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Giants: Is Mauricio Dubon the answer in center field?

Nick San Miguel
Giants rookie Mauricio Dubon. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Giants rookie Mauricio Dubon. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Giants rookie Mauricio Dubon. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

He is a right-handed hitter

Another positive for Dubon is that he is a right-handed hitter.

An outfield of Mike Yastrzemski, Alex Dickerson, and Steven Duggar would feature three left-handed hitters, so it would not hurt to add a right-handed batter into the outfield mix.

I have this dream where Dubon turns out to be a really good center fielder in spring training and earns the starting job out of camp. Then, on Opening Day against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers, he bats leadoff and does this on the first pitch:

Then Wilmer Flores, who is batting second and playing second base, laces a double into the gap.

That’s when the talk of a 162-0 season will start.

In all seriousness, having Dubon as a center fielder against lefties seems like the perfect way to get Flores into the lineup and give the team more offensive balance.

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