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Steven Duggar | Outfielder | #78

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/4/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 6 (0) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Giants reassigned OF Steven Duggar to minor league camp.
Austin Jackson will open the season as the Giants' starting center fielder and Duggar is better off getting regular playing time at that position in Triple-A. He should arrive sometime in early 2018, likely as part of a platoon at first. The 24-year-old outfielder has long-term fantasy upside but isn't a great bet for big production this season. Mar 28 - 12:28 AM

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Steven Duggar went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in Friday’s loss to the Royals.

The Giants have to be thrilled with the way Duggar has performed this spring, as he’s hitting .265 (13-for-49) with a .357 on-base percentage to go along with four homers, 10 RBI, and three steals. It says something that he’s still in the mix for center field duties, though he could be the victim of a roster crunch with Gregor Blanco likely to make the team as a non-roster player and Gorkys Hernandez and Jarrett Parker out of options. Either way, he doesn’t appear far off.
Mar 23 - 8:50 PM

Steven Duggar launched his fourth home run of the spring Monday in the Giants' 6-5 Cactus League win over the Athletics.

Duggar is known more as a high-average, high-OBP prospect, but the 24-year-old outfielder has been flashing big-time power these past few weeks in Arizona. He should make his major league debut by the middle of the 2018 season.
Mar 12 - 7:13 PM

Steven Duggar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Reds.

Home runs are a rarity for a table-setter like Duggar but he made solid contact on a Homer Bailey offering in the third inning. He doesn't have a ton of power or speed but has a knack for getting on base. The 24-year-old has yet to make his major league debut although that could come later this summer.
Mar 2 - 6:42 PM

Steven Duggar drilled a two-run homer for the Giants on Sunday in a loss to the Cubs in the Cactus League.

Duggar's homer came with the Giants trailing 12-8 in the ninth off of James Pugliese. It's a strong start to the spring for the San Francisco outfield prospect, as he also had a two-run double for the Giants on Friday. He's a strong defender in center, and he's also capable of making plays with his above-average speed. Duggar will likely start the year in Triple-A, but he's the rare prospect who has a chance to win a job this spring and could be the starter in center at some point even if he doesn't.
Feb 25 - 7:23 PM

Steven Duggar delivered a two-run double in Friday’s Cactus League loss to the split-squad Brewers.

It was part of a four-run second inning for the Giants, but they were unable to hold the lead. It got ugly, as they committed six errors. The Giants’ center field situation is unsettled at the moment, but ideally Duggar would see more time in the minors. The 24-year-old missed time last season due to elbow and hip injuries and has only played 13 games at the Triple-A level. Austin Jackson, Gorkys Hernandez, Gregor Blanco, and Austin Slater are also being considered for center field duties.
Feb 23 - 8:04 PM

Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Friday that Steven Duggar could begin the year in the minors, in a platoon in the majors, or "he might very well make our club as our center fielder."

In other words, the club is heading into camp with an open mind as to Duggar's role, with the hope that he wows them. Duggar might be the Giants' best defensive option in center field right now, but he's not on the 40-man roster yet and only has 13 games of experience at the Triple-A level. San Francisco would prefer to use Austin Jackson more as a fourth outfielder, but they might be more likely to bring in someone like Jarrod Dyson rather than roll with Duggar in center.
Feb 9 - 1:55 PM

The Giants believe that prospect Steven Duggar could be a solution in center field sooner rather than later.

"We value Duggar as a guy we can look toward to in the future, so it does affect how we view addressing that need this offseason," Giants general manager Bobby Evans said on Monday. "It does give us a mindset more short term." The Giants have been mentioned as a potential trade fit for the likes of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Billy Hamilton, but this would suggest that they might target a stopgap option instead. It's also possible they are just trying to gain some leverage by talking up Duggar. The 24-year-old was limited to 44 games in the minors this season due to elbow and hip injuries, but he's coming off an impressive performance in the Arizona Fall League. He's a .292/.384/.427 hitter in the minors.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 09:08:00 AM

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