Mike Yastrzemski seemingly came out of nowhere to hit .272/.334/.518 with 21 home runs and 55 RBI as a rookie last season. Now, the Giants are expecting him to be one of their biggest offensive producers in 2020.
We’ll see how he handles the high expectations, but there is no doubt he will be starting for the team at the beginning of the year. The bigger question is where will he be starting?
Yaz played a lot in right field last season, but he has shown he can play all three positions fairly well. He’s probably not ideal as a center fielder given he is not super fast and does not have a particularly strong arm, but he could be serviceable there in small doses.
We will likely see him a lot more in one of the corner spots, but depending on how things shake out, he could begin the season as the team’s primary center fielder.