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Who should be the Giants leadoff hitter in 2020?

Nick San Miguel
Steven Duggar of the SF Giants. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Steven Duggar of the SF Giants. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Mauricio Dubon. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants leadoff candidate: Mauricio Dubon

Mauricio Dubon and Yastrzemski were essentially sharing leadoff duties based on the handedness of the opposing starting pitcher by the end of the 2019 season.

The Giants may try something similar in 2020, but instead Duggar and Dubon switch off, with Yaz batting in the middle.

Like Duggar, Dubon has some wheels, which makes him an ideal candidate for the leadoff spot. And while he has shown a little more promise with the bat than Duggar has up to this point, his .306 OBP, albeit over a small sample size, is less than desirable.

Expect to see a lot of Dubon at the top of the lineup in 2020, whether it is the first or second slot. His speed is an undeniable asset and the Giants will want him to be a table-setter for the team’s run producers.

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I expect to see a lot of mixing and matching among these three at the top of the lineup next season. Much of it will depend on who is hot, who is cold, who is healthy, and the opposing pitcher, but these three guys will be relied upon to set the table for the Giants in 2020.

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