June 19, 2021

Evaluating the New All-MLB Teams by WAR (FanGraphs)


While Silver Slugger awards reward the best hitters at every position and Gold Gloves are awarded to the best fielders, there hasn’t been a single award for the best player in every role. Now there is. Major League Baseball unveiled a pair of All-MLB teams on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, with the squads including a player at each position to go along with a full five starters and two relievers. Since the main other piece of news today has involved Scott Boras’ love of birds, let’s take a quick look at the All-MLB teams and see what WAR has to say.

Here are the teams:

Let’s run them down position by position.

Catcher

All-MLB picks: J.T. Realmuto, Yasmani Grandal

WAR: Realmuto (5.7), Grandal (5.2)

There is nothing really to see here as the selections matched their WAR and the two players listed were more than a win clear of third-place Mitch Garver.

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Read “Evaluating the New All-MLB Teams by WAR” at FanGraphs