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Outfield Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
Juan Perez, LF, SFG10/25/2014 4:51:00 PM
Description: Juan Perez is starting for the Giants in left field for Game 4 of the World Series against the Royals.
Insight: Perez gets the start over the lefty Travis Ishikawa because Royals starter Jason Vargas is also left-handed. Perez will bat seventh in front of Brandon Crawford.
Jarrod Dyson, CF, KAN10/25/2014 3:54:00 PM
Description: Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field and batting eighth, again, in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.
Insight: Ned Yost is sticking with the same lineup that won Game 3 in San Francisco on Friday. We would too. The added defense paid huge dividends, and Alex Gordon came through with a huge hit in the No. 2 spot.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN10/25/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Royals manager Ned Yost made the right decision to move Alex Gordon to the second spot in the order.
Insight: Gordon went 1-for-4 and his one hit was a double that scored Escobar in the sixth inning. He then scored on Eric Hosmer's single, and the Royals won Game 3 of the World Series, 3-2.
Michael Morse, LF, SFG10/25/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Giants outfielder Michael Morse had a pinch-hit double in the sixth to keep San Francisco in Game 3 of the World Series Friday.
Insight: Morse doubled to left off Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie to score Brandon Crawford from first. The hit chased Guthrie from the game. Morse then scored on a grounder from Buster Posey, three at-bats later. Kansas City, however, held on to win, 3-2.
Jarrod Dyson, CF, KAN10/24/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field and batting eighth in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
Insight: In the big AT&T Park, Royals manager Ned Yost went with his best defensive lineup. Lorenzo Cain moves to right field, and Nori Aoki is on the bench. Alex Gordon will bat second, and Mike Moustakas will hit fifth.
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG10/24/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is just 1-for-7 with three strikeouts against Jeremy Guthrie in his career.
Insight: The career .284 hitter is just a .236 hitter in the postseason, though he's been better in 2014, hitting .282 and 3-for-7 in the World Series with a double and home run.
Grady Sizemore, OF, PHI10/23/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Grady Sizemore signed a one-year, $2 million contract to stay with the Phillies.
Insight: The deal also has performance bonuses. The 32-year-old batted .253 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 176 plate appearances with the Phillies last year and will likely remain a part-time player.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL10/23/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports the Mets have interest in free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer.
Insight: Martino says the Mets would like to sign Cuddyer to a two-year deal to add power and a veteran presence to their lineup. Cuddyer only had 190 at-bats this past season, but he hit 20 home runs and 84 RBI in 2013. Of course, that was in Coors Field and not Citi Field.
Melky Cabrera, LF, TOR10/23/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera has begun contract negotiations with the Toronto front office according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: Heyman expects the Blue Jays to offer "at least a three-year deal". Cabrera batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games this season. If the two sides do not come to terms, Toronto can make a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer, so the team earns a draft pick if he signs somewhere else.
Michael Morse, LF, SFG10/22/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Michael Morse will again be the team's designated hitter in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.
Insight: Giants manager Bruce Bochy is sticking with the same lineup from Game 1. Morse had an RBI-single in the fourth to help the Giants score seven runs on Tuesday.
Torii Hunter, RF, DET10/22/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter indicated Wednesday he is leaning towards playing again in 2015 according to
Insight: The 39-year-old seemed to be leaning towards retirement after the the Orioles swept the Tigers in the ALDS, but he is now leaning the other way. Hunter has not made his final decision. He is a free agent, but we expect him to stay in Detroit if he wants to play.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN10/22/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is a career .357 hitter (10-for-28) against San Francisco's Game 2 starter, Jake Peavy.
Insight: Three of those hits are extra-base hits, including one home run. Gordon also has five RBI against Peavy during his career, and the Royals could use all the help they can get after getting completely dominated in Game 1 of the Fall Classic.
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG10/22/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Giants outfielders Hunter Pence cracked a two-run homer in the first inning of Game 1.
Insight: It was his first home run of the postseason, as he took James Shields deep to right center. Pence finished the night going 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, and two walks.
Michael Morse, LF, SFG10/20/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Michael Morse will serve as the team's DH in the World Series, according to manager Bruce Bochy.
Insight: He did not start a game during the NLCS, but produced a huge home run, typing the score in Game 5. Morse had been dealing with an oblique injury, but seems to be fully recovered.
Gregor Blanco, CF, SFG10/15/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco will lead off once again in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: There are no changes to the Giants lineup in Game 4.
Delmon Young, LF, BAL10/15/2014 2:17:00 PM
Description: Delmon Young will start at designated hitter in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Royals on Wednesday.
Insight: That's assuming one counts the DH as starting. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter obviously wants to shake things up a bit and put his best lineup on the field. Nelson Cruz is in left field and Steve Pearce will bat second. Alejandro De Aza begins the game on the bench.
Nick Markakis, RF, BAL10/15/2014 2:09:00 PM
Description: Orioles plan to decline outfielder Nick Markakis his $17.5 million option for 2015 according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
Insight: Markakis will receive a $2 million buyout and will become a free agent. The Orioles are still interested in signing him, just not for the amount of money included in his option.
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG10/15/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Giants outfielders Hunter Pence and Travis Ishikawa have home runs in their careers against Cardinals starter Shelby Miller.
