August 22, 2011

The WAR Set: First Replacement Player





2006 Fleer Tradition #1 Andruw Jones
6.5 Wins Above Replacement


Year Age Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2006 29 ATL 156 669 565 107 148 29 0 41 129 4 1 82 127 .262 .363 .531 .894
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/21/2011.
  

Now that I received a duplicate of this card, it has unseated 2007 John Lackey from the WAR Set.  Jones' 2006 WAR rating of 6.5 beat out Lackey's 2007 rating by just 0.2 points.  In 2006, Jones followed his breakout 2005 season with another very successful season.  He belted 41 homers and plated 129 rbi while playing in over 155 games.  Andruw also earned his 9th consecutive Gold Glove award and finished 11th in MVP voting.  


Loved to hit against Denny Neagle: 9 for 16 with 5 home runs (2.300 OPS)
Loathed to hit against Turk Wendell: 1 for 24 with 4 strikeouts (.190 OPS)


This year's cards still in the running for this spot:
2011 Topps #1 Ryan Braun (current WAR = 5.9)
 

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