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San Francisco Giants: Selecting the 2010s All-Decade Team

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 3: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning of a game at Coors Field on September 3, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

No. 4 Starter: RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2011-15)

Stats: 48-46, 3.89 ERA (91 ERA+), 1.33 WHIP, 623 K, 3.3 WAR

Ryan Vogelsong was signed to a minor league deal prior to the 2011 season after spending three seasons pitching in Japan and 2010 at the Triple-A level. To say little was expected of him would be an understatement.

He pitched his way onto the MLB roster in 2011 and wound up going 13-7 with a 2.71 ERA in 179.2 innings, earning an unlikely All-Star nod and finishing 11th in NL Cy Young voting.

He would spend five seasons as a staple in the starting rotation, posting a 3.89 ERA while averaging 26 starts and 159 innings per season.

On top of his strong regular-season performance, he also had a 2.92 ERA in 37 innings during the team’s 2012 and 2014 postseason runs. Not bad for a minor league free-agent signing.

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