Major League Record Book: Career WAR

Like I explained during the hitters segment, Wins Above Replacement (WAR) is supposed to show the value of a player with one number.

The WAR numbers come from baseball-reference.com:

2006-2019
1 Will Harris Staunton ’03 7.8
2 Chris Devenski Woodstock ’11 5.0
3 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 4.4
4 Tyler Thornburg Winchester ’08 4.0
5 Emilio Pagan Harrisonburg ’10 3.4
6 Brandon Beachy Woodstock ’08 3.1
7 Ryan Yarbrough Luray ’12 3.0
8 Chad Kuhl New Market ’12 2.6
9 David Carpenter Covington ’04 2.0
10 Josh Edgin Winchester ’07 1.7
11 Adam Liberatore Waynesboro ’07-8 1.0
12 Austin Adams Staunton ’11 0.7
13 Robby Scott Covington ’10 0.6
Randy Dobnak Front Royal ’15 0.6
15 Jack Leathersich Haymarket ’09 0.4
Kyle McGrath Staunton ’11 0.4

Changes:

  • Emilio Pagan moved from tied for 9th all the way up the 5th.
  • Ryan Yarbrough went from 11th to 7th.
  • Justin Anderson dropped off.

Additions:

  • Randy Dobnak (tied for 13th) and Austin Adams (12th).
All-Time
1 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 49.6
2 Rick Honeycutt Charlottesville ’73 22.3
3 Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 19.0
4 Mike Caldwell Charlottesville ’68 18.7
5 Brad Ziegler New Market ’00 13.0
Greg Harris Front Royal 13.0
7 Al Holland Charlottesville 11.9
8 Walt Terrell Staunton 10.7
9 Mike Adams Front Royal 10.3
10 Sammy Stewart Staunton ’74 9.6
11 Javier Lopez New Market ’96 8.8
12 Will Harris Staunton ’03 7.8
13 George Stone Staunton 6.8
14 Jon Rauch Harrisonburg ’98 6.5
15 Ed Lynch Madison 6.3
16 Chris Nabholz Front Royal 5.6
17 Rich Rodriguez Staunton 5.3
Greg Hibbard Staunton 5.3
19 Chris Devenski Woodstock ’11 5.0
20 Bob Patterson Madison ’81 4.8

Will Harris and Chris Devenski are the only crossovers. Harris went from tied for 15th up to 12th, and Devenski broke his tie with Bob Patterson.

 

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