Originally posted by ninerfaninLA:Originally posted by 49ersAREMYLIFE:Originally posted by ninerfaninLA:
Bowker should be able to contribute but it doesn't look like he will be a starter. Ishy seems to have the edge at 1b and Bowker would probably be the 5th OF. The Giants do need power so lets hope he does get better plate discipline and cut his strikeouts down this year.
Hopefully he can jump up to 4th and backup at 1st base so he can get as many at bats as possible.
He would have to pass Schierholtz for that to happen and I know the Giants have high hopes for him this year. If the Giants fall out of the race by the all star break look for them to move Randy Winn which will clear a spot.
Bowker will be back at AAA Fresno, barring a major injury in Spring training. Ishikawa will be 1st base, Aurilla will be the back up at both 3rd and 1st with Sandoval getting a share of first at times. We have a very unique makeup on this team with every infield position except 1st being manned by someone who is capable and who will play other positions during the season. Same is true in the outfield with each of the 4, Winn, Lewis, Rowand and Schierholtz. We can expect to have 15 players each with more than 100 games played and 400 abs. Bowker will not be able to break into that kind of rotation without an injury.