3. Position players
The 2023 San Francisco Giants have received some excellent production from their position players. From top-to-bottom of the lineup, most of the everyday starters have been contributing at or near above-average clips. That is, everybody except shortstop Brandon Crawford.
The shortstop position is a clear need for the Giants to address at this year's trade deadline, but rather than going for an expensive option like Tim Anderson from the White Sox, perhaps the club could instead promote Tyler Fitzgerald, who has been dominant in the minors this season.
Fitzgerald, 25, has made 52 appearances this year split between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento. He has 11 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 38 runs driven in already, to go along with 15 stolen bases, a .313 batting average and an OPS that has gotten all the way up to .938.
Need I go on? The dude does nothing but hit, and would be a serious asset to this Giants club. Not to mention, he's extremely versatile on defense, making appearances all over the infield and even a bit of center field as of late. Notably, Fitzgerald has spent the most time at shortstop this season, so it's worth wondering if the Giants are already eyeing him as an option for their active roster in the near future.