2017 San Francisco Giants season
The 2017 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 135th season in Major League Baseball, their 60th year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 18th at AT&T Park. They finished in last place in the National League West with a record of 64–98, the worst record in the National League, as well as their worst record as a team since 1985.
|2017 San Francisco Giants|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Larry Baer (managing general partner)|
|Local television||KNTV (NBC Bay Area 11)|
(Jon Miller, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper)
NBC Sports Bay Area
(Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow, Dave Flemming, Jon Miller, Jeremy Affeldt, Javier López)
|Local radio||KNBR (680 AM)|
(Jon Miller, Dave Flemming, Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow)
KXZM (93.7 FM, Spanish)
(Erwin Higueros, Tito Fuentes, Marvin Benard)
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- November 3, 2016 − The Giants exercised the 2017 contract option on LHP Matt Moore.
- December 2, 2016 − The Giants avoid arbitration with RHP Cory Gearrin and IF Ehíré Adríanza, agreeing to one-year deals.
- December 2, 2016 − The Giants tendered the 2017 contracts on RHP George Kontos, IF Conor Gillaspie, 3B Eduardo Núñez and LHP Will Smith.
- December 2, 2016 − The Giants signed RHP Mark Melancon to a four-year, $62 million contract.
- December 7, 2016 − The Giants traded RHP Chris Heston to Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later.
- January 11, 2017 − The Giants avoid arbitration with 3B Conor Gillaspie agreeing to one-year deals.
- January 13, 2017 − The Giants avoid arbitration with LHP Will Smith, RHP George Kontos and 3B Eduardo Núñez agreeing to one-year deals.
- January 23, 2017 − The Giants agreed to terms with Korean infielder Jae-gyun Hwang.
- January 24, 2017 − The Giants signed C Nick Hundley to a one-year deal.
Preseason predictions for the Giants were generally positive. Ahead of spring training, Sports Illustrated ranked the Giants 10th out of 30 teams in their preseason power rankings, saying that if the bullpen improves as expected, "there's enough talent here for the Giants to crash the playoffs yet again, despite a very quiet off-season outside of the Melancon deal". Before the first regular-season game of the year, FanGraphs projected that the Giants would win 88 games, giving the team an 18% chance of winning the division and a 66% chance of making the playoffs.
- April 2, 2017 – LHP Will Smith is placed on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
- April 11, 2017 – C Buster Posey is placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list after being hit in the head by a pitch from Taijuan Walker.
- April 16, 2017 – OF Jarrett Parker is placed on the 10-day disabled list after breaking his clavicle while crashing into the outfield wall making a catch.
- April 21, 2017 – LHP Madison Bumgarner is placed on the 10-day disabled list for the first time in his career after sustaining rib and shoulder injuries from a dirt bike accident.
- April 24, 2017 – The Giants purchase the contract of top position prospect IF Christian Arroyo and subsequently promote him to the active roster.
- April 26, 2017 – OF Denard Span is placed on the 10-day disabled list.
- April 26, 2017 – OF Jarrett Parker is transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
- April 29, 2017 – SS Brandon Crawford is placed on the 10-day disabled list with a groin injury.
- May 9, 2017 – RHP Mark Melancon is placed on the 10-day disabled list with a forearm injury.
- May 15, 2017 – OF Hunter Pence is placed on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.
- June 6, 2017 – The Giants acquire RHP Sam Dyson and cash considerations in a trade with the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
- June 6, 2017 – LHP Madison Bumgarner is transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
- June 23, 2017 – 3B Eduardo Núñez is placed on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.
- July 2, 2017 – The rosters for the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game are announced, with C Buster Posey being named the National League's starter at catcher and to the all-star game for the fifth time.
- July 3, 2017 – The Giants acquire RHP Tyler Herb from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for cash considerations.
- July 25, 2017 – The Giants acquire minor league RHP Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for IF Eduardo Núñez.
- August 20, 2017 – With six weeks left of the season, the Giants become the first team to be eliminated from a division race, following a 5–2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
National League WestEdit
|Los Angeles Dodgers||104||58||0.642||—||57–24||47–34|
|San Diego Padres||71||91||0.438||33||43–38||28–53|
|San Francisco Giants||64||98||0.395||40||38–43||26–55|
National League Division StandingsEdit
|Los Angeles Dodgers||104||58||0.642|
Wild Card teams|
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|St. Louis Cardinals||83||79||0.512||4|
|San Diego Padres||71||91||0.438||16|
|New York Mets||70||92||0.432||17|
|San Francisco Giants||64||98||0.395||23|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
2017 National League Records
Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Game log and scheduleEdit
All schedule and scores taken from MLB.com.
