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2016's Top Players


American League

Pos Player Tm
C KCA
2.7
1B DET
2.7
2B HOU
5.6
3B TOR
5.8
SS CLE
4.0
LF TOR
2.5
CF LAA
6.0
RF BOS
4.9
DH BOS
3.9
SP BAL
4.1
SP CLE
3.8
SP TEX
3.4
SP NYA
3.4
SP DET
3.3
RP BAL
2.7
RP BAL
2.4
RP NYA
2.1
RP OAK
1.8

Yesterday's Top Plays


According to Win Probability Added
# Game Score Inn Outs Bases Play Description Video WPA
1
1-3
b9
1
Jake Smolinski homers (6) on a fly ball to left field. Khris Davis scores.
Video
47.3%
2
3-3
b9
2
Ryon Healy homers (2) on a fly ball to left center field.
Video
46.8%
3
2-2
b9
1
Stephen Drew triples (1) on a sharp line drive to center fielder Travis Jankowski. Anthony Rendon scores.
Video
36.5%
4
0-1
t3
1
Nelson Cruz hits a grand slam (24) to center field. Norichika Aoki scores.Seth Smith scores.Robinson Cano scores.
29.0%
5
1-1
t12
1
Mac Williamson singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Trevor Brown scores.
Video
27.9%
6
8-8
t7
2
Eduardo Nunez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jackie Bradley. Eddie Rosario scores.Juan Centeno scores.Byron Buxton to 3rd.
Video
27.4%
7
3-4
b2
2
Hanley Ramirez homers (12) on a fly ball to left center field. Dustin Pedroia scores.David Ortiz scores.
Video
25.6%
8
0-0
b2
2
Evan Gattis homers (14) on a fly ball to left field. Carlos Correa scores.Preston Tucker scores.
Video
24.8%
9
2-3
t8
1
Nick Castellanos singles on a line drive to right fielder Adam Eaton. Cameron Maybin scores.Victor Martinez to 2nd.
Video
22.8%
10
2-3
b6
1
Carlos Gonzalez doubles (21) on a sharp line drive to center fielder Ender Inciarte. DJ LeMahieu scores.Nolan Arenado to 3rd.
Video
20.3%
11
0-1
t4
0
Nomar Mazara homers (12) on a fly ball to center field. Jurickson Profar scores.
Video
19.8%
12
1-2
b3
0
Giancarlo Stanton homers (21) on a fly ball to left field. Christian Yelich scores.
Video
19.8%
13
0-0
t2
1
Ryan Schimpf homers (8) on a fly ball to right field.Yangervis Solarte scores.
Video
19.3%
14
4-7
b9
1
Salvador Perez grounds into a double play, shortstop Elvis Andrus to second baseman Rougned Odor to first baseman Mitch Moreland. Whit Merrifield out at 2nd.
Video
19.1%
15
7-8
t7
2
Twins challenged (tag play), call on the field was overturned: Eddie Rosario singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jackie Bradley. Kennys Vargas scores.Eddie Rosario to 2nd on the throw.
Video
18.5%

Top Plays from 2016 Season

Yesterday's Games


Star Ratings

Game Away Score Home Inn Recap
SFN
2 - 1
NYA
12
1.81
0.87
5.54%
83.8%
Video
TBA
3 - 4
OAK
9
1.17
0.04
4.78%
93.1%
Video
SDN
2 - 3
WAS
9
1.36
0.65
4.44%
74.2%
Video
MIN
11 - 9
BOS
9
1.19
0.76
4.37%
91.3%
Video
PHI
4 - 7
PIT
9
1.12
0.52
3.71%
65.5%
Video
TEX
7 - 4
KCA
9
1.05
1.14
3.08%
69.9%
Video
NYN
2 - 7
MIA
9
0.85
1.70
2.66%
58.9%
Video
DET
3 - 3
CHA
8
1.28
0.00
4.04%
43.9%
ATL
4 - 8
COL
9
0.99
0.13
3.23%
62.5%
Video
SEA
14 - 5
TOR
9
0.69
1.30
1.76%
63.9%
Video
LAN
7 - 2
SLN
9
0.61
1.53
1.72%
57.2%
Video
CLE
2 - 5
BAL
9
0.64
1.29
1.98%
54.4%
Video
CHN
1 - 6
MIL
9
0.76
0.38
2.31%
46.8%
Video
ARI
1 - 6
CIN
9
0.64
0.01
1.90%
59.9%
Video
ANA
2 - 7
HOU
9
0.64
0.85
1.86%
52.2%
Video

Best Games from 2016 Season

2016 Division Win Expectancies



American League

West W L W% Div
TEX 56 42 .571
61.4%
HOU 53 44 .546
28.0%
SEA 50 47 .515
9.8%
OAK 44 54 .449
0.5%
LAA 43 54 .443
0.3%
Cent W L W% Div
CLE 56 40 .583
76.7%
DET 51 46 .526
15.2%
KCA 48 48 .500
5.5%
CHA 46 50 .479
2.5%
MIN 37 60 .381
0.0%
East W L W% Div
BAL 56 40 .583
48.7%
BOS 54 41 .568
27.8%
TOR 54 44 .551
19.9%
NYA 49 48 .505
3.7%
TBA 38 59 .392
0.0%



