Posted by tecwrg on 12/4/2013 9:23:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 12/4/2013 9:08:00 PM (view original):Wouldn't the person who accumulates the higher oWAR within a season be the more effective hitter?
Posted by tecwrg on 12/4/2013 9:01:00 PM (view original):What part of cumulative confuses you?
Posted by bad_luck on 12/4/2013 8:22:00 PM (view original):What part of "seasonal" confused you?
Posted by tecwrg on 12/4/2013 7:52:00 PM (view original):WAR is cumulative.
Posted by bad_luck on 12/4/2013 4:05:00 PM (view original):"Monday's effectiveness with the bat was about the same as Williams'".
Monday's effectiveness with the bat was about the same as Williams'. But Williams was able to do it longer so he had more offensive value.
But, it's worth noting that Monday's career WAR is closer to Williams' than Williams is to Martinez.
Please explain the seasonal discrepancies in their respective oWAR values. After all, oWAR is a fantastic way to measure a player's offensive value, correct?
WAR accumulates during the season. It isn't a rate.
Sometimes. Sometimes not.
For example, a guy that gets injured at the break with 80 hits in 200 AB might have been a more effective hitter than another guy who gets 135 over 500 AB. But it's possible that that second guy has a higher WAR that season. This is an illustrative example only, I made the numbers up.
Over their entire careers, Bernie provided more offensive value than Monday. But they have the same OPS+ because they saw similar results (adjusted for the time period they played) in the PA they got.