Power Rankings
Explanation
#
Tm
Lg
1
AL
.548
.536
.608
.554
2
AL
.535
.592
.517
.551
3
AL
.534
.579
.544
.551
4
NL
.535
.579
.532
.549
5
AL
.521
.577
.489
.535
6
AL
.556
.504
.512
.531
7
NL
.511
.518
.591
.526
8
NL
.516
.536
.504
.521
9
NL
.479
.537
.612
.520
10
NL
.523
.516
.515
.519
11
NL
.511
.517
.535
.517
12
AL
.507
.529
.509
.515
13
AL
.500
.517
.543
.513
14
NL
.508
.512
.528
.513
15
NL
.508
.499
.511
.506
16
AL
.503
.525
.465
.504
17
AL
.517
.478
.507
.502
18
NL
.474
.497
.548
.494
19
AL
.482
.504
.505
.493
20
NL
.486
.523
.446
.492
21
NL
.491
.476
.498
.487
22
AL
.471
.492
.516
.485
23
NL
.496
.460
.448
.476
24
NL
.490
.461
.440
.472
25
AL
.502
.421
.440
.464
26
AL
.474
.469
.414
.463
27
AL
.454
.444
.515
.461
28
NL
.459
.434
.495
.457
29
AL
.474
.405
.392
.438
30
NL
.458
.426
.387
.435
Top Players
2014 Season
Pos Player Tm
WAR
C
MIL
5.4
1B
BAL
4.6
2B
SEA
5.5
3B
OAK
7.1
SS
COL
5.6
LF
KCA
5.6
CF
LAA
6.5
RF
MIA
6.0
DH
DET
3.7
     
SP
LAN
7.4
SP
SEA
6.1
SP
CLE
5.9
SP
DET
5.5
SP
CHA
5.3
RP
KCA
3.2
RP
NYA
3.1
RP
TBA
3.0
RP
BAL
2.9
RP
SLN
2.9
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

 
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Today's Birthdays
All-Time (Top 5)
Player
Pos
Born
Age
WAR
SP
1977
37
50.2
3B
1950
64
41.6
CF
1977
37
20.7
3B
1919
(1978)
10.0
2B
1907
(1962)
6.0
Active (Top 3)
Player
Pos
Born
Age
WAR
RP
1985
29
3.0
SS
1990
24
1.2
C
1983
31
1.1
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com





Stolen Bases
Above Average
2014 Season
# Player
Pos
Age
Tm
SB
1
2B
26.2
LAN
48.6
2
CF
23.8
CIN
43.7
3
2B
24.2
HOU
38.8
4
CF
26.2
PHI
29.8
5
CF
30.8
NYA
28.1
6
LF
33.7
DET
25.2
7
CF
29.9
KCA
24.4
8
LF
29.1
NYN
23.7
9
LF
27.8
MULT
22.3
10
CF
28.6
MIL
19.3

Adjusted Wins
Above Average
2014 Season
# Player Th Age Tm
aW
1
R
28.4
CIN
15.6
2
R
28.2
SEA
15.6
3
L
26.3
LAN
15.4
4
R
28.2
CLE
14.9
5
R
32.8
SLN
14.9
6
R
29.9
DET
14.6
7
R
25.5
DET
13.3
8
R
26.1
LAA
13.2
9
L
28.8
MULT
13.1
10
L
30.5
PHI
13.1

 
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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