National League

West W L W% Div
SFN 58 39 .598
74.2%
LAN 55 44 .556
24.8%
COL 46 51 .474
1.0%
SDN 42 56 .429
0.1%
ARI 40 57 .412
0.0%
Cent W L W% Div
CHN 58 38 .604
82.9%
SLN 52 45 .536
11.3%
PIT 50 47 .515
5.6%
MIL 41 54 .432
0.1%
CIN 38 59 .392
0.0%
East W L W% Div
WAS 58 40 .592
67.6%
MIA 53 44 .546
20.2%
NYN 51 45 .531
11.9%
PHI 45 54 .455
0.3%
ATL 33 65 .337
0.0%

2016 Wild Card Win Expectancies



American League

Team W L W% WC
BOS 54 41 .568
35.0%
TOR 54 44 .551
33.2%
BAL 56 40 .583
30.1%
HOU 53 44 .546
22.0%
DET 51 46 .526
18.2%
TEX 56 42 .571
15.9%
SEA 50 47 .515
12.8%
NYA 49 48 .505
11.2%
CLE 56 40 .583
8.8%
KCA 48 48 .500
8.2%
CHA 46 50 .479
3.2%
LAA 43 54 .443
0.6%
OAK 44 54 .449
0.6%
TBA 38 59 .392
0.0%
MIN 37 60 .381
0.0%

National League

Team W L W% WC
LAN 55 44 .556
39.5%
MIA 53 44 .546
34.4%
SLN 52 45 .536
27.4%
NYN 51 45 .531
26.4%
WAS 58 40 .592
20.5%
PIT 50 47 .515
18.1%
SFN 58 39 .598
16.9%
CHN 58 38 .604
10.0%
COL 46 51 .474
4.4%
PHI 45 54 .455
1.5%
MIL 41 54 .432
0.5%
SDN 42 56 .429
0.3%
ARI 40 57 .412
0.1%
CIN 38 59 .392
0.0%
ATL 33 65 .337
0.0%


The Baseball Gauge Blog






Today's Birthdays

All-Time (Top 5)

Player Pos Born Age WAR
Barry Bonds
LF
1964
52
162.4
Jack Clements
C
1864
(1941)
32.1
Tommy McCarthy
RF
1863
(1922)
14.6
Duane Pillette
SP
1922
(2011)
7.1
Dick Higham
RF
1851
(1905)
6.9

Active (Top 3)

Player Pos Born Age WAR
Scott Van Slyke
LF
1986
30
4.8
Miguel Socolovich
RP
1986
30
0.6


Today's Games
Championship Leverage Index
Away CLI @ Home CLI
1.56
@
1.72
1.59
@
1.38
1.16
@
1.56
1.16
@
1.47
1.45
@
0.76
1.39
@
0.43
0.10
@
1.57
0.94
@
0.66
0.00
@
1.51
0.03
@
1.17
0.13
@
0.92
0.78
@
0.06
0.00
@
0.29
0.00
@
0.09
0.01
@
0.00


2016 Power Rankings

Methodology

# Tm Lg 2016 L-25 L-10 Rating
1
WAS
NL
.548
.559
.580
.557
2
HOU
AL
.520
.587
.573
.551
3
BOS
AL
.539
.520
.599
.543
4
SLN
NL
.531
.537
.585
.542
5
TOR
AL
.533
.560
.511
.538
6
LAN
NL
.528
.526
.555
.532
7
PIT
NL
.506
.574
.498
.527
8
BAL
AL
.532
.527
.511
.527
9
SEA
AL
.518
.533
.531
.525
10
CLE
AL
.536
.534
.462
.523
11
MIA
NL
.504
.524
.572
.522
12
CHN
NL
.556
.458
.545
.522
13
NYA
AL
.496
.511
.601
.519
14
LAA
AL
.487
.520
.582
.514
15
NYN
NL
.511
.524
.455
.506
16
MIN
AL
.455
.556
.554
.505
17
DET
AL
.505
.513
.489
.505
18
SFN
NL
.529
.480
.443
.498
19
OAK
AL
.469
.500
.520
.488
20
SDN
NL
.475
.503
.491
.487
21
PHI
NL
.460
.516
.479
.482
22
KCA
AL
.497
.462
.477
.482
23
COL
NL
.484
.471
.457
.475
24
MIL
NL
.467
.484
.443
.469
25
TEX
AL
.523
.432
.370
.467
26
TBA
AL
.467
.426
.511
.461
27
CHA
AL
.491
.464
.355
.459
28
CIN
NL
.445
.442
.504
.454
29
ARI
NL
.466
.399
.362
.426
30
ATL
NL
.427
.412
.358
.410

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The statistics used were obtained free of charge from The Baseball Databank

Wins Above Replacement data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

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