Top Players
2014 Season
Pos Player Tm
WAR
C
MIL
6.8
1B
BAL
6.0
2B
SEA
6.4
3B
OAK
7.4
SS
SLN
5.8
LF
CLE
7.0
CF
LAA
7.9
RF
MIA
6.5
DH
DET
5.3
     
SP
LAN
8.0
SP
CLE
7.3
SP
PHI
6.9
SP
SEA
6.7
SP
CHA
6.6
RP
KCA
3.7
RP
NYA
3.7
RP
PHI
2.9
RP
KCA
2.8
RP
MULT
2.7
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

 
The Baseball Gauge Blog

Roger Angell on Luis Tiant

Luis Tiant turns 74 years old today. So I thought I’d share this description of his ability to kill time on the mound, by Roger Angell in Five Seasons. Game then runs down, stops, dies, thanks to Luis Tiant, Bost. … Continue reading

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2012-2014 Red Sox

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Hypothetical Extremes

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Now Pitching for the Royals, Clayton Kershaw

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Book Review: The Last Best League

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Book Review: “Down to the Last Pitch”

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Book Review: “1954″

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The Greatest Living Ballplayer

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Pudge and WOWY

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Baseball Gauge Power Rankings

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Teammates Sharing Birthdays (Maddux, Justice, Avery)

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All “Mickey” Team

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Today's Birthdays
All-Time (Top 5)
Player
Pos
Born
Age
WAR
SP
1944
70
90.4
LF
1955
59
38.4
1B
1948
66
37.6
CF
1938
(2011)
23.3
RP
1964
50
19.4
Active (Top 3)
Player
Pos
Born
Age
WAR
RP
1987
27
3.4
RF
1976
38
1.9
SW
1987
27
1.4
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com





Stolen Bases
Above Average
2014 Season
# Player
Pos
Age
Tm
SB
1
2B
26.2
LAN
53.4
2
CF
23.8
CIN
47.6
3
2B
24.2
HOU
43.5
4
CF
26.2
PHI
37.9
5
CF
29.9
KCA
30.9
6
CF
30.8
NYA
29.3
7
LF
33.7
DET
28.6
8
LF
27.8
MULT
26.2
9
LF
29.1
NYN
25.1
10
CF
28.6
MIL
23.4

Baserunners Avoided
Above Average
2014 Season
# Player Th Age Tm
BsRn
1
L
26.3
LAN
78.1
2
R
28.2
SEA
77.7
3
R
28.4
CIN
68.3
4
L
25.3
CHA
57.4
5
R
32.8
SLN
54.8
6
L
28.8
MULT
54.3
7
L
30.5
MULT
46.7
8
R
28.3
CHN
46.2
9
R
26.1
NYA
44.9
10
R
29.4
MULT
43.0

 
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Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry.

The transaction and player splits data used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Retrosheet.
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Uniform images used with permission from Marc Okkonen, author of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century.
Images can also be viewed at the Hall of Fame online exhibit Dressed to the Nines

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James