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San Francisco Giants: Five outfield trade targets the Giants must look at

Apr 28, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun (8) high fives teammates after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun (8) high fives teammates after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 20, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (26) runs the bases after hitting a three-run homer against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Avisail Garcia

Why?: He’s absolutely tearing it up right now. A slashline of .342/.384/.584/.968 is insane, along with his 163 wRC+. He doesn’t walk a whole ton, but his BABIP is nearly at .400! When he puts the ball in play, it’s been a good result this year. He won’t be a super slugger by any means, and has a whole lot of gap-to-gap power, evident in his nine doubles and three triples. He get’s on base at a high clip mainly because of his bat. He’s only 25, and isn’t a free agent until 2020.

Why Not?: It’s hard to see how long he can prolong this success. He’s never put up anything remotely close to those numbers in his career, even in the minor leagues. He’s not a help defensively and isn’t a base-stealing threat. He’s got decent power, but nothing elite enough to make a dent at AT&T. He’s one of those players though that could really blossom.

What he would cost: If he’s playing as good as he is right now through the deadline, he might cost a little more than Ozuna, but they should be roughly the same price in terms of prospects. Don’t be shocked if he gets some noise if/when the White Sox start to come back to earth.

The bottom line: At worst, Garcia is a no better than what they’ve already got in left field. Which means they really shouldn’t shell out a whole lot for him, unless they’re convinced these numbers right now aren’t an aberration.

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Final Thoughts

There are two trades worth making here, Corey Dickerson and Marcell Ozuna. Both are going to be lower in price than Braun and Martinez, and both have a little bit more of a proven track record behind them than Garcia. You can also trade for one of these guys, and then sign Martinez in the offseason. Which trade would you make? Comment below and let your voice be heard!

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