NL West: Lineups coming into focus; closer uncertainty

San Francisco Giants

With a philosophy that embraces the platoon as much as any other team, the Giants outfield will likely consist of South Korean OF Jung Hoo Lee, who they signed to a six-year $113 million contract in December and should be the everyday center fielder, and straight platoons in LF and RF.

OF Michael Conforto, who has always struggled against left-handed pitching (.226/.309/.374 over 895 career PA) should be the strong side platoon in LF after exercising his one-year $18 million player option for 2024.  While Conforto has battled injuries and has never been able to duplicate his success with the Mets from 2017 through 2019, he remains a serviceable Major League outfielder, particularly against righties, producing a...

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