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2016's Top Players


American League

Pos Player Tm
C KCA
2.7
1B BAL
2.4
2B HOU
4.6
3B TOR
4.2
SS BAL
4.1
LF HOU
2.0
CF LAA
4.8
RF CHA
3.5
DH BOS
3.3
SP CLE
3.9
SP CHA
3.5
SP TEX
3.0
SP TOR
2.9
SP BAL
2.7
RP BAL
2.4
RP HOU
1.8
RP BAL
1.8
RP NYA
1.6

Yesterday's Top Plays


According to Win Probability Added
# Game Score Inn Outs Bases Play Description Video WPA
1
4-7
b9
1
Brian McCann homers (12) on a line drive to right field.Jacoby Ellsbury scores.Brett Gardner scores.
Video
48.1%
2
0-1
b9
2
Jhonny Peralta singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Alex Gordon. Greg Garcia scores.Mike Leake to 2nd.
Video
44.2%
3
1-2
b10
0
Stephen Piscotty homers (9) on a fly ball to center field.
Video
44.1%
4
7-7
b9
1
Didi Gregorius homers (7) on a line drive to right field.Starlin Castro scores.
Video
36.3%
5
7-8
b8
2
Jean Segura singles on a ground ball to third baseman Andres Blanco. Nick Ahmed scores.Jean Segura advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by third baseman Andres Blanco.
Video
29.8%
6
0-0
t5
2
Jason Kipnis singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Emilio Bonifacio, deflected by third baseman Adonis Garcia. Danny Salazar scores.Rajai Davis scores.
Video
23.4%
7
0-2
b1
1
Jake Lamb homers (17) on a fly ball to center field. Phil Gosselin scores.Paul Goldschmidt scores.
Video
22.5%
8
8-8
b9
1
Brandon Drury grounds into a double play, shortstop Freddy Galvis to second baseman Cesar Hernandez to first baseman Tommy Joseph. Chris Herrmann out at 2nd.
Video
21.3%
9
4-7
t8
1
Andres Blanco singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Yasmany Tomas. Cameron Rupp scores.Freddy Galvis scores.Cesar Hernandez to 3rd.
Video
21.2%
10
1-1
t10
1
Whit Merrifield reaches on a fielding error by second baseman Matt Carpenter. Cheslor Cuthbert scores.Jarrod Dyson to 3rd.
Video
20.4%
11
3-5
b9
2
Cristhian Adames strikes out swinging.
Video
20.1%
12
4-4
b7
1
Phil Gosselin singles on a line drive to right fielder Peter Bourjos. Nick Ahmed scores.Michael Bourn to 3rd.
Video
19.4%
13
1-4
b7
1
Ryan Raburn grounds into a double play, second baseman Devon Travis to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Edwin Encarnacion. Tony Wolters out at 2nd.
Video
19.2%
14
3-5
b9
1
Tony Wolters doubles (9) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Ezequiel Carrera. Daniel Descalso to 3rd.
18.8%
15
1-0
t2
1
Josh Harrison doubles (11) on a line drive to left fielder Seth Smith. Starling Marte scores.Sean Rodriguez scores.Josh Harrison to 3rd on the throw.
Video
18.3%

Top Plays from 2016 Season

Yesterday's Games


Star Ratings

Game Away Score Home Inn Recap
PHI
9 - 8
ARI
10
1.74
0.26
5.80%
94.8%
Video
KCA
3 - 2
SLN
12
1.93
1.07
5.62%
63.4%
Video
TOR
5 - 3
COL
9
1.13
0.91
4.13%
57.2%
Video
TEX
7 - 9
NYA
9
0.82
0.57
3.34%
98.7%
Video
CLE
3 - 0
ATL
9
0.97
0.56
3.28%
64.2%
Video
NYN
2 - 4
WAS
9
0.87
1.61
2.37%
52.8%
Video
HOU
10 - 4
ANA
9
0.89
0.53
2.98%
66.6%
Video
MIN
6 - 9
CHA
9
0.80
0.37
2.35%
60.1%
Video
MIA
3 - 10
DET
9
0.67
1.08
1.85%
52.5%
Video
BAL
12 - 6
SDN
9
0.71
0.69
1.63%
60.3%
Video
PIT
8 - 1
SEA
9
0.62
0.63
1.41%
60.5%
Video
SFN
1 - 7
OAK
9
0.64
0.50
1.72%
53.1%
Video
LAN
0 - 7
MIL
9
0.53
0.81
1.43%
50.2%
Video
CHN
9 - 2
CIN
9
0.63
0.21
1.41%
53.0%
Video
BOS
0 - 4
TBA
9
0.65
0.73
1.99%
48.7%
Video

Best Games from 2016 Season

2016 Division Win Expectancies



American League

West W L W% Div
TEX 51 28 .646
86.9%
HOU 42 37 .532
8.8%
SEA 39 39 .500
3.4%
OAK 35 43 .449
0.7%
LAA 32 47 .405
0.1%
Cent W L W% Div
CLE 47 30 .610
70.4%
KCA 41 36 .532
14.3%
DET 40 38 .513
9.1%
CHA 39 39 .500
6.3%
MIN 25 52 .325
0.0%
East W L W% Div
BAL 47 30 .610
61.8%
TOR 43 37 .538
17.0%
BOS 42 36 .538
15.4%
NYA 38 39 .494
5.2%
TBA 33 44 .429
0.6%



