San Francisco Giants Monday Mailbag: Minor league positions, trade targets, and more
Mr. Rissotto brings up a very good point. Ryder Jones is a corner infielder, Jae-Gyun Hwang is a corner infielder, and Christian Arroyo is basically blocked at every spot except for left field. Honestly, Jones might sit the bench a lot. He is currently on the DL, so he hasn’t factored into the lineup in Sacramento yet. Here is how where they’ve played defensively in the first couple games in Sac-town:
- Arroyo: SSx3 and 3Bx1
- Hwang: 3Bx3 and 1Bx1
I’m not too sure how this will play out over time. It could be that when Ryder Jones comes back, they try out either one of Hwang or Arroyo in the outfield. It’s really tough to tell overall now. However, over time, if they are not playing Arroyo at 3B likely shows that Hwang has overtaken him in the depth chart on that side. With that as a possibility, then you will see Arroyo trying to find a spot elsewhere. But I don’t see Jones starting anywhere except potentially first, backing up Kyle Blanks. They have only played a few games so far, so we’ll see where exactly this shakes out over the long run.
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