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By Eric Umphrey
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Modern Baseball Statistics

(Part Five – Wins Above Replacement)

 

March 14, 2019

This is part five in a series of articles I’m writing to introduce new statistics that baseball announcers are using in broadcasts. Weather willing, I’ll be back to covering local spring sports next week. Today’s statistic is Wins Above Replacement. WAR is by far the most popular of the newly-created statistics because it attempts, in a single number, to add up all aspects of a player’s value to his team. I’m covering this one last as I needed to first introduce Park Factor (Part One), BsR (Part Two), wOBA (Part Three), and UZR (Part Four) as they are all used in the WAR formula a...



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