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2016's Top Players


American League

Pos Player Tm
C KCA
2.7
1B DET
2.8
2B HOU
5.9
3B TOR
5.9
SS CLE
4.2
LF TOR
2.5
CF LAA
6.4
RF BOS
5.0
DH BOS
3.8
SP BAL
3.6
SP CLE
3.6
SP TEX
3.5
SP CHA
3.5
SP DET
3.3
RP BAL
2.7
RP BAL
2.5
RP NYA
2.2
RP OAK
1.8

Yesterday's Top Plays


According to Win Probability Added
# Game Score Inn Outs Bases Play Description Video WPA
1
4-4
t12
2
Matt Kemp homers (23) on a fly ball to left center field. Wil Myers scores.
Video
44.6%
2
1-3
t6
2
Alex Dickerson homers (5) on a fly ball to right center field.Travis Jankowski scores.Matt Kemp scores.
Video
40.6%
3
6-6
b12
2
With Edwin Encarnacion batting, wild pitch by Paul Clemens, Devon Travis scores.
36.9%
4
5-6
b9
0
Chris Gimenez hits a sacrifice bunt. Throwing error by first baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Tyler Naquin scores.Chris Gimenez to 2nd.
Video
36.0%
5
2-3
b9
0
Yoenis Cespedes flies into a double play, center fielder Tommy Pham to second baseman Greg Garcia. Curtis Granderson out at 2nd.
Video
28.2%
6
4-6
b9
0
Tyler Naquin doubles (12) on a line drive to center fielder Trea Turner. Jose Ramirez scores.
Video
27.3%
7
8-9
b9
1
David Ortiz grounds into a double play, second baseman Ian Kinsler to shortstop Jose Iglesias to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Xander Bogaerts out at 2nd.
Video
22.6%
8
0-4
b3
2
David Ortiz homers (25) on a line drive to right field.Mookie Betts scores.Xander Bogaerts scores.
Video
22.5%
9
4-6
b12
1
Jose Bautista walks. Kevin Pillar scores.Darwin Barney to 3rd.Devon Travis to 2nd.
Video
21.4%
10
0-3
t8
0
Brad Miller doubles (16) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Andrew Toles. Tim Beckham scores.Logan Forsythe to 3rd.
Video
20.2%
11
0-0
t3
2
Carlos Gonzalez hits a ground-rule double (22) on a line drive down the left-field line. Daniel Descalso scores.Charlie Blackmon scores.DJ LeMahieu to 3rd.
Video
19.7%
12
2-4
t3
2
Kyle Seager homers (20) on a line drive to right field.Dae-Ho Lee scores.
Video
19.3%
13
3-5
b8
0
Mike Napoli grounds into a double play, shortstop Danny Espinosa to second baseman Daniel Murphy to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Jason Kipnis scores.Francisco Lindor out at 2nd.
Video
18.9%
14
0-3
b4
1
Rene Rivera homers (4) on a line drive to left field. Asdrubal Cabrera scores.
Video
18.8%
15
2-2
t4
1
Anthony Rendon homers (12) on a line drive to center field. Wilson Ramos scores.
Video
18.7%

Top Plays from 2016 Season

Yesterday's Games


Star Ratings

Game Away Score Home Inn Recap
SDN
6 - 7
TOR
12
1.87
0.76
5.76%
91.5%
Video
DET
9 - 8
BOS
9
1.34
1.47
4.66%
66.3%
Video
WAS
6 - 7
CLE
9
1.23
1.22
4.87%
94.8%
Video
SLN
3 - 2
NYN
9
1.33
1.44
4.32%
56.8%
Video
ARI
4 - 9
MIL
9
1.36
0.03
4.49%
68.3%
Video
SEA
7 - 4
PIT
9
1.06
0.95
4.19%
81.0%
Video
SLN
1 - 3
NYN
9
0.98
1.43
3.07%
68.4%
Video
TBA
2 - 3
LAN
9
1.35
0.74
3.95%
56.0%
Video
ATL
2 - 0
MIN
9
1.07
0.00
3.05%
61.9%
Video
NYA
6 - 3
HOU
9
0.84
1.23
2.35%
63.7%
Video
OAK
6 - 3
TEX
9
0.90
0.68
3.02%
60.0%
Video
PHI
0 - 5
MIA
9
1.00
0.78
2.84%
55.5%
Video
CHN
0 - 3
CHA
9
0.90
0.66
2.55%
46.8%
Video
COL
6 - 3
BAL
9
0.74
0.84
2.35%
60.2%
Video
CIN
7 - 9
SFN
9
0.75
0.58
2.43%
47.2%
Video
ANA
13 - 0
KCA
9
0.70
0.31
1.95%
53.2%
Video

