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2020 San Francisco Giants Preview: Projected rotation, starting lineup, prospects, win total

SportsLine's John Bollman went 14-1 on his MLB win total bets last season. Here he previews the Giants and tells you whether to go Over or Under 67.5 wins.
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San Francisco Giants

2019 record: 77-85

Record in one-run games: 38-16

O/U win total from Willam Hill: 67.5

Key Additions: Wilmer Flores, Hunter Pence, Drew Smyly, Kevin Gausman

Key Losses: Kevin Pillar, Madison Bumgarner, Will Smith, Stephen Vogt

The Giants lost some key pieces this offseason, namely Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith. San Francisco did add some buy-low guys in Wilmer Flores, Hunter Pence, Drew Smyly, and Kevin Gausman, but they will be looking to trade them for whatever they can get at the deadline.

Projected Rotation

1) Jeff Samardzija

2) Johnny Cueto

3) Kevin Gausman

4) Drew Smyly

5) Tyler Beede

This rotation looks much different without Madison Bumgarner as the ace of the staff. They don't have a natural ace for 2020, and just about all other their options are declining not improving. This should be one of the worst rotations in the league this season. If they have any sort of injury problems, they will not be able to withstand.

Fantasy-relevant relievers

Tony Watson (projected 14 saves, 3.62 ERA)

Shaun Anderson (projected 17 saves, 4.82 ERA)

Major League-ready prospects

Logan Webb (SP), Mauricio Dubon (INF)

Projected Lineup

1) Steven Duggar

2) Buster Posey

3) Evan Longoria

4) Brandon Belt

5) Mike Yastrzemski

6) Brandon Crawford

7) Alex Dickerson

8) Mauricio Dubon

San Francisco's lineup produced the third-fewest runs in MLB last season, and they lost Kevin Pillar for 2020. They have a few young guys in Mauricio Dubon and Mike Yastrzemski, but the Giants also still have the veterans from when the won the World Series in Buster Posey and Brandon Belt. I expect them to land in the bottom five of MLB in runs scored again in 2020.

Key bench players

Wilmer Flores, Hunter Pence

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