Saturday, August 09, 2014

Saturday Starter: Looking at Cole Hamels WAR numbers



Looking at this chart, we see Cole Hamels and his WAR stats or (Wins Above Replacement player) in which Cole's career is plotted with his yearly results in which he contributes to the team.

Read more about WAR here. WAR is a measurement of the number of wins that Cole brought to the team instead of a replacement player, it's amazing that you could 'measure' this and I am not so sure it's such an accurate measurement but it's a stat that is thrown around in baseball quite a bit.

Despite he is appearing to have a much better year on this year's team, his WAR numbers aren't really keeping place with his prior highest WAR years of 2010 and 2011.

Here's a look at the career of Hamels from Baseball-Reference.com, look at 2012 when Cole won 17 games for the Phillies and his WAR is virtually the same as his next season in 2013 when he went 8-14 for the Phils, of course he didn't get any support that year either.

Year Age Tm W L W-L% ERA GS CG IP WHIP Awards
2006 22 PHI 9 8 .529 4.08 23 0 132.1 1.247
2007 ★ 23 PHI 15 5 .750 3.39 28 2 183.1 1.124 AS,CYA-6
2008 24 PHI 14 10 .583 3.09 33 2 227.1 1.082
2009 25 PHI 10 11 .476 4.32 32 2 193.2 1.286
2010 26 PHI 12 11 .522 3.06 33 1 208.2 1.179
2011 ★ 27 PHI 14 9 .609 2.79 31 3 216.0 0.986 AS,CYA-5
2012 ★ 28 PHI 17 6 .739 3.05 31 2 215.1 1.124 AS,CYA-8
2013 29 PHI 8 14 .364 3.60 33 1 220.0 1.159
2014 30 PHI 6 6 .500 2.42 20 0 137.1 1.107
9 Yrs 105 80 .568 3.30 264 13 1734.0 1.138
162 Game Avg. 13 10 .568 3.30 34 2 223 1.138
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/9/2014.

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