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Sunday, February 14, 2016

2015 Batting leaders: a fresh look.

Top ten for the Major Baseball League (MBL):

OPS+
Rk Player OPS+ WAR/pos dWAR oWAR Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos
1 Bryce Harper 195 9.9 0.4 8.9 2015 22 WSN NL 153 654 521 118 172 38 1 42 99 124 15 131 5 0 4 15 6 4 .330 .460 .649 1.109 *98/D
2 Mike Trout 176 9.4 1.0 8.9 2015 23 LAA AL 159 682 575 104 172 32 6 41 90 92 14 158 10 0 5 11 11 7 .299 .402 .590 .991 *8/D
3 Joey Votto 174 7.6 -0.4 7.0 2015 31 CIN NL 158 695 545 95 171 33 2 29 80 143 15 135 5 0 2 11 11 3 .314 .459 .541 1.000 *3/H
4 Miguel Cabrera 170 5.2 -0.3 4.8 2015 32 DET AL 119 511 429 64 145 28 1 18 76 77 15 82 3 0 2 19 1 1 .338 .440 .534 .974 *3D/H
5 Paul Goldschmidt 170 8.8 0.9 6.8 2015 27 ARI NL 159 695 567 103 182 38 2 33 110 118 29 151 2 0 7 16 21 5 .321 .435 .570 1.005 *3/DH
6 Nelson Cruz 160 5.2 -1.8 6.0 2015 34 SEA AL 152 655 590 90 178 22 1 44 93 59 9 164 5 0 1 6 3 2 .302 .369 .566 .936 *9D
7 Josh Donaldson 155 8.8 1.5 7.7 2015 29 TOR AL 158 711 620 122 184 41 2 41 123 73 0 133 6 2 10 16 6 0 .297 .371 .568 .939 *5/DH
8 Edwin Encarnacion 153 4.7 -1.1 4.8 2015 32 TOR AL 146 624 528 94 146 31 0 39 111 77 5 98 9 0 10 14 3 2 .277 .372 .557 .929 *D3/H
9 Jose Bautista 149 5.1 -1.1 5.4 2015 34 TOR AL 153 666 543 108 136 29 3 40 114 110 2 106 5 0 8 19 8 2 .250 .377 .536 .913 *9D/H
10 Chris Davis 146 5.2 -0.9 5.2 2015 29 BAL AL 160 670 573 100 150 31 0 47 117 84 6 208 8 0 5 6 2 3 .262 .361 .562 .923 *39D
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Generated 2/14/2016.

Davis led MBL with 47 HR and 208 SO. Cabrera led MBL in BA. Harper led MBL in OBP, SLG, OPS. Donaldson led American Conference in RBI.

WAR
Rk Player WAR/pos dWAR oWAR OPS+ Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos
1 Bryce Harper 9.9 0.4 8.9 195 2015 22 WSN NL 153 654 521 118 172 38 1 42 99 124 15 131 5 0 4 15 6 4 .330 .460 .649 1.109 *98/D
2 Mike Trout 9.4 1.0 8.9 176 2015 23 LAA AL 159 682 575 104 172 32 6 41 90 92 14 158 10 0 5 11 11 7 .299 .402 .590 .991 *8/D
3 Josh Donaldson 8.8 1.5 7.7 155 2015 29 TOR AL 158 711 620 122 184 41 2 41 123 73 0 133 6 2 10 16 6 0 .297 .371 .568 .939 *5/DH
4 Paul Goldschmidt 8.8 0.9 6.8 170 2015 27 ARI NL 159 695 567 103 182 38 2 33 110 118 29 151 2 0 7 16 21 5 .321 .435 .570 1.005 *3/DH
5 Joey Votto 7.6 -0.4 7.0 174 2015 31 CIN NL 158 695 545 95 171 33 2 29 80 143 15 135 5 0 2 11 11 3 .314 .459 .541 1.000 *3/H
6 A.J. Pollock 7.4 1.8 5.9 132 2015 27 ARI NL 157 673 609 111 192 39 6 20 76 53 0 89 2 0 9 19 39 7 .315 .367 .498 .865 *8/H
7 Kevin Kiermaier 7.3 5.0 2.7 97 2015 25 TBR AL 151 535 505 62 133 25 12 10 40 24 0 95 2 2 2 7 18 5 .263 .298 .420 .718 *8H/9
8 Lorenzo Cain 7.2 2.3 5.3 126 2015 29 KCR AL 140 604 551 101 169 34 6 16 72 37 4 98 12 0 4 16 28 6 .307 .361 .477 .838 *8/9DH
9 Manny Machado 7.1 1.9 5.7 131 2015 22 BAL AL 162 713 633 102 181 30 1 35 86 70 2 111 4 2 4 17 20 8 .286 .359 .502 .861 *5/6
10 Jason Heyward 6.5 2.0 3.8 116 2015 25 STL NL 154 610 547 79 160 33 4 13 60 56 4 90 2 0 3 13 23 3 .293 .359 .439 .797 *98/H
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Generated 2/14/2016.

