San Francisco Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco had an up and down 2013 season before finishing the year with some momentum.
Blanco batted .265 this season with 120 hits, 17 doubles, six triples, three home runs, 41 RBI's, 52 walks, 14 stolen bases, 95 strikeouts and scored 50 runs in 141 games. He managed a .341 on-base percentage and .350 slugging percentage reaching a .690 OPS.
The 29-year-old recorded 28 multi-hit games and 11 three-hit games on the year. The lefty loved playing in day games, where he showcased a .308 batting average in 50 games. He smacked 44 hits, eight doubles, three triples and scored 19 runs.
Blanco batted .246 versus left-handers and .269 against righties, while batting .288 with runners in scoring position. He drilled 30 hits and drove in 35 RBI's in those clutch situations.
Blanco was at his best during the month of September, batting .373 in 23 games with 22 hits, three three-hit games and scored 10 runs in 59 at-bats.
Defensively, he started 50 games in left field and 63 in center field, where he committed zero errors on the year. He had six outfield assists.
It's unclear whether Blanco will be wearing a Giants uniform next season, but he was a key contributor on the 2012 World Series championship team with his speed and playing ability. The image of Blanco's amazing catch in June 2012 that helped preserve Matt Cain's perfect game will always be in the back of Giants fans minds forever. He was part of history and secured his defining moment in franchise history.
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