Latest Update Blanco homers in Giants win Thu Aug, 28, 09:32 PM
Has good speed (which he uses well in the field and on the bases) and will take a walk, suggesting he can be a leadoff man. Can also play any outfield position.
Flaws: : Lacks extra-base power, so it's hard to justify playing him on an everyday basis. Also lacks consistency as a general rule when at the plate. Doesn't hit lefties well enough.
Blanco's rare homer put the Giants ahead in the bottom of the second inning and they never looked back. He isn't an everyday player, but he most the most of his opportunity on Thursday.Analyst: David Kerr
The Giants are just looking for a better mix of lefties and righties in the front half of the lineup as well as a more experienced table-setter with a splash more speed and experience. Even if he doesn't get on base himself, at least he's going to continue to move Hunter Pence into scoring position and set things up better for Buster Posey.Analyst: Howard Bender
Blanco has now hit safely in five-straight games, though these RBI are all that he's kicked in for fantasy owners in 10 games. Sure, there's the occasional run scored, but beyond that, there's not much there. The Giants are hoping to get Angel Pagan back soon, but they're also exploring the trade market because Blanco as a regular just isn't cutting it.Analyst: Howard Bender