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 earlier, they have to run now.
Plus, there have not been enough minor league games yet to make the stats particularly useful. So onward with the retrospective.
But enough with the introduction. Below are the advanced statistics for the 2013 Akron RubberDucks (well, at the time, the Akron Aeros):
As it is supposed to work in minor league baseball, three of the best performers from the 2013 Akron season are up in Columbus. Though all three did well in 2013, their performances in 2014 are all across the board.
The best player in Akron last year was outfielder Carlos Moncrief, who posted a 3.8 great-defense WAR in 129 games. Playing in his age-24 season, this was the breakout year everyone was waiting for. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 18, 2014