Who should be the Giants leadoff hitter in 2020?
Giants leadoff candidate: Steven Duggar
Steven Duggar was the starting center fielder and leadoff man until the acquisition of Pillar, injury, and underperformance changed matters. But he will likely get another chance in 2020 as the team is opting to audition its younger players in center field, rather than pay money or trade for a better option.
We all know that Duggar has the requisite speed to be an everyday leadoff man. The question is whether he can get on base frequently enough to warrant penciling him into the top spot.
Obviously, the dismal .278 on-base percentage he produced in 2019 will not cut it, and a repeat performance could quickly see him bumped from the starting lineup.
The two main questions surrounding him will be his ability to stay healthy and his ability to hit with any consistency. His defense and speed will likely secure him a frequent spot in the lineup no matter what, but whether he is batting in the No. 8 spot or the No. 8 spot will depend entirely on his ability to get on base.