San Francisco Giants: 5 Things we Need to See in Spring Training
A Solidified Third Baseman
Another position in the San Francisco Giants lineup that is a bit of a question is at third base. Most people assume that Eduardo Nunez is a lock for the starting job, but I’m not so sure that’s the case going into spring training.
Last year, at age 29, was the first time Nunez had more than 500 at-bats in a season. While he performed well with that workload hitting .288 with 16 home runs and 40 stolen bases, I still need to see him do it again.
He’s definitely the leader in the clubhouse for the job, but I think we need to see him stay aggressive during spring training and not get too relaxed.
Pressuring him for the job will be Conor Gillaspie. He hit .262 with 6 home runs in just 191 at-bats last year, but most remember his epic 3-run homer in the National League Wild Card game.
He has a long road to climb to uproot Nunez at third, but a strong performance this spring could definitely earn him some more playing time.
Nunez is still the man for the job, but I would like to see him solidify the every day position during spring training and prove that last year wasn’t a fluke.