WAR: What is it good for? Well, for starters, WAR (wins above replacement) is an immensely useful baseball stat that allows you to compare the value of players based on how many wins they generated for their team above that of a freely-available “replacement-level” triple-A player.
As you may have heard, Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista is in the midst of a historically awesome season. While last night’s ankle “twist” caused many a fan’s heart to sink, Bautista is still playing day-to-day and remains poised to post one of the best seasons in baseball history.
After all, anytime your name is mentioned alongside a guy named Ruth, you’re doing pretty well.