Baseball WARs

By | February 24, 2012

Quick quiz: name 62 pitchers who were better than Sandy Koufax.

What’s that you say? There aren’t 62 pitchers who were better than Sandy Koufax? Okay, then we’re all in agreement that career WAR (Wins Above Replacement) is not necessarily an accurate representation of how good someone was, especially someone who had a relatively short career for whatever reason. Then I assume we’re also all in agreement that using a combination of career WAR and EloRater (basically just fan rankings) to determine “The 50 Most Overrated Pitchers in History” is ridiculous, no matter how many disclaimers you put at the top of the article. Sound good? Cool.

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