August 10, 2016: Fielder

For all the media talk about Prince Fielder's stardom, I thought this was pretty interesting:

Dude Seasons rWAR fWAR
Justice1440.540.4
Hrbek1438.437.6
D Lee1434.334.5
T Martinez1628.828.7
Konerko1827.623.2
Morneau1427.122.8
M Vaughn1227.031.1
Klesko1626.930.1
Fielder1223.826.8
Brunansky1421.823.3

I don't have any particular conclusion in mind (and I don't mean to diminish Prince's career), but I doubt many observers would have perceived Fielder's value to be as limited as it was – by whichever flavor of WAR you like. That contract was a disaster on more than one level.

41 thoughts on “August 10, 2016: Fielder”

  1. This cherry-picked selection made possible in part by whatever weird stuff is going on with b-ref's database right now. I had to rely on memory for likely playing time/fragility/old player skills comps.

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        1. Good lord. I'm embarrassed that I so easily forgot

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          . Less embarrassed that I forgot

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          because I have tried to forget.

    1. Can't believe Raul Ibanez has over 300 home runs. He had 15 career HRs through his age 28 season. I bet he has the fewest at age 28 of anyone on this list by a long ways.

      1. Imagine combining Sierra (ages 20-28) & Ibañez (ages 29-42) into one player, Rubén Raúl Sierra Ibañez:

        Dude G PA AB R H 2b 3b HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP IBB
        Sierra Ibañez 3499 14360 13040 1838 3548 718 109 514 2128 181 1128 2173 .272 .328 .462 .790 6026 293 164
        Sheffield 2576 10947 9217 1636 2689 467 27 509 1676 253 1475 1171 .292 .393 .514 .907 4737 235 130
        1. magine combining Sierra (ages 20-28) & Ibañez (ages 29-42) into one player, Rubén Raúl Sierra Ibañez
          Oooh the diacriticals!!!

  2. Question for the nation's musicians: without Googling, do "circus" and "Stars and Stripes Forever" mean anything to you in combination?

  3. It looks like we're set to close on time. If the bank comes through before the end of business today we may be able to close early(!). I'm a little stressed out.

    1. aaaaaaaaand the appraiser screwed the pooch by not reading the offer sheet correctly. Almost would have delayed the scheduled closing.

  4. May to the DL with more back issues. Chargrois called back up. Hopefully, he'll get more of an opportunity to pitch this time with "just" a 12-man pitching staff.

      1. The 2013-14 Gomez would be good to have. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be who he is any more.

        1. he was 286/362/452 in 94 PA this June, but otherwise turrrrrible this year. .396 BABIP that month might suggest he was getting pretty lucky. By the same token, his .226 BABIP in July (and 189/241/324 in 80 PA) might suggest he was pretty unlucky (or playing hurt).

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