No 10: Red Murray 9.6 WAR (1909-1915, 1917)
Before you freak out about Red Murray‘s years, let me explain. Murray played for the Giants from 1909 to 1915, where he was traded midseason to the Cubs. He then played his final 22 games of his career for the Giants in 1917 after not playing in 1916. Now that is out-of-the-way, let’s take a look at who Mr. Murray was.
Red Murray was a decent hitter, a slashline with the Giants of .268/.325/.375/.699. His K/BB ratio is actually pretty close to 1/1 which is impressive. Murray wasn’t really much of a power hitter either, but not many of his time were. Murray played in the dead-ball era, only hitting 37 homers in his entire career. Overall, Murray was a solid player for his time.
No. 9: Hunter Pence 10.6 WAR (2012-Current)
Hey! There is a familiar face. Hunter Pence comes in at number nine on our list. In his five years with the Giants he’s average a little over 2.1 Wins a Season, which isn’t too bad. although, he hasn’t broken 2 WAR in a season since 2014. Part of that is due to the fact he’s only played 158 games in the leagues since 2014. He played in every game in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, so that tells you enough about how the injury struggles the last two seasons affected his trajectory on this list.
Pence’s career numbers with the Giants are pretty nice. He has a.275/.334/.454/.788 slash-line with the Giants. If you incorporate his numbers in his seven years between Houston and Philadelphia, he has a career OPS over .800. Pence has 207 homers in his career, with 76 coming in San Francisco. A good year from Pence could vault him into the 8th spot on this list, leapfrogging another Giant that played in AT&T Park. There are only two players on this list who played there, and pence is one of them. Can you guess who the next one is?