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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||540.00||4.00||.281||45.00||69.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego||16||6||0|| .444|| .375|| .375|
|vs Bradley (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||67||21||1|| .387|| .448|| .313|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
|Francisco Rodriguez, RP MIL|
Matt Dominguez, 3B HOU
Yasmany Tomas, 3B ARI
Michael Choice, LF TEX
Nori Aoki, LF SF
|12/15/2014||Asdrubal Cabrera, SS TB||Jeremy Guthrie, SP KC|
Aaron Harang, SP PHI
Nori Aoki, LF SF
|Last 10 Games|
Nori Aoki, Joe Panik deliver back-to-back first-inning homers for Giants
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/3/15) Nori Aoki and Joe Panik delivered back-to-back home runs in the first inning Sunday in the Giants' victory over Jered Weaver and the Angels.|
Neither Aoki and Panik had homered this season before hitting their back-to-back blasts.
"For Nori to hit a home run, OK," Panik said. "For me to hit a home run, OK. But for us to do it back-to-back like that, I don't think the oddsmakers would have pretty good odds on that one. Nori did a great job obviously, setting the tone."
"Everyone looked surprised," Aoki said of his teammates' reaction.
Giants' Matt Duffy, Andrew Susac in Friday's lineup
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/1/15) The Giants are going with Matt Duffy and Andrew Susac in Friday night's lineup for their game against the Angels.
Duffy has been alternating starts at second base with Joe Panik and has been tabbed for this one. Susac is getting the start at catcher, meaning Buster Posey will play first base.
Brandon Belt is not starting as Nori Aoki is in the lineup and playing in left field.
Giants' Bochy: 'No way' to take Justin Maxwell out of lineup
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) The Giants outfield is getting more crowded with the news that Brandon Belt will see more time in left field, and manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Justin Maxwell will continue to receive regular playing time when Hunter Pence returns from the disabled list, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
"There’s no way you can take Maxwell out of the lineup right now," Bochy said. "You’ve got to find a place to put him, with the way he’s been swinging."
Maxwell, who homered Saturday, has hit .308/.400/.615 with three home runs and nine RBI in 39 at-bats. Bochy mentioned the possibility of Maxwell and Pence manning the corners while center fielder Angel Pagan gets days off here and there.
"I could keep them all going, keep them all fresh," Bochy said.
If everyone's healthy, it appears that Nori Aoki could see the starkest reduction in playing time, despite him posting a .303/.391/.382 line with five stolen bases in 76 at-bats while serving as the team's regular leadoff batter.
Giants left fielder Nori Aoki back in the starting lineup Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki returns to the starting lineup Saturday against the Giants and will bat lead off, reports CSN Bay Area.
Aoki, who received his first off day of the season Friday, is hitting .311 with three RBI in 74 at-bats this season. Also in the lineup Saturday is catcher Andrew Susac, with Buster Posey shifting to first base and moving Brandon Belt to the bench. Susac, making just his third start of the year, is hitting 3 for 8 with two strikeouts to start the year.
Giants rest Nori Aoki for the first time this season
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) Giants leadoff hitter Nori Aoki received the night off against the Rockies at Coors Field, according to the team's official website.
Aoki started in all 17 of San Francisco's games leading up to Friday. He is hitting .315/.375/.397 with four doubles, a triple, three RBI and four stolen bases in 80 plate appearances. Gregor Blanco filled in for Aoki at the leadoff spot and in left field.
|2014 summary: Norichika Aoki's first season with the Royals was looking like a major bust for most of the season, but he turned the corner in August and was scorching hot down the stretch. Over the last two months of the season, Aoki hit .328 with eight stolen bases, as he struck out 14 times in 177 at-bats. That hot streak raised Aoki's batting average to .285, just two points below the mark he established over two seasons with the Brewers. In part because he missed three weeks with a groin injury, Aoki's 63 runs fell well short of the 80-plus runs he scored in each of his seasons in Milwaukee.
Playing time status: As Aoki is a free agent, it is unclear what role he might play next season. Though he has filled a starting role for the bulk of his three-year career, it's not inconceivable that he winds up being some team's fourth outfielder.
2015 outlook: Because Aoki rarely strikes out, he is viable as a third outfielder in 12-team mixed points leagues, but he has to play regularly to make it worthwhile to draft him. If he appears headed for an everyday job, he's a decent late or reserve round option in standard mixed league formats. Otherwise, he's merely a deep league outfielder.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/4/15||SD||10:15 pm||Tyson Ross|
|5/5/15||SD||10:15 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|5/6/15||SD||3:45 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/7/15||MIA||10:15 pm||Dan Haren|
|5/8/15||MIA||10:15 pm||Jarred Cosart|
|5/9/15||MIA||9:05 pm||David Phelps|
|5/10/15||MIA||4:05 pm||Mat Latos|