Latest Update Sandoval homers, drives in two in Giants win Sat Sep, 06, 01:16 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.
Sandoval is now 9-for-23 (.391 BA) with two home runs and six RBI over his last five games as he continues to have himself a solid season a the hot corner for the Giants. After a miserable start to the season, Sandoval has managed to get hit batting average up to .289 while blasting 16 home runs and driving in 66 RBI over 516 at-bats. As long as he continues to limit his strikeouts (75 K) down the stretch this free-swinging slugger is a great option to deploy on a regular basis. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Sandoval continues to hit for his owners who stuck with him through his rough stretch early in the season. He is approaching a .290 batting average and has already passed last year's home run total. A big reason for all of this is that Panda has been able to stay healthy for an entire season. Continue starting Panda in your line up and continue to be rewarded for your patience or great buy-low option.Analyst: Colby Conway
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