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Active Leaders & Records for WAR for Pitchers

Photo of <strong>CC Sabathia</strong> Photo of <strong>Felix Hernandez</strong> Photo of <strong>Clayton Kershaw</strong> Photo of <strong>Zack Greinke</strong> Photo of <strong>Bartolo Colon</strong> Photo of <strong>Cole Hamels</strong> Photo of <strong>Justin Verlander</strong> Photo of <strong>Jake Peavy</strong> Photo of <strong>Jon Lester</strong> Photo of <strong>Jered Weaver</strong> Photo of <strong>Freddy Garcia</strong> Photo of <strong>John Lackey</strong> Photo of <strong>Adam Wainwright</strong> Photo of <strong>Max Scherzer</strong> Photo of <strong>Matt Cain</strong> Photo of <strong>James Shields</strong> Photo of <strong>David Price</strong> Photo of <strong>Chris Sale</strong> Photo of <strong>Johnny Cueto</strong> Photo of <strong>Joe Nathan</strong>

+ - Indicates Hall of Famer. Bold indicates active player.

Statistic Description: Wins Above Replacement for Pitchers A single number that presents the number of wins the player added to the team above what a replacement player (think AAA or AAAA) would add. This value includes defensive support and includes additional value for high leverage situations. Scale: 8+ MVP Quality, 5+ All-Star Quality, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Reserve, < 0 Replacement Level Developed by Sean Smith of BaseballProjection.com

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.