2014 is an even year, so the San Francisco Giants have to win the World Series. Right?

Not exactly, but San Francisco does have the pieces in place to make a playoff run if all goes well. Several players in particular will be important in making 2014 a season to remember, unlike 2013.


  • How much the team depends on the given player (higher dependence = higher ranking)
  • How certain the player’s success is (lower certainty = higher ranking); for example, Mike Morse’s success is less certain than, say, Madison Bumgarner’s.

Let’s take a look at the key players on the Giants roster in 2014.


All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted. Videos courtesy of MLB.com.

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