San Francisco Giants: Top Ten Left-Handed Starting Pitchers

By Justin Rodgers
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Sep 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher
Sep 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher /
  1. Madison Bumgarner (2009-Current)

Wins Above Replacement: 25.2

To find Bumgarner this high on the list already is a surprise to none. Entering his ninth season, Bumgarner has established himself not only as the ace of the staff, but also one of the premier pitchers in all of baseball.

His poise, and confidence has been felt ever since emerging in the league. At the age of twenty, he helped bring the first World Series title in since the Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958. From there, the legend of Bumgarner has grown, and he is currently seen as one of the best postseason pitchers of all time, especially with a 4-0 record and 0.25 ERA spread across three different World Series. His best season came in 2016, after going 15-9 with a 2.74 ERA, all while striking out 251 batters in 226.2 innings pitched, both career highs. He also had a WAR of 5.0, and finished fourth in Cy Young award voting, 16th in MVP voting, and made his fourth straight all-star game.

Madison Bumgarner has certainly accomplished a lot in his career thus far, and will now be entering his prime years, which will be intriguing to watch. So far, Bumgarner has a record of 100-67 with a 2.99 ERA, and has struck out 1381 batters in 1397.2 IP. He also has four all-star appearances, has finished in the top-10 for the Cy Young award in each of the last four seasons, has won two Silver Sluggers, and one World Series MVP, to go along with three rings overall. Not bad to accomplish all before the age of 27. The legacy of Madison Bumgarner just keeps getting better and better.