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Monday BP, 1/14/19

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MLB: Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants Kiel Maddox-USA TODAY Sports

Steamer projects Buster Posey to be the Giants’ best player in 2019 (4.4 fWAR), with a batting line of .287 / .364 / .427 (.791 OPS) and a whopping 13 home runs, which would be his highest total since 2016, when he hit 14.

We’ll get into conversations about his Hall of Fame chances as we get closer to Community Projections SZN, but for right now, does that Steamer home run projection seem high or low to you? In fact, of these Giants lines, are you taking the over or under for 2019?

Buster Posey - 13 HR

Brandon Belt - 20 HR

Brandon Crawford - 14 HR

Evan Longoria - 21 HR

That’s 68 home runs combined for these four. They combined for 49 last season. It’s tough to see those Posey and Belt totals come to fruition, if only because Posey’s 100% healthy return from hip surgery is no guarantee and Brandon Belt has notoriously come up short in every projection... but what do you think?