SF Giants all-time starting lineup by WAR

The Giants have had some absolute studs wear their uniform over the years. Here is a look at the best of the best
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While most of the attention is currently on where the San Francisco Giants sit in the standings and whether or not they will be able to get into the 2023 playoffs, it is fun to look back at years past and appreciate just how good some of the all-time great Giants were.

At a basic level, it is easy to remember the greatness of guys like McCovey and Mays and it is still fun to get people mad online at the mere mention of Barry Bonds' career. However, another way of looking at it is by going position by position and figuring out who are the best Giants players of all-time at each position and dreaming about what that lineup would look like.

Here's the SF Giants' all-time starting lineup by WAR

The problem with this sort of exercise is that it can be very subjective. Some people will look at a guy's best season and decide that is who they want at a given position. Others will hand wave at numbers and just go by their gut/preference. As always, there are those that just have their favorite players even if they weren't actually particularly good and want to slot them in.

All of those methods are fun, but this list is going to be strictly by total WAR accumulated at each position in a Giants uniform to remove as much subjectivity as possible. To be eligible, a player had to play at least 50% of their games with the Giants at the chosen position. There are a few different WAR measurements out there, but Baseball-Reference's formula gets the nod here solely because their database for researching this sort of thing is really easy to use. All of the metrics have their own pluses and minuses.

Anyways, let's get into the Giants' all-time starting lineup by WAR.