Every March, the invaluable research tool Baseball-Reference retroactively adjusts its Wins Above Replacement (WAR) calculations. The 2020 update is more dramatic than usual, particularly for several Marlins players past and present.
Sports-Reference.com has the full blog post detailing why these players’ value have changed.
Longtime Fish Stripes readers may be aware that myself and most of the staff prefer conducting our analysis using the FanGraphs version of WAR (abbreviated fWAR). We will continue to do so, but the Baseball-Reference (rWAR) update deserves mention nonetheless.
- We begin with the “bad” news. Miguel Rojas, the heart and soul of the Marlins, acclaimed by fans and teammates for his defensive fundamentals and versatility, is one of the biggest losers here.