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Five things for Giants fans to look forward to in 2020

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Joey Bart spent an extended portion of 2019 in the California League where Jen Ramos got to see the SF Giants prospect up close. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Joey Bart spent an extended portion of 2019 in the California League where Jen Ramos got to see the SF Giants prospect up close. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
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Giants infielder Mauricio Dubon. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Further progression of Yaz and Dubon

Another big storyline in 2020 will be if last year’s rookies, namely Mike Yastrzemski and Mauricio Dubon, can follow up on impressive debuts.

Yaz surprised everyone with his out-of-nowhere breakout season. He may be one of, if not the most prolific bat in the lineup, so if the Giants want to be even remotely successful on offense it will be dependent on his production.

That said, Giants fans have no doubt become a bit jaded about rookie success thanks to Dereck Rodriguez, so avoiding a sophomore slump will be important.

Meanwhile, Dubon enters the year as the favorite to claim the starting second base job. He showed enough with both his bat and glove last season to warrant a long look in 2020.

He also provides some excitement with his youthful energy and speed, a welcome respite from some of the sluggish and aging veterans on the team.

There will be a lot of eyes on both guys to see if they can build on their rookie success and establish themselves as long-term piece.

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