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San Francisco Giants: Top Ten Left-Handed Starting Pitchers

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Jun 21, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A baseball and fielder
Jun 21, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A baseball and fielder /
  1. Kirk Rueter (1996-2005)

Wins Above Replacement: 12.3

Nicknamed Woody for his striking resemblance to the Toy Story icon, Rueter played ten seasons for the Giants after spending his first four years in Montreal. A fun fact about Rueter is he started the first ever game at AT&T Park in 2000, then named Pacific Bell Park. Rueter’s best year, according to WAR came in 2002, where he compiled a 2.8 WAR. Woody went 14-8 on the year with a 3.23 ERA, including a no decision in game four of the World Series, throwing six innings and giving up only three runs.

Overall, he pitched 281 games for the orange and black, going 105-80 with a 4.32 ERA, before retiring as a Giants following the 2005 season.

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