Author Topic: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?  (Read 14081 times)

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Offline nobleisthyname

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #125: June 16, 2012, 12:44:32 AM »
David Wright:
2005:  6.2 WAR
2006:  5.2 WAR
2007:  8.9 WAR
2008:  7.1 WAR
2009:  3.6 WAR
2010:  4.0 WAR

Ryan Zimmerman:
2006: 4.4 WAR
2007: 5.3 WAR
2009: 7.3 WAR
2010: 7.2 WAR

These represent all the seasons Wright and Zimmerman played all the way through.

As you can see, except for the 2007 outlier (where he should have won the MVP), Zimmerman has been just as good or better than Wright. In fact, if you remove that one season Zimmerman actually has only 1.9 WAR less in fewer seasons (24.2 to 26.1).

It seems Zimmerman is underrated even by Nationals fans.

EDIT: I forgot 2008 was shortened by injury. I've adjusted the calculations