Mauricio Dubon Brings Versatility To The Giants

The San Francisco Giants acquired Mauricio Dubon in the Drew Pomeranz and Ray Black trade with the Milwaukee Brewers before last year’s trade deadline. Last season, Dubon saw some time with the Giants playing in 109 games, he hit .274 with four hours runs in 104 at-bats with the Giants.

Dubon is a middle fielder, but the Giants have been experimenting with him in center field, to utilize his versatility and give Dubon more chances to get in the lineup. So far this spring, Dubon is hitting .412 on 7 hits in 17 at-bats. Also, Dubon has two home runs and 3 RBIs.

Dubon is in a battle for the second baseman job with Donovan Solano and Yolmer Sanchez. Solano is having a pretty good camp batting .417, and Sanchez is struggling with an average of .059. As of right now, the second baseman job will probably come down to Dubon and Solano. The former Milwaukee Brewer could also see some time at shortstop, playing for Brandon Crawford on his days off.

Giants manager Gabe Kapler had this to say about Dubon. ” He’s showing that he knows where te sweet spot on the bat is right now. He has great hand-eye coordination, and he’s making some real progress without hitting group on getting balls he hits the hardest in the air right now. It’s a good sign.”

The Giants could have Dubon playing a lot of different positions this season, uses his versatility to their advantage if Dubon keeps hitting like this in spring training it will be hard for San Francisco to keep him out of the lineup.

Dubon had this to say about his about the situation,” I keep saying, I’m a baseball player, so the more chances I have to get in the lineup, it’ll be good.” The young second baseman does not lack confidence either; the Giants got a good player on their hands with Dubon.

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Author: Lamarr Fields

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