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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Outlier WAR Seasons - Beyond the Box Score

Outlier WAR Seasons sounds like movie title for something like the new Red Dawn.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 11, 2012 at 09:29 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Ben V-L Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:12 AM (#4265730)
Is this only position players? It seems so, but I can't find a place where it says so in the article. Trying to figure out why Fidrych isn't there.
   2. Chris Fluit Posted: October 12, 2012 at 08:05 AM (#4265752)
Yes, it's only position players. However, he links back to another article (Lightning in a Bottle) and that article includes pitchers. Fidrych has the highest war on that list and Joe Mays is the most recent one year wonder pitcher for 2001.
   3. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:22 AM (#4265899)
Grabarkewitz was a semi-famous bust when I was growing up...
But then again so was Bernie Carbo, which was terribly unfair to Bernie, he was a fine hitter (but as far as the MSM was concerned Bernie was the guy who hit .300 as a rookie sand .250 thereafter)

Grabs/Grabby really was one hell of a bust

Erstad doesn't make the list because WAR gives him +39 fielding runs in 2002

Beltre would have made the list if only his 1st ten years counted...
I was surprised Jim Hickman didn't make it
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM (#4266034)
I would go by % difference rather than raw difference.

A avg. 4 WAR player with a 5 WAR (2nd best year) having a 10 WAR year is less fluky than a guy with a 1 WAR 2nd best having a 5 WAR year.

Maybe top-year/(avg. of next best 3 years)?

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