Re: Mystery Team Claims Dunn off Waivers?
RISP is more important than the made up stat called WAR!
Wins Above Replacement is a statistic that attempts to measure the "total value" of a player over a given season.
WAR calculates the total number of wins that any player adds to his team over the course of a season by comparing the player's performance with that of a fictitious replacement. A "replacement player" is assumed to be an average Triple-A callup who might appear in the majors only as replacement for an injured player, and whose hitting/fielding or pitching skills are far below league average. According to Baseball Prospectus, a team consisting entirely of replacement-level players would likely be historically bad, winning only 20-25 games over a full 162-game season.
Seems to me that the REDS have had a lot more wins since replacing Adam Dunn!
Last edited by BigJohn; 08-08-2010 at 05:36 PM.