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San Francisco Giants: 5 Things we Need to See in Spring Training

Jake Mastroianni
February 28, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Jarrett Parker (6) poses for a picture during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
February 28, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Jarrett Parker (6) poses for a picture during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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February 28, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Mac Williamson (51) poses for a picture during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
February 28, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Mac Williamson (51) poses for a picture during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Someone to Step Up in Left Field 

Probably the biggest question for the San Francisco Giants coming into spring training is who will play left field?

It sounds as if the front office wants it to be Jarrett Parker since he is out of options, but Mac Williamson is also in competition.

Either way, I’m sure Bruce Bochy and the staff would love to see one of those players separate themselves in spring training and take over the every day job. Otherwise, we’ll probably open up the year with a platoon in left field, which isn’t great, but isn’t ideal.

Others competing for playing time in left field will be Gorkys Hernandez, Mike Morse and Justin Ruggiano. These three will most likely be competing for the fourth outfielder job, but if one of them has a good spring maybe they win the starting job.

Even if Parker doesn’t perform well in spring training, he could still make the team as a back-up to avoid having to drop him and lose him through waivers.

It’s possible that if none of these guys break away during the spring that the Giants could go out and make a minor move to get an every day left fielder. But most likely the opening day left fielder will come from this group.

Left field is definitely a big question mark for the San Francisco Giants, and we need to see someone take the job and run with it during spring training.

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