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Bryant's wins above replacement of 3.7 (per FanGraphs.com) is the highest among Cubs position players.
This book introduces the science of baseball statistics, measurement metrics known as Sabermetrics (Society for American Baseball Research metrics), including measures like Earned Run Average, Slugging Percentage, Fielding Percentage, Wins Above Average, Fielding Independent Pitching, Wins Above Replacement, the Equivalence Coefficient, and Linear Weights.
From Baseball Digest's Statistics Consultant Bill Deane: "Wins Above Replacement, or WAR, starts with the premise that a team of replacement players would win 48 games in a 162-game season.
The 31-year-old Ramos batted .306 with 15 home runs and an .845 OPS last season, ranking fifth among catchers in Wins Above Replacement at 2.4, via Fangraphs.
He won the batting title with a .346 average and finished with 10.4 wins above replacement, the best individual mark in 14 years, (https://www.mlb.com/news/making-the-case-for-each-al-mvp-finalist/c-300668716) according to MLB.com.
The statistic Wins Above Replacement, or WAR, is an increasingly popular method of quickly determining a player's worth, and by extension, the value of an entire team.
After compiling a 35 wins above replacement rating Tampa Bay, his WAR for the five-plus seasons since is 4.
Contemporary analysts are less apt to do so, and baseball has since become littered with proprietary numbers like the controversial Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
Both the Giants' Buster Posey and Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy are fine offensive players at critical defensive positions, and Lucroy has the edge in the Wins Above Replacement stat.
adjWAR, or adjusted wins above replacement, is used to measure the value of a player's longevity.
He has a 2.94 earned run average and 5.4 wins above replacement. You can get away with three starting pitchers for most of the post-season and with Jordan Zimmerman and Edwin Jackson also on the staff (2.94 and 4.13 ERAs respectively) the Nationals have the pitching to go to war with.