Refreshing a Best Franchise With a 107-win season, no one expected the San Francisco Giants to repeat as NL West champions in 2022. The departures of key players like Buster Posey, Kris Bryant and Kevin Gausman will be difficult to overcome. via. The Giants have been looking to replace Gausman by acquiring Carlos Rodón in free agency, and the team hopes former second draft overall player Joey Bart will be a suitable replacement for Posey. The team never tried to replace Bryant. Rodon was great. Bart’s not so much, and that’s been exemplary in the Giants’ season so far. The Giants’ starting lineup has been phenomenal, but their attack hasn’t been able to replicate the miracle in 2021, in large part due to their lack of home runs.
In 2021, the Giants have ended the regular season second in the MLB in home runs (241; Toronto: 262). In 2022, however, the Giants are currently 12th with just 25. They’re averaging close to one home run per game, which is pretty good, but falls short of what the Giants need to compete. . The threat at home is what made The Giants’ attack so humble last season. They have been very successful (ranked 9th in the MLB in 2021), but they make up for it with the ability to create goals. That no longer happens in 2022.
The team is still striking at the same clip (23.6% in 2021, 23.1% in 2022), but their home run percentage has dropped off the table, from 3.9% in 2021 ( third highest in the MLB), just 2.6 percent this year. Shortstop Brandon Crawford, who had a career last year at the age of 34, has 24 starts but has only made 2 home this year. Brandon Belt has 4 and elder Wilmer Flores has 2. Midfielder Darin Ruf has yet to achieve any achievements at home. The only players whose home runs percentage has increased in 2022 and have played 20 or more games for the team this year are Austin Slater (up just 0.2%, but still counts) and Joc Pederson, who still not successful. 14 bats since his brief stint on the bench conductive deformation at the end of April. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Giants have lost six of the seven games since Pederson was forced to miss time. Oh, they also averaged just 3.29 runs in that span, which would be the fourth-worst score in the MLB just ahead of the Royals, Tigers and Poor Red Devil. Sorry!
You can blame Oracle Park’s vastness as much as you like, but the team has played 13 home games and 13 laning games this year while scoring just two more away runs than at Oracle. , so clearly this is not a limited epidemic. to the city limits of San Francisco.
The Giants are a team built for success through the uniformity of their lineup and their ability to hit the ball long. The team was determined in their five-game losing streak. In the first 18 games of the season (in which they drew 13-5), they have scored 21 at home. Even though the walk rate was low and the runner rate getting stuck was high in that stretch, they still won because they were able to drop bombs. Since then, they have achieved just five home runs. They are leading 1-7 and are currently in 4th place in the NL West, just half a match behind the bottom team, Arizona. Even with the additional wild card team in 2022, the Giants’ road to post-season is tough, and unless they get the long ball again, they won’t even come close in this year.