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SF Giants: Three left-handed infielders to target for Longoria platoon

By Nick San Miguel
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SF Giants: Three left-handed infielders to target for Longoria platoon

2. Jonathan Villar

If the SF Giants want a switch-hitting infield option with speed and some pop, then Jonathan Villar could be a good fit.

Villar has been a solid infielder since 2013 when he came into the league with the Astros. He can play shortstop, second base, and third and is a stolen base threat, stealing 14 last season.

Last season as a member of the New York Mets he hit .249/.322/.416 with 18 homers and 42 RBI. Those are solid numbers for a guy who will be an above average bench player for the Giants if he were to sign with them.

Of course, Villar may decide that he wants to be a starter somewhere, but the Giants can entice him by convincing him that he would be joining a potential contender. Not only would he be joining a potential contender, but with Kapler's matchup-heavy approach he would likely get a good number of plate appearances as a switch-hitter who can do damage from both sides of the plate.

Villar would perfectly fit the mold if the Giants want an upgraded infield depth piece going into 2022.

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