Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: sabermetrics, war

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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)?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Id of SugarBear Blanks
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogDave Cameron: A proposed three-way swap for Red Sox, Mariners, Nationals
(53 - 1:58am, Nov 28)
Last: DJS and the Infinite Sadness

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8718 - 1:58am, Nov 28)
Last: AuntBea

Newsblog[Cricketer NOT baseball player] Phil Hughes dies after “pitch” to the head
(13 - 1:53am, Nov 28)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogOTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(5073 - 1:30am, Nov 28)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Hall of Merit2014 Results: Maddux, Thomas and Glavine elected to the Hall of Merit!
(82 - 1:19am, Nov 28)
Last: Bleed the Freak

NewsblogOT:  Soccer (the Round, True Football), November 2014
(549 - 1:05am, Nov 28)
Last: Sean Forman

Hall of Merit2015 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(57 - 12:52am, Nov 28)
Last: Bleed the Freak

NewsblogBoston Red Sox prove (once again) that competitive balance in baseball will never exist | cleveland.com
(40 - 12:25am, Nov 28)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogOT - November 2014 College Football thread
(597 - 12:19am, Nov 28)
Last: Spivey

NewsblogSource: Tomas agrees to six-year deal with D-backs | MLB.com
(24 - 12:15am, Nov 28)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1183 - 11:25pm, Nov 27)
Last: DJS and the Infinite Sadness

NewsblogShould the Red Sox Be Afraid of Hanley Ramirez Being Hanley Ramirez? - Red Sox - Boston.com
(34 - 10:52pm, Nov 27)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogSandy Alderson says Mets can move quickly if a shortstop becomes available - NY Daily News
(37 - 9:15pm, Nov 27)
Last: Arbitol Dijaler

Newsblog2015 Potential Hall of Fame Ballot | Baseball-Reference.com
(33 - 6:45pm, Nov 27)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(85 - 4:43pm, Nov 27)
Last: Tubbs & Minnie Miñoso don't fear Sid Monge

Page rendered in 0.0888 seconds
52 querie(s) executed