San Francisco Giants: Top 3 free agents the Giants should pursue

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 21: Nicholas Castellanos #6 of the Chicago Cubs reacts while rounding the bases after Kris Bryant #17 hit a home run in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 21: Nicholas Castellanos #6 of the Chicago Cubs reacts while rounding the bases after Kris Bryant #17 hit a home run in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Nicholas Castellanos

Outfielder

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If you want to read my prior gushing over Nicholas Castellanos and how he would make a great fit for the San Francisco Giants, read this.

I will gladly stand on a podium in front of Oracle Park to convince Zaidi and the rest of the front office that if you want to make a splash signing that could lead to splash hits, Castellanos is the guy.

He feels the obvious and immediate need of a power hitter, a corner outfielder and a young star with plenty of upside.

Despite struggling in Detroit for a majority of the year, the way he played against National League clubs once making his way to the Cubs was J.D. Martinez to the Dbacks in 2017-esque.

In 51 games, he crushed 16 homers, drove in 36 runs, had an OPS of 1.002 and comparatively improved defensively – which is tough to do playing at Wrigley.

Castellanos had already rumored about being a part of a good clubhouse culture and that has been a taking point of the Giants organization for several years. Despite a regime change, a lot of the players have already shown great support of Kapler.

A slightly younger presence could be more relatable and influential for Castellanos and Kapler knows his way around an outfield.

He should be the top of the list for the San Francisco Giants and they can definitely afford him if they were able to pursue Bryce Harper late last offseason.

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Some of these signings may feel like a pipe dream, but all three make sense to help immediately improve this roster for many years to come.