Mariners 2008 WAR – position players

Dave · December 26, 2008 at 10:46 am · Filed Under Mariners 

The awesomeness of FanGraphs grows – David Appelman added the Win Value data we told you about on Wednesday to the leaderboards and team pages. For instance, here is the 2008 Mariners Position Player Win Values. Here’s an image for those of you who just want a sneak peak.

The M’s had four position players who could be described as significantly better than replacement level – Adrian Beltre, Ichiro, Jose Lopez, and Raul Ibanez combined for 11.8 wins added. The rest of the offensive roster combined for -3.3 wins, led by the trifecta of suck known as Jose Vidro, Wladimir Balentien, and Richie Sexson. As a whole, the Mariners got 8.2 wins from their non-pitchers, worst in all of baseball. A playoff caliber team would get between 25-35.

As for the new guys, Franklin Gutierrez was worth 1.7 wins last year (in 440 PA, no less), Endy Chavez was worth 0.8 wins (in 298 PA), and Russ Branyan was worth 1.2 wins (in 152 PA!).


51 Responses to “Mariners 2008 WAR – position players”

  1. ThundaPC on December 26th, 2008 9:34 pm

    I’m really looking forward to when FanGraphs adds WAR for pitchers.

    Cause now I’m really curious how the 2007 Mariners managed to win 88 games when got 12.8 wins from their non-pitchers…second worst in baseball ahead of….wow, the White Sox’s 4.7 wins (72-90)?

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