A pair of former All-Stars among the players the SF Giants should consider for infield depth
3. Santiago Espinal
An All-Star in 2022, Toronto Blue Jays infielder Santiago Espinal could be a trade target for the SF Giants.
He can play second base, third base, and shortstop. His profile with the bat is not incredibly impressive. Last season he slashed .248/.310/.335 with 2 home runs and 25 RBI.
But he is younger than both Ahmed and Andrus and the Giants could be able to get him after he had a little bit of a down year in 2023. It is not clear what they’d have to give up to get Espinal but it seems like it could be a doable trade for both sides.
4. Willi Castro
Twins utility man Willi Castro would be a good potential fit as well in a trade. Last season he hit .257/.339/.411 with 9 home runs and 34 RBI.
Castro can play all over the diamond, seeing time at second base, third base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions last season.
Plus, he has got wheels and hits from both sides of the plate. Last season he stole 33 bases and was only caught stealing 5 times. It would sure be nice to have a threat on the bases like that especially for a Giants team that was dead last in steals.
Like Espinal, it’s unclear what it would take to land him in a trade, but on paper he would be a very good fit for this Giants team. The Twins may not be inclined to move Castro, but Espinal is likely on the trade block after signing Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
In short, those are several options for the SF Giants as they try to improve their middle infield depth.