SF Giants: 5 biggest disappointments of 2022
No. 3: Mike Yastrzemski
One could argue that this is the second straight disappointing season for outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. Last season his average was well down, but he still put up very solid power numbers as he hit 25 home runs and 71 RBI.
This season, both the average and power numbers have been down. He is hitting only .203/.303/.361 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI. This is after starting off the season strongly. At the end of the May his average was at .302, but has dropped precipitously since then.
There have been times when we thought Yaz was about to turn things around, like when he blasted a memorable walk-off grand slam against Josh Hader in the last series of the first half. But flashes of the old Yaz have been fleeting thus far.
We will see if he can turn things around in the last month of the year, but going into 2023 it seems that his spot on the roster will be much less secure than it has been the past few years.