The SF Giants have had great success finding right-handed hitters on small free-agent deals. Could they duplicate their success this offseason?
The SF Giants have struck gold in recent years with their signings of players like Wilmer Flores and Darin Ruf. While finding a left-handed power hitter seems like a more obvious fit this offseason, there’s no reason the Giants could not look to improve a strength. The Giants surprised us all with how well they hit last season. Bringing in some more talent would be a great way to make sure they replicate that success in 2021.
Can Zaidi recreate some of the magic he has found in acquisitions in recent years this offseason? It is important to note that not all of Zaidi’s moves have worked out. In case you blinked last year and missed it, Justin Smoak played for the Giants and did not exactly make a loud impact during his short time on the roster. Still, the fact that Zaidi has had an impressive record in his tenure with the Giants (and with the Dodgers) of acquiring low-risk, high-reward players that turn out to be key contributors should give us some hope that he can do it again.
This article will examine some of the players that Zaidi and general manager Scott Harris may take a flyer on this offseason. With plenty of left-handed hitters already in the lineup, we will focus on some right handed power hitters who could platoon with a lefty or even potentially start with the team.
Without further ado, here are three right handed power hitters the SF Giants could target this offseason.