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Five questions the Giants need to answer during spring training

Nick San Miguel
Giants pitcher Tyler Beede. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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Former Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Who will play center field?

Once again, the center field job is up for grabs. With Kevin Pillar gone, the team will need to replace the player who led the team in most offensive categories for the Giants last season.

The younger guys who will try to make an impression this spring are Steven Duggar and Jaylin Davis.

Duggar dealt with injuries and underperformance last season, but his value as a defender is abundantly clear. Davis has played just 17 games at the MLB level, but he slugged 35 home runs in the minors last year, so his offensive upside is appealing.

Billy Hamilton, whose speed, experience, and defensive prowess make him a solid candidate for the role, is also very much in the running for the job.

There have also been reports that Mauricio Dubon could play some center field in spring training. Even if he is not utilized as the every day center fielder, expanding his defensive versatility would make him that much more valuable to the team.

There’s plenty of time to sort things out, but we are still far from knowing who will be the starting center fielder on Opening Day at this point.

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