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Baseball Prospectus top ten WARP -- pitchers.

1. Stephen Strasburg 8.3

2. Justin Verlander 7.9

3. Gerrit Cole 7.9

4. Jacob deGrom 7.8

5. Jack Flaherty 7.1

6. Max Scherzer 6.2

7. Yu Darvish 6.0

8. Lance Lynn 5.9

9. Charlie Morton 5.9

10. Patrick Corbin 5.9

Strasberg isn't just at the top of this list, he's at the top with some to spare.

Darvish and Corbin crash the party.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 9

Fangraphs top ten WAR -- pitchers:

1. Gerrit Cole 7.4

2. Jacob deGrom 7.0

3. Lance Lynn 6.8

4. Max Scherzer 6.5

5. Justin Verlander 6.4

6. Charlie Morton 6.1

7. Stephen Strasburg 5.7

8. Shane Bieber 5.6

9. Zach Greinke 5.4

10. Lucas Giolito 5.1

Cole is the biggest gainer (compared to Baseball-Reference) while a teammate is the biggest loser. One Ranger stays at No. 3 while the other drops off the list.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 8

Baseball-Reference top ten WAR -- pitchers:

WAR for Pitchers
1.Verlander • HOU7.8
2.Minor • TEX7.8
3.Lynn • TEX7.6
4.deGrom • NYM7.3
5.Cole • HOU6.9
6.Strasburg • WSN6.3
7.Rodriguez • BOS6.0
8.Flaherty • STL5.9
9.Scherzer • WSN5.8
10.Soroka • ATL5.7


Park context gives the the Rangers two of the three best starting pitchers this year? I can't think what else explains it.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 8

Fangraphs top ten WAR for position players (fielding included):

1 Trout 8.6

2 Bregman 8.5

3 Yelich 7.8

4 Bellinger 7.8

5 Semien 7.6

6 Marte 7.1

7 Rendon 7.0

8 Bogaerts 6.8

9 Betts 6.6

10 Springer 6.5

Biggest difference from  Baseball-Reference is Bellinger.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 7

Starting a new thread... First up: a comparison of two WAR rankings at Baseball-Reference:

Wins Above Replacement for position players

A single number that presents the number of wins the player added to the team above what a replacement player (think AAA or AAAA) would add.

1.Bellinger   LAD  9.0

2.Bregman   HOU  8.4

3.Trout  LAA  8.3

4.Semien  OAK  8.1

5.Yelich  MIL  7.1

6.Marte  ARI  6.9

7.Betts  BOS  6.8

8.Chapman  OAK  6.7

9.Story  COL  6.4

10.Rendon  WSN  6.3

Offensive Wins Above Replacement (everything but Fielding)

The same statistic as Wins Above Replacement for Position Players (WAR), but with the fielding value excluded.

1.Trout LAA  8.3

2.Bregman  HOU  7.7

3.Semien  OAK  7.5

4.Yelich  MIL  7.3

5.Bogaerts  BOS  7.1

6.Marte  ARI  6.6

7.Bellinger  LAD  6.6

8.Rendon  WSN  6.4

9.Alonso  NYM  5.8

10.Devers  BOS  5.7 

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 6