2015 San Francisco Giants report card continued (Part II): Outfielders edition
May 21, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) reacts after scoring a run during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
#16 Angel Pagan (C-)
Pagan was the definition of frustrating this season because all of the fans love him for his swag in center field and spark that he used to provide to the Giants lineup. As if he was teasing us, Pagan was showing as if his previous back injuries were behind him through the first two months of the season. However, whatever the reasons, Pagan’s jumps on fly balls began to slow and his bat began to decline.
Pagan went on to miss 29 games of his own, and since the start of the 2013 season has combined to miss 186 of the total possible 486 games. It may be time for GM Bobby Evans to look for a potential trade for Pagan.
133 Games, .262/.303/.332/.635, 134 hits, 55 runs, 37 RBIs, 12 stolen bases, -1.9 WAR, .985 fielding percentage
Aug 30, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco (7) climbs the wall but cannot get to a solo home run by St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Brandon Moss (not pictured) in the fourth inning of their MLB baseball game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
#7 Gregor Blanco (B+)
Blanco had his best hitting production of his career this year and slowly began to take over the starting center field role in August. Similar to every other Giants outfielder this season, unfortunately Blanco suffered a concussion in June and was shut down for the season in the middle of September due to his continuing concussion symptoms.
Blanco is the ideal fourth outfielder and will always provide stellar defensive play. With his bat coming along as well, who knows, maybe he could give Pagan or Kelby Tomlinson a run for their money for the starting spot in 2016.
115 Games, .291/.368/.413/.781, 5 home runs, 26 RBIs, 19 doubles, 59 runs, 13 stolen bases, .984 fielding percentage, 1.1 WAR
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