Ranking The Top 10 Giants Of All-Time: Position-by-Position

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# 7 – 3rd Base – Matt Williams

Career: .268 AVG / 378 HR / 1218 RBI


5-Time All-Star
4-Time Gold Glover.
4-Time Silver Slugger.

Starting out as a shortstop in the Giants minor league organization, Matt Williams quickly became a mainstay in the Giant’s order after switching to third base, and was one of the team’s biggest assets from 1987, until 1996, when he was traded away to Cleveland for Jeff Kent.

With excellent defensive skills, Williams really stood out with his fully-developed power that saw him launch an average of thirty three round-trippers a season.  But 1990 was special for the young hitter; in an MVP-like season, Williams hit .277 while knocking out thirty three homers, and drove in a career high one hundred twenty two batters.

One of the most consistent of Giants, Williams garnered much attention from the fans for his vital power, and his clubhouse presence, as he was very well liked in San Francisco.