San Francisco Giants: Top Ten Left-Handed Starting Pitchers
By Justin Rodgers
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- Cliff Melton (1937-1944)
Wins Above Replacement: 16.1
Melton played eight seasons for the Giants, with his best year statistically occurring in his rookie year. He went 20-9 with a 2.61 ERA and a WAR of 4.8. He finished eleventh in MVP voting, the only time he received any votes in his career. He made his lone all-star appearance in 1942 at the age of 30. Melton compiled an 11-5 record with a 2.63 ERA in 143.2 innings.
Melton spent his whole career as a Giants, and finished with an 86-80 record overall, with a 3.42 ERA in 1453.2 IP. He pitched 272 games, and started 179 of those.