Ranking the Top 4 Utility Free Agents the SF Giants should Target
3) Isiah Kiner-Falefa, NYY
The veteran Kiner-Falefa is the most versatile utility player in this free-agency class. A serviceable bat throughout his career, the former Yankees' and Rangers' starter holds a career .261 batting average and averages seven homers and 19 steals per 162 games.
Additionally, he has MLB experience at (*takes deep breath*) shortstop (312 games), 3B (154), outfielder (78), catcher (73), 2B (21), DH (4), and even pitcher (4). What more could the SF Giants hope for in their first bat off the bench?
With a projected market value of only $6.4 per season, the free agent Swiss-Army-Knife is an ideal candidate for a utility-needy team like San Fransisco. Once they settle their top needs in free agency, IKF is an ideal target.
2) Justin Turner, BOS
Justin Turner offers the best bat of any utility player on the free agency board. He is a two-time All-Star, an NLCS MVP, and a World Series champion with a .288 career average and 162-game averages of 20 homers and 80 RBI.
While the 39-year-old is in the twilight of his career, he is still a dangerous hitter with a very component bat. And, despite his age, the veteran still boasts a surprising amount of positional flexibility, appearing at 1B (41 games), 2B (10), 3B (7), and DH (98).
Turner's current market value projections stand at $8.6 million per season. He is the perfect candidate for the Giants if the club elects to target a bat-first, infield heavy, talent to fill out their bench.