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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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TORONTO, ON – APRIL 23: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays Rogers Centre on April 23, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Third Baseman: Pablo Sandoval

Stats: 3,465 PA, .276 BA, 114 OPS+, 300 XBH (106 HR), 449 RBI, 376 R, 16.5 WAR

After an impressive debut as a 21-year-old in 2008, Pablo Sandoval quickly emerged as one of the most productive third basemen in the game.

He hit .315/.357/.552 with 26 doubles, 23 home runs and 70 RBI while posting a career-best 155 OPS+ and 6.0 WAR during the 2012 season. He then followed that up by batting .364/.386/.712 with five doubles, six home runs and 15 RBI during the 2012 postseason, eventually taking home World Series MVP honors.

He was an NL All-Star in 2011 and 2012 and he also posted an excellent .366/.423/.465 line during the 2014 postseason.

His production cratered after he signed a five-year, $90 million deal with the Boston Red Sox following the 2014 season, but he eventually found his way back to the Giants where he has resurrected his career in a part-time role.

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