Best Games from 2016 Season

2016 Division Win Expectancies



American League

West W L W% Div
TEX 58 43 .574
67.5%
HOU 54 46 .540
22.1%
SEA 51 48 .515
9.5%
OAK 46 55 .455
0.5%
LAA 45 55 .450
0.4%
Cent W L W% Div
CLE 57 41 .582
76.9%
DET 53 48 .525
15.3%
CHA 50 50 .500
5.2%
KCA 48 51 .485
2.6%
MIN 37 62 .374
0.0%
East W L W% Div
BAL 58 41 .586
47.9%
TOR 57 44 .564
26.9%
BOS 55 43 .561
19.9%
NYA 52 48 .520
5.3%
TBA 38 61 .384
0.0%



National League

West W L W% Div
SFN 59 41 .590
65.8%
LAN 57 44 .564
33.0%
COL 48 52 .480
1.1%
SDN 43 58 .426
0.0%
ARI 41 59 .410
0.0%
Cent W L W% Div
CHN 59 40 .596
83.3%
SLN 53 47 .530
10.5%
PIT 51 48 .515
6.0%
MIL 43 55 .439
0.2%
CIN 39 61 .390
0.0%
East W L W% Div
WAS 58 42 .580
62.5%
MIA 54 46 .540
20.2%
NYN 53 46 .535
16.9%
PHI 46 56 .451
0.3%
ATL 34 66 .340
0.0%

2016 Wild Card Win Expectancies



American League

Team W L W% WC
TOR 57 44 .564
37.7%
BOS 55 43 .561
34.8%
BAL 58 41 .586
31.9%
HOU 54 46 .540
19.2%
NYA 52 48 .520
16.7%
DET 53 48 .525
16.4%
TEX 58 43 .574
12.7%
SEA 51 48 .515
11.7%
CLE 57 41 .582
8.0%
CHA 50 50 .500
6.0%
KCA 48 51 .485
3.5%
LAA 45 55 .450
0.7%
OAK 46 55 .455
0.6%
TBA 38 61 .384
0.0%
MIN 37 62 .374
0.0%

National League

Team W L W% WC
LAN 57 44 .564
41.1%
MIA 54 46 .540
29.2%
NYN 53 46 .535
26.9%
SLN 53 47 .530
24.2%
SFN 59 41 .590
23.6%
WAS 58 42 .580
20.9%
PIT 51 48 .515
17.6%
CHN 59 40 .596
9.2%
COL 48 52 .480
5.5%
PHI 46 56 .451
1.1%
MIL 43 55 .439
0.5%
SDN 43 58 .426
0.2%
ARI 41 59 .410
0.1%
CIN 39 61 .390
0.0%
ATL 34 66 .340
0.0%


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Today's Birthdays

All-Time (Top 5)

Player Pos Born Age WAR
Vida Blue
SP
1949
67
45.5
Freddie Fitzsimmons
SP
1901
(1979)
35.7
Duke Esper
SP
1867
(1910)
17.9
Carmelo Martinez
LF
1960
56
11.0
Bob Wood
C
1865
(1943)
7.1

Active (Top 3)

Player Pos Born Age WAR
Darin Ruf
1B
1986
30
-1.1


Today's Games
Championship Leverage Index
Away CLI @ Home CLI
1.43
@
1.61
1.34
@
1.57
1.03
@
1.58
1.34
@
1.12
1.02
@
0.95
0.35
@
1.46
0.12
@
1.51
0.02
@
1.55
0.13
@
1.40
0.64
@
0.81
0.00
@
1.43
0.00
@
1.09
0.09
@
0.40
0.01
@
0.05
0.00
@
0.00


2016 Power Rankings

Methodology

# Tm Lg 2016 L-25 L-10 Rating
1
NYA
AL
.503
.555
.685
.551
2
TOR
AL
.537
.574
.519
.546
3
LAN
NL
.530
.558
.555
.544
4
WAS
NL
.543
.560
.492
.540
5
HOU
AL
.520
.561
.551
.539
6
SLN
NL
.528
.536
.534
.532
7
LAA
AL
.491
.556
.602
.531
8
SEA
AL
.518
.533
.539
.527
9
BOS
AL
.537
.508
.522
.525
10
CLE
AL
.535
.519
.503
.524
11
NYN
NL
.513
.539
.505
.520
12
BAL
AL
.533
.514
.489
.520
13
PIT
NL
.505
.568
.460
.518
14
DET
AL
.505
.531
.512
.515
15
CHN
NL
.552
.459
.502
.513
16
MIA
NL
.501
.497
.542
.507
17
CHA
AL
.499
.492
.517
.500
18
MIN
AL
.453
.556
.490
.493
19
MIL
NL
.471
.491
.548
.490
20
OAK
AL
.472
.494
.515
.487
21
COL
NL
.487
.475
.484
.482
22
SDN
NL
.476
.481
.461
.475
23
TEX
AL
.524
.413
.447
.474
24
SFN
NL
.525
.450
.363
.473
25
PHI
NL
.459
.511
.419
.470
26
CIN
NL
.446
.469
.515
.465
27
TBA
AL
.465
.429
.514
.461
28
KCA
AL
.489
.440
.412
.460
29
ARI
NL
.462
.377
.379
.420
30
ATL
NL
.426
.405
.362
.408

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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

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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