Originally Posted by muddie
Quite frankly, that isn't a true statement.
It is an incredibly true statement. Miguel Cabrera provided the most value to the Tigers. But Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Prince Fielder, Austin Jackson, Alex Avila, Andy Dirks, Doug Fister and that entire bullpen all provided a whole bunch of value too. In terms of WAR, which I know we don't want to use, but it makes this simple, the Tigers provided 45.7 WAR as a team. Cabrera made up 15.5% of that. They had four other players make up at least 10% as well. Cabrera was the best player on his team and only made up roughly 15% of their "wins". Trout for example was responsible for 21% of the Angels wins and only Torii Hunter had over 10% on that team.