Ranking the 6 SF Giants from the 2023 season who are still available in free agency
3. Alex Wood
Alex Wood had a bit of an up-and-down tenure as a member of the SF Giants. He was a solid part of the rotation during the miraculous 107-win 2021 season. But the last two seasons he struggled and saw his role become much less defined last season.
Last season, he had a 4.33 ERA in 97 and 2/3 innings pitched. Of the 29 games he appeared in, he only started 12 of them. That was a shift for Wood who has mostly been used as a starter in his career.
For much the same reason as Junis, there is not a place on the team for Wood in 2024. Plus, he would only take away innings from a young phenom like Kyle Harrison, who is much more exciting and factors into the Giants' future plans much more than Wood.
Wood could still get an offer from another team looking for a fifth starter or looking for a bulk innings guy out of the bullpen.
4. Scott Alexander
Left-handed reliever Scott Alexander had a very mediocre 2023. He came off of a solid stint with the Giants in 2022 where he had a 1.04 ERA in 17 games, but he was not able to replicate that success.
In 2024, he had a 4.66 ERA in 55 games and 48 and 1/3 innings. In 8 games he served as the team's opener.
The Giants will likely count on Erik Miller to be another left-handed option out of the bullpen along with late-inning reliever Taylor Rogers.