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Forever Giants: 2016 San Francisco Giants Year 59 (Franchise Year 134) (And The Top 100 Giants by WAR of All Time)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2015 is here.

My WAR calculation is a combination of Baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; I believe it to be the "best" WAR number available for historical comparison. 8 WAR is an MVP quality season.  The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.

2016 (90-72)
C Buster Posey 5.6 (37.8)
1B Brandon Belt 4.8 (18.85)
2B Joe Panik 1.6 (7.05)
SS Brandon Crawford 4.15 (19)
3B Matt Duffy 1.1 (5.65)
LF Angel Pagan 2.25 (7.5)
CF Denard Span .6 
RF Hunter Pence 2.25 (14.1)
OF Gregor Blanco -.8 (5.55)
3B Conor Gillaspie .85 (.45)
3B Eduardo Nunez 1
C Trevor Brown -.1
OF Jarrett Parker .45 (1.05)
OF Mac Williamson .45
2B Kelby Tomlinson .6 (1.7)

SP Madison Bumgarner 6.15 (30.1)
SP Johnny Cueto 5.6 
SP Jeff Samardzija 3
SP Jake Peavy -.7 (2.8)
SP Matt Cain -.75 (33.15)
SP Albert Suarez .7
SP Matt Moore .8
RP Derek Law 1.7
RP Hunter Strickland 1.25 (2.65)
RP Santiago Casilla 1.2 (13.6)
RP Sergio Romo .75 (13.35)
RP Javier Lopez .2 (6.75)

-One of the best teams in the first half, one of the worst in the second, it all came out on the wash as the Giants made (and won) the Wild Card game and then lost the NLDS in four games to the Cubs.  With a 90 win pythag+postseason appearance this is the 14th best regular season club in San Francisco history. Bumgarner cracks 30 career WAR, Posey nears 40 as both climb the all time franchise list below.  Probably, the Giants say goodbye to Pagan and at least a couple of the three remaining relievers with 3 World Series rings (Casilla/Romo/Lopez).  Starting third baseman Matt Duffy is also gone, dealt at mid-season for Matt Moore.  



Forever Giants
1. Willie Mays CF 148.15 (1951-72) 
2. Barry Bonds LF 117.9 (1993-07)
3. Mel Ott RF 105.85 (1926-47, full career as a Giant - Pureblood Giant)
4. Christy Mathewson SP 99.8 (1900-16)
5. Carl Hubbell SP 69.3 (1928-43, Pureblood Giant)
6. Willie McCovey 1B 61.05 (1959-73, 77-80)
7. Amos Rusie P 60.25 (1890-98)
8. Juan Marichal SP 60.05 (1960-73)
9. Roger Connor 1B 56.85 (1883-89, 91, 93-4)
10. Bill Terry 1B 49.2 (1923-36, Pureblood Giant)

11. Art Fletcher SS 44.5 (1909-20)
12. Travis Jackson SS 43.45 (1922-36, Pureblood Giant)
13. Mike Tiernan RF 43.2 (1887-99, Pureblood Giant)
14. George Davis SS 42.3 (1893-01, 03)
15. Buck Ewing C 40.95 (1883-89, 91-2)
16. Mickey Welch P 40.85 (1883-92, only a Giant during life of the Giants)
17. Will Clark 1B 39.75 (1986-93)
18. Buster Posey C 37.3 (2009-)
19. Bobby Bonds RF 36.1 (1968-74)
20. Frankie Frisch 2B 35.6 (1919-26)


21. Jeff Kent 2B 35.35 (1997-02)
22. Gaylord Perry SP 34.85 (1962-71)
23. Larry Doyle 2B 34.8 (1907-16, 18-20)
24. Art Devlin 3B 34.4 (1904-11)
25. Hal Schumacher SP 34.1 (1931-46, Pureblood Giant)
26. Johnny Antonelli SP 33.65 (1954-60) 
27. Orlando Cepeda LF 33.3 (1958-66)
28. George Burns LF 33.25 (1911-21)
29. Matt Cain SP 33.05 (2005-)
30. Matt Williams 3B 32.7 (1987-96)


