Marco Scutaro has performed brilliantly in orange and black.
His .362/.385/.473 triple-slash line in 61 games to close out the regular season helped the team run away with the NL West. The middle infielder even started at third base for several weeks while Pablo Sandoval nursed a hamstring injury.
Scutaro is thriving in the playoffs as well. He batted .500 during the NLCS to earn MVP honors.
Though his numbers in the previous and subsequent series don't seem as remarkable, his ability to put the ball in play remains an asset.
Mike Axisa of MLB Trade Rumors writes that the soon-to-be 37-year-old will "be in high demand." After all, there's a scarcity of quality middle infielders in the upcoming free-agent class.
Fortunately for the San Francisco Giants, Scutaro is eager to return (via Andrew Baggarly, CSNBayArea.com).