The San Francisco Giants have finally begun to start pulling away from the pack of wolves in the NL West. The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers are falling behind in the standings, and it is fast becoming a two-horse race between the Giants and the San Diego Padres.

The two teams are very similar thus far: Low ERAs, a great first baseman, but otherwise mostly struggling bats. As a result, the two have nearly identical records, meaning that some players need to step up for both teams. Here are five that need to either turn a mediocre season around for the Giants, or need to take a good season and make it great.

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