Steven Michael Duggar…married to wife Brianna Blanton…born in Spartanburg, S.C.…played college ball at Clemson University…was ranked the No. 2 prospect in South Carolina by Baseball America entering college…was drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 Major League Draft by the San Francisco Giants.
Jumped around during the season, making stops at San Francisco (12 G), Triple-A Sacramento (14 G), Texas (8 G), Triple-A Round Rock (11 G), Los Angeles-AL (9 G) and Triple-A Salt Lake (10 G)...In the Majors, had a combined .153/.225/.222 slash line with a .447 OPS across 29 games…recorded three doubles, one triple and four RBI with seven walks and 41 strikeouts...In the Minors, averaged .182 (22-for-121) with four doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI...played in 35 games across three Triple-A teams...Registered two RBI on April 12 against San Diego…stole a base on five different occasions (April 12 vs. SD, April 16 at CLE, April 17 at CLE, April 19 at NYM, July 4 at BAL)…went 3-for-5 on June 12 with Triple-A Sacramento, scoring two runs and stealing a base.
Turned in the best overall year of his career, setting career highs in games (107), runs (45), 2B (14), 3B (5), HR (8), BB (27), RBI (35) and stolen bases (7)...went 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts...Began the season at the Alternate Site and was recalled four different times...had his best stretch of the year offensively with SF from April 30-July 2, hitting .326 with 19 extra-base hits, 25 RBI, 18 walks and a .963 OPS in 51 games...Predominantly played CF with SF (93 games) but also saw some time in left (four games) and right (one game)...Was 8-for-37 with three doubles, one triple, one homer and six RBI in 16 games vs. the Dodgers in 2021.
POSTSEASON: Appeared in CF in three NLDS games (one start) and went 0-for-3 with one walk...marked his first career postseason.
Spent most of the season at the Giants' Alternate Training Site, being recalled on five different occasions... Went 6-for-34 (.176) with three RBI in 21 games...Made 10 starts, logging time in right field (four starts), center field (three) and left field (three).
Made his first career Opening Day roster and started in centerfield that day at San Diego.... Started 67 games for the Giants, 33 in right field and 34 in centerfield...had six defensive runs saved in the outfield.... Made his first career start in right field on April 3 at Los Angeles-NL...with the acquisition of OF Kevin Pillar from Toronto the day before, the Giants moved Duggar to RF, where he played 22 games for Class A San Jose in 2017.... Turned in a career-best three hits on May 1 vs. Los Angeles-NL...matched that total two other times in 2019.... Registered a career-high three RBI May 3 at Cincinnati.... Batted .234 with 11 doubles, four homers and 28 RBI in 67 games from Opening Day through June 18 before landing on the injured list on June 21.... Optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on July 2...hit .337 (28-for-83) with six doubles, three homers, 13 RBI, 24 runs scored and a 1.003 OPS at Sacramento (23 games).... Was recalled from Triple-A on August 2 and appeared in six games before his season-ending injury on August 7.... Was out of the starting lineup for three days from April 27-29 with a sore right wrist after tripping over the bullpen mounds in right field on April 26 vs. New York-AL while tracking a foul ball.... Placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower back strain on June 21 (retro to June 19)...was activated from the IL on July 2 and optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. ... Placed on the 10-day IL on August 8, a day after making a diving catch on a ball hit by Washington's Juan Soto on August 7...landed on his surgically repaired left shoulder and an MRI revealed a left shoulder AC join sprain...was transferred to the 60-day IL on August 9...the injury did not require surgery and was to rehab the injury for four-to-six weeks.
Split his fourth professional season between triple-A Sacramento and the big league club in San Francisco...Had his contract purchased from triple-A July 8 and made his Major League debut that night vs. St. Louis...Recorded his first big league hit with a double off RHP Greg Holland ...began his ML career with a five-game hitting streak, recording at least one double in three of the five games...became the only Giant in the live-ball era (since 1920) to hit five-or-more doubles in his first five career games (Stats, LLC)...Hit .272 with 27 doubles, 39 walks, four triples, four home runs and 21 RBI in 78 games for triple-A...At the time of his call-up, his 27 doubles were the most in the Pacific Coast League... Scored the game-winning run in the Giants' 1-0, walkoff win on August 28 on a pinch-hit, RBI single by Gorkys Hernández...Season ended on August 29 when he was placed on the 10-day injured list with a torn labrum in his left shoulder suffered while diving back into second base a night earlier...had surgery on September 4 in Arizona performed by Dr. Gary Waslewski.
Injury knocked him out of most of his 2017 campaign as he was limited to just 44 games...Missed the first seven weeks of the season with a right flexor strain in his elbow and instead of heading back to double-A, where he finished the 2016 season, he was eased back into things in the California League… just days after being activated on June 28, Duggar returned to the disabled list with a left hamstring strain on June 30...Promoted to triple-A in August where he appeared in just 13 games...Combined for a .262 batting average, 12 doubles, six homers and 26 RBI in 44 games...Played in the Arizona Fall League after the season, hitting .263 in 20 games and was named to the All-Prospect Team...Was a non-roster invitee to Giants camp for the first time in his career.
Established a Flying Squirrels record with a 19- game hitting streak from July 18-Aug. 6...Named the Eastern League Player of the Week on July 24...Ranked as the 25th-best prospect in the Giants' organization according to Baseball America entering the season.
Played for Salem-Keizer before joining the San Jose Giants during the CAL League Championship Series...batted .293 with one home run and 27 RBI in 58 games for Salem-Keizer...Ranked seventh in the Northwest League in batting average...led the Volcanoes with 35 walks (.390 OBP)...Combined to hit 33 doubles, nine triples, nine homers and drove in 63 runs in 115 games.