Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
October 17, 2002
BASEBALL: 2002 Win Shares Leaders

David Pinto has 2002 Win Shares, courtesy of Jim Henzler, Bill James' co-author on the Win Shares book. The Win Shares MVPs (Bonds, A-Rod) and Cy Youngs (Randy Johnson, Zito) are no surprise, although there were some surprises: Byun-Hyung Kim the third best pitcher in the NL, Tim Hudson second and Roy Halladay also ahead of Pedro, and Rodriguez only a hair (a difference of one Win Share is little more than a rounding error) ahead of Thome and Giambi for MVP. Of course, the article in the Win Shares book on teams with the best 2 picthers in the league and their unpredictable record in the postseason just got two data points for failure.

Notice how the top 10 pitchers in each league included 4 Braves, 4 A's, 3 Diamondbacks including the THREE BEST PITCHERS IN THE LEAGUE, 2 Red Sox and 2 Astros.

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