A Trade Will be Made for a LF
This could obviously happen before spring training, but I think at some point the San Francisco Giants make a move to get a left fielder. It’s the only real hole in the lineup at this point.
Once we get to spring training and see the options available, I think they will make a move to get a solidified left fielder.
Williamson hit just .223 last year with a .298 on-base-percentage and 6 home runs in 54 games. He actually hit better against righties than lefties.
Parker hit just .236 but actually had a very good on-base-percentage of .371. He also hit 5 home runs and scored 22 runs in 63 games. His splits are a bit more dramatic. He hit just .108 against lefties and .289 against righties.
Williamson is 25 years old and Parker is 28, and both guys have had two years in the big leagues to show what they can do, so we pretty much know what they are at this point.
The San Francisco Giants actually have a lot of good outfielders in their farm system, but unless someone like Steven Duggar gets hot this spring, the Giants will go out and look for an upgrade in left field.
I don’t think it will be a big acquisition, and it may just be someone to platoon with Parker if Williamson can’t prove that he can hit lefties consistently.
Either way, if you’re the San Francisco Giants you can’t go into the season with what we currently have in left field. They will go out and make an upgrade this spring once they see their options.