San Francisco Giants: Pre-Spring Training Roster Prediction
The San Francisco Giants have finally reported for Spring Training, so that means it’s prediction time!
The San Francisco Giants 2017 predictions have to start hitting full swing. After all, that’s all we have to discuss right now anyways, right? It’s difficult to break down how someone will improve, since we haven’t seen what, if any adjustments they’ve made in the offseason. So here we are stuck making predictions, or talking about how high or low the PECOTA rankings are.
We’re in the middle of previewing the entire spring training crew, including non-roster invites. So I thought I would give my predictions prior to spring training of how the roster shakes out. As spring training goes on, we will give updates on how we think the stock of those vying for final roster spots eventually shakes out.
For now though? We have to set the table on how we think the roster will shake out. Traditionally the Giants have gone with 12 pitchers, and 13 position players. Last year that didn’t happen. The Giants actually broke camp with 13 pitchers, and stayed pretty close to that for the majority of the season.
Clearly, they saw the bullpen issues early on last year. I am just not expecting that to happen this time around. The Giants have a young, and now experienced core of guys in the bullpen, and then have someone at the top like Melancon to help shake out the order from the top, down.
We’ve already previewed ALL of those that are in the bullpen crew for the Giants’ spring training, so they’ll go first!