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Bruce Bochy’s Greatest San Francisco Giants Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 31: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants, holding the Commissioner's Trophy waves to the crowd along the parade route during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the 2014 World Series. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 31: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants, holding the Commissioner's Trophy waves to the crowd along the parade route during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the 2014 World Series. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants turns a double play as Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides into second base on a ball hit by Corey Seager #5 in the first inning at AT&T Park on September 30, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants turns a double play as Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides into second base on a ball hit by Corey Seager #5 in the first inning at AT&T Park on September 30, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

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.

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