5 bold predictions for the SF Giants in the 2024 season

Here are 5 bold predictions for the SF Giants in the 2024 season.
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The SF Giants went from looking like a team that would hover around .500 to looking like a Wild Card contender with the recent additions of Matt Chapman and Blake Snell. Here are 5 bold predictions for the 2024 SF Giants.

5 bold predictions for the SF Giants in the 2024 season

The Giants had a pretty outstanding offseason. Even the most virulent Farhan Zaidi haters have to admit that, on paper at least, the Giants are a much better team than they were last season.

They have added power with Jorge Soler, speed and agility with Jung Hoo Lee, defense with Matt Chapman, and top-line rotation strength with Blake Snell. Those are all areas they needed to improve upon and they did.

Now, they must play the games. We saw last season with the Padres and Mets that a bunch of fancy offseason additions do not always lead to the playoffs. The Giants will have to avoid falling into that pit trap and learn to play as a cohesive unit as all championship teams do.

There are many storylines going into this season such as how will the inexperienced pitchers like Kyle Harrison and Jordan Hicks do in the rotation? Will Jung Hoo Lee live up to that big contract? Will Chapman and Snell be as advertised?

Of course, we do not know any of the answers to these questions just yet. For now, all we can did is wildly speculate and guess which is what this article is meant to do. The following are 5 bold predictions for the 2024 San Francisco Giants.

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Bold SF Giants 2024 predictions: Kyle Harrison wins rookie of the year

We got a brief look at Kyle Harrison, the top prospect for the Giants, in 2023 and it was a good one. He was far from flawless in his outings, but when he was pitching well it was incredibly impressive to watch.

In seven starts last season, Harrison had a 4.15 ERA in 34 and 2/3 innings pitched. He had 35 strikeouts and gave up an alarming 8 home runs as well.

His home debut at Oracle Park against the Reds when he struck out 11 batters was electric. I think we are going to see a lot more of that in 2024 for Harrison.

He has looked really solid in Spring Training thus far. Plus, he has talked about how learning from staff ace Logan Webb has made him improve as a pitcher in terms of preparation and mentality.

Plus, with the addition of Snell, Harrison now has another veteran pitcher he can learn from and try to one-up each time he takes the mound.

It is somewhat rare for the Rookie of the Year to go to a pitcher, but it happens. Winners from the past decade who are pitchers include Devin Williams, Jacob DeGrom, and Michael Fulmer.

Harrison would have to have a pretty stellar year to win the award, especially since voters will be predisposed to give it to Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Even if he does not win the award, I think Harrison will have a breakout 2024 season and establish himself as a big part of the rotation going forward.

The next bold prediction focuses on a guy who could give Harrison a run for his money in the Rookie of the Year race.

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