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Career Leaders & Records for WAR for Pitchers

Photo of Cy Young+ Photo of Walter Johnson+ Photo of Roger Clemens Photo of Pete Alexander+ Photo of Kid Nichols+ Photo of Lefty Grove+ Photo of Tom Seaver+ Photo of Greg Maddux+ Photo of Randy Johnson+ Photo of Phil Niekro+ Photo of Bert Blyleven+ Photo of Christy Mathewson+ Photo of Gaylord Perry+ Photo of Warren Spahn+ Photo of Tim Keefe+ Photo of Eddie Plank+ Photo of Pedro Martinez+ Photo of John Clarkson+ Photo of Steve Carlton+ Photo of Nolan Ryan+

+ - 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

This statistic is computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, 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.

Note that seasons prior to 1876 are not included in single-season marks, but are included in career marks.