The Bowden Big Board: Ranking MLB’s top 10 catchers

The Big Board is a look at players from across the league at key points in the season: in the spring, at the trade deadline and in the offseason. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting the top players at every position — for whenever baseball resumes. We’ve looked at the infielders and the outfielders, […]

JAWS and the 2020 bWAR Update, Part 2

Josh Donaldson is one of the game’s elite two-way players, but like the late Ernie Lombardi, he received rude treatment when it came to Baseball-Reference’s latest update to its version of WAR. Last week I began a breakdown of B-Ref’s influx of new data, which resulted in alterations to five different areas of its version of WAR, some aspects of which […]

Marlins players most impacted by latest Baseball-Reference WAR update

Every March, the invaluable research tool Baseball-Reference retroactively adjusts its Wins Above Replacement (WAR) calculations. The 2020 update is more dramatic than usual, particularly for several Marlins players past and present. Longtime Fish Stripes readers may be aware that myself and most of the staff prefer conducting our analysis using the FanGraphs version of WAR (abbreviated fWAR). […]

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