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Denard Span
Birthdate: 2/27/1984 (33 y, 1 m, 3 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-0/205     Position: OF
Drafted: 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 20, Overall: 20, Team: Minnesota Twins
Contract: $31M / 3 Years (2016 - 2018) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Span reached base three times Monday, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a pair of RBI and a pair of runs scored in a 14-2 win over Cincinnati. (3/28/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: A year removed from his injury-shortened 2015, Span put up over 600 plate appearances in 2016. While the full season of health was a welcomed treat, you can give yourself a pat on the back if you thought he would hit a career high in homers (11 in 2016) as a 32-year-old outfielder in his first season in homer-suppressing San Francisco. If you guessed that one right, Vegas is calling. Span joined the list of Giants outfielders of the past decade to put up useful fantasy seasons over age 30 (Andres Torres, Aubrey Huff, Angel Pagan, Gregor Blanco, etc), and while he stole less than expected, that could be contributed to age and a return from 2015 hip surgery. Span’s increased homer total could be a fluke, but it came at relatively little cost to his overall profile. He still strikes out so infrequently, makes good contact, and plays in a park with a large outfield, that it is reasonable to look at Span and envision batting average upside on the .266 mark from last season. Hitting at the top of the Giants lineup will help increase his floor as well, as another season over 600 plate appearances seems likely if he can stay healthy. Those totals should provide the volume of plate appearances necessary for Span to surpass 10 stolen bases yet again, and it could allow him to approach 10 home runs. Additionally, if he doesn’t post a batting average on balls in play 25 points below his career average again, a .300 batting average is possible. That’s the best case scenario though. It’s more likely he ends up with 5-8 homers and an average in the .280-.300 range. That’s still a valuable outfielder in most formats. (Joe Douglas)

The Quick Opinion: Span recovered well from a 2015 hip injury to net 600-plus plate appearances in 2016. He should be a safe bet for many trips to the plate once again as he sits at the top of the Giants lineup. With steals on the decline, Span presents a safe source of speed and average in later rounds.

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Seasonvs LGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2008vs L541061303019533292218021303152.283
2009vs L891822146046563352221034434374.330
2010vs L942152436048930282522030114253.279
2011vs L387586181511110611011000001.240
2012vs L821561764738810171718020002571.301
2013vs L85157172353041013912021003161.223
2014vs L831711934635821201617027113191.269
2015vs L356169121010166609101340.197
2016vs L941842044031711141016029103434.217
Totalvs L65413071487348272481810172133141020211523204617.266

Seasonvs LBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2008vs L13.8 %16.2 %0.86.283.402.472.873.189.329226.3.387138
2009vs L9.8 %15.9 %0.62.330.405.473.877.143.385369.9.385135
2010vs L9.1 %12.3 %0.73.279.347.349.696.070.32327-1.1.31593
2011vs L12.8 %12.8 %1.00.240.337.320.657.080.2709-1.0.30286
2012vs L10.2 %11.4 %0.90.301.374.365.739.064.346222.3.331108
2013vs L7.0 %12.2 %0.57.223.278.261.539.038.25710-9.1.24650
2014vs L8.8 %14.0 %0.63.269.337.357.694.088.313210.3.31297
2015vs L8.7 %13.0 %0.67.197.279.262.542.066.2164-3.5.25052
2016vs L7.8 %14.2 %0.55.217.284.283.566.065.25313-10.6.25559
Totalvs L9.5 %13.6 %0.70.266.342.353.695.087.307164-6.4.31393

Seasonvs LGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008vs L2.8824.4 %56.1 %19.5 %0.0 %18.8 %4.3 %16.7 %31.8 %45.5 %22.7 %14.8 %63.6 %21.6 %515204311
2009vs L1.8923.1 %50.3 %26.6 %2.6 %7.9 %11.1 %41.7 %31.6 %34.8 %33.6 %21.3 %61.3 %17.4 %853318535
2010vs L2.3418.8 %56.9 %24.3 %2.3 %0.0 %7.8 %11.1 %31.1 %43.7 %25.3 %22.6 %59.0 %18.4 %960346614
2011vs L2.179.5 %61.9 %28.6 %16.7 %5.6 %7.7 %0.0 %29.7 %39.1 %31.3 %42.2 %46.9 %10.9 %338126212
2012vs L2.6920.7 %57.8 %21.5 %20.7 %0.0 %10.3 %33.3 %30.4 %40.6 %29.0 %18.8 %61.6 %19.6 %708276432
2013vs L3.2922.0 %59.8 %18.2 %8.3 %0.0 %7.6 %14.3 %32.4 %41.7 %25.9 %18.7 %62.6 %18.7 %686246440
2014vs L2.6120.0 %57.9 %22.1 %6.5 %3.2 %8.6 %25.0 %37.2 %32.4 %30.4 %21.0 %59.5 %19.6 %724262462
2015vs L1.7515.4 %53.8 %30.8 %0.0 %6.3 %7.1 %0.0 %24.5 %39.6 %35.9 %26.4 %47.2 %26.4 %25097153
2016vs L2.8419.1 %59.9 %21.1 %6.3 %3.1 %3.3 %50.0 %34.2 %39.2 %26.6 %22.2 %57.6 %20.3 %822290532
Totalvs L2.4919.9 %57.1 %23.0 %6.9 %4.0 %7.6 %26.4 %32.1 %39.5 %28.4 %21.9 %59.1 %19.1 %585621653691