Number 6: Felipe Alou 17.2 WAR (1958-1963)
I told you Marshall was the end of names you wouldn’t recognize. The current portion of the fan base should know this guy quite well. Mr. Felipe Alou not only played for the Giants for 6 years, he managed them for four seasons, with an above .500 record as a manager. He managed the 2003 Giants who won 100 games but got knocked off by the Marlins in the divisional round. His next best year was in 2004, when the Giants won 91 games, but missed out on the postseason.
Alou as a player had quite the good time with the Giants though. A slash-line of .286/.328/.466/.794 is quite decent. He had a total of 85 Home-Runs and 325 RBI in his time with SF. Overall, most Giants fans remember him for his time as our manager. And that’s ok. But he definitely was a good player for the Giants.
Number 5: Jack Clark 30.6 WAR (1975-1984)
Nine Seasons of Jack Clark were quite productive. 30+WAR with one team is quite impressive. I myself am way too young to have seen Jack Clark play. He was my mom’s favorite player growing up, so I’ve heard plenty about him. The second most famous “Clark” to play for the Giants, Jack had a very good career overall. He’s the first player on this list to have hit 100+ HR’s with the Giants.
Clark holds a slash-line with the Giants of .277/.359/.477/.836, which is just slightly better than his career averages. Clark holds a career WAR over 50, which is quite impressive. His K/BB ratio is just a little over 1:1 with the Giants, which is quite ok when you have an OPS of .836. Clark is one of those really good Giants that came from an era of bad baseball by the bay. The Giants only had two winning seasons in his time with the Giants, and failed to make the playoffs once while he was playing for them.