31. Robby Thompson 2B 32 (1986-96, Pureblood Giant)
32. Madison Bumgarner SP 31.95 (2009-)
33. Johnny Mize 1B 29.7 (1942, 46-9)
34. Jack Clark RF 28.95 (1975-84)
35. Joe McGinnity P 28.9 (1902-08)
36. Dick Bartell SS 28.6 (1935-8, 41-6)
37. Hooks Wiltse P 28.55 (1904-14) 
38. Tim Keefe P 28.15 (1885-89, 91) 
39. Jim Barr P 27.9 (1971-8, 82-3)
40. Ross Youngs RF 27.9 (1917-26, Pureblood Giant)

41. Freddie Fitzsimmons P 26.9 (1925-37)
42. Roger Bresnahan C 26.1 (1902-08)
43. Alvin Dark SS 25.4 (1950-56) 
44. Chris Speier SS 24.65 (1971-77, 87-9)
45. Gary Lavelle RP 24.15 (1974-84)
46. Jouett Meekin P 24.2 (1894-99)
47. Hank Thompson 3B 24.05 (1949-56)
48. Jeff Tesreau SP 23.9 (1912-18, Pureblood Giant)
49. Sal Maglie P 23.5 (1945-55)
50. High Pockets Kelly 1B 23.3 (1915-17, 19-26)

51. Jim Ray Hart 3B 23.15 (1963-73)
52. Larry  Jansen SP 23 (1947-54)
53. Tim Lincecum SP 22.95 (2007-15)
54. Pablo Sandoval 3B 22.95 (2008-14)
55. George Van Haltren CF 22.75 (1894-03)
56. Jason Schmidt SP 22.6 (2001-06)
57. Bobby Thomson CF 22.1 (1946-53, 57)
58. Freddie Lindstrom 3B 22.05 (1924-32) 
59. Cy Seymour CF/P 21.9 (1896-00, 06-10)
60. Darrell Evans 3B 21.65 (1976-83)

61. Kevin Mitchell LF 21.5 (1987-91)
62. Chief Meyers C 20.9 (1909-15)
63. Harry Danning C 19.85 (1933-42, Pureblood Giant)
64. Monte Ward SS 19.65 (1883-89, 93-4)
65. Tom Haller C 18.7 (1961-67)
66. Robb Nen RP 18.65 (1998-02)
67. Brandon Belt 1B 18.45 (2011-)
68. Brandon Crawford SS 18.2 (2011-) 
69. Mike McCormick SP 17.35 (1956-62, 67-70) 
70. Cliff Melton SP 17.15 (1937-44, Pureblood Giant)

71. Chili Davis CF 17.05 (1981-87)
72. Rich Aurilia SS 17 (1995-03, 07-09)
73. Monte Irvin LF 17 (1949-55)
74. John Montefusco SP 16.8 (1974-80)
75. Greg Minton RP 16.75 (1975-87)
76. Jim O’Rourke OF 16.75 (1885-89, 91-2, 04)
77. Vida Blue SP 16.55 (1978-81, 85-6)
78. Ruben Gomez SP 16.35 (1953-58)
79. Bob Brenly C 16 (1981-8, 89)
80. Sid Gordon 3B/LF 15.95 (1941-3, 46-9, 55)

81. Brett Butler CF 15.9 (1988-90)
82. Bobby Bolin RP 15.4 (1961-69)
83. Rube Marquard SP 15.35 (1908-15) 
84. Dan McGann 1B 14.85 (1902-07) 
85. Willard Marshall RF 14.8 (1942-49)
86. Dave Koslo SP 14.75 (1941-53)
87. Danny Richardson 2B 14.75 (1884-89, 91)
88. Red Ames SP 14.6 (1903-13)
89. Jack Sanford SP 14.4 (1959-65)
90. Whitey Lockman LF 14.2  (1945-56, 57-8)

91. Randy Winn CF 14.1 (2005-09)
92. Dummy Taylor SP 14.05 (1900-02, 03-08)
93. Jimmy Davenport 3B 13.9 (1958-70, Pureblood Giant)
94. Santiago Casilla RP 13.75 (2010-16)
95. Stu Miller RP 13.7 (1957-62)
96. Felipe Alou RF 13.6 (1958-63)
97. Fred Merkle 1B 13.5 (1907-16)
98. Hunter Pence RF 13.4 (2012-)
99. Kirk Rueter SP 13.35 (1996-05)
100. Wes Westrum C 13.35 (1947-57, Pureblood Giant)


Last Out...
100. Eddie Stanky SS 13.35 (1950-51)
101. Al Bridwell SS 13.05 (1908-11)




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