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Year-by-Year Top-Tens Leaders & Records for WAR for Pitchers


+ - 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 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.

This table lists the MLB top ten for each season in this category. When possible we have used the leaderboard standards at that time to compute the top ten players for this statistic.