San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Center Fielders in Franchise History
No. 10: Marvin Benard, 8.6 WAR
Bernard is relatively fresh in the minds of Giants fans. His final year was easily his worst, but the on-base machine helped provide base-runners for a certain powerful force in the middle of the Giants’ lineup. Despite season batting averages being below .300 for the most part, Bernard’s OBP was consistently good. His best two seasons came in 1999 and 2000, totaling 202 runs scored in both years. He totaled only 239 all his other seasons by the bay.
Bernard spent his entire career with the Giants, so his career numbers are his numbers with the Giants. With a career slashline of .271/.343/.402/.744, Bernard’s consistency was something to enjoy. He wasn’t a massive power threat, amassing 54 home-runs over his 8 years. Despite not being a significant power threat, he’s actually has the fourth highest HR total on the list in these player’s times with the Giants.
Bernard’s defense wasn’t the greatest either as he was worth a -.6 dWAR for his career. Overall, Bernard was a very good Giant and rightfully has a place on this list.