SF Giants: Three Right Handed Power Hitting Outfield Targets
1. Nick Castellanos
It is easy to understand why. Castellanos is one of the preeminent right-handed power threats in the game today. He has hit over twenty home runs in every season since 2017 except for the 2020 season in which he hit 14. Last season as a member of the Cincinnati Reds, he hit .309/.362/.576 with 34 homers and 100 RBI.
Giants fans have been salivating over the prospect of adding a bat like that to a lineup that already led the league in home runs last season.
Of course, signing Castellanos will not be easy and will come with many risks. He is going to turn 30 next season and will certainly command a deal for an exorbitant amount of money that will last into his mid-30s. It is the exact sort of deal that Farhan Zaidi and the Giants front office has sought to avoid.
Despite this, they may decide that in order to win now they need a powerful right-handed bat in the middle of the lineup. We will have to wait to see where Castellanos lands, but he would certainly satisfy the need for a right handed power hitter.