Mac Williamson, Jarrett Parker discuss LF competition

Former River Cats sluggers are frontrunners for corner outfield spot in San Francisco

By Sacramento River Cats | March 9, 2017 12:35 PM ET

CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic spoke with both Mac Williamson and Jarrett Parker yesterday in Arizona, focusing specifically on the fact that the two are competing against each other - and against a handful of veterans - for an Opening Day spot in left field in San Francisco.

Williamson acknowledged that competition, but made a point of saying that it's not a vicious or mean one: "It's fun. We're throw partners, we're in the same hitting group… we were hanging out last night at Top Golf. You know, we're close."

Parker provided a similar statement, saying that he and Mac are friends. "I want to help him and he wants to help me. I want Mac to be as good as he can be and I know he wants the same for me."

Williamson, who is 26 and still has options, is hitting .286 (6-for-21) with two homers. Parker, who is 29 and out of options, is hitting .222 (4-for-18) with two home runs and seven RBI.

You can hear the full interview on Pavlovic's Giants Insider Podcast.  

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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