|Bats / Throws||Both / Right|
|Date of Birth||8/11/1986|
|Height, Weight||5'11", 12 lbs|
|From||Puerto Cabello, VEN|
|Nationality||Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of|
Sandoval went 1-for-5 with a walk, a double, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Wednesday's 11-8 win over the Rockies.
Sandoval had been the Giants' best hitter during their early struggles this season, but his bat went cold during this hitter's paradise road trip in Milwaukee and Colorado prior to Wednesday's line (.050/.174/.050 in previous six contests). The Panda's overall numbers remain solid (.262/.309/.515 with 11 homers), and he currently has a window of regular playing time available at the hot corner with Evan Longoria (foot) out for at least two more weeks.
Sandoval started at third base for both ends of the Giants' doubleheader sweep of the Rockies on Monday, going 1-for-7 with a run and three strikeouts between the two contests.
While Sandoval turned in a rather underwhelming line for the series opener at Coors Field, his fantasy value is nonetheless on the upswing after the Giants placed Evan Longoria (foot) on the 10-day injured list Monday. With Longoria on track to miss more than the minimum amount of time, Sandoval should handle everyday duties at the hot corner after previously serving in more of a part-time role. Donovan Solano and Austin Slater linger as potential backup options at third base, but both profile better defensively in the middle infield and outfield, respectively.
Sandoval went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Cardinals.
The veteran switch hitter continues to out-perform Evan Longoria, and Sandoval is claiming a larger share of the workload at third base as a result. Over his last 50 plate appearances, Panda is slashing .326/.360/.609 with three homers and 10 RBI, and his 11 long balls on the year is already his best total since 2014.