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SF Giants: 3 players whose career could be helped by shortened season

Nick San Miguel
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Mauricio Dubon #19 of the San Francisco Giants defends against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB game at Oracle Park on September 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Mauricio Dubon #19 of the San Francisco Giants defends against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB game at Oracle Park on September 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images) /
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SF Giants' Logan Webb pitches.
Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgersin the top of the fifth inning at Oracle Park on September 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Giants’ Logan Webb could shine in shortened season

Giants RHP Logan Webb was a player who was looking to prove himself even before the pandemic forced a nationwide shutdown. The injury to Tyler Beede, a player many believed was the favorite for the fifth spot in the rotation, opened up the competition to a whole slew of pitchers trying to earn that last spot.

Webb showed that he can be a solid starter last season even though his overall stat line of a 2-3 record with a 5.22 ERA was not fully representative of the promise he showed.

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Going into the year, it seemed the team planned on starting Webb in the minor leagues in order to preserve his arm. But in a shortened season, that logic may go out the door since arms will not be as taxed as they would be by the end of a 162 game season.

Therefore, the team may opt to go with whoever has the hot hand and if Webb were to go out and earn that spot then he could prove that he indeed is a big league level starter. While he faces a lot of competition, a shortened season could allow him to shine.

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