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WAR, what is it good for?

Well, it's good for evaluating and ranking baseball players! The top-five according to FanGraphs:

Player

Team

WAR

Jose Bautista

Tor

4.5

Adrian Gonzalez

Bos

4.4

Jose Reyes

NYM

4.2

Matt Kemp

LAD

4.2

Andrew McCutchen

Pit

4.0

 

And McCutchen has yet to reach his peak seasons, unlike the other players on this list, who already are in their peak seasons! More important still is his defensive play. The top-five centerfielders according to FanGraphs:

Player

Team

UZR

Denard Span

MN

10.2

Shane Victorino

Phi

8.0

Andrew McCutchen

Pit

6.5

Carlos Gomez

Mil

6.1

Cameron Maybin

SD

3.3

 

What's amazing about McCutchen's defense is he's likely the third best centerfielder in the Pirates system. Gorky Hernandez and Starling Marte might be better than Cutch!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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