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Old 08-12-2017, 03:35 PM
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And now he is in first place. LOL.
Same on Baseball Reference.

I don't get it either. He's 6th in the league for Offensive WAR, and apparently he makes Ozzie Smith look like trash defensively in comparison.

It's weird, it seems like some players get a WAR bump simply by existing, and other guys can hit 5 Homers and bat .500 one week, and barely move a blip on the radar.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:27 AM
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On ESPN he is now only a tenth of a point behind Altuve. That's insane. However they are calculating this should be looked at.
This is why WAR is worthless to use when comparing players who play different positions.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:06 AM
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The guy is a flat out stud. Gunned another guy down at the plate yesterday in a time game
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:22 PM
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This is why WAR is worthless to use when comparing players who play different positions.
Just one of many reasons WAR is useless. From my understanding it does somehow get the young kids interested in the game, that is a plus.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:02 PM
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Just one of many reasons WAR is useless. From my understanding it does somehow get the young kids interested in the game, that is a plus.
Generally speaking it has seemed like a pretty good stat when I have referred to it, but this is ridiculous -- Simmons now the best player in the majors?
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:24 PM
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Generally speaking it has seemed like a pretty good stat when I have referred to it, but this is ridiculous -- Simmons now the best player in the majors?
If you are comparing players of the same position during the exact same time frame I like it, otherwise I consider it worthless.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:55 PM
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Well, look at the top 15 all time. That's not a bad list really, as good as that generated by any other stat I think.


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Wins Above Replacement

Bats/Throws


1. Babe Ruth+ (22) 183.7 L
2. Cy Young+ (22) 168.5 R
3. Walter Johnson+ (21) 165.6 R
4. Barry Bonds (22) 162.4 L
5. Willie Mays+ (22) 156.2 R
6. Ty Cobb+ (24) 151.1 L
7. Hank Aaron+ (23) 142.6 R
8. Roger Clemens (24) 140.3 R
9. Tris Speaker+ (22) 133.7 L
10. Honus Wagner+ (21) 131.0 R
11. Stan Musial+ (22) 128.1 L
12. Rogers Hornsby+ (23) 127.0 R
13. Eddie Collins+ (25) 123.9 L
14. Ted Williams+ (19) 123.2 L
15. Pete Alexander+ (20) 120.0 R
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:51 AM
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This is why WAR is worthless to use when comparing players who play different positions.
no, this is EXACTLY what WAR is for, it was created to compare players across leagues, eras and positions. (which is why fangraph's version has league and park and run enviornment adjusted stats in it's formula) There is defensive adjustment by position that accounts for that.

If you want it to look more realistic STOP USING BASEBALL REFERENCE. It's formula is bad, and outdated.

Fangraphs has Simba 11th in batter fWAR (and this includes defense and baserunning) at 4.6, 1.3 behind #1 Altuve & Judge at 5.9. .

http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.asp...lter=&players=


I think that the rub is traditional stats people have kinda ignored the value od defense and base running and over focused on batting alone just because of the nature of stats. But Simbais hitting23% above an average player, playing the best defense in baseball and is an above avg base runner. This adds up to tremendous value.
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The Fangraphs version seems much more realistic to me in assessing Simmons. It also moves Betts down a bit from the ESPN version, which despite being a Red Sox fan I agree with. It also only rates Arenado 21st with which I agree also; his stats seem very park inflated to me.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:04 AM
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I wonder about the pitching part of Fangraphs though. Severino tied with Kershaw?
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