San Francisco Giants’ Internal 3rd Base Options

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Chris Dominguez

Sep 21, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Chris Dominguez (10) at bat during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

2014 was an odd season for Dominguez. In Triple-A, he hit .274 with 21 home runs and 85 RBI’s. In the majors, however, he went 1-17, but that one hit was a home run off of San Diego Padres’ ace Ian Kennedy.

At 28 years old, Dominguez is a little old to be considered a prospect. He spent six years in the Giants’ farm system before getting a call-up, and he’s hit pretty well. He’s a career .269 hitter with 91 dingers, including 21 in a season twice. If Dominguez wants to earn the starting third baseman’s job, he’ll need to prove he can hit big league pitching consistently.

Much like Duvall, Dominguez’s defense is a variable. He’s played 485 games at third in his minor league career, but his 84 errors and .926 fielding percentage are less than impressive. He’s another player who will have to hit to make people forget about his suspect defense.