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The Kung Fu Panda leads the Giants with 29 RBI.
The San Francisco Giants have a solid starting infield.
Pablo Sandoval is off to a good start this year, hitting .317 with seven home runs, and his 29 RBI leads the Giants. Sandoval also brings a fun-loving, infectious personality to the Giants' dugout.
Also, although Sandoval is probably at least 30 pounds overweight, he is a surprisingly good defensive player.
At shortstop, Brandon Crawford is a Gold Glove candidate. His defense is outstanding and he is an improving offensive player.
In 2012, Crawford hit .248 with four home runs and 45 RBI. This year, Crawford is hitting the ball with much more authority. In 133 at-bats, he is batting .271 with five home runs and 17 RBI.
The 2012 World Series MVP, Marco Scutaro signed a three-year contract to remain in San Francisco. He got off to a slow start, but has come on very strong lately at second base. Scutaro is hitting .315 and is an ideal No. 2 hitter.
First baseman Brandon Belt has a world of potential but is maddeningly inconsistent. There are times when Belt looks totally lost at the plate, and he is prone to extended slumps because of his long, loopy swing.
Belt is currently hitting .244 with five home runs and 20 RBI. He has shown promise offensively and if he can develop some consistency, Belt could have a breakout year. Defensively, Belt is outstanding.
Reserves Joaquin Arias and Nick Noonan have done a credible job in limited roles as well.
The Giants' infield is productive on offense, and they are a very good defensive group. It is their defense which also helps the Giants' pitching staff and boosts their overall grade.
Positional Grade: A-