San Francisco Giants Starting Lineup 4/3/20 Giants Lineup

73-89, 4th in NL West

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Final

At the bottom of the NL West is a team that may ultimately challenge the Detroit Tigers for the dubious distinction of being the worst team in baseball. San Francisco has a handful of talented young stars, but no one to trust as a clutch performer. Spots two through cleanup will be manned by well-known MLB names. How well these aging stars can turn back the clock will be instrumental in how successful San Francisco is in 2020. There are good gloves on defense, and that may be even more critical than run production.

The Giants will be hoping for the health of the player slotted to be the staff ace. Their longtime stalwart number-one is now playing for a division rival. After a risky number one pitcher come a couple underachieving veterans and some youth. One of the best young pitchers in the organization probably won't be ready to toe the rubber on opening day. San Francisco doesn't seem to have the tools to do much but try to avoid being the worst team in the league. However, if a couple veterans find the fountain of youth, San Francisco could be an annoying team to play.

Giants Starting Lineup

J. Cueto , (R), SP
1. B. Belt , (L), 1B
2. M. Dubon , (R), 2B
3. E. Longoria , (R), 3B
4. B. Posey , (R), C
5. M. Yastrzemski , (L), CF
6. A. Dickerson , (L), LF
7. H. Pence , (R), RF
8. B. Crawford , (L), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Johnny Cueto J. Cueto (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Johnny Cueto J. Cueto (R)
80
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter
1B Brandon Belt B. Belt (L)
2B Mauricio Dubon M. Dubon (R)
3B Evan Longoria E. Longoria (R)
C Buster Posey B. Posey (R)
CF Mike Yastrzemski M. Yastrzemski (L)
LF Alex Dickerson A. Dickerson (L)
RF Hunter Pence H. Pence (R)
SS Brandon Crawford B. Crawford (L)
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Brandon Belt B. Belt (L)
88
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Mauricio Dubon M. Dubon (R)
66
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Evan Longoria E. Longoria (R)
71
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Buster Posey B. Posey (R)
83
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Mike Yastrzemski M. Yastrzemski (L)
65
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Alex Dickerson A. Dickerson (L)
80
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Hunter Pence H. Pence (R)
83
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Brandon Crawford B. Crawford (L)
66
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 San Francisco Giants Pitching Analysis

San Francisco used to be known for their pitching rotations, but things have changed. The Giants have been putting out Madison Bumgarner’s name in trades recently, seeing what they could possibly get. Bumgarner’s health has not been there the last two seasons, and that has to be a concern for the overall aging Giants. After Bumgarner, this rotation is rocky. The days of an epic one through four rotation with above average names is now gone. We had names like Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum following the ace, but times have changed. Jeff Samardzija has been banged up, and even when healthy last season he was clearly not healthy with diminished velocity. His home run numbers were also up. He ended up pitching just 44 innings with over a six ERA. Bumgarner managed to pitch 129 innings, but was lackluster on the hill. His strikeout stuff wasn’t on par with his career norms, and he had a 1.25 WHIP. This might be a major reason for the Giants to ship him out and try and get something in return. He was never a monster strikeout candidate, but averaging less than a strikeout per inning shows where he is at in his career right now.

Derek Holland made some positive changes to his game, and his strikeouts went up. He is also going to get the advantage of pitching in San Francisco again, where the home runs allowed took a drop for him. Holland is still going to have some rough outings, but overall he might have some fantasy value as a mid-range starter. We shouldn’t expect a mid three ERA again, but the strikeout numbers are something that could return. Son of former big leaguer, Ivan Rodriguez, has been pitching well for the Giants. Dereck Rodriguez pitched 118 innings, and had a 2.81 ERA. He has average strikeout stuff, and actually isn’t a bad arm to round out the rotation with. He is more of a pitch to contact guy, but had a positive swinging strike rate. He isn’t a high end prospect, but is a name worth watching. Ty Blach and Andrew Suarez both had major weaknesses against opposing bats, and will battle out for the fifth rotation spot.