Who will be the Giants most valuable player in 2020?

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Giants rookie Mauricio Dubon. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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Giants reliever Tyler Rogers. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

Tyler Rogers

In a bullpen competition that is wide open, Tyler Rogers has a good shot at being one of the team’s go-to late-inning options, based on his performance last season and in spring training.

He looked very sharp in his MLB debut last season, recording a 1.02 ERA in 17.2 innings pitched. This spring, he allowed just one hit and one walk with seven strikeouts over 4.1 scoreless innings.

His submarine delivery makes him extremely difficult for right-handed hitters to pick up, and his splits from last year show that left-handed hitters actually performed worse against him that righties.

That effectiveness against both left- and right-handed batters becomes even more important with a three-batter minimum for relievers in place starting in 2020.

He too is making the league minimum, which adds to his value if he can establish himself as an effective and reliable reliever.