Posted by Andy on May 26, 2010
Here are the leaders among WAR broken down by position so far in 2010. One could think of this as a possible set of all-star selections.
Position AL (WAR) / NL (WAR)
C: Joe Mauer (1.9) / Miguel Olivo (1.4)
1B: Justin Morneau (3.9) / Adrian Gonzalez (2.0)
2B: Robinson Cano (2.5) / Chase Utley (2.6)
3B: Evan Longoria (2.2) / Ryan Zimmerman (1.5)
SS: Alex Gonzalez (2.0) / Troy Tulowitzki (1.2)*
LF: Carl Crawford (2.2) / Josh Willingham (1.5)
CF: Franklin Gutierrez (2.2) / Angel Pagan (1.8)**
RF: Ben Zobrist (2.0) / Jayson Werth (2.1)
* Jimmy Rollins is actually tied with Tulowitzki but has played in only 12 games
** Andrew McCutchen is tied with Pagan
Let's compare these results with the latest voting.
In the AL, Morneau is second at 1B, Gonzalez is 5th at SS, and Carl Crawford is second among the top 15 outfielders. Gutierrez and Zobrist do not rank.
In the NL, Olivo is not even among the top 5 vote-getters at catcher. Adrian Gonzalez is not in the top five either! Nor is Ryan Zimmerman or Troy Tulowitzki! In the outfield, Werth is #2 on the list of top 15, but Willingham and Pagan don't rank. That's 6 out of 8 guys leading WAR who don't even appear among the top vote-getters at their position.
Let the debate begin...