Latest Update Pablo Sandoval doubles twice, drives in two Fri Aug, 22, 08:38 AM
Mixes a sweet swing (from both sides of the plate) with superb focus, some power and clutch ability. Is good defensively at third but can also play first base, if required.
Flaws: : Has to keep his weight in check at all times, since it's a problem for him. Also he doesn't have a natural home-run swing. Despite good hustle, he's not effective on the basepaths.
With another multi-hit effort, Sandoval is now batting .320 for the month of August with two home runs and 13 RBI. While we'd love to see him hit for more power, the stable average and on-base percentage have at least been a solid help here in the second half. With the Giants battling the Dodgers for the division title, there's little concern of manager Bruce Bochy sitting his starters near the end, the way he's done in the past.Continue to roll with the Panda and look for a strong September to finish up his contract year. Analyst: Howard Bender
While Sandoval continues to improve his batting average, hitting safely in five of his last six games, he's been a virtual absentee with regard to actual production. He hasn't homered or recorded a single RBI in his last seven games and has just four runs scored in that span. It's great that he's got the average up to .283 right now but without a contribution to the rest of the categories, he's just not giving you enough.Analyst: Howard Bender
Sandoval stayed hot on Wednesday and is now slashing .338/.370/.519 with three home runs, 15 RBI and 10 runs scored over his last 77 at-bats. After a terrible start to the season (.176 BA in April), the Giants third baseman has managed to bring his season batting average up to .285, despite his struggles against southpaws (.191 BA). Until he cools off, Sandoval is a must-start in all fantasy formats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Kung-Fu Panda has started off the month of August kicking butt at the plate as he owns a slash line of .350/381/.650/1.031 with a home run, three doubles, seven RBI, one run scored, and one walk with no strikeouts over the first five games.Analyst: Michael Pichan