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WAR position player leaders at the All Star Break

This is the Top Five position players as ranked by the FanGraphs WAR metric for position players. I've also included the Baseball-Reference WAR value for each player in the FanGraphs list.

Rank

Name

Team

FG WAR

BR WAR

1

Jose Bautista

Tor

6.6

6.6

2

Jose Reyes

NYM

5.2

4.1

3

Andrew McCutchen

Pit

5.1

5.1

4

Adrian Gonzalez

Bos

4.8

4.9

4

Jacoby Ellsbury

Bos

4.8

4.0

 

Cutch has a FanGraphs Defensive value of 8.3. He's now a good but not superlative hitter. It's his defense which elevates him to the top of the WAR lists. I expect him to become a better hitter in the coming years.

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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