Notice number 7 Kiermaier (first in dWAR in MBL), who is number 100 in OPS+. Also Heyward with his 13 home runs. Harper and Donaldson MVP.

oWAR
Rk Player oWAR WAR/pos dWAR OPS+ Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos
1 Bryce Harper 8.9 9.9 0.4 195 2015 22 WSN NL 153 654 521 118 172 38 1 42 99 124 15 131 5 0 4 15 6 4 .330 .460 .649 1.109 *98/D
2 Mike Trout 8.9 9.4 1.0 176 2015 23 LAA AL 159 682 575 104 172 32 6 41 90 92 14 158 10 0 5 11 11 7 .299 .402 .590 .991 *8/D
3 Josh Donaldson 7.7 8.8 1.5 155 2015 29 TOR AL 158 711 620 122 184 41 2 41 123 73 0 133 6 2 10 16 6 0 .297 .371 .568 .939 *5/DH
4 Joey Votto 7.0 7.6 -0.4 174 2015 31 CIN NL 158 695 545 95 171 33 2 29 80 143 15 135 5 0 2 11 11 3 .314 .459 .541 1.000 *3/H
5 Paul Goldschmidt 6.8 8.8 0.9 170 2015 27 ARI NL 159 695 567 103 182 38 2 33 110 118 29 151 2 0 7 16 21 5 .321 .435 .570 1.005 *3/DH
6 Nelson Cruz 6.0 5.2 -1.8 160 2015 34 SEA AL 152 655 590 90 178 22 1 44 93 59 9 164 5 0 1 6 3 2 .302 .369 .566 .936 *9D
7 A.J. Pollock 5.9 7.4 1.8 132 2015 27 ARI NL 157 673 609 111 192 39 6 20 76 53 0 89 2 0 9 19 39 7 .315 .367 .498 .865 *8/H
8 Andrew McCutchen 5.8 4.9 -0.6 145 2015 28 PIT NL 157 685 566 91 165 36 3 23 96 98 12 133 12 0 9 9 11 5 .292 .401 .488 .889 *8/DH
9 Manny Machado 5.7 7.1 1.9 131 2015 22 BAL AL 162 713 633 102 181 30 1 35 86 70 2 111 4 2 4 17 20 8 .286 .359 .502 .861 *5/6
10 Kris Bryant 5.5 5.9 0.6 133 2015 23 CHC NL 151 650 559 87 154 31 5 26 99 77 0 199 9 0 5 7 13 4 .275 .369 .488 .858 *5/789HD3
11 Adam Eaton 5.4 3.9 -1.1 122 2015 26 CHW AL 153 689 610 98 175 28 9 14 56 58 2 131 14 5 2 5 18 8 .287 .361 .431 .792 *8/DH
12 Jose Bautista 5.4 5.1 -1.1 149 2015 34 TOR AL 153 666 543 108 136 29 3 40 114 110 2 106 5 0 8 19 8 2 .250 .377 .536 .913 *9D/H
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Generated 2/14/2016.

Bryant led National Conference with 199 SO. Votto led MBL with 143 BB. Goldschmidt led MBL with 29 IBB. Donaldson zero IBB; 41 HR.

dWAR
Rk Player dWAR WAR/pos oWAR OPS+ Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos
1 Kevin Kiermaier 5.0 7.3 2.7 97 2015 25 TBR AL 151 535 505 62 133 25 12 10 40 24 0 95 2 2 2 7 18 5 .263 .298 .420 .718 *8H/9
2 Andrelton Simmons 3.5 4.0 1.2 86 2015 25 ATL NL 147 583 535 60 142 23 2 4 44 39 6 48 6 1 2 19 5 3 .265 .321 .338 .660 *6/H
3 Brandon Crawford 2.9 5.6 3.4 114 2015 28 SFG NL 143 561 507 65 130 33 4 21 84 39 9 119 11 0 4 18 6 4 .256 .321 .462 .782 *6/H
4 Kevin Pillar 2.8 5.2 2.8 96 2015 26 TOR AL 159 628 586 76 163 31 2 12 56 28 1 85 5 4 5 9 25 4 .278 .314 .399 .713 *87/9H
5 Ender Inciarte 2.6 5.3 2.0 101 2015 24 ARI NL 132 561 524 73 159 27 5 6 45 26 0 58 4 2 5 8 21 10 .303 .338 .408 .747 *978H
6 Addison Russell 2.6 3.3 1.2 90 2015 21 CHC NL 142 523 475 60 115 29 1 13 54 42 2 149 3 1 2 8 4 3 .242 .307 .389 .696 *46/H
7 Ian Kinsler 2.5 6.0 4.0 113 2015 33 DET AL 154 675 624 94 185 35 7 11 73 43 0 80 3 0 5 13 10 6 .296 .342 .428 .770 *4/HD
8 Lorenzo Cain 2.3 7.2 5.3 126 2015 29 KCR AL 140 604 551 101 169 34 6 16 72 37 4 98 12 0 4 16 28 6 .307 .361 .477 .838 *8/9DH
9 Adrian Beltre 2.3 5.8 3.9 110 2015 36 TEX AL 143 619 567 83 163 32 4 18 83 41 4 65 3 0 8 18 1 0 .287 .334 .453 .788 *5/D
10 Nolan Arenado 2.2 5.8 3.8 124 2015 24 COL NL 157 665 616 97 177 43 4 42 130 34 13 110 4 0 11 17 2 5 .287 .323 .575 .898 *5/H
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Generated 2/14/2016.

Arenado led National Conference in HR and MBL in RBI. Four of the ten dWAR leaders has OPS+ less than MBL average.

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