San Francisco Giants: A way too early look at the 2022 outfield
By Hunter Ruetz
In a season where solid-hitting outfielders have been hard to come by for the San Francisco Giants, we look ahead three years to a possible homegrown outfield that could be one of the best in the MLB.
The 2019 season has been nothing more than a long tryout to fill some of the empty slots that the San Francisco Giants have had in the outfield.
Steven Duggar has found his home in center field, Kevin Pillar seems to be the short-term fix in right field for the season, and left field has frankly been all over the place. Currently, seven-year minor league veteran Mike Yastrzemski is doing a good job of trying to solidify himself into that spot with his play as of late.
In a season where consistent offense from outfielders is hard to come by for the San Francisco Giants, we look ahead three years where a possible homegrown outfield could be one of the best in the MLB. When looking at the future of this current outfield, it seems that Steven Duggar is the only player that may stick around for the journey to the 2022 season.
Don’t worry though, because this is part of the Giants plan. Pillar seemed to be a piece that was brought into the clubhouse to appease Giants fans after the slow start to the 2019 season. Yastrzemski may be apart of the roster in 2022, but likely as more of a utility outfielder than an everyday starter.
The farm system may be ranked 28th, per Baseball America, but with top prospects at the outfield positions, we may soon see the first Giants homegrown outfield of the 21st century. Ahead we will look at each of the three spots to see who the starter at those positions might be on Opening Day in 2022.