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

By Matthew Connolly
6 of 11

June 26, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (17) delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  1. Tim Hudson

I’m a huge Huddy supporter, but the 40-year-old is clearly running out of gas in what will likely be his last season in the bigs. It was a wise move on the Giants’ part to rest him midseason with old-man-itis, but I’m still not convinced that he’ll make it to September.

  1. Sergio Romo

 You might raise an eyebrow at Romo being this high, but hear me out. While his numbers look bad at face value (0-4, 5.19 ERA), a closer look reveals that he’s been extremely unlucky. With a team-high .388 BABIP and a team-low 2.41 xFIP, I firmly believe that a second-half Serg (sorry, I had to) is on the way.

  1. Angel Pagan 

Pagan’s red-hot start to the season is a distant memory, and it’s clear that his power (0 HR) and speed (5 SB) aren’t what they used to be. He isn’t setting the table nearly as effectively as he used to either (.271 BA, .304 OBP). Chronic injuries probably have something to do with it, but is Angel’s decline continues, his starting job could be in jeopardy.

  1. Ryan Vogelsong 

Just when it looked like the Vogey of 2013 had returned, the Vogey of 2011-2012 made an appearance, before leveling out to the Vogey of 2014. In plain English, the veteran has been up-and-down, but about as good as you could expect at age 37: 6-6 with a 4.23 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. I don’t think a return to the bullpen will do him any good, but you have to tip your cap for a job well done as a rotation plug.

  1. Andrew Susac

Susac’s cooled off considerably after a red-hot June, but you can’t overstate how important he’s been to this ball club with Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki sidelined. His defense behind the plate has visibly improved, and he’s allowed Buster Posey to see a lot of time out of the squat.

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