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Stat of the day: Top 10 free agents ranked by WAR

Nov 15, 2009, 3:10 PM EST

Thumbnail image for figgins getty.jpgThe following are the top ten free agents, as ranked by 2009 WAR, or Wins Above Replacement (compiled with FanGraphs):



1) Chone Figgins – 6.1

2) Matt Holliday – 5.7

3) Joel Pineiro – 4.8

4) Felipe Lopez – 4.6

5) Marco Scutaro – 4.5

6) Mike Cameron – 4.3

7) John Lackey – 3.9

8) Carl Pavano – 3.7

9) Jason Bay – 3.5

10) Andy Pettitte – 3.3

  1. Grant - Nov 15, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    Carl Pavano? Weird.
    And Jason Bay’s defense is that bad that his WAR is only 3.5? Yikes.

  2. PAUL HIRSCH - Nov 15, 2009 at 11:28 PM

    I have to question the wisdom of the grading system that ranks Felipe Lopez as fourth highest rated free agent. He has been a bust at so many major league locations. Ask the Nats and the Cards as to his value especially in the clubhouse!

  3. Dave - Nov 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    The reason Lopez is so high is that his position typically has a low average, also WAR has adjustments for position-2b are valued above OF, 1b, and DH. And he did have nice defensive skills and a very good OBP last season.

  4. Dave - Nov 16, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    By “average” i meant “replacement player value”

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