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San Francisco Giants 2017 Player Review: Outfielders

By Daniel Sperry
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: Gorkys Hernandez #66 of the San Francisco Giants leaps at the wall to rob a home run away from Tommy Pham #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the top of the first inning at AT&T Park on September 3, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: Gorkys Hernandez #66 of the San Francisco Giants leaps at the wall to rob a home run away from Tommy Pham #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the top of the first inning at AT&T Park on September 3, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 25: Orlando Calixte #46 of the San Francisco Giants looks out toward the field from the dugout during the eighth inning of a MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 25, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 9-2. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

As the disappointing 2017 season comes to a close, it’s time to review the individual seasons of the San Francisco Giants.

2017 was not pretty for the San Francisco Giants. Neither will our grades of their 2017 season be either. It’s time to go back and review the individual seasons of each group. We’ll be publishing these in as timely of a manner as possible, and preferably every single day starting with today’s

We’ll be taking a look at each player. For this position grouping they have to have played at least 50% of their innings in the outfield, as well as compiled at least 50 plate appearances.

Their grade will be based on whether or not they had a good year based on expectations individually, both at the plate and in the field. Factors such as injury or learning a new position will be taken into account as well. So without much more to say, let’s get started.

F. . OF. San Francisco Giants. ORLANDO CALIXTE

Yeah, so Orlando Calixte was not good, as was most of the outfield. But in his 55 plate appearances his slashline of .143/.185/.163/.348 was the absolute worst line of anyone who qualified to be in this review. Honestly, someone with such shockingly terrible stats is actually a surprise to me that he even had enough plate appearances to even qualify for this. Granted, his expectations weren’t really that high.

Calixte was an infielder converted to an outfielder because Bobby Evans thought he could create some sort of outfield depth by moving players out of their positions. Maybe with an athlete that has already proved themselves at the highest level in the bigs, but not Orlando Calixte. You likely aren’t going to create an outfield stud out of a minor league free agent infielder, but for some reason they tried. It didn’t work, obviously.

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