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7 Gregor Blanco OF
Height/Weight: 5-11/175 | Birthdate: 12/24/1983 | Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: San Francisco | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $1,350,000 | Owned/Started%: 20/16 | Average Draft Position: 429.50
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Giants OF Gregor Blanco slugs leadoff HR in World Series Game 2


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco went 1 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 7-2 loss in Game 2 of the World Series against the Royals.

Blanco opened the game by running Royals starter Yordano Ventura to a full count before crushing a ball over the right-field fence to give the Giants an early lead, but the Royals evened the score in the bottom half of the first and didn't trail for the rest of the night. Blanco has hit just .176/.276/.255 in 51 postseason at-bats but has turned it up since Game 3 of the NLCS, going 5 for 15 with three walks, the home run and three RBI. The two teams head to San Francisco Friday tied 1-1 in the series.


Gregor Blanco hits way to season-best numbers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Four multi-hit performances in six games has Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco on fire. Blanco has 10 hits in his last 23 at-bats and has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games to raise his average from .248 to a season-high .264.

Blanco has also raised his slugging percentage to .377, its highest point of the year.


Gregor Blanco leaves the yard Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco left the yard during Sunday's game against the Nationals.

Blanco launched a leadoff home run off Stephen Strasburg. He added a triple in the sixth inning. He finished 2 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI in a 14-6 defeat. He owns a .252/.326/.333 slash line with two home runs and 23 RBI in 282 at-bats.

Gregor Blanco benched against Padres


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Slumping Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco is taking a seat Friday for the game at San Diego. His spot will be manned by Juan Perez.

Blanco managed two hits in his last game, but is 5 for 28 since June 25.


Giants to shake up batting order


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Giants outfielder Hunter Pence may be moved to the leadoff spot for a couple games, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Following Wednesday's game, manager Bruce Bochy said Gregor Blanco would be moved from the leadoff spot, with Pence taking his place. Once Brandon Belt returns from the disabled list, he would likely hit second, behind Pence.

“I’ll probably drop [Blanco] down in the order until he gets his swing,” Bochy said. Blanco had been filling in for Angel Pagan, who has been sidelined with an injury. It's unclear whether Pence and Belt will retain their spots in the order once Pagan is able to return. 


Gregor Blanco tallies three hits in loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco went 3 for 4 with a walk, a double, one run and one RBI in his team's 7-6 loss to the White Sox Wednesday.

Blanco hasn't been an extra-base threat this season, as Wednesday's double was just his third of the year to go along with three triples and no home runs. His three-hit performance was just his second of the season. Blanco has hit .263/.346/.339 with 15 RBI and six stolen bases in 118 at-bats.


Gregor Blanco comes up big


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco doubled, singled and drove in three runs in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Mets. He's hitting .253 with no homers and 13 RBI in 87 at-bats.

Gregor Blanco reaches three times Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco reached base three times Thursday against the Cardinals. 

Blanco reached in his first three plate appearances of the game. He singled in a run in the second, and added singles in the fifth and eighth innings. He finished the contest 3 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 

Blanco is hitting .221 in 68 at-bats.


Giants avoid arbitration with two players


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Giants have avoided arbitration with Tony Abreu and Gregor Blanco.

Blanco is set to make $2.525 million. He hit .265 in 452 at-bats. Abreu will make $745,000 next year. 


Gregor Blanco has high ankle sprain


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2013) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco has a high ankle sprain, CSN Bay Area reports Monday. That said, he has the entire offseason in which to recuperate. 

The center fielder hit .265 this season with three homers and 41 RBI -- with 14 stolen bases -- over 141 games and 452 at-bats. 


Gregor Blanco hits solo home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco hit his second home run of the season Saturday against Arizona.

Blanco finished 1 for 4 with the solo blast. The outfielder, more known for his speed (11 SB) and glove skills, is hitting just .249/.318/.333.


Three hits for Gregor Blanco


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco notched three hits against Miami in a loss Sunday.