Insight: Neither have very many at-bats versus Miller, but both have gone deep. Pence is 1-for-5 and Ishikawa is 1-for-2 against the Cardinals Game 4 starter. The two outfielders accounted for all the RBI on Tuesday in Game 3.
Adam Jones, CF, BALCold10/15/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is just 2-for-27 (.185) against Royals starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: Jones has struggled this postseason, hitting just .200 (5-for-25) with one home run and three RBI. Two of those five hits, including the home run, came in Game 2 of the ALCS. Jones had a bad matchup on Tuesday versus Jeremy Guthrie and went 0-for-4. He has another bad matchup in Vargas, so avoid Jones again.
Nelson Cruz, LF, BAL10/15/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is 10-for-30 (.333) in his career against Royals starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: Cruz has four home runs, two doubles and eight RBI versus Vargas. Despite going 0-for-4 on Tuesday in Game 3, Cruz is hitting .400/.423/.680 with two home runs and seven RBI this postseason. Before Tuesday, Cruz had two hits in every playoff game.
Alex Rios, RF, TEX10/15/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Rangers will decline right fielder Alex Rios' $13.5 million option for 2015.
Insight: This was expected. Rios will receive $1 million in a buyout and become a free agent. Rios hit .280/.311/.398 with four home runs in 131 games this year. He missed most of September with a thumb injury.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN10/15/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Orioles.
Insight: Cain scored on Alex Gordon's ground-ball out in the fourth inning. That tied the game at one. The Royals scored again in the sixth on a sacrifice fly and won, 2-1.
Oscar Taveras, RF, STL10/14/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras admitted Tuesday that he has "gained a few pounds" according to
Insight: Sources have speculated Taveras has gained close to 20 pounds since undergoing ankle surgery last August. General manager John Mozeliak said he hopes the fact Taveras is not starting in the playoffs is a wake up call for him. The team plans to give the outfielder a conditioning plan for the offseason.
Jon Jay, CF, STL10/14/2014 7:49:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay recorded three hits in five at-bats and scored two runs in a losing effort against the Giants in Game 3 of the NLCS.
Insight: Jay had three singles and scored runs in the fourth and sixth innings. The Cardinals erased a 4-0 lead, but the Giants scored on a throwing error in the 10th to win.
Gregor Blanco, CF, SFG10/14/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco did not have a hit in Game 3 of the NLCS, but the winning run scored on his bunt in the bottom of the 10th.
Insight: Blanco put a nice bunt down towards the third baseman, in which Cardinals pitcher Randy Choate had to field. Probably rushed by Blanco's speed, Choate's throw went up the right field line, and Brandon Crawford scored from second. The Giants lead the series, 2-1.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL10/14/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: St Louis left fielder Matt Holliday is a career .346 hitter against Giants right-hander Tim Hudson.
Insight: Holliday is hitless in the first two games of the series, but was 4-for-15 in the NLDS.
Adam Jones, CF, BALCold10/13/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is just 1-for-12 (.083) against Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Jones is just a career .149 hitter in the postseason, versus a lifetime .280 hitter in the regular season. Avoid this matchup.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL10/12/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Out of all the regulars in St Louis' lineup, left fielder Matt Holliday has had the most success against Giants' starter Jake.
Insight: It is nothing to cry home about, as Holliday has a career .286 batting average (8-for-28) against Peavy. He does have one home run and five RBI, throughout his career against San Francisco's Game 2 starter, and may need to show some power if the Cardinals want to pull even in the series, on Sunday night.
Michael Morse, LF, SFG10/11/2014 1:10:00 PM
Description: The Giants officially added outfielder Michael Morse to the NLCS roster.
Insight: Morse replaces Gary Brown and that is the only change to the Giants roster from the division series to the championship series. Right now, he will just be used as a pinch hitter.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL10/11/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is just .125 (2-for-16) in his career against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Bumgarner is a difficult matchup for a lot of hitters. Holliday hit .267 (4-for-15) with a home run and three RBI in the NLDS against the Dodgers.
Adam Jones, CF, BALCold10/11/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is hitless in his career against Royals starter Yordano Ventura.
Insight: It's a small sample size, but Jones is 0-for-7 with three strikeouts versus Ventura. Jones is hitting .167 with no extra-base hits in the postseason.
Nelson Cruz, LF, BAL10/11/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a RBI and run in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday.
Insight: Cruz hit a RBI-double to score the first run of a four-run fifth inning for the Orioles. He also scored in the frame. Cruz has four hits in all four postseason games this October and is batting .471 with two home runs and six RBI.
Nick Markakis, RF, BAL10/11/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis went 3-for-6 with a run scored in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Royals on Friday.
Insight: Markakis doubled to start off the third inning and came around to score the Orioles' first run on Adam Jones' single. That came right after the Royals scored four runs in the top of the inning, so it stole some of the momentum back in the game. Baltimore forced extra innings but lost in the 10th.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN10/11/2014 9:06:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the 10th inning to lift Kansas City over Baltimore, 8-6, in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday.
Insight: Gordon's home run broke a 5-5 tie in the 10th, but the Orioles came back to score in the bottom of the inning, so it was actually Mike Moustakas' two-run blast three at-bats after Gordon's solo shot that won the game. Gordon also had a bases-clearing double in the third on a broke-bat flair down the right field line. He is batting .316 with eight RBI in five postseason games.