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With Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt and now Michael Morse, the Giants are starting to look formidable in the middle of their lineup. Still, there are question marks as to how some of these players will produce in 2014.
Third baseman Pablo Sandoval is one of the best hitters in all of MLB in terms of pure talent.
However, the Kung Fu Panda is not the picture of consistency in the batter's box. While his 2013 line (.278/.341/.417) remained similar in most respects to his 2012 performance (.283/.342/.447), Sandoval started the season slow and slumping, only batting .266 in the first half and failing to make an All-Star team managed by Bruce Bochy.
He also only hit 14 home runs, which, to be fair, is a tougher task playing at AT&T Park.
Brandon Belt continues to improve year after year. The Giants are still looking for more power out of his bat, although his home run total stood at 17, second only behind right fielder Hunter Pence's 27.
AT&T Park is where home runs come to die, and the long ball is simply not a key part of the Giants' game. The Giants have also not put together a batting lineup this strong on paper since the Barry Bonds era, so look for their power numbers to rise in 2014.