The SF Giants free agent class has largely been a disappointment thus far

Most of the Giants' free agent signings have struggled to start 2024.
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Matt Chapman, Jung Hoo Lee
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Center Fielder Jung Hoo Lee

Jung Hoo Lee has not been a disappointment by any means. He has been one of the more exciting players to watch on the Giants. We knew there would be a bit of a learning curve for him at the plate, so the fact that his batting average is at .250 right now is not too surprising.

He has been impressive in center field though, and he is the true center fielder that the Giants have been searching for. His defense has made their outfield pretty rock solid as a whole which is a big improvement from last year when the outfield defense was a weakness.

Lee has already shown promise this season, so there is still a chance that by the end of the year he will have exceeded expectations for the team. As of right now he is doing about as expected as he adjusts to the big leagues.

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

We knew that Matt Chapman was one of the best defensive third basemen in the game, and he has lived up to that billing. It seems like just about every time the ball is hit his way it is going to be an out. The question has always been the bat.

Thus far, he is hitting about what you would expect. As of this writing he is hitting .226 with 4 home runs and 14 RBI. This is not terrible, but it does seem to suggest that the Giants should not expect too much from Chapman at the plate. He never has been a .300 hitter and that will not change this year.

He has been as advertised thus far. And if you are wondering, J.D. Davis is currently batting .196 with two home runs and 2 RBI.

Now let's move on to the lone shining bright spot from the team's major free agent signings this offseason.