San Francisco Giants: Three free-agent outfielders to avoid this offseason
By Dzintars Grinfelds
While the San Francisco Giants could look to add to an improved outfield contingent, there are a few free agents they should steer clear of this winter.
Relative to expectations, San Francisco Giants fans had to be happy with the way the team’s outfielders were performing by the end of the season.
Veteran Kevin Pillar proved to be a worthwhile addition to the team, and he is still under team control for the 2020 season if the team decides to tender him a contract in arbitration.
Midseason pickup Alex Dickerson sparked the offense during the team’s surprising July run and he became a mainstay against right-handed pitching.
The biggest surprise of the group was 28-year-old rookie Mike Yastrzemski, who made his MLB debut on May 25 and hit .272/.334/.518 with 22 doubles and 21 home runs in 107 games.
And then there was a supporting cast who will have a chance to earn more playing time next year that includes Austin Slater, Joey Rickard, Jaylin Davis, and others.
So while the Giants might not necessarily need an outfielder, they could look to bring one aboard who makes an immediate, sizable impact offensively.
Whether the front office is looking to add speed, power or defense, there is a wide variety of options hitting the market this offseason.
However, there are three names that come to mind as outfielders that the San Francisco Giants should avoid heading this offseason. Ahead we’ve highlighted those players and the reasons why they should not be targets.