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3 Giants Players Who Failed to Impress in Spring Training 2015

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The San Francisco Giants' 2015 spring training schedule has wrapped up, and the rosters are all set.

    Although many players who impressed this spring earned Opening Day roster spots, others did not have as good of a preseason.

    Here are three Giants players who failed to impress in spring training.

    1. Ehire Adrianza

    The Giants knew coming into spring training Adrianza isn't known for his bat, but more for his defense. But this spring, neither were good. The Giants could probably live with his .224 batting average (and .345 on-base percentage), but  his poor defense may have doomed him as far as making the Opening Day roster. Adrianza led the Giants with five errors and had a poor .940 fielding percentage. Although Adrianza is out of options and could be lost to waivers, the emergence of Matt Duffy this spring left Adrianza designated for assignment.

    2. Jake Peavy

    Peavy will make the Giants' starting rotation, but his poor spring may have fans a little uneasy about the back-end of the starting rotation. Beyond Madison Bumgarner at the top, the Giants have question marks beyond that. Peavy finished this spring 1-4, with a 9.64 ERA. He gave up 31 hits in 18.2 innings pitched, and hitters batted .383 against him. Peavy had a terrible final tuneup Thursday against the Oakland A's. In 3.1 innings pitched, he gave up seven hits and seven runs, while walking three. Peavy's velocity seemed to have dipped a bit too this spring to about 88 miles per hour. Last season, he was topping out at around 92 miles per hour. And now, according to Giants General Manager Bobby Evans, Peavy's first start of the season Tuesday night could be pushed back.

    3. Juan Perez

    In the 2014 postseason, Perez seemed to secure a backup outfielder role with his fine defense and improving bat. He made a great catch in Game 7 of the World Series to rob now Giant Nori Aoki of a game-tying, RBI-double (and maybe more), and grinded out a base hit in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series to fuel a ninth-inning, game-winning rally (after a botched bunt attempt). But his poor spring probably doomed him. He showed up to camp with more muscle, but that didn't help his case. This spring, Perez hit just .220 in 50 at-bats, with an abysmal .278 on-base percentage. Perez's success will likely come if he focuses on hitting line drives and getting on base, rather than going for the big fly. The Giants probably felt he took a step backward in spring training this year.

     

    Other players who had a tough spring:

    • Joe Panik: .208 average, .260 on-base percentage, 3 RBIs, 72 at-bats
    • Nori Aoki: .194 average, .293 on-base percentage, 1 RBI, 72 at-bats
    • Adam Duvall: .167 average, .216 on-base percentage, 3 RBIs, 1 home run, 48 at-bats
    • Santiago Casilla: 1-0. 6.75 ERA, .380 opponent batting average, 19 hits, 12 innings pitched
    • Ryan Vogelsong: 2-2, 6.45 ERA, 22.1 innings pitched

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