We last did this a month ago and a lot has changed. This will be the last top MLB players report for this season as we’ll focus on what really matters, playoff horse races starting tomorrow. Here are your top ten players in MLB. As always, pitchers get ranked with hitters, AL and NL are combined to create a larger pool of data to draw averages from.
Kershaw again fighting for the top spot but Kluber has taken the lead. Harper has been hurt so his WAA has been frozen or he’d be on the top of this pile as well. Kluber has had an interesting season because he struggled in April and May. He averaged out at the start of June and here is his trajectory.
The Indians are +35 now which is an incredible streak. Cleveland was +4 as a team on 6/4/2017 at the start of this table and gained +31 wins. Kluber accounts for 8.25 (current value not in above table) of those wins. Jake Arrieta had an similar run starting in June of the 2015 season which won him a Cy Young trophy.
Playoff horse race starts tomorrow and we may use today’s dataset to compile the tables. Normally we would show WAR top ten and do compares but that’s not important now. We will compile the current dataset of historical playoff data and look at some interesting reports that may portend what will happen during these playoffs. Until then.,…