Baseball's Most Overrated All-Time Careers, by the Numbers

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Baseball's Most Overrated All-Time Careers, by the Numbers
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It's the one thing in baseball that hasn't been calculated.

Sabermetricians have become fluent in things like park factors, xFIP, ISO, BABIP, UZR and so on and so forth. You could put any three capital letters in succession and it probably means something in baseball statistics.

Here's a new statistic for you, pinpointing exactly how overrated players are historically. It's called WAR/ASS, and it has nothing to do with rear ends.

Read on for an explanation of the statistic, its limitations and who it identifies as the most overrated player to ever step on a baseball field.

(Apologies for the nonsensical photos on some of the old-timers. The Upload Photo function isn't working properly.)

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