Pitching Staffs with the Most Future Wins

Baseball-Reference blog takes a look at historical pitching staffs with the most “future wins” in it — for example, the 1969 Mets, who had Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan, and Tug McGraw, all of whom would go on to win many more games in their future careers.

As it turns out, the late-seventies Dodgers, who had many very good pitchers but no great ones, had the most future wins in their staff. B-R then repeats the study using WAR and gets a more Mets-friendly answer.

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2 responses to “Pitching Staffs with the Most Future Wins

  1. Patrick you really love that WAR stat. I truly don’t understand what it means. I know it takes a lot of different aspects of the game and generates a number based on those categories. Do you think it is a truly reliable stat? Can you give me a few examples. Thx

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