Number 8: Randy Winn 12.3 WAR, (2005-2009)
Randy Winn is quite the fun blast from the (recent) past. Randy was quite the good Giant, holding down the leadoff spot for the majority of his time by the bay. Winn was one of those consummate professional veterans that were the focal point for building the Giants squads between 2004 and 2009. Not that it was bad, but to have an entire team of them clearly wasn’t successful. However, that shouldn’t diminish the success Winn had in San Francisco.
Winn touched a 4.0 WAR in 2008, his penultimate year in San Francisco. He had a slash-line of .290/.345/.432/.776 in his five seasons here. His .290 average is actually fourth highest on this list. Winn complied 735 hits over that time, and kept a good strikeout to walk ratio. He could jump down to number nine this year though if Hunter Pence can have a healthy year.
Number 7: Willard Marshall 15.6 WAR (1942-1949)
Willard Marshall is the last of the names on here that current Giants fans would recognize. Of course, the top end of the current living generations of Giants fans may remember him, but for the most part, the fan base doesn’t have much of an eye test to judge him by. So here, we look at his numbers.
Marshall actually has worse numbers than Randy Winn, but by virtue of playing with the Giants longer, his WAR is higher. Marshall’s career slash-line comes in at .283/.353/.436/.789. Marshall nearly walked twice as much as he struck out, which is quite intriguing.