Positives of April:
There is nothing more positive in the month of April than the emergence of rookie Christian Arroyo. Giants fans were split on whether or not to bring him up after his really hot start in AAA. In his first series in the big leagues, he got a few hits, including a big two-run homer against the Dodgers, which put them within one run of the lead.
He also hit a second home-run in his first five games, a solo blast in the eighth inning that gave them the win against the San Diego Padres. Arroyo has also been really good with the glove, and should continue to earn his keep up at the big league level.
Joe Panik is also a major positive. The reigning Gold Glove second baseman has come out even better on defense, and has been great at the plate. He’s hitting .304/.367/.418/.784, which is all above his career average. He might be the move the Giants need to makes in terms of lineup order. He’s a great leadoff candidate, and so far, the Giants have scored quite a few more runs with him at the front of the lineup. With guys like Pence and Posey hitting for relative average, the Giants would be smart to put people who consistently get on base in front of them in the order.