With just over a week left in Spring Training, the opening day roster for the San Francisco Giants seems to be coming into focus, with the Giants announcing their first round of cuts a week back and a second round of cuts just yesterday.
Generally, it seemed the last two spots in the rotation, end of the bullpen, the bench, and center field were all up for grabs going into spring.
Stratton and Blach are my favorite candidates, as they would each make less than Holland (more room for in-season additions) and have been much better at keeping runners off the bases. Holland has also started just one game so far this spring, despite sporting a lower ERA than the young duo.
The bullpen and bench have a variety of different options and will be difficult to tell who will come out on top, but Bruce Bochy and his staff will have numerous ways to organize them how they best see fit.
Meanwhile, we’re going to go ahead and evaluate the options the Giants have at center field, which primarily include free agent acquisition Austin Jackson, returning veteran Gregor Blanco, bench returnee Gorkys Hernandez, and rookie Steven Duggar.
Here’s what each of them have done so far this spring, what they need to do in order to break camp with the team, and their chances of making the major league roster.