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San Francisco Giants: Is Austin Slater the real deal?

Is Austin Slater the real deal for the San Francisco Giants?

He certainly looks like a different guy than the one we saw in 2017 and 2018 when all he managed was pedestrian offensive numbers at the MLB level.

Thus far in the 2019 season, he has turned that around as he is hitting .391 with 9 hits in 23 at-bats, three of which have left the yard.

It’s obviously a small sample size, but it appears that the swing change he made during the offseason is working. It clearly worked in the minor league, where he was hitting .