• 2008 A-Rod’s Most “Unclutch” Season Ever?

    Posted by on August 29th, 2008 · Comments (4)

    By now, you’ve probably heard of “WPA” – meaning “Win Probability Added.” Well, they track WPA and all sorts of stuff over at fangraphs.com. And, I was just looking at Alex Rodriguez’ season by season totals for WPA over there.

    Here they are, with 2008 being through yesterday’s game:

    Year	Team		WPA
    1994	Mariners		-0.74
    1995	Mariners		-0.36
    1996	Mariners		3.79
    1997	Mariners		1.97
    1998	Mariners		4.51
    1999	Mariners		1.19
    2000	Mariners		5.27
    2001	Rangers		5.23
    2002	Rangers		3.75
    2003	Rangers		4.15
    2004	Yankees		3.08
    2005	Yankees		5.52
    2006	Yankees		1.09
    2007	Yankees		6.85
    2008	Yankees		0.69
    

    There’s a chance that this season may be the first time in A-Rod’s career that he’s played a full season and had a WPA of less than “1.”

    I’ll just hang up now and listen to your reaction to this…

    Comments on 2008 A-Rod’s Most “Unclutch” Season Ever?

    1. Corey
      August 29th, 2008 | 7:16 pm

      its hard to judge something like this without any comps…

    2. August 29th, 2008 | 10:15 pm

      Here are some season leaders in WPA as of last night’s games:

      Lance Berkman 6.17
      Manny Ramirez 5.37
      Albert Pujols 5.30
      Matt Holliday 5.24
      Carlos Lee 4.84
      Jason Bay 4.84
      Carlos Quentin 4.08
      Mark Teixeira 4.06
      Pat Burrell 3.83
      Hanley Ramirez 3.59
      Justin Morneau 3.53
      Josh Hamilton 3.51
      Joe Mauer 3.49
      Aramis Ramirez 3.24
      David Wright 3.19
      Grady Sizemore 3.04
      Ryan Braun 2.92
      Milton Bradley 2.87
      Chipper Jones 2.72
      Carlos Pena 2.71
      Ryan Ludwick 2.63
      Nate McLouth 2.62
      Adrian Gonzalez 2.57
      Dustin Pedroia 2.48
      Xavier Nady 2.46
      Aubrey Huff 2.45
      Miguel Cabrera 2.41
      Brian Roberts 2.39
      Carlos Beltran 2.26
      Adam Dunn 2.22
      J.J. Hardy 2.18
      Brad Hawpe 2.11
      Curtis Granderson 1.99
      Kevin Youkilis 1.97
      Mark DeRosa 1.96

    3. DJ21996
      August 29th, 2008 | 10:51 pm

      Thats not exactly the best way to tell if a player has been clutch or not. But it does show that this hasnt been one of his better seasons.

    4. Corey
      August 30th, 2008 | 11:51 am

      big puma! Kinda sad to see Mark DeRosa comin in that much ahead of A-rod, I must say. How much do you figure that A-Rod lost due to being injured? You also have to figure in that was about the time of a season when A-Rod is at his hottest (early in the season)

    Leave a reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.