San Francisco also ranks second-to-last in home runs in the NL with a microscopic total of 31 with 55 games under their belt. And, as for first baseman Brandon Belt…he’s struggled to find consistency at the plate, and has yet to park one in the 2012 campaign after launching 9 home runs in 180 at bats last season. Run production has been extremely anemic altogether at first base for the Giants. Brandon Belt (.235 AVG.), Aubrey Huff (.151 AVG.), and Brett Pill (.208 AVG.) have combined for just 4 home runs and 26 RBIs.
For the Giants to become a potent threat in the National League, they are going to need a perennial power threat in the middle-of-the-order, most likely a first baseman. In preliminary trade rumors, the Giants have been linked to Boston corner infielder, Kevin Youkilis (.245 AVG., 4 HRs, 12 RBIs), who would provide both veteran leadership to a team that features a tremendous amount of youthful talent, and a power presence in a lineup desperate for home runs.