SF Giants: Three Right-Handed Power Hitting Targets
3 SF Giants Right-Handed Power Hitting Targets
2. Jedd Gyorko
Infielder Jedd Gyorko has bounced around a bit in his eight-year MLB career. He started with the San Diego Padres before he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016. He had some solid years with the Cardinals, capped off by a signature 2016 where he hit .243/.306/.495 with 30 home runs and 59 RBI. He backed it up in 2017 with another solid season, slashing .272/.341/.472 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI.
Over the next couple of seasons, he found himself on roster fringes struggling with the Cardinals and Dodgers. Last offseason, he signed with the Brewers for 2020 and had a strong bounceback year. He hit .248/.333/.504 with 9 home runs and 17 RBI in 117 at-bats.
Gyorko can play first, second, and third base which makes his an optimal target for Zaidi who is a big fan of guys playing multiple positions. He has never been particularly strong defensively, but still capable of handling a couple of spots, he would still give the defense flexibility.
Gyorko has always been known as an above average hitter above all else though. He may not have a 30 home run season in him anymore, but adding some pop to the lineup or bench of the Giants would be more that welcome. Of course, at the same time, he might have too much redundancy with a similarly profiled Wilmer Flores.