The San Francisco Giants were founded in 1883. They have won more games than any team in Major League baseball history. As our All-Time List series continues, we now take a look at the ten best right-fielders in team history.
The San Francisco Giants have quite the rich baseball history, dating back to 1883. For players to be in the top 10 in their position in franchise history, they have to have played a minimum of 250 games with the Giants. It’s honestly fair since that’s about two full seasons. It wouldn’t feel right to include a one year player who was fantastic but never stuck around. Those types aren’t necessarily engrained into the history of the team.
There is a decent amount of Giants from the San Francisco era. If you harken back to our top ten shortstops, the majority of them had played for the New York editions of the franchise. This time it’s a little more geared towards the San Francisco crowd.
Some notable omissions here? Nate Schierholtz is one. Nate had a 3.8 WAR in his time with the Giants, putting him 21st all time. Another few omissions came from the 1990s and early 2000s. Ellis Burks just narrowly missed out on the list, coming in eleventh all time with and 8..8 WAR. Another few familiar names would be Armando Rios, Glenallen Hill, Stan Javier, and Willie McGee. All of them fell short of our top ten. Like I said, there are plenty of San Francisco Giants who are on this list. So let’s get started!