|Bold||Giants team member|
|2017 Game Log: 64–98 (Home: 38–43; Away: 26–55)|
April: 10–17 (Home: 7–8; Away: 3–9)
May: 13–16 (Home: 7–6; Away: 6–10)
June: 9–18 (Home: 4–7; Away: 5–11)
July: 9–16 (Home: 5–8; Away: 4–8)
August: 13–16 (Home: 9–7; Away: 4–9)
September/October: 11–15 (Home: 7–7; Away: 4–8)
|2017 San Francisco Giants|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; OPS = On base plus slugging percentage; SB = Stolen bases
|Christian Arroyo, 3B||34||125||9||24||5||0||3||14||8||32||.192||.548||1|
|Brandon Belt, 1B||104||392||63||92||27||3||18||51||66||104||.241||.823||3|
|Ty Blach, P||38||44||5||10||2||0||1||7||4||21||.227||.627||0|
|Madison Bumgarner, P||17||34||4||7||0||0||3||5||2||11||.206||.721||0|
|Matt Cain, P||27||32||1||5||2||0||0||2||0||20||.156||.375||0|
|Orlando Calixte, IF||29||49||5||7||1||0||0||6||3||16||.143||.348||1|
|Brandon Crawford, SS||144||518||58||131||34||1||14||77||42||113||.253||.709||3|
|Johnny Cueto, P||25||46||3||4||0||0||0||3||1||15||.087||.191||0|
|Tim Federowicz, C||13||13||3||3||0||0||2||3||1||4||.231||.978||0|
|Cory Gearrin, 3B||68||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000||.000||0|
|Conor Gillaspie, 3B||44||80||8||13||4||0||2||8||5||10||.163||.506||0|
|Miguel Gómez, 2B||22||33||3||8||2||0||0||2||0||6||.242||.538||0|
|Gorkys Hernández, OF||128||310||40||79||20||1||0||22||31||73||.255||.652||12|
|Aaron Hill, IF||34||68||7||9||2||1||1||7||11||13||.132||.485||0|
|Nick Hundley, C||101||287||27||70||23||0||9||35||12||81||.244||.691||0|
|Jae-gyun Hwang, IF||18||52||2||8||1||0||1||5||5||15||.154||.459||0|
|Ryder Jones, IF||53||150||12||26||5||2||2||5||10||52||.173||.517||1|
|George Kontos, P||50||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000||.000||0|
|Chris Marrero, LF||15||38||2||5||0||0||1||5||2||9||.132||.381||0|
|Carlos Moncrief, RF||28||38||4||8||1||0||0||5||3||15||.211||.493||0|
|Matt Moore, P||32||47||3||6||0||0||0||4||2||19||.128||.291||0|
|Michael Morse, 1B||24||36||1||7||1||0||1||3||3||14||.194||.556||0|
|Eduardo Núñez, 3B||76||302||37||93||21||0||4||31||12||29||.308||.752||18|
|Steven Okert, P||44||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000||.000||0|
|Joe Panik, 2B||138||511||60||147||28||5||10||53||46||54||.288||.768||4|
|Jarrett Parker, LF||51||166||14||41||12||2||4||23||10||54||.247||.709||2|
|Hunter Pence, RF||134||493||55||128||13||5||13||67||40||102||.260||.701||2|
|Buster Posey, C||140||494||62||158||34||0||12||67||61||66||.320||.861||6|
|Justin Ruggiano, OF||19||60||2||13||1||0||2||4||1||17||.217||.571||1|
|Jeff Samardzija, P||35||64||3||6||2||0||1||2||0||25||.094||.266||0|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||47||160||17||36||9||0||5||20||8||29||.225||.638||0|
|Austin Slater, LF||34||117||15||33||3||1||3||16||8||29||.282||.740||0|
|Denard Span, CF||129||497||73||135||31||5||12||43||40||69||.272||.756||12|
|Chris Stratton, P||13||14||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||.143||.286||0|
|Drew Stubbs, CF||10||22||0||2||0||0||0||0||2||9||.091||.258||0|
|Albert Suárez, P||18||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||0|
|Kelby Tomlinson, IF||104||194||32||50||4||2||1||11||23||46||.258||.646||9|
|Mac Williamson, OF||28||68||8||16||2||0||3||6||5||25||.235||.685||1|
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
|AAA||Sacramento River Cats||Pacific Coast League||Dave Brundage|
|AA||Richmond Flying Squirrels||Eastern League||Kyle Haines|
|A-Advanced||San Jose Giants||California League||Nestor Rojas|
|A||Augusta GreenJackets||South Atlantic League||Carlos Valderrama|
|A-Short Season||Salem-Keizer Volcanoes||Northwest League||Jolbert Cabrera|
|Rookie||AZL Giants||Arizona League||Hector Borg|
|Rookie||DSL Giants||Dominican Summer League|
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