San Francisco Giants: Which players are free agents this offseason?
1B/3B Pablo Sandoval
2018 Stats: 296 PA, .268/.313/.507, 23 2B, 14 HR, 41 RBI, 42 R
After undergoing Tommy John surgery at the beginning of September, there’s a good chance that Pablo Sandoval will miss the entire first half of next season, and perhaps more.
While someone could be willing to take a chance on him returning to health in the second half by signing him to a contract this winter, it’s more likely that he will get healthy and then hold a showcase, before signing with a contender for the stretch run next summer.
After leading the majors with 18 pinch hits, Sandoval has proven his worth as a bench piece, and he also provides a terrific clubhouse presence with an abundance of postseason experience.
If he wants to keep playing, there will be a market once he’s healthy.