Jeff Bagwell tops the list again for Baseball Hall of Fame candidates. None of the first-year 2012 candidates makes the cut.
Brian Jordan leads the pack of non-worthy rookies, largely due to an impressive defensive WAR.
We have converted a baseball player’s career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) into a rate statistic which indicates the average number of wins above replacement a player would give his team per single season (avgWAR). Baseball-Reference.com uses the following scale for WAR values:
- 8+ MVP Quality
- 5+ All-Star Quality
- 2+ Starter
- 0-2 Reserve
- <0 Replacement Level