San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Left Fielders in Team History
10. Jeffrey Leonard (1981-1988)
Wins Above Replacement: 9.4
Leonard played eight seasons with the Giants. “Hackman,” as he was known, hit 99 home runs and drove in 435 runs for the Giants. He went to the All-Star game in 1987 and earned MVP votes in both 1983 and 1984. Leonard also earned back-to-back 3 Win seasons for the Giants in those two seasons.
He may be best known for his “one flap down” home run trot against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1987 National League Championship Series. He was so dominant in that NLCS he was named the MVP despite the Giants not winning the series. He hit 4 home runs and slashed .417/.500/.917 for an incredible OPS of 1.417.
Here are all four home runs from that epic 1987 series in all their glory with Vin Scully telling the story as only Vin Scully can.
Overall, he played 789 career games in left field in San Francisco and had a career slashline with the Giants of .275/.317/.439 for an OPS of .756.