Hello and happy Tuesday.
The San Francisco Giants are creeping frighteningly close to having pitchers and catchers report. We still don’t know who all will be on the roster for the 2021 season — or if the 2021 season will happen as intended — but it’s never too early for predictions.
Which is why I want to hear all about what you think will happen in the 2032 season.
Just kidding. Let’s stick with 2021 before something bad happens.
Here’s who I think will lead the Giants in their major statistical categories in 2021:
Batting average: Austin Slater
On-base percentage: Brandon Belt
Slugging percentage: Brandon Belt
Home runs: Mike Yastrzemski
Yaisel Puig Evan Longoria
Stolen bases: Mauricio Dubón
Wins: Kevin Gausman
Innings pitched: Johnny Cueto
Starter ERA: Kevin Gausman
Reliever ERA: Jarlin García
Saves: Reyes Moronta
Defensive WAR: Buster Posey
Offensive WAR: Mike Yastrzemski
Pitcher WAR: Kevin Gausman
Manager WAR: Gabe Kapler
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Uh oh: Giancarlo Stanton might have noticed that the Giants are terrible (Nov. 30, 2017 — Grant Brisbee)
- Grant Brisbee on whether the Giants should be more concerned with the Dodgers or the Padres (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Maria Guardado looks at the best Giant to wear each number (MLB)
- Alex Pavlovic on how the Giants intend to be far more defensively diverse next year (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Buster Olney on why the Giants could dominate next offseason (ESPN+, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on why the Padres trading for Blake Snell doesn’t change any of the Giants plans (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Marc Delucchi on how Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who recently died, performed against the Giants (Around the Foghorn)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how the NL West is only getting scarier (KNBR)
- Nick San Miguel on why the Giants should target Archie Bradley (Around the Foghorn)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 93 days until Opening Day.
Have a swell Tuesday, folks.