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SF Giants: These are the best candidates to fill the DH role in 2020?

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants during batting practice. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants during batting practice. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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SF Giants DH candidates: Jaylin Davis, Hunter Pence, Heliot Ramos

The Giants figure to have loads of young talent of the roster this year for many reasons. The first reason is that there won’t be any minor league baseball in 2020, which makes the big league rosters even bigger.

Similarly to the situation with the catchers, there is a mixed bag as far as the options in the outfield. On one hand, you have plenty of outfield options to help make the lineup super flexible. However, that also means you have to get them in the lineup in order to keep their skills up.

That’s what makes these three guys viable options to fill this spot.

Starting with Pence, this is something he’s done when he was in the NL and then even more so when he played for the Texas Rangers in the 2019 season. Plus, this is one way to get some more speed and youth in the outfield on a day-to-day basis.

This is the option that makes the most sense with these players.

On the other hand, Heliot Ramos and Jaylin Davis will be entering their rookie seasons with the roster pools set to be at 60 players. This means there will be many fresh faces on the MLB rosters this season.

Teams have a prime opportunity to get a good look at their prized prospects, which is exactly what the Giants should do here. At the very least, they can see how they perform in the batters’ box while being in the everyday lineup as the DH.

The Giants have plenty of outfielders, which is why they should explore this option to fill the newly-needed role.

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