While researching for today’s column I found a lot of stats or small nuggets of information I found interesting, but none that on their own could be a column. After much deliberation I decided to use that to my advantage by creating a sort of notebook column this week where I will share with you everything I found that were interesting or amusing. So here we go.
The Nationals rank 23rd in Major League Baseball in total wins above replacement using the superior Fangraphs version. Total wins above replacement is the sum of the team’s total position player WAR and total pitcher WAR. The Nats ranked ahead of the White Sox, Mariners, Twins, Brewers, Padres, Marlins and Astros. The Padres and Astros were the only teams to have a part of their team perform below replacement level as a whole. The Padres position players have amassed -1.7 WAR, while the Astros pitchers clocked in at -.6 WAR. The best team in baseball in terms of total WAR is the Detroit Tigers at 33.6 wins above replacement.Read More