Joe Panik, Infield, San Francisco Giants, #12


Date of Birth: 10/30/1990
Birthplace: Yonkers, New York
College: St. John's University

Joe Panik, infielder for the San Francisco Giants, was a star player at St. John's University before being drafted by the Giants in 2011. He played in the Giants' minor league system from 2011 through part of 2014. As a minor leaguer, he batted .296 with 479 hits, 78 doubles, 232 RBIs, and 180 strikeouts to 171 walks in 410 games. As a shortstop, he made 723 assists, 144 double plays, 330 putouts, and 33 errors. He also played at second base, finishing with 467 assists, 124 double plays, 344 putouts, and 10 errors in 178 games.

Panik joined the Giants in 2014, playing in 73 games with them. He had 82 hits and a .305 batting average. Defensively, playing at second base, he had a .975 fielding percentage with 185 assists, 53 double plays, 131 putouts, and 8 errors. In the postseason, he had 17 hits, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 8 RBIs, and a .233 batting average in 73 at-bats in 17 games.

Panik spent the latter part of the 2015 season on the DL with back issues. He finished the season with 119 hits, 27 doubles, 37 RBIs, and a .312 batting average in 100 games. As a second baseman, he made 268 assists, 64 double plays, 191 putouts, and 2 errors in 99 games. He had a .996 fielding percentage.

Panik played in 127 games with the Giants in 2016. He batted .239 with 111 hits, 21 doubles, and a career high 62 RBIs. He struck out only 47 times and walked 50 times. Defensively, as the Giants' second baseman in 126 games, he made 363 assists, 82 double plays, 233 putouts, and 5 errors. Those numbers along with a .992 fielding percentage helped win him his first Gold Glove.

Career batting statistics for Panik through 2016 include:

  • 300 games played
  • 312 hits
  • 58 doubles
  • 117 RBIs
  • 122 strikeouts to 104 walks
  • .280 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Panik at second base through 2016 include:

  • 295 games played
  • 816 assists
  • 199 double plays
  • 555 putouts
  • 15 errors
  • .989 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Joe Panik
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Baseball Reference - Joe Panik