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Active Leaders & Records for Defensive WAR

Photo of <strong>Adrian Beltre</strong> Photo of <strong>Yadier Molina</strong> Photo of <strong>Chase Utley</strong> Photo of <strong>Clint Barmes</strong> Photo of <strong>J.J. Hardy</strong> Photo of <strong>Andrelton Simmons</strong> Photo of <strong>Juan Uribe</strong> Photo of <strong>Brendan Ryan</strong> Photo of <strong>Troy Tulowitzki</strong> Photo of <strong>Dustin Pedroia</strong> Photo of <strong>Ian Kinsler</strong> Photo of <strong>Russell Martin</strong> Photo of <strong>Jimmy Rollins</strong> Photo of <strong>Carlos Gomez</strong> Photo of <strong>Jason Heyward</strong> Photo of <strong>Evan Longoria</strong> Photo of <strong>Lorenzo Cain</strong> Photo of <strong>Carlos Ruiz</strong> Photo of <strong>Brandon Phillips</strong> Photo of <strong>Alex Rodriguez</strong>

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Statistic Description: Defensive Wins Above Replacement for position players A defensive measure of wins above replacement, but given only the defensive stats of the player and his position adjustment. For this calculation, we use a replacement level on defense is the league average. Based on Baseball Info Solutions defensive runs saved from 2003 on and total zone rating developed by Sean Smith of BaseballProjection.com previously

This statistic is computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these lists.