To start off The WAR Room, we will be going back to 2013 and going over last year’s performances. Ideally this is something that would happen in the offseason, but since I was not able to compute these stats until now, they have to run now.
Plus, there have not been enough minor league games yet to make useful stats. So onward with the retrospective.
Also note that pitchers have FIP-based WAR — which is based on peripherals like strikeouts, walks, home runs, etc. — and RA-based WAR — which is based on runs allowed.
But enough with the introduction. Below are the advanced statistics for the 2013 Columbus Clippers pitchers:
A year to forget for Bauer
If you just look at right-hander Trevor Bauer‘s WAR based on his ERA, the picture is not all that bad. With a 105 ERA- in 121.1 innings, the right-hander managed a 1.1 RA-based WAR — a slightly below-average mark, but a decent result considering Bauer’s mechanics hell in 2013. In order to help in the major leagues, Bauer needs to be more than slightly below-average in Triple-A, but given all he went through in last year, a 1.1 WAR is actually pretty good.
Of course, Bauer’s peripherals rate him out as much worse. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 13, 2014