San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Center Fielders in Franchise History
No. 4 Chili Davis, 16.9 WAR
Davis is a Giant that many people should remember. While his batting average and other numbers fluctuated, his home-run totals and RBI totals never took a hit. Davis is the quintessential slugger. A batting average with the Giants of .267 is by far the worst on this list. His slugging percentage, however, is third highest on this list. Davis’s lack of swing discipline could easily be a determining factor in his WAR with the Giants.
Davis enjoyed the best years of his career, at least in home-run totals, away from the Giants. His best year with the Giants was when he posted 24 home-runs. However, he had five better seasons, all with teams not named the San Francisco Giants. Davis did have his best WAR with a team in a Giants uniform, mainly due to the fact his defense during his San Francisco tenure was not terrible. Elsewhere, Davis struggled with the glove. Overall, Davis has three world series rings, two with the Yankees and one with the Twins.
Davis is a three time all-star, and had his best tenure in terms of WAR with the Giants. There is no doubt he belongs in this spot on the list.