Major League Record Book: WAR in a Season

Wins Above Replacement, according to baseball-reference.com, since the 2006 draft….

1 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2013 5.9
2 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2015 4.6
Dan Murphy Luray ’05 2016 4.6
4 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2016 4.1
5 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2012 4.0
6 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 2012 3.4
7 Dan Murphy Luray ’05 2011 3.0
8 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 2011 2.9
9 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 2014 2.8
10 Collin Cowgill Covington ’05 2014 2.2

Fascinating. Because WAR also counts defense, Daniel Murphy’s 2016 season is only tied for 2nd place! And Jason Kipnis’s 2016 season is less than a win behind Murphy’s total. And Collin Cowgill sneaks on the list at #10!

Brett Gardner Watch: 7 seasons of better than 2.2 WAR. 7.3 WAR in 2010 is his highest.

Pitchers are next!

Collin Cowgill

Collin Cowgill

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