SF Giants’ roster for 2022 projected

By Joel Reuter
SF Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
SF Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Giants outfielder Jaylin Davis. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

2022 Giants Projected Bench

C Buster Posey: $10 million (projected re-signing)

While the Giants are likely to exercised their $3 million buyout on a $22 million option for Buster Posey in 2022, that doesn’t mean he won’t back. Re-signing him for significantly less to serve as a platoon option at first base and the backup to Bart behind the plate would allow him to finish his career where it started.

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IF Will Wilson: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)

The Giants acquired Wilson in exchange for taking on Zack Cozart’s contract. The No. 15 pick in the 2019 draft hit .339/.429/.665 with 16 home runs during his junior season at NC State, and while he has no clear standout tool, he does everything well and would fit well in a super-utility role.

IF Kean Wong: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)

Wong hit .307/.375/.464 with 29 doubles, six triples and 10 home runs with the Tampa Bay Rays Triple-A affiliate last season before he was claimed off waivers during the offseason. With an advanced hit tool and some defensive versatility, he has a chance to be a useful bench piece.

OF Jaylin Davis: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)

Acquired from the Minnesota Twins in the Sam Dyson trade last summer, Davis slugged 35 home runs in 126 games between Double-A and Triple-A last year. With Yastrzemski and Bishop both hitting from the left side of the plate, the right-handed hitting Davis will be a good complementary piece if he can make enough contact to tap into his plus power.

OF Ender Inciarte: $5 million (projected FA signing)

Inciarte will be a free agent after the 2021 season if the Atlanta Braves decide to decline his $9 million club option, which seems likely given the abundance of outfield talent in the minors. He’ll be 31 years old in 2022, and while his offensive game has come up short in recent years, he’s still a Gold Glove-caliber defender and a great bench piece.