Latest Update Joe Panik (ankle) likely out a couple days Wed Jul, 23, 01:39 AM
Has good bat speed and bat control, making him ideally suited to the No. 2 spot in a batting order. Is patient at the plate and works pitchers during his at-bats. Is a grinder.
Flaws: : Doesn't own much home-run power, and he is only average in terms of base-stealing speed. He's a decent infielder but his arm limits him to second base.
Ehire Adrianza will fill in for Panik while he is out, but offers up no fantasy value even in a NL-only format.Analyst: Michael Pichan
The 23 year old Panik is having a strong season with Triple-A Fresno hitting .321 with 50 runs, five home runs, 45 RBI and three stolen bases over 74 games.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Before Saturday's game the Giants purchased Paniks contract from Triple-A Fresno where he had a slash line of .321/.382/.447 with five homers and three steals in 293 at-bats while playing 61 of his 71 games at second base. The Giants have said they intend to give their 2011 first-round draft pick consistent playing time, which would land current second baseman Brandon Hicks on the bench. Analyst: Michael Pichan
The Giants need to get some offense out the the second base slot, with Brandon Hicks struggling to hit safely with any consistency over the last 10 games or so. Panik has been swinging a hot bat at Triple-A, so the Giants will give him a chance to show what he has against MLB pitching.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson