2011 Topps #1 Ryan Braun
7.7 Wins Above Replacement
Now that the 2011 regular season is complete, cards from 2011 are now eligible to be added to the WAR set and Ryan Braun has booted Andruw Jones from the #1 card slot of the WAR set. Braun posted a gaudy 7.7 WAR rating in 2011 which easily beat out Jones' 2006 rating of 6.5.
In 2011, Braun clubbed 33 homers and finished with an amazing .332 batting average. He led the league in extra base hits, slugging percentage, and OPS. He also finished in the top ten in batting average, on base percentage, runs, hits, total bases, doubles, homers, RBI, and stolen bases. The Hebrew Hammer definitely put up some MVP caliber numbers in 2011 although a certain someone in Dodger blue may ultimately take that prize.
Loves to hit against Tom Gorzelanny: 11 for 24 with 3 homers (1.497 OPS)
Loathes to hit against Joel Pineiro: 3 for 20 with 3 strikeouts (.390 OPS)
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