#8 Most Thankful: Angel Pagan

By Melissa Felkins

May 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) scores the winning run after hitting an inside-the-park homerun in the bottom of the tenth inning against the Colorado Rockies at AT

It’s officially Thanksgiving time and we thought we’d kick off the holiday weekend by showing our gratitude for the Giants. The Giants have given us a lot to be thankful for over the past few seasons.  Over the weekend we’ll share our favorite 10  Giants and possibly some honorable mentions. So for all the times we whine and complain about the state of our team, let’s take some time to be thankful this offseason.

See the full list here: Top 10 Giants Most Thankful For This Year

Angel Pagan

Based on 2013 alone, you may be surprised that Pagan is on this list. Afterall, he did spend the majority of the season on the disabled list. But he’s on this list for three reasons. He had a great 2012 season and played an integral part of winning a World Championship. He’s a great leadoff man. He does things like this:

Yes, yes, I know. That in the park home run led to his injury that put him out most of the season. But the guy has speed and can turn a Pablo Sandoval single into a standup triple. He’s always exciting to watch, whether he’s running the bases or diving for a catch in center field. And that, my friends, is why I’m thankful for Angel Pagan.