Latest Update Pablo Sandoval registers three hits Saturday Sun Jul, 20, 06:56 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.
The second half couldn't have gotten off to a better start for Sandoval, as he has already logged five hits through his first two games since the break. He is now slashing .280/.329/.443 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI through 343 at-bats which is great considering his horrendous start to the season (.176 BA in April). There is really no telling which Sandoval is going to show up the rest of the way, but until he cools off, he is a must-start in all fantasy formats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Sandoval picked up right where he left off on Sunday, posting his fourth multi-hit performance over his last six games. After a slow start out the gates (.176 BA in April), Sandoval has certainly turned things around, owning a .274 average with 12 home runs and 43 RBI through 339 at-bats. Even if he was to fall off slightly, he has proven enough to warrant a starting nod in almost any fantasy format the rest of the way. Analyst: Matthew Beck
With any luck, this latest four-game hit streak is the start of Sandoval's second-half awakening similar to the one we say last season. After all, the first half we endured with him isn't landing anyone a big free agent contract. The big guy is 7-for-16 (.438) with one home run, four RBI and a run scored over these last four games and has two more games upon which to build some momentum. He could be an interesting guy to own in the second half as he could deliver a very strong half-season. We've seen it before, so there's definitely a reason to hope.Analyst: Howard Bender
Sandoval has missed the past few games due to a bone bruise in his elbow. Its encouraging that the swell has reduced enough for him to get back into the starting lineup. Sandoval got off to a terribly slow start to the season but now has his average up to .261 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba