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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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Marco Scutaro, San Francisco Giants
Marco Scutaro, San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)

Second Baseman: Marco Scutaro

Stats: 828 PA, .315 BA, 119 OPS+, 48 XBH (5 HR), 75 RBI, 98 R, 4.0 WAR

No Joe Panik?

While the one-time All-Star and one-time Gold Glove winner had better counting numbers than Scutaro thanks to the fact that he played 450 more games with the Giants, Scutaro was a far more productive player in his time with the team.

In terms of WAR per 162 games played, which is a useful gauge of players with different sample sizes, Scutaro (3.4) dwarfs Panik (1.6) by a wide margin.

The Giants acquired Scutaro from the Colorado Rockies at the 2012 trade deadline and he hit .362 with a 144 OPS+ in 61 games down the stretch. He then memorably went 14-for-28 with three doubles to win NLCS MVP honors en route to helping the team win a World Series title.

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