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2016's Top Players


National League

Pos Player Tm
C SFN
0.8
1B CHN
1.4
2B WAS
1.6
3B COL
1.9
SS SLN
1.7
LF PIT
1.5
CF CHN
1.8
RF SLN
1.1
DH
SP CHN
2.4
SP LAN
1.8
SP COL
1.7
SP WAS
1.6
SP CHN
1.5
RP PHI
1.0
RP MIA
0.9
RP ARI
0.8
RP MIA
0.7

American League

Pos Player Tm
C KCA
1.3
1B MIN
1.1
2B HOU
1.9
3B BAL
1.9
SS BOS
1.5
LF HOU
1.3
CF LAA
2.0
RF CHA
2.1
DH SEA
1.4
SP DET
2.0
SP CHA
1.7
SP CHA
1.6
SP BAL
1.2
SP BOS
1.2
RP TBA
1.4
RP OAK
0.8
RP OAK
0.8
RP SEA
0.8

Yesterday's Top Plays


According to Win Probability Added
# Game Score Inn Outs Bases Play Description Video WPA
1
7-8
t7
2
Dae-Ho Lee homers (4) on a fly ball to left field. Kyle Seager scores.
Video
40.7%
2
4-4
b9
2
Matt Holliday singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Tyler Goeddel. Aledmys Diaz scores.Stephen Piscotty to 3rd.
Video
36.9%
3
3-4
b9
1
Cardinals challenged (home run), call on the field was upheld: Matt Adams doubles (3) on a sharp line drive to center fielder Odubel Herrera. Kolten Wong to 3rd.
Video
32.6%
4
1-3
b6
2
Edwin Encarnacion homers (4) on a fly ball to left field. Jose Bautista scores.
Video
32.4%
5
1-2
t5
2
David Ortiz homers (6) on a fly ball to right field.Xander Bogaerts scores.
Video
30.2%
6
0-0
t3
2
Ben Zobrist homers (2) on a line drive to right center field.Tommy La Stella scores.Anthony Rizzo scores.
Video
29.7%
7
2-2
t5
2
Nelson Cruz homers (5) on a fly ball to center field. Robinson Cano scores.
Video
28.6%
8
0-0
t4
1
Ryan Howard homers (7) on a fly ball to center field. Freddy Galvis scores.Maikel Franco scores.
Video
26.8%
9
3-3
t8
2
C.J. Cron doubles (2) on a line drive to left fielder Ryan Braun. Andrelton Simmons scores.Geovany Soto to 3rd.
Video
26.3%
10
2-3
t8
0
Mike Trout homers (7) on a fly ball to right field.
Video
23.8%
11
2-2
b6
0
Steve Pearce homers (3) on a fly ball to left field. Brandon Guyer scores.Evan Longoria scores.
Video
21.6%
12
0-0
b2
2
Rene Rivera homers (1) on a line drive to left field. Wilmer Flores scores.
Video
20.3%
13
1-2
t4
1
Christian Vazquez grounds into a double play, shortstop Jimmy Rollins to first baseman Jose Abreu. Josh Rutledge out at 2nd.
19.6%
14
3-3
b9
1
Russell Martin singles on a fly ball to right fielder Nomar Mazara. Ezequiel Carrera scores.Justin Smoak to 3rd.Kevin Pillar to 2nd.
Video
16.9%
15
0-0
b1
1
Jose Abreu homers (4) on a fly ball to left field. Jimmy Rollins scores.
Video
16.5%

Top Plays from 2016 Season

Yesterday's Games


Star Ratings

Game Away Score Home Inn Recap
SEA
9 - 8
OAK
9
1.33
1.26
4.99%
95.1%
Video
PHI
4 - 5
SLN
9
1.51
0.99
4.67%
88.9%
Video
TEX
3 - 4
TOR
9
1.34
1.03
4.36%
82.2%
Video
ANA
7 - 3
MIL
9
1.28
0.74
4.50%
78.7%
Video
BOS
5 - 2
CHA
9
0.96
1.20
3.53%
79.1%
Video
NYA
7 - 0
BAL
9
0.98
0.96
2.79%
66.4%
Video
LAN
5 - 8
TBA
9
1.01
0.93
3.15%
59.9%
Video
COL
2 - 0
SDN
9
1.17
0.93
3.20%
56.8%
Video
ARI
3 - 4
MIA
9
1.18
0.85
3.82%
49.0%
Video
CHN
6 - 2
PIT
9
0.82
1.32
2.79%
57.0%
Video
DET
0 - 4
CLE
9
0.76
1.09
2.61%
63.9%
Video
SFN
4 - 7
CIN
9
0.53
0.80
1.98%
59.8%
Video
WAS
13 - 2
KCA
9
0.59
1.09
1.09%
52.9%
Video
MIN
4 - 16
HOU
9
0.57
0.44
1.45%
47.1%
Video
ATL
0 - 8
NYN
9
0.41
0.71
1.04%
47.5%
Video

