1987 Season
1986 / 1988
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Top HitterTony
Gwynn
Top PitcherRoger
Clemens

1987 Major League Player of the Year

Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
George Bell
TOR
LF
27.7
5.0
26.5
15.0
by Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Roger Clemens
BOS
SP
24.9
9.4
28.3
19.4
2 Tony Gwynn
SDN
RF
27.1
8.5
29.3
16.8
3 Wade Boggs
BOS
3B
29.0
8.3
32.5
20.0
4 Alan Trammell
DET
SS
29.4
8.2
35.3
21.0
5 Frank Viola
MIN
SP
27.2
8.1
24.8
16.8
6 Bret Saberhagen
KCA
SP
23.2
8.0
23.4
15.3
7 Eric Davis
CIN
CF
25.1
7.9
29.4
18.1
8 Dale Murphy
ATL
RF
31.3
7.7
28.7
15.9
9 Bob Welch
LAN
SP
30.7
7.5
19.6
12.3
10 Jimmy Key
TOR
SP
26.2
7.4
23.6
15.4
11 Orel Hershiser
LAN
SP
28.8
7.4
20.2
12.5
12 Tim Raines
MON
LF
27.8
6.7
33.6
22.1
13 Rick Sutcliffe
CHN
SP
31.0
6.6
18.8
11.9
14 Teddy Higuera
ML4
SP
28.6
6.5
19.6
11.4
15 Darryl Strawberry
NYN
RF
25.3
6.4
30.1
18.2
16 Ozzie Smith
SLN
SS
32.5
6.4
32.6
16.9
17 Doyle Alexander
MULT
SP
36.8
6.2
18.9
12.7
18 Mike Schmidt
PHI
3B
37.8
6.1
25.7
13.5
19 Charlie Leibrandt
KCA
SP
30.7
6.1
20.1
12.5
20 Paul Molitor
ML4
DH
30.9
6.0
28.7
19.7
21 Mark Langston
SEA
SP
26.9
5.9
20.7
12.1
22 Randy Ready
SDN
3B
27.5
5.8
17.4
8.9
23 Barry Bonds
PIT
LF
22.9
5.8
22.0
10.6
24 Mike Scott
HOU
SP
32.2
5.6
18.4
11.3
25 Devon White*
CAL
RF
24.5
5.6
17.2
4.6
26 Kevin Seitzer*
KCA
3B
25.3
5.5
23.4
10.0
27 Andy Van Slyke
PIT
CF
26.5
5.5
25.0
12.5
28 Jack Clark
SLN
1B
31.6
5.4
32.3
22.5
29 Carney Lansford
OAK
3B
30.4
5.2
23.2
11.3
30 Mark McGwire*
OAK
1B
23.8
5.1
29.8
19.0
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie
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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.
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James