San Francisco Giants: The Good and the Bad from the First Week
Games are underway for the San Francisco Giants. Well, sort of. The practice games are underway at least.
The San Francisco Giants have a few camp battles taking place. Most of the roster is set, but a handful of players are vying for the final roster spots.
Spring Training stats can be difficult to interpret, but first impressions are beginning to mold.
The Giants pitching has been surprisingly good so far. Each year, managers have to explain why a certain pitcher has a 54.00 ERA and how that pitcher will be just fine when the real games start.
Though, Madison Bumgarner does have a 15.75 ERA. I bet Bruce Bochy is not shivering in his boots about his ace.
Despite this, the pitching staff has been good. This is not a comment you normally hear as the Cactus League does tend to be very hitter-friendly.
While the stats do not necessarily hold a lot of weight, teams are making decisions on players based on a 6-week performance. First impressions are important for creating distance from the competition.
A few players who are doing well include Joey Bart, Gerardo Parra, and Yangervis Solarte.
On the opposite side of the coin, Cameron Maybin, Abiatal Avelino, and Aramis Garcia need to show a little more.