The San Francisco Giants lost arguably their three best players from last season. Who will step up and be the team’s most valuable player in 2020?
Once the 2020 MLB season finally gets underway, the San Francisco Giants are looking at a likely rebuild year.
That said, they still have a number of exciting young players who could wind up being key contributors for years to come. They also have plenty of veterans who could turn things around after disappointing 2019 campaigns.
It begs the question: Who will be the most valuable player for the Giants in 2020?
Last season, an argument could have been made for Kevin Pillar, who led the team in several major offensive categories. There was also a case for closer Will Smith, who was the team’s lone All-Star and was excellent in the ninth inning.
But with both of those players gone, someone else will need to fill in and replace their lost production in a season where some projections have the Giants winning fewer than 70 games.
One immediately things of some of the young players who stood out last year, as well as some prospects who have yet to make their MLB debut but seem primed to do so in 2020. Then there are the veterans who the team will be leaning on heavily with a roster that has a number of holes from the lineup to the rotation to the bullpen.
It will be interesting to see who steps up, and in the following slides, we are going to take a look at five players with the best chance to be the most valuable player for the San Francisco Giants in 2020.