SF Giants Post-Prospect Prospects:
#11 OF Steven Duggar
Acquired: Draft (2015, 6th round)
Future Value: 35+
Career MLB Stats: 129 G, 462 PA, 6 HR, .233/.277/.347, 5.6% BB%, 28.6% K%
I’d give Garcia a higher chance of being a substantial contributor than Steven Duggar, but Duggar’s defensive ability and speed are already above-average to plus big-league tools. Even if the hit tool never develops like some once thought, he still has a decent shot to be a 4th or 5th outfielder for some time.
In 2020, Duggar has hit just .107/.138/.179 across 29 plate appearances, but his numbers have been weighed down by a .167 BABIP and a ball that was inches from being a home run.
At one time, Duggar looked like the Giants centerfielder of the future, but injuries have stalled his development and prevented him from solidifying his spot. A couple of years ago, at just 24, Duggar’s production wasn’t that different from Brandon Crawford’s at the same age. Both struggled to hit for power and were overmatched, defense-first guys at the start of their career with potential solid power.
Now, it’s a lot harder to see Duggar making a Crawford like jump. Still, with the ability to play above-average to plus defense at every spot in the outfield, Duggar’s bat doesn’t need to be exceptional to contribute, but it needs to be passable. He doesn’t look much different from the .255/.303/.393 hitter he was in 2018 and if that’s his true talent, the Giants have their 4th outfielder of the future.