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Rocketman
11-16-06, 10:32 PM
I don't know why this hasn't been posted, but according to the Hardball Times website, these are the Win Share leaders with at least 30 Win Shares for 2006.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/thtstats/main/index.php?view=winshares&orderBy=total&direction=DESC&page=1

NL:
Pujols 39
Beltran 38
Berkman 34
Cabrera 34
Wright 32
Howard 31
Soriano 30

AL:
Jeter 33
Mauer 31

This includes offensive performance and defensive performance as well. A win share is worth 1/3 of a win by definition, so Derek Jeter added 11 wins to his team, the Yankees. That makes him the most valuable player in the American League. Pujols added 13 wins to the Cardinals, and he was the most valuable player in the National League.

In the American League, Ortiz finished third with 29 WS, Ramirez finished fourth with 29 as well, and Justin Morneau finished fifth with 27. Everything above 30 is generally considered an MVP candidate.

Bonds has the current highest amount of career win shares at 693. For reasons of perspective, Biggio has the second highest career total for active position players at 425, followed by Sheffield at 404 and Frank Thomas at 384. Derek Jeter has 278 win shares in his 11 full seasons, giving him an average of 25.3 per season, and Albert Pujols has 219 in his 6 years, giving him an average of 36.5 per season. Barry Bonds has averaged 33 win shares per year over 21 years.

SoCal Pinstriper
11-17-06, 01:20 AM
Opinions on the efficacy of "Win Shares" vary. I respect those who find faults, but WSs seem to work for me.

Thanks for posting.:)

yankees76
11-17-06, 01:23 AM
Socal, is your avatar supposed to be Matt Clement?

SoCal Pinstriper
11-22-06, 01:24 PM
Socal, is your avatar supposed to be Matt Clement?it has had many meanings in the 75 days that I've been using it. It started as a statement on the Yankees post season.

Right now, I see it as a reflection of free agent insanity.

HidekiIrabu
11-22-06, 04:44 PM
So, Barry Bonds helps his team win a lot of games I see.