Baseball is a game of numbers, statistics and nowadays, sabermetrics. While the San Francisco Giants aren’t really a sabermetrics aware franchise, here is a quick round-up of how the World Series Champions looked in terms of the numbers. Because, maybe and hopefully, some of us do care about how the numbers look — regardless of the ring.
Buster Posey: wRC+ of 144, wOBA of .371 and a WAR of 5.7. (Pretty incredible year from Buster.)
Brandon Belt: wRC+ of 116, wOBA of .330 and a WAR of 0.7. (Only recorded just over two hundred plate appearances.)
Joe Panik: wRC+ of 107, wOBA of .317 and a WAR of 1.6 (Rookie, and only recorded just under three hundred plate appearances.)
Brandon Crawford: wRC+ of 102, wOBA of .309 and a WAR of 2.7. (For a shortstop, those are very, very good.)
Pablo Sandoval: wRC+ of 111, wOBA of .323 and a WAR of 3.0. (Might be in Boston, though, ew.)
Gregor Blanco: wRC+ of 107, wOBA of .317 and a WAR of 2.0. (Offensively, nearly as good as Sandoval. Interesting.)
Angel Pagan: wRC+ of 112, wOBA of .324 and a WAR of 1.9. (Need I remind you how many games he played.)
Hunter Pence: wRC+ of 123, wOBA of .341 and a WAR of 4.7. (Was Pence incredible? Yes, yes yes.)
Travis Ishikawa: wRC+ of 100, wOBA of .308 and a WAR of 0.5. (But, remember that pennant winning homer?)
Joaquin Arias: wRC+ of 65, wOBA of .255 and a WAR of -0.2. (And he got a ring. Somehow.)
Brandon Hicks: wRC+ of 76, wOBA of .271 and a WAR of 0.4. (There was this one time, he was actually kind of good.)
Andrew Susac: wRC+ of 128, wOBA of .348 and a WAR of 0.8. (In 35 games. Why, oh why, isn’t he our opening day catcher?)
Matt Duffy: wRC+ of 77, wOBA of .273 and a WAR of 0.0. (At least he has cool bats, though, right?)
Stay tuned for a pitching round-up, a defensive round-up, an overall review and a preview for next season.