18 years of losing

Now that the season is officially over, here is a graph to visually display just how bad the Pirates were this year. The green line is the team WAR for each of the 18 losing seasons. I highlighted approximate replacement level (I used 48.5 wins for this) in blue and the unattainable 81 wins in red. I used the WAR from Baseball-Reference for this, as FanGraphs’ version of WAR only goes back to 2002. As you can see, 2010 was the worst season we have seen during this losing streak.

 

PIT rWAR 1992-2010

 

Here are the 2010 individual numbers.

 

Age PA WAR ▾
Andrew McCutchen 23 616 3.3
Neil Walker 24 440 1.5
Jose Tabata 21 408 0.8
Ronny Cedeno 27 502 0.4
Steven Pearce 27 38 0.3
Ryan Doumit 29 456 0.3
Pedro Ciriaco 24 6 0.2
Pedro Alvarez 23 380 0.2
John Bowker 26 77 0.0
John Raynor 26 11 -0.1
Chris Snyder 29 142 -0.2
Erik Kratz 30 36 -0.2
Argenis Diaz 23 36 -0.2
Alex Presley 24 25 -0.3
Brandon Moss 26 27 -0.3
Bobby Crosby 30 175 -0.4
Jason Jaramillo 27 97 -0.5
Delwyn Young 28 207 -0.6
Jeff Clement 26 154 -0.9
Akinori Iwamura 31 193 -1.1
Lastings Milledge 25 412 -1.2
Garrett Jones 29 632 -1.2
Andy LaRoche 26 271 -1