Saturday, 10 August 2013

Least Valuable Sluggers (LVSs)

Home runs are a nice thing. More home runs = better player, right?

Clearly I think the answer is no, or I would not be writing this. There are other factors involved. Like every other thing that player does - defence, GIDPs, baserunning, walks, strikeouts, etc etc etc. As usual, let's turn to WAR.

Here are the 10 least valuable 50 home run seasons of all time:
 Those are all good seasons. But considering 50+ HR, not great seasons. Wha happened?