Bruce Bochy’s Greatest San Francisco Giants Team
Shortstop – Brandon Crawford (2015)
Brandon Crawford, much like Posey, is the clear cut winner here with several of the top seasons among shortstops in the Bochy era.
His best year did not come in the championship seasons of 2012 or 2014, but rather 2015, like Panik.
2015 was a special season for the San Francisco infield. Posey (6.0) Belt (3.7) Panik (3.3) Crawford (5.5) and Matt Duffy (4.7) combined for one of the highest overall WAR as a collective infield in major league history.
Crawford shined in 2015, with 21 home runs and 84 runs batted in to go with exceptional defense. He was starting to become the two way player Giants scouts had hoped he’d become.
The 2019 Giants are hoping that the great home grown infield they had built in 2015 still has some strong years left.
With a drop in WAR to 2.6 last season, fans are pessimistic that the Giants can all turn it around in 2019. With this being Bochy’s final season, it might be just the motivation they need.
We cannot talk about shortstop in the Bochy era without mentioning Edgar Renteria, who might have had a short Giants career, but his World Series MVP in 2010 cemented him forever as a great Giant.