Best Games from 2016 Season

2016 Division Win Expectancies



American League

West W L W% Div
SEA 16 11 .593
36.5%
TEX 15 13 .536
25.2%
LAA 13 15 .464
16.6%
OAK 13 16 .448
14.1%
HOU 10 18 .357
7.6%
Cent W L W% Div
CHA 19 9 .679
46.0%
DET 14 12 .538
19.4%
KCA 14 13 .519
16.6%
CLE 12 12 .500
15.5%
MIN 8 20 .286
2.6%
East W L W% Div
BOS 16 11 .593
32.9%
BAL 15 11 .577
29.1%
TOR 14 15 .483
16.4%
TBA 12 14 .462
13.7%
NYA 9 16 .360
7.9%



National League

West W L W% Div
SFN 15 14 .517
27.9%
LAN 14 14 .500
24.9%
COL 13 14 .481
22.5%
ARI 12 17 .414
13.0%
SDN 11 17 .393
11.7%
Cent W L W% Div
CHN 20 6 .769
61.4%
PIT 15 13 .536
15.6%
SLN 14 14 .500
11.9%
MIL 11 16 .407
6.2%
CIN 11 17 .393
4.9%
East W L W% Div
WAS 19 8 .704
38.9%
NYN 17 9 .654
27.4%
PHI 16 12 .571
18.0%
MIA 14 12 .538
14.3%
ATL 7 20 .259
1.4%

2016 Wild Card Win Expectancies



American League

Team W L W% WC
CHA 19 9 .679
20.5%
DET 14 12 .538
19.3%
KCA 14 13 .519
17.9%
CLE 12 12 .500
17.2%
BOS 16 11 .593
16.2%
BAL 15 11 .577
16.0%
SEA 16 11 .593
14.9%
TEX 15 13 .536
14.1%
TOR 14 15 .483
12.7%
TBA 12 14 .462
11.6%
LAA 13 15 .464
11.4%
OAK 13 16 .448
10.0%
NYA 9 16 .360
7.4%
HOU 10 18 .357
6.2%
MIN 8 20 .286
4.5%

National League

Team W L W% WC
WAS 19 8 .704
25.6%
NYN 17 9 .654
25.2%
PHI 16 12 .571
22.7%
MIA 14 12 .538
20.0%
PIT 15 13 .536
18.7%
SLN 14 14 .500
15.9%
CHN 20 6 .769
15.9%
MIL 11 16 .407
9.0%
CIN 11 17 .393
8.5%
SFN 15 14 .517
8.4%
LAN 14 14 .500
8.3%
COL 13 14 .481
7.8%
ARI 12 17 .414
5.4%
SDN 11 17 .393
4.9%
ATL 7 20 .259
3.6%


The Baseball Gauge Blog






Today's Birthdays

All-Time (Top 5)

Player Pos Born Age WAR
Willie Mays
CF
1931
85
156.2
Bill Hands
SP
1940
76
27.6
Ivy Andrews
SP
1907
(1970)
18.7
Jose Altuve
2B
1990
26
15.5
Larry Andersen
RP
1953
63
14.2

Active (Top 3)

Player Pos Born Age WAR
Jose Altuve
2B
1990
26
15.5
Gerardo Parra
LF
1987
29
11.6
Mallex Smith
CF
1993
23
0.9


Today's Games
Championship Leverage Index
Away CLI @ Home CLI
1.12
@
1.33
1.23
@
1.20
1.21
@
1.12
1.18
@
0.99
1.18
@
0.92
0.68
@
1.30
1.12
@
0.86
1.29
@
0.64
1.14
@
0.74
0.80
@
0.93
0.67
@
0.50


2016 Power Rankings

Methodology

# Tm Lg 2016 L-25 L-10 Rating
1
CHN
NL
.615
.608
.599
.610
2
CHA
AL
.567
.572
.610
.575
3
WAS
NL
.574
.575
.569
.573
4
NYN
NL
.556
.564
.582
.563
5
SEA
AL
.536
.530
.609
.546
6
PHI
NL
.520
.557
.592
.544
7
MIA
NL
.519
.525
.604
.535
8
BOS
AL
.521
.520
.578
.530
9
CLE
AL
.531
.531
.517
.528
10
TEX
AL
.526
.540
.505
.527
11
SLN
NL
.524
.548
.491
.527
12
BAL
AL
.531
.530
.463
.520
13
TOR
AL
.509
.513
.516
.512
14
PIT
NL
.502
.474
.552
.501
15
TBA
AL
.495
.503
.496
.498
16
DET
AL
.494
.488
.513
.496
17
SFN
NL
.499
.481
.512
.495
18
LAA
AL
.492
.497
.498
.495
19
KCA
AL
.496
.489
.428
.482
20
COL
NL
.480
.482
.449
.475
21
OAK
AL
.478
.479
.422
.469
22
ARI
NL
.480
.489
.386
.467
23
SDN
NL
.447
.481
.476
.463
24
CIN
NL
.481
.457
.411
.461
25
LAN
NL
.483
.445
.404
.457
26
MIL
NL
.440
.453
.495
.454
27
ATL
NL
.451
.453
.461
.453
28
HOU
AL
.430
.445
.446
.438
29
NYA
AL
.439
.439
.408
.434
30
MIN
AL
.416
.424
.408
.417

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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.
Interested parties may contact Retrosheet at "www.retrosheet.org".

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