National League

West W L W% Div
SFN 49 31 .613
77.2%
LAN 43 37 .538
18.0%
COL 37 41 .474
3.4%
ARI 36 45 .444
1.1%
SDN 33 46 .418
0.4%
Cent W L W% Div
CHN 51 26 .662
92.8%
SLN 40 37 .519
5.0%
PIT 38 41 .481
1.5%
MIL 35 42 .455
0.8%
CIN 29 50 .367
0.0%
East W L W% Div
WAS 47 32 .595
69.2%
MIA 41 37 .526
15.0%
NYN 40 37 .519
14.6%
PHI 35 45 .438
1.2%
ATL 26 52 .333
0.0%

2016 Wild Card Win Expectancies



American League

Team W L W% WC
HOU 42 37 .532
28.1%
TOR 43 37 .538
25.4%
BOS 42 36 .538
23.4%
KCA 41 36 .532
22.2%
BAL 47 30 .610
19.2%
DET 40 38 .513
16.0%
SEA 39 39 .500
15.1%
CLE 47 30 .610
14.3%
CHA 39 39 .500
12.2%
NYA 38 39 .494
10.4%
TEX 51 28 .646
8.0%
OAK 35 43 .449
3.4%
TBA 33 44 .429
1.7%
LAA 32 47 .405
0.6%
MIN 25 52 .325
0.0%

National League

Team W L W% WC
LAN 43 37 .538
34.6%
SLN 40 37 .519
33.5%
MIA 41 37 .526
26.6%
NYN 40 37 .519
25.3%
WAS 47 32 .595
17.4%
PIT 38 41 .481
14.3%
SFN 49 31 .613
14.1%
COL 37 41 .474
11.5%
MIL 35 42 .455
7.2%
CHN 51 26 .662
5.4%
ARI 36 45 .444
4.3%
PHI 35 45 .438
3.9%
SDN 33 46 .418
1.8%
CIN 29 50 .367
0.2%
ATL 26 52 .333
0.0%


The Baseball Gauge Blog






Today's Birthdays

All-Time (Top 5)

Player Pos Born Age WAR
Roger Connor
1B
1857
(1931)
84.1
John Clarkson
SP
1861
(1909)
84.0
Jack Quinn
SP
1883
(1946)
58.1
Nelson Cruz
RF
1980
36
23.7
Babe Young
1B
1915
(1983)
11.3

Active (Top 3)

Player Pos Born Age WAR
Nelson Cruz
RF
1980
36
23.7
Charlie Blackmon
CF
1986
30
6.6
Michael Wacha
SP
1991
25
5.8


Today's Games
Championship Leverage Index
Away CLI @ Home CLI
1.12
@
1.30
1.13
@
0.93
1.24
@
0.72
1.31
@
0.38
0.33
@
1.18
0.59
@
0.67
1.20
@
0.00
0.01
@
1.09
0.94
@
0.15
0.83
@
0.21
0.00
@
0.77


2016 Power Rankings

Methodology

# Tm Lg 2016 L-25 L-10 Rating
1
CLE
AL
.548
.618
.687
.595
2
TEX
AL
.557
.595
.582
.574
3
BAL
AL
.545
.579
.615
.568
4
HOU
AL
.515
.578
.647
.558
5
CHN
NL
.583
.533
.459
.546
6
SLN
NL
.530
.547
.556
.540
7
SFN
NL
.535
.555
.475
.532
8
DET
AL
.504
.550
.560
.529
9
WAS
NL
.545
.527
.479
.528
10
TOR
AL
.525
.538
.461
.519
11
LAN
NL
.517
.523
.508
.517
12
MIA
NL
.501
.510
.534
.509
13
KCA
AL
.507
.487
.515
.502
14
CHA
AL
.504
.471
.546
.500
15
COL
NL
.489
.510
.508
.499
16
BOS
AL
.535
.471
.413
.493
17
OAK
AL
.471
.473
.579
.489
18
PIT
NL
.494
.454
.529
.487
19
SDN
NL
.467
.483
.540
.485
20
NYA
AL
.486
.499
.449
.484
21
MIL
NL
.466
.493
.501
.481
22
SEA
AL
.515
.456
.418
.479
23
ARI
NL
.481
.490
.425
.475
24
TBA
AL
.480
.474
.408
.466
25
NYN
NL
.493
.440
.391
.458
26
PHI
NL
.453
.424
.488
.449
27
ATL
NL
.429
.454
.481
.446
28
MIN
AL
.424
.437
.493
.440
29
CIN
NL
.440
.452
.389
.435
30
LAA
AL
.466
.398
.339
.422

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Wins Above Replacement data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

The transaction and player splits data used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Retrosheet.
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Uniform images used with permission from Marc Okkonen, author of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century.
Images can also be viewed at the Hall of Fame online exhibit Dressed to the Nines

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James