Matt Duffy

SFG: San Francisco Giants’ Homegrown Infield Set to Break Out in 2016

Jun 6, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) and second baseman Joe Panik (12) congratulate each other on a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Giants won 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 6, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) and second baseman Joe Panik (12) congratulate each other on a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Giants won 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

With improved starting pitching and more speed and depth in the outfield, the San Francisco Giants sure look set to re-create some of that even-year magic this season.

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SFG: Matt Duffy: The Unexpected Key Contributor

Jun 16, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Duffy (5) celebrates after scoring a run during the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 16, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Duffy (5) celebrates after scoring a run during the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Over the course of three years, Matt Duffy has gone from being an 18th round draft pick (568th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2012 to being a World Series champion at the end of the of the 2014 season to being a player who had to compete for a roster spot in Spring Training earlier this year to now being the Giants’ everyday third baseman.

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SFG: San Francisco Giants Mailbag: Kontos, Utility Players, Duvall

May 1, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella (12) looks on as San Francisco Giants celebrate a walk-off base hit by Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) that scored pinch runner Gregor Blanco (7) in the ninth inning of their MLB baseball game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. Giants won 3-2.

May 1, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella (12) looks on as San Francisco Giants celebrate a walk-off base hit by Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) that scored pinch runner Gregor Blanco (7) in the ninth inning of their MLB baseball game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. Giants won 3-2.

The San Francisco Giants currently have a 14-14 record, after starting the season 4-10. The Giants are starting to click on all cylinders, and their starting pitching has really stepped up recently.

In this week’s Giants Mailbag post, we will discuss George Kontos’ hot start to the season, who’s the Giants most important utility player, and if Adam Duvall could get called up to the Giants sometime soon.

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SFG: Is Matt Duffy Making Joaquin Arias Expendable?

Apr 11, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Joaquin Arias (13) is congratulated by second baseman Matt Duffy (50) after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 11, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Joaquin Arias (13) is congratulated by second baseman Matt Duffy (50) after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Duffy is a name that not many San Francisco Giants fans knew about at the beginning of last season. He began the 2014 season with the Giants’ Double-A affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Duffy was then called up and played in his first Major League game on August 1st, 2014, when the Giants were in desperate need of a spark and some help at the second base position.

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