SF Giants: Three Right Handed Power Hitting Outfield Targets
3. Kevin Pillar
Yet another unlikely name for the Giants to pursue, but do not count out Kevin Pillar and a Giants reunion in 2022.
Pillar became a fan favorite during his time in San Francisco because of the fact that he made an immediate impact when the Giants traded for him early in 2019. He was also seen as an Iron Man as he rarely took days off.
Despite this, the Giants decided to non-tender him which turned out to be the right decision even though I argued it was a mistake at the time. Who knew Farhan Zaidi was better at running a baseball team than me?
But in all seriousness, a Pillar reunion could be in the cards. In the games the Giants played last season against the New York Mets it is clear that Pillar is still well respected by many of the Giants players. He served as a mentor to younger guys like Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater.
He is also capable of having an impact on the team. Last season he hit .231/.277/.415 with 15 homers and 47 RBI. That OBP number may give the Giants trepidation, but there is no denying he could provide some right-handed pop.
Ultimately, the Giants may decide they do not need another right-handed power bat and may try to replicate the success they had with Slater and Ruf in platoon roles last season. But if they decide they need another right-handed power bat on the roster, they may look to sign one of the three players covered in this article.