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SF Giants: 5 players who could hit 20 home runs in full season

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)
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SF Giants who could hit 20 home runs

The San Francisco Giants had several players hit 20 home runs last season, but they would still not be considered a power-heavy team by any stretch of the imagination. Which current players on the team would be capable of hitting 20 home runs over the course of a normal, 162 game season?

Last season, the Giants had three players who hit at least 20 home runs: Evan Longoria, Mike Yastrzemski, and Kevin Pillar. Pillar is no longer on the team, so is it feasible that outside of Yaz and Longoria there are players that are capable of a twenty-homer season?

Ever since Barry Bonds stopped roaming left field on a regular basis for the team, they have been desperate for power bats. In 2007, his last season, he hit 28 homers. The most a Giants player has hit in any season since then was Hunter Pence when he hit 27 for the team in 2013.

Part of the lack of power is simply the nature of Oracle Park. It is very pitcher-friendly and it is difficult for lefties to put up big home run numbers with the breeze coming in from McCovey Cove and the daunting dimensions of Triple’s Alley where many a home run have gone to die.

But what about the current team? We know that there are a number of players who have hit 20 home runs in a season before, but for some their days of being reliable power hitters are far behind them.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at five players who would be capable of hitting 20 home runs in a season for the Giants.

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