.J. Pollock atop the D'Backs' lineup, slashing .273/.373/.409 with two homers, six RBI and six stolen bases.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 10:32:00 PM

Gregor Blanco finished 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk, three runs scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's lopsided win against San Diego.

The left-handed hitting outfielder has posted two multi-hit games over his past three starts. It appears he is over the jammed thumb which forced him to the sidelines for three outings. The veteran remains useful only in NL-only fantasy play and as a salary saver in DFS.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 02:02:00 AM

Gregor Blanco (thumb) is in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Padres.

Blanco hasn't played since last Thursday due to a jammed thumb. The 33-year-old outfielder is batting just .254/.333/.339 in 23 games this season for the Diamondbacks, but he'll hit leadoff Tuesday against rookie right-hander Dinelson Lamet.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Gregor Blanco left Thursday's game against the Marlins with a jammed thumb.

He jammed it diving for a single by Giancarlo Stanton. Blanco stayed in for his next at-bat but was replaced by Reymond Fuentes to begin the bottom of the fourth inning. He went 0-for-2 before exiting.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 08:18:00 PM

Gregor Blanco went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Brewers on Thursday.

Blanco batted leadoff and rewarded his manager's decision, leading off the game with a dong, his first this season, against Brewers starter Zach Davies. He added a pair of singles for his first three-hit game of the season. The 33-year-old isn't an offensive force by any means, but he's batted a capable .293/.341/.390 through 16 games this year for the D'backs.
Thu, May 25, 2017 11:22:00 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of OF Gregor Blanco from Triple-A Reno.

Blanco is over his oblique injury and ready to serve as an extra outfielder in Arizona. He batted .391/.462/.435 in six games in the minors.
Fri, May 5, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports that the Diamondbacks will add Gregor Blanco to the major league roster Friday.

David Peralta has been under the weather for a few days, so the D'Backs could use more outfield depth. Blanco has recovered from a spring training oblique strain and batted .391/.462/.435 in six games in the minors.
Fri, May 5, 2017 12:45:00 PM

Gregor Blanco (oblique) played five innings in the outfield and got five at-bats in an extended spring training game on Thursday.

Blanco could play in another game Saturday and figures to be assigned to a minor league affiliate soon. The veteran outfielder should eventually be added to the Diamondbacks' roster as a backup outfielder provided that he's healthy.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 09:39:00 AM

Gregor Blanco (oblique) resumed a throwing program on Friday.

Blanco strained his right oblique two and a half weeks ago and his recovery has gone a little slower than expected. The veteran outfielder quickly re-signed on a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks after being released and should eventually resurface in the majors as a backup outfielder once he gets healthy.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 08:40:00 AM

Depth Charts

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