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The Best...The Worst...All Time San Francisco Giants

Friday, August 6, 2010

So, did I go over every season by every San Francisco Giant...ever?

Yes, yes I did.  This is, in fact, the all time best and worst San Francisco Giants ever.

The Fifties and Sixties are here.

The Seventies are here.

The Eighties are here.

The Nineties are here.

The 20-Aughts are here.

The All Time Best San Francisco Giants by Position

C Dick Dietz - 1970
(Runner Up - Bob Brenly - 1984)
WAR  4.5
WARP3  5.2
OPS+ 152
Translated Line: .319/.435./563

1B Will Clark - 1989
(Runner Up - Willie McCovey - 1967)
WAR  9.4
WARP3 10.3
OPS+ 175
Translated Line: .379/.456/.660

2B Jeff Kent - 2000
(Runner Up - Jeff Kent - 2002)
WAR  7.9
WARP3 9.3
OPS+ 162
Translated Line: .347/.430/.616

SS Rich Aurilia - 2001
(Runner Up - Chris Speier - 1972)
WAR 6.5
WARP3 9.4
OPS+ 146
Translated Line: .324/.369/.572

3B Matt Williams - 1993
(Runner Up - Matt Williams - 1994)
WAR 5.6
WARP3 7.5
OPS+ 136
Translated Line: .301/.338/.610

LF Barry Bonds - 2001 - The Greatest Season in SFG History
(Runner Up - Barry Bonds -2002 The Second Greatest Season in SFG History)
WAR 12.5
WARP3 13
OPS+ 259
Translated Line: .328/.515/.863

CF Willie Mays - 1965
(Runner Up - Willie Mays - 1964)
WAR 11
WARP3 11
OPS+ 185
Translated Line: .342/.429/.718

RF Bobby Bonds - 1973
(Runner Up - Bobby Bonds - 1969)
WAR 6.7
WARP3 7.9
OPS+ 142
Translated Line: .288/.374/.578

P Juan Marichal - 1965
(Runner Up - Juan Marichal - 1966)
WAR 9.2
WARP3 10.3
ERA+ 169
Translated Record: 24-8 (1 save) ERA 2.58

Closer Greg Minton - 1982
(Runner Up - Rob Nen - 1998)
WAR 5.7
WARP3 7.1
ERA+ 196
Translated Record: 11-3 (26 saves) ERA 2.21

The All Time Worst San Francisco Giants by Position

C Bob Barton 1969
WAR -.8
WARP3 -1.5
OPS+ 23
Translated Line: .175/.241/.175
-A translated slugging percentage of .175!  Even with only 119 plate appearances, Barton's our all time worst catcher.  A year later - he got 200 plate appearances.  Somehow, an OPS+ of 23 convinced the Giants to give Barton another 80 plate appearances. 

1B Enos Cabell 1981
WAR -1.7
WARP3 -2.4
OPS+ 72
Translated Line: .264/.284/.346

2B Bruce Miller 1975
WAR -1.3
WARP3 -1.3
OPS+ 54
Translated Line: .237/.293/.290
-This is a bit of a fudge; Miller split time between second and third, and spent more time at the hot corner, Rennie Stennett's 1980 would be what you would sub in for Miller.

SS Johnnie Lemaster 1982
WAR -2.8
WARP3 -2
OPS+ 51
Translated Line: .221/.276/.264

3B Pedro Feliz 2001
WAR -1.6
WARP -1.8
OPS+ 67
Translated Line: .234/.274/.369

LF Len Gabrielson 1966
WAR -.9
WARP3 -1.8
OPS+ 57
Translated Line: .226/.299/.297

CF Marquis Grissom 2005
WAR -2.1
WARP3 -1.7
OPS+ 39
Translated Line: .217/.255/.275

RF Jesus Alou 1966
WAR -1.9
WARP3 -2.5
OPS+ 61
Translated Line: .271/.295/.322

P Terry Mulholland 2005
(The Worst Season in San Francisco Giants History)
WAR -3.4
WARP3 -3.5
ERA+ 70
Translated Record: 6-15 ERA 7.47

P Jose Bautista 2005
(The Second Worst Season in San Francisco Giants History)
WAR -2.7
WARP3 -2.8
ERA+ 63
Translated Record: 3-10 ERA 7.60

Closer Matt Herges 2004
WAR -1.2
WARP3 -1.5
ERA+ 84
Translated Record 3-6 (19 saves) ERA 5.76

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