The Giants have lost Brandon Belt for the next 6-8 weeks at least with a broken thumb. We’re still waiting for the official news on any roster changes.
Will Hector Sanchez and Buster Posey platoon at first base? Will they move Michael Morse to the position he has more experience at? Maybe the Giants will decide to give Joaquin Arias more at bats and see if he can start hitting as consistently as he does in the month of August (when Pablo is usually on the DL)?
One idea that people are talking and hoping for, is the call up of Adam Duvall from Fresno. Duvall is an every day third baseman but has also spent some time at first base as well. He’s already on the 40-man roster and has been tearing it up in Fresno.
Although Duvall’s batting average has dipped to .259, he has an OBP of .329 and has hit 11 home runs with an OPS of .870 in Fresno. In comparison, Belt has a .269 batting average, .317 OBP with an OPS of .820.
February 20, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants infielder Adam Duvall (81) poses for a picture during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The other obvious option would be to bring up Travis Ishikawa when he is off the DL with a injury injury. He was the Giants first baseman from 2006-2010 and holds a .265 batting average in his four years with the team.
Who would you like to see play first base? Take the poll below or feel free to post comments on your ideas. It’s unfortunate what happened to Belt last night but the Giants will get through this until his return.