5 candidates to be the Giants starting center fielder in 2020

Nick San Miguel
Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
6 of 6
San Francisco Giants
Giants rookie Mauricio Dubon. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Mauricio Dubon

The concept of Mauricio Dubon playing center field is still a green one, but an intriguing one nonetheless. While he never played the outfield in the minors, the Giants have had him play there in spring training.

It is not surprising given the focus on versatility, and it would certainly give the Giants a lot more options for configuring their lineup.

The team probably sees him less as a starter there and more as an infielder who can also start a handful of games in center or move there in a double switch or something of the sort.

If his bat proves to be too valuable to sit during the regular season, then the team could be willing to deal with a little inexperience on defense. Especially since Dubon’s athleticism can probably make up for his lack of reps.

Next. Which outfielders will make the Opening Day roster?

So there are the five main candidates for the center field spot for the Giants. It will be interesting to see who gets most of the starts there this spring and if that’s a harbinger of things to come in the regular season.