Blanco finished 3 for 5 with three singles and two runs scored. He is five for his last nine and hitting .254/.323/.335 in 355 at-bats.


Gregor Blanco to receive mental rest


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco will receive a mental break to clear his mind and work on his swing, MLB.com reports.

"His confidence is shaken. It's a hard thing to get out of," Bochy told MLB.com, adding that Blanco bunted on Tuesday even though a bunt was not called for.

"That sent a message that he has lost his confidence," Bochy told MLB.com. "This will give him a chance to catch his breath."

Bochy said that Blanco could be out "a day, two days or longer."

Blanco has hit .067/.173/.067 in 45 at-bats since the All-Star break.


Gregor Blanco to take primary center field duties


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco will be the primary center fielder in Angel Pagan's absence, CSN San Francisco reports.

Blanco is also slated to be manager Bruce Bochy's regular leadoff hitter, with Andres Torres and Juan Perez backing him up. Blanco is hitting .304/.357/.406 in 66 games this season with one home run and nine stolen bases. 


Gregor Blanco goes 3 for 5 in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2013) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco went 3 for 5 with one double, one run and one RBI in his team's 2-1 extra-innings win over the Marlins Saturday, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning.

It was Blanco's second straight three-hit performance, and he's 10 for 18 with two stolen bases over his last five games to boost his season line to .300/.355/.404. It's his first time hitting .300 or better since opening the season 2 for 6 in his first two games.


Gregor Blanco leads off with homer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2013) Leading off for the Giants Friday, outfielder Gregor Blanco hit his first home run of the season. Blanco led off the game against Atlanta starter Kris Medlen.

Blanco finished 2 for 5 atop the order with two RBI. He made the score 2-0 in the second inning with an RBI single to right field.

Blanco is batting .277 and has gone 5 for 10 in his last two games with three runs scored and four RBI. He has a homer and 22 RBI on the year with seven stolen bases over 184 at-bats.

Gregor Blanco snags 3 hits


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2013) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco notched three hits in Tuesday's win over Washington.

Blanco tripled, stole a base, scord a run and knocked one in. Blanco is hitting .293/.354/.379 in 116 at-bats -- not as much power as most left fielders, but given his defensive prowess, the Giants will gladly take those on-base skills.

Gregor Blanco plates four vs. Atlanta


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2013) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco enjoyed a big night at the plate during Saturday's contest against the Braves.

Blanco entered the game in the fifth inning for Francisco Peguero. He launched a bases-loaded double in his first at-bat in the fifth and tripled in a run in the eighth. He finished 2 for 2 with a run scored and four RBI in a 10-1 victory.

Blanco is hitting .287/.357/.356 with 12 RBI in 87 at-bats.

Gregor Blanco has modest average in platoon role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2013) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco extended a modest hitting streak to four games Monday against the Diamondbacks. All four of his games have been one-hit outings.

Blanco is batting .281 with a .361 on-base percentage and .674 OPS in 21 games. Blanco, who platoons with Andres Torres in left field, has no home runs, two doubles, five RBI, seven runs and eight walks.


Gregor Blanco plates two vs. Cubs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2013) Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco enjoyed a solid performance at the plate during Sunday's series finale against the Cubs.

Blanco doubled in a run in the sixth and seventh innings. He finished 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBI in a 10-7 victory in extras.

Blanco went 6 for 18 with two runs scored and three RBI during San Francisco's four-game set at Chicago. He is hitting .281 with four RBI in 11 games.

Gregor Blanco, Andres Torres to platoon in LF


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2013) Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before Monday's season opener against the Dodgers that Gregor Blanco and Andres Torres will platoon in left field.

Blanco received the nod Monday against lefty Clayton Kershaw and Torres is expected to start Tuesday against right-hander Josh Beckett.

"Whoever's the hottest with the bat will be out there," Bochy told MLB.com.

Blanco, Giants make deal


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/18/2013) CBSSports.com baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported on Friday that the Giants have reached a one-year, $1.35 million agreement with outfielder Gregor Blanco, avoiding arbitration.