Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mike Trout's WAR Per Game Is Historically One Of The Best (So Far)

Through yesterday's game, he had 7.3 WAR in 85 games. I found all the seasons with 7.3 or more WAR from 1901-1912 at Baseball Reference. Then ranked them by WAR per game. Trout is 2nd only to Ruth's 1923 season. Then I found the top 200 seasons in WAR from 1871-1900 and ranked them by WAR per game. The table below shows the top 10 from the two searches.


Anonymous said...

I kind of would have liked to have seen this as the inverse - G/WAR. Might have been a little more intelligible, since you're dealing with such small numbers here. Obviously, would have to be sorted with lowest first. And clearly it wouldn't change the results, just the presentation. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

I want to know who this Ross Barnes guy is

Cyril Morong said...

Here is his Baseball Ref link

There is not SABR bio but I think he has a wikipedia page