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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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Evan Longoria of the SF Giants looks to his third base coach.
Evan Longoria of the SF Giants looks to his third base coach. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) /

SF Giants who could hit 20 home runs: Evan Longoria

In his time with the Rays, Evan Longoria was a reliable power bat. From 2013-2017, his last season with the Rays, he hit a total of 131 home runs for an average of 26 per year. In his two seasons with the Giants, he has hit 36 homers, with 16 in 2018 and 20 last season.

Longoria is 34 years old now, so a decline in power is only natural at this point in his career. However, he is still a skilled enough hitter to poke 20 big ones over the course of a full season. He can be a bit pull happy, but that lends itself to Oracle Park where the left field line only extends 339 feet.

Longoria also spent a bit of time on the injured list at different points over the last two seasons, so if he were able to stay healthy for an entire 162 game campaign, then the odds are pretty good that he would be able to hit 20 home runs.

Obviously, if baseball is played in 2020, it will likely be on a shortened schedule so everyone’s numbers will most likely be lower than usual. But if things get back to normal in the next few years I still think Longo is capable of a 20 home run season

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