3 most disappointing SF Giants players through the first 40 games of the year

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants
Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants / Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 3
Next
Jorge Soler, SF Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates v San Francisco Giants / Andy Kuno/San Francisco Giants/GettyImages

3 most disappointing SF Giants players through the first 40 games of the year

3. Jorge Soler

It is probably not too comforting that some of the biggest disappointments so far are those players who were brought in this past winter. There were a few other options such as Taylor Rogers or Wilmer Flores, but Soler has not done what many expected when he first signed with the club - hit.

Admittedly, adding a DH was a bit of an odd fit. It was not necessarily a need, but one area that they could target to improve the lineup. Soler was coming off of an All-Star campaign in 2023 where he posted an .853 OPS with 36 home runs in 580 plate appearances. The Giants signed him to be a middle-of-the-order threat and he has not done that yet.

A primary DH needs to hit and hit a lot to add value. That has not been the case with the right-handed bat. He has registered a .202/.294/.361 line (94 wRC+) with five home runs, eight RBI, and 14 runs in 136 plate appearances. This includes just three hits in 26 at-bats with runners in scoring position in 2024. His overall numbers are not bad, but not enough for a primary DH like Soler.

The 11-year veteran landed on the injured list with a shoulder strain last week. It is not considered serious and the Giants are hopeful that he misses minimal time.