San Francisco Giants: Looking at the Milwaukee Brewers Surplus of Outfielders

MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 30: Keon Broxton
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 22: Keon Broxton /

Keon Broxton

Broxton has some glaring flaws. He strikes out too much as evidenced by his 37 percent strikeout rate.

For a fan base that does not like seeing Belt strike out, and walk back to the dugout, this might seem like a non-starter.

Additionally, he does not hit for a high average. Nor does he walk enough to compensate for a low batting average.

Lastly, Broxton grades out as only an average defensive outfielder, but this would still be a huge improvement from the Giants outfield last season.

For a team that is thirsting for more power, Broxton checks off that box. He hit 20 home runs and posted a .420 slugging percentage last season. He spreads the ball all over the field, so he would likely see a decline in the home run department by playing more games at AT&T park.

Domingo Santana

The biggest flaw for Santana is that he is not great defensively. The Giants are aiming to be better with the glove in the outfield, and Santana does not help to achieve that end.

Santana is not capable of playing all three outfield positions. Most of his experience has come in right field.

A secondary flaw is Santana strikes out at a high rate. It must be the water in Milwaukee that makes players swing-and-miss more frequently. Despite the high strikeout rate, Santana has shown an ability to maintain solid offensive numbers across the board.

Santana’s strength lies mostly in his bat. He hits for power, hits for a decent average, and can coax a walk.

He is only 25 years old, so there is still room for that bat to continue to develop. Similar to Broxton, Santana spreads the ball evenly to all fields. It is fair to assume that his power numbers would go down as a result of playing more games at AT&T Park.