Fansided
SF Giants All-Time Lists

San Francisco Giants: 10 best second basemen in franchise history

20 Oct 2001: Jeff Kent #21 of the San Francisco Giants swings for the bleachersduring the game against the Houston Astros at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Astros defeated the Giants 5-4.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
20 Oct 2001: Jeff Kent #21 of the San Francisco Giants swings for the bleachersduring the game against the Houston Astros at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Astros defeated the Giants 5-4.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
facebooktwitterreddit
4 of 8
San Francisco Giants
SAN FRANCISCO – APRIL 7: Infielder Ray Durham #5 of the San Francisco Giants swings at a Los Angeles Dodgers pitch during the game at SBC Park on April 7, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The Dodgers defeated the Giants 6-0. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

5. Ray Durham (2003-2008), San Francisco Giants

Stats: 105 OPS+, .276/.352/.445, 718 H, 77 HR, 356 RBI, 401 R
WAR: 10.5 rWAR/13.0 fWAR
Accolades: N/A
WS Titles: 0

After eight MLB seasons and a pair of All-Star Game appearances, Ray Durham still had plenty left in the tank when he signed a three-year, $20.1 million deal with the Giants ahead of his age-31 season.

While he was no longer a threat for 30 steals like he was during his time with the Chicago White Sox, Durham remained one of the most productive offensive players at the second base position.

In 2006, he posted a career-high 127 OPS+ while also setting personal bests in home runs (26) and RBI (93), as he was tasked with protecting Barry Bonds out of the No. 5 spot in the lineup for much of the year.

Durham re-upped with the Giants on a two-year, $14.5 million deal at the conclusion of his first contract, and he was eventually sent to the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline in 2008 in what would be his final MLB season.

While he was never a star, Durham was a solid complementary piece throughout his time in San Francisco.

facebooktwitterreddit