The San Francisco Giants lineup features World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval and National League MVP Buster Posey. Despite the loss of Melky Cabrera after the banned substance controversy, they still have Hunter Pence and strong supporting players like Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro. One of the Giants' additional strengths is their pitching staff, a staff that includes Matt Cain, Ryan Vogelsong, Madison Bumgarner, Barry Zito, and Tim Lincecum. The staff's ERA was an impressive 3.68 last year and with everyone returning in 2013, more of the same can be expected. Perhaps another World Series appearance is in the making? We shall see.
San Francisco Giants New Players 2013
The one notable pickup for the Giants in the offseason was the free agent signing of Andres Torres, who returns to the Giants and will provide some depth in the outfield.
San Francisco Giants Starting Lineup 2013
2013 Projected Starting Lineup (subject to change)
Angel Pagan OF
Marco Scutaro 2B
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Buster Posey C
Hunter Pence OF
Brandon Belt 1B
Brandon Crawford SS
Gregor Blanco OF
2013 Projected Starting Pitching Rotation (subject to change)