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Giants Projected 2021 Win Total is Disrespectful

Larry Rupp
The 2021 projected win total for the San Francisco Giants is disrespectful.
The 2021 projected win total for the San Francisco Giants is disrespectful. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

It is no question that the San Francisco Giants have struggled over the last few seasons as they have not finished above .500 since 2016. However, they head into the 2021 season featuring a roster that is full of potential and could surprise a lot of people. Their projected win total is downright disrespectful.

The Giants' projected win total is set at 75, which ranks as the 10th-lowest number in the league, according to MLB odds posted on FanDuel Sportsbook. They are ranked around teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox, but have the chance to be a top 15 team and on the edge of playoff range.

San Francisco Giants Projected Win Total

The Giants don't have any superstars on their roster, but that doesn't mean they don't have great players. For example, outfielder Mike Yastrzemski has quietly hit 31 home runs and driven in 90 runs over the last two seasons. Plus, veteran hitters Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford fill out a lineup that averaged 4.98 runs per game last season (No. 7 in the MLB).

San Francisco's starting rotation looks a lot different this season. New faces signed throughout the offseason including Alex Wood and Anthony DeSclafani. Wood has eight MLB seasons under his belt and brings along some upside as he just turned 30 years old. Meanwhile, DeSclafani struggled to perform in 2020, but posted an ERA of 3.89 back in 2019.

In the end, the San Francisco Giants are being underrated as Opening Day quickly approaches. They have the roster construction to compete with some of the top MLB teams and could finish the season with well over their 75 projected wins.

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