|Wins Above Replacement--all|
pitcher, WAR, pWAR
Koufax 9.8, 10.3
Marichal 9.8, 9.1
Bunning 8.9, 8.9
Maloney 7.4, 7.1
Bob Gibson has pWAR 6.1 but is not on the list that includes players, so his total WAR must be less than that of Jim Ray Hart: 6.6. How do we find it?
It does not appear to be on Gibson's main page, which defaults to his pitching stats:
Under "Player Value" there's one WAR column with 6.1. What if I click on "More Stats"?
Nothing more on WAR that I can see. Let's click on "Batting".
There's WAR of 0.4; also oWAR and dWAR: 0.3 and 0.1, although I don't think you're supposed to add them up.
Maybe we're supposed to add the 0.4 to Gibson's pWAR of 6.1. That would give us 6.5, which is still below Hart's 6.6 and would explain why Gibson is not listed in the top ten of the list of both players and pitchers.
Let's try Sandy Koufax since he's the prime example of a pitcher on both lists.
Sure enough, Koufax has that single WAR column with his 1966 10.3 pWAR. Let's look at Sandy's Batting page.
Sandy's batting WAR is -0.6; oWAR is -0.6 and dWAR is 0.0 but we're not supposed to add them.
10.3 - 0.6 = 9.7
That's pretty close to the total player WAR for Koufax of 9.8. Maybe there's a rounding difference.
One problem here is I do not know where to find the total WAR for all pitchers for this season of 1966.
Let's take quick look at the AL for 1966 for something even more odd.
1966 American League Pitching Leaders
And this mess doesn't even get into my not trusting the fielding data.