Five Players the San Francisco Giants Need to Make Room on 40 Man For
Rounding out the Sandoval recruitment fair is Parra, who has extensive experience in the NL West with both the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks.
He has always been a player who fit the Giants mold of defense first in the outfield and timely hitting at the plate.
In 24 at bats this spring, he is tied for second with Solarte and Longoria for total bases with 13 and is hitting a slashline of .250/.269/.542 for an OPS of .811.
With the ability to play all three outfield positions and possessing the best arm in camp, it is very likely that Parra makes the team.
Maybin has changed his swing, worked in the off-season with Barry Bonds, and has the same connection as most on this list, being a former Padre. He can also play all three outfield positions and leads the team this spring in at bats. The Giants are clearly giving both Parra and Maybin a chance to win an opening day roster spot.
Maybin has done helped himself at all, however, with his production on the field and his behavior off it. In 30 at bats, he is hitting only .200/.250/.267 for an OPS of .517.
To make matters worse, he was arrested March 1 for driving under the influence.His numbers, incidentally, have improved since the incident, as it was pointed out by Mercury News columnist, Bud Geracie, that his blood alcohol level of .127 was higher than his batting average of .105, at the time of his arrest.
The fact that he is still with the team and is still getting opportunities suggests that the Giants see him as a possible option for the 25 man. This could happen too, because Drew Ferguson, the team’s rule 5 pick up, is not playing well, and other options in the outfield like Shaw and Slater, have options.
Mac Williamson, who is out of options, and Steven Duggar, who could begin the season in the minors if the Giants chose to, seem like they will make the team out of camp. That would still leave room for the Giants to add both Parra and Maybin to the 25 man. That is also assuming the Giants don’t add another player to the outfield mix, as it has been reported that Zaidi is looking to add another outfielder via trade.