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San Francisco Giants 2018 Free Agency Preview: Five Corner Outfielders to Target

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 23: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals gets ready to bat against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 23, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 23: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals gets ready to bat against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 23, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 26: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a single during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 26, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Adam Jones

With the pool of free agent outfielders this off season, there are not many that are both young and impactful. So if the Giants are looking to fill those outfield holes with some good hitters, Adam Jones could be an option. On the wrong side of 30, Adam Jones is will be entering his age 34 season and thats not exactly what the Giants will be looking for as they look to shake things up.

Adam Jones is one of the most respected veterans in the game and has had a fantastic thirteen-year career with the Orioles. The five-time All-Star has put up big numbers throughout his career, and at a consistent pace. With seven seasons hitting 20 or more home runs, Jones has been one of the biggest power threats in the Orioles lineup since around 2009.

Most likely to be signed by an American League team, Jones will be a big free agent target because of his bat. Not to forget about his game-saving catch in the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, Jones has been a solid defensive outfielder his entire career. If the Giants starting outfield consisted of Steven Duggar in center and another solid defender in right, they could manage having an aging veteran in left field.

A four-time gold glover, Adam Jones has certainly been able to hold his own at Camden Yards, and could possibly do pretty well at AT&T if he decides to trade in his orange and black for a different style of orange and black.

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With a drop off in power in 2018, Adam Jones only hit 15 home runs this season, while driving in just 63. With his age and coming off a down year, Jones could come fairly reasonable this off season if teams are not interested. As free agency moves on and Adam Jones remains unsigned, i think the Giants should take a look at him, but at the moment i do not see them pursuing him right now.

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