San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Right Handed Pitchers in Team History
8. Matt Cain: (WAR 31.0)
Cain began his career as a 20-year-old on a bad Giants team. Over the next four seasons, the term “Cained” became a common word used by Giants fans. According to Baseball Reference, 125 times in his career, Cain pitched 7 innings or more and gave up 2 runs or less. Cain only won 60 of those games.
Over 12 seasons, Cain has won 101 games while maintaining a 3.58 ERA. The three-time All-Star also has a 1.203 WHIP, 3.86 FIP and 111 ERA+.
While Lincecum won two Cy Young awards, 2 no hitters, and dominated in the 2010 World Series, it was Cain who maintained success longer over his Giants career.
Cain had a 0.00 ERA during the 2010 post-season and was the ace of the 2012 post-season. 2012 was also the year Cain became the first pitcher in team history to throw a perfect game.
7. Joe McGinnity: WAR (33.5)
McGinnity pitched for the New York Giants from 1902-1908. He joined the team at 31 years old and would win 151 games in just seven seasons. He won 66 total games in 1903 and 1904 alone.
Over seven seasons, McGinnity had an ERA of 2.38 with a 1.116 WHIP, 2.69 FIP and 118 ERA+.