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2021 Player Reviews

Player reviews for everyone on the 2021 Giants.

Mike Tauchman in late June

A homer, a slide, and a catch.

How much wood would an Alex Wood ... oh, never mind

It was a good season, and that’s all that matters.

The confusing case of Matt Wisler and the Giants

Why the Giants so quickly gave up on him, we may never know.

And here he is

Logan Webb has arrived.

Under the Radar

Tony Watson’s return to San Francisco was overshadowed by Kris Bryant’s arrival—but that didn’t keep him from doing his job.

Jason Vosler, still perplexing

One of the more interesting additions to the Giants 2021 roster still feels like an unknown.

“Late Night”

LaMonte Wade Jr.’s late game heroics may have been the difference in the National League West.

Umm...Nick Tropeano?

He pitched for the Giants this year. Allegedly.

Yes, Chadwick Tromp played for the Giants this year

Believe me, it happened.

Mike Tauchman, Part One

In which we discuss that catch he made against that one team we don’t particularly care for.

Donnie’s Last Barrel

Donovan Solano’s 2021 season was more complicated at the plate than in 2020, but his bat often came up big when the Giants most needed it.

Jimmie Sherfy—I don’t know about this guy.

Jimmie Sherfy made Giants-Dodgers history in 2021.

On Sam Selman’s season, which you definitely don’t care about

But it did help the Giants land Tony Watson.

A suspension halted Gregory Santos, but the future is bright

It was a rough 2021 for Gregory Santos, but 2022 looks to be a good year.

The Aaron Sanchez era was unsuccessful, unless it wasn’t?

Because he was bad, unless he was good?


Darin Ruf’s second year with the Giants was even better than his first.

Master of Funk

Tyler Rogers was the cornerstone to the San Francisco Giants bullpen dominance in 2021. He was also unlike any pitcher in the Major Leagues.

A week in late summer

José Quintana made some brief, kind-of consequential appearances in a stressful week for the 2021 Giants

Wandy Peralta had a sneakily impactful season

The reliever didn’t spend much time on the roster, but helped the Giants land Mike Tauchman.

Oh, Reyes :-/

A season of injuries and poor performance has Reyes Moronta’s future with the Giants looking over.

Conner Menez was here, but no longer is here

Reviewing the season of a player who just left.

Evan Longoria and “The Collision”

A bizarre infield injury ended Longoria’s 2021 offensive renaissance.

Sammy, Long reliever

I will not apologize for that headline.

Zack Littell, another bearded middle reliever

There sure are a lot of them.

Getting through the lockout by reminiscing about Dominic Leone

Ahh, glorious middle relievers.

Hey, (La) STELLA!

Tommy La Stella’s first season as a Giant was mostly derailed by injury, but his approach to the plate fit well with the team’s hitting ethos.

2021 Player Review: Scott Kazmir

Kazmir’s return to the Majors was brief and uneven and probably inconsequential for the Giants 2021 season.

LOL Marlins, Jarlin García is good

And he proved that again this year.

Thairo Estrada became a thing in 2021

The infielder wasn’t on your radar when the season began, but he certainly was when the year ended.

Where there’s a Wil, there’s a way

Wilmer Flores flexibility in the infield helped Kapler and the Giants weather infield injury woes all season.

Steven Duggar is my kind of guy.

Steven Duggar came up clutch in some big moments for the Giants in 2021. I’m a fan. I hope he sticks around.

The difficult season of Dubi

Mauricio Dubón didn’t quite have the season he envisioned.