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

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harveys Wallbangers
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(7002 - 2:54am, Jun 23)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogYour 2017 MLB local broadcaster rankings
(50 - 2:46am, Jun 23)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogOTP 19 June 2017: Bipartisan baseball: Dems best GOP, give trophy to wounded Scalise
(776 - 2:40am, Jun 23)
Last: RollingWave

NewsblogBeyond the Box Score: On the lack of interest in Albert Pujols’s 600 HR and Adrián Beltré’s pursuit of 3,000 hits
(51 - 2:37am, Jun 23)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogKyle Schwarber headed back to Triple-A Iowa
(32 - 2:31am, Jun 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogRecounting the many ways baseball has changed in 20 years
(22 - 2:02am, Jun 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogCan rising prospect be roundabout solution to Yankees’ 1st base problem? | New York Post
(9 - 1:58am, Jun 23)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogMy OMNI has a second name, it's CHATTER, for June 22, 2017
(47 - 1:48am, Jun 23)
Last: Jesus Frankenstein

Sox TherapyFeeling A Draft - Part II
(10 - 1:11am, Jun 23)
Last: Dillon Gee Escape Plan

NewsblogJarrod Dyson breaks up perfect game with bunt – and Justin Verlander isn’t mad
(29 - 12:54am, Jun 23)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogNegro Leagues Baseball Museum receives $1 million gift from MLB, players union
(10 - 10:52pm, Jun 22)
Last: Alex meets the threshold for granular review

Sox TherapyWitty Minor League Thread Title Here
(35 - 10:45pm, Jun 22)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo

NewsblogThe Mets Are Pissed At Yasiel Puig For Admiring His Homer
(52 - 10:35pm, Jun 22)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogA’s owners say moving four miles to new stadium will create $3B in economic benefits, I’m done | Field of Schemes
(33 - 9:53pm, Jun 22)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogPablo Sandoval placed on the disabled list with an inner ear infection
(33 - 9:50pm, Jun 22)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

Page rendered in 0.2110 seconds
47 querie(s) executed