Major League Record Book: WAR in a Season (Pitchers)

We have reached the end of the record book section of our offseason…. with this post, we completed the League, Minor League, and Major League record books. Now we’re ready to get the new VBL season started!

(WAR numbers are taken from baseball-reference.com)

2006-2017
1 Chris Devenski Woodstock ’11 2016 2.8
2 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2010 2.5
Tyler Thornburg Winchester ’08 2016 2.5
4 Will Harris Staunton ’03 2015 2.2
5 Brandon Beachy Woodstock ’08 2012 2.1
6 David Carpenter Covington ’04 2013 2.0
7 Tyler Thornburg Winchester ’08 2013 1.9
8 Chris Devenski Woodstock ’11 2017 1.8
9 Will Harris Staunton ’03 2016 1.7
10 Brandon Beachy Woodstock ’08 2011 1.6
Chad Kuhl New Market ’12 2017 1.6
12 Chad Kuhl New Market ’12 2016 1.1

There you go- according to one source, at least, Chris Devenski had the most valuable season in the last 12 years.

All-Time
1 Mike Caldwell Charlottesville ’68 1978 8.1
2 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1987 7.4
3 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1993 6.2
4 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1985 5.1
5 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1986 4.9
6 Mike Caldwell Charlottesville ’68 1979 4.8
Greg Harris Front Royal 1993 4.8
8 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1997 4.6
9 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1994 4.4
10 Rick Honeycutt Charlottesville ’73 1983 4.3
Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1991 4.3
12 Greg Harris Front Royal 1989 4.1
Tom Browning New Market ’80-81 1990 4.1
Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 1996 4.1
15 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1992 3.9
16 Tom Browning New Market ’80-81 1985 3.8
17 Tom Browning New Market ’80-81 1989 3.6
Greg Hibbard Staunton 1990 3.6
Greg Harris Front Royal 1990 3.6
20 Mike Caldwell Charlottesville ’68 1974 3.3
Rick Honeycutt Charlottesville ’73 1984 3.3

Only 7 pitchers are listed here… Key 8 times, Caldwell, Harris, Harris and Browning 3 times, Honeycutt twice, and Hernandez and Hibbard once.

Mike Caldwell Milw pitching.jpg

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