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How the SF Giants’ roster looks with Blake Snell in the fold

Mar 19, 2024, 8:33 AM

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With just over a week until Opening Day, the San Francisco Giants took one last big swing on the free-agent market.

According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Giants have reached an agreement with reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell on a two-year, $62 million deal that will bring the southpaw to San Francisco.

Snell, 31, took home his second Cy Young Award in 2023 while pitching for the San Diego Padres. The runner-up for the honor was Giants’ right-hander and Rocklin native Logan Webb, who will now join forces with Snell atop San Francisco’s new-look rotation.

It will be a familiar setting for Snell, who has pitched in the National League West for the past three seasons, with two of those campaigns taking place under manager Bob Melvin, who is now the Giants’ skipper after departing San Diego earlier this offseason.

With Snell in the fold for 2024 and potentially beyond, here’s how the 2024 San Francisco Giants’ roster could look in the coming weeks:

Projected 2024 San Francisco Giants Roster

Projections per FanGraphs’ Roster Resource

Starting Lineup

CF – Jung Hoo Lee (L)

2B – Thairo Estrada (R)

1B – LaMonte Wade Jr. (L)

DH – Jorge Soler (R)

LF – Michael Conforto (L)

3B – Matt Chapman (R)

RF – Mike Yastrzemski (L)

C – Patrick Bailey (S)

SS – Nick Ahmed (R)*

*non-roster invitee

Bench

C – Tom Murphy (R)

INF – Wilmer Flores (R)

OF – Austin Slater (R)

OF – Luis Matos

Starting Rotation

Logan Webb – (R)

Blake Snell (L)

Kyle Harrison – (L)

Jordan Hicks (R)

Keaton Winn (R)

Bullpen

Daulton Jeffries (R)*

Spencer Howard (R)*

Juan Sanchez (L)*

Ryan Walker – (R)

Luke Jackson (R)

Taylor Rodgers (L)

Tyler Rodgers (R)

Camilo Doval (R)

*non-roster invitee

Injured List

Robbie Ray – SP (Tommy John surgery)

Alex Cobb – SP (Hip surgery)

Tristan Beck – RP (Upper arm aneurysm)

Sean Hjelle – RP (sprained elbow)

More on new Giants pitcher Blake Snell

The 31-year-old thrived during the 2023 season while playing for the San Diego Padres.

Over 32 starts (180 innings), Snell posted a 14-9 record to go along with a 2.25 ERA (best in MLB), 234 strikeouts (3rd in MLB), and a 1.18 WHIP.

Snell led all of Major League Baseball in hits allowed per nine innings pitched (5.8), although the southpaw had trouble going deep into games as he also led the league in walks (99).

During Snell’s career, the southpaw holds a 1.59 ERA with 31 strikeouts over 22.2 innings pitched at Oracle Park.

With Snell in the fold, the Giants could have a strong rotation for the playoff push once Alex Cobb and Robbie Ray return from the injured list.

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SF Giants Schedule

Regular Season

  • Thursday, March 28th-Sunday, March 31st – @ San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 1st-Wednesday, April 3rd – @ Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, April 5th-Sunday, April 7th – vs. San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 8th-Wednesday, April 10th – vs. Washington Nationals
  • Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14th – @ Tampa Bay Rays

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