4) Steven Duggar
Many metrics rated the Giants outfield as the worst in baseball, but one of their top prospects could change that.
Center fielder Steven Duggar may be only hitting .265 in the Cactus League, but he has made an impression with the glove.
On Sunday’s exhibition game against the Oakland Athletics, he robbed Matt Joyce of extra bases as he crashed into the wall for the catch.
Duggar is definitely an upgrade over Denard Span defensively in center field, showing off great range, but the question is his bat.
The Giants still have a decision to make. Although Duggar would solve their outfield defensive woes, they face so many lefties to start the season, including three straight lefties against the Dodgers.
But he has hit four home runs in the Cactus League, including a long one against the Dodgers against a lefty. He has also proven he can get on-base, with a .357 OBP
The Giants may choose to get him regular at-bats in the minors before calling him up in mid-April.
And it’s always a good thing when Giants great Will Clark gives you props.
“I’ve seen Steve parts of the last two seasons in the minor leagues and I am definitely a Steven Duggar fan,” Clark told KNBR Radio. “He can play Gold Glove centerfield right now in the big leagues. He can flat out go get them in centerfield. It goes back to our theory with the Giants on pitching and defense.