SF Giants’ projected 2024 lineup after Jorge Soler addition

How will the Giants' newest addition fit into the lineup?
Former Miami Marlins outfielder Jorge Soler
Former Miami Marlins outfielder Jorge Soler / Rich Storry/GettyImages

The San Francisco Giants made an attempt to help Niners' fans get over their team's Super Bowl loss rather quickly. On Monday, the Giants reached an agreement with free agent slugger Jorge Soler. The 31-year-old reportedly agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract.

This is the big bat the Giants had been searching for all offseason. Rumors tied the Giants to Rhys Hoskins earlier this offseason, and -- more recently -- third baseman Matt Chapman. Regardless of future additions, Soler's bat crucially gives new manager Bob Melvin a thumper in the middle of the lineup that can absolutely crush left-handed pitching.

The Giants starting rotation has been the strength of the team for quite some time, but the offense has consistently lagged behind. Last season, the Giants were dead last in the National League with a .695 OPS. San Francisco's batters posted a miserable .383 slugging percentage. Soler's presence should remedy both of those areas heading into next season.

SF Giants’ projected 2024 lineup after Jorge Soler addition

With Soler's bat now in the lineup, how will Melvin deploy the troops in 2024? In addition to the team's newly-signed designated hitter, San Francisco also has Jung Hoo Lee, who signed a six-year deal with the club earlier this winter.

Lee will surely be atop the Giant's lineup on Opening Day, acting as the team's leadoff hitter. But what will the rest of the Giants' lineup card look like?



Jung Hoo Lee


Thairo Estrada


LaMonte Wade Jr.


Jorge Soler


Michael Conforto


Wilmer Flores


Mike Yastrzemski


Patrick Bailey


Marco Luciano


Thairo Estrada has put together three consecutive above-average seasons and should be slotted directly behind Lee. The Giants, looking to balance the lineup with a left-handed bat, would likely turn to LaMonte Wade Jr. in the No. 3 hole with Soler batting cleanup.

Michael Conforto's left-handed bat could follow Soler, and while some will advocate for J.D. Davis, Wilmer Flores seems like the better play at the hot corner. Look for Mike Yastrzemski to bat seventh, while defensive whiz Patrick Bailey will be hanging the signs and batting eighth. Finally, Marco Luciano is the odds-on favorite to be the Giants shortstop on Opening Day this season and should bat ninth.

The San Francisco Giants are still one good bat away from taking the fight to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West during the upcoming season. Even with the addition of Jorge Soler, the Giants payroll is well below the $237 million tax threshold. Will Farhan Zaidi make one more splash before the 2024 season begins?