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San Francisco Giants: A way too early look at the 2022 outfield

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 24: Gerardo Parra #8, Kevin Pillar #1 and Steven Duggar #6 of the San Francisco Giants congratulate each other following victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in a MLB game at Rogers Centre on April 24, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 24: Gerardo Parra #8, Kevin Pillar #1 and Steven Duggar #6 of the San Francisco Giants congratulate each other following victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in a MLB game at Rogers Centre on April 24, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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The Final Verdict

In a year that has not been satisfying for San Francisco Giants fans, there is a lot to look forward to in the future. The Giants have spent some valuable draft capital on their outfield the last couple of years and fans will soon be able to see that pay off.

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Slater is the favorite to command the left field spot. Duggar’s above-average defense will probably have him at the helm in center. Continued improvement and dominance will most likely lead to Ramos being the man in right. However, these spots are far from set in stone.

Duggar is going to have to step up to the plate in production if he is going to keep a first-round prospect behind him in the minors. If he continues to make below-average contact with subpar power, his glove may not be enough to keep him in his role. The old Giants teams were built on superb defense and timely hitting, but Farhan Zaidi seems to be moving away from that. For a team that has been starved of power hitters for years, I would not be surprised if Duggar loses his spot to a Ramos or Bishop.

The San Francisco Giants have some young players that fans should be very excited about, and we may get to see some of these promising prospects at the major league level, sooner rather than later.

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For a team that has a lot of question marks going forward, it is nice to have a promising future outfield. Maybe this homegrown trio will reinstall some of that “even year magic” that we all miss so much by 2022.

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