Ranking every player on the San Francisco Giants post-All Star break

By Matthew Connolly
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June 26, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) hits a double during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  1. Joe Panik

Panik doesn’t know the meaning of sophomore slump, following up a standout rookie campaign with his first All-Star bid at age 24. After an early-season sojourn to the bottom of the order, Panik has been the model of consistency, not to mention the second-best player on the Giants if we’re going by WAR (3.4). But with the three guys coming up, I don’t feel too bad putting the second baseman at No. 4 overall.

  1. Madison Bumgarner

There was no way Bumgarner was going to top, or even come close to matching, his 2014 postseason performance. Even so, he’s still the undeniable ace of the Giants staff and has the numbers to back it up: 3.30 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 121 K, 2.1 WAR. He’s faltered a little in his last couple starts, but you would be foolish to second-guess MadBum’s stuff down the stretch. I’m pretty sure being country strong makes you immune to arm fatigue.

  1. Brandon Crawford

None of us expected this sudden power surge from Crawford, but it couldn’t have come at a better time with the Giants lineup struggling to score runs early in the season. On pace for over 20 home runs and 100 RBI, this former light-hitting shortstop has come a long way, and continues to flash the leather at a gold-glove level. He probably should have started for the National League in the All-Star game earlier this week, and all his hard work is about to pay off out.

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