Latest Update No talks since spring but Giants will extend qualifying offer to Sandoval Thu Oct, 23, 03:17 PM
Mixes a sweet swing (from both sides of the plate) with superb focus, some power and clutch ability. Is good defensively at third but can also play first base, if required.
Flaws: : Has to keep his weight in check at all times, since it's a problem for him. Also he doesn't have a natural home-run swing. Despite good hustle, he's not effective on the basepaths.
Not a surprise really. Sandoval had a modest season which was surprising considering he was playing for a contract, but his performance in the playoffs has been nothing short of spectacular. His demands are pretty high -- says he wants a deal similar to Hunter Pence's five-year, $90M -- so it could really come down to whether or not the Giants win the Series. If they win, they'll overpay for him. If they lose, they may let him walk. Analyst: Howard Bender
Sandoval hit an RBI-double in the first inning of Tuesday night's game and got the Giants off to a hot start. He has a knack for being able to hit well during the postseason and proved it once again during Game 1 of the World Series. After Tuesday's strong showing, Sandoval raised his postseason average to .333 over 48 at-bats.Analyst: David Kerr
Sandoval is enjoying a solid post-0season as he is now 9-for-27 (.333) with a double, one RBI and four runs scored. It could be just a matter of time before he starts swinging for power again which would obviously elate the Giants fans here in the playoffs. Analyst: Howard Bender
Sandoval is hitting .250 this postseason, and the Giants will need that to improve if they want to make a deep run in the playoffs. He is their clean up hitter, and they need to get constant production from him out of that spot.Analyst: Colby Conway