Who is the Most Underrated San Francisco Giant of All-Time?
By Michael Saltzman
The San Francisco Giants have had a storied history in the city of San Francisco, and for the last 60 years, they have seen many Hall of Fame players come and go.
From Willie Mays, who came to the San Francisco Giants with the team from New York, to Willie McCovey and Orlando Cepeda, who started in the very first years in the city.
In recent years, great players like Will Clark, Matt Williams, Barry Bonds and Buster Posey have been praised for what they accomplished on the field.
Even players who have had short careers in San Francisco have been remembered fondly, from Bengie Molina and Michael Morse, to Kenny Lofton and Omar Vizquel.
The team has also seen great pitchers, from Hall of Famers like Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry, to larger than life champions like Tim Lincecum and Madison Bumgarner.
And the Giants have also had some pitchers who only pitched in San Francisco for a season or two, but their memories will live forever. From Dave Dravecky and Steve Bedrosian to Tim Hudson and Jake Peavy.
With five statues around AT&T Park showcasing Mays, McCovey, Marichal, Cepeda and Perry, nobody can ever say they are underrated in San Francisco.
There are some players through the years who’s talent has been great at times, but they were overshadowed by others. In a city with so many stars, it’s easy to see why some players’ accomplishments would be overlooked.
Here is a list of three pitchers and three hitters who are some of the most underrated players San Francisco Giants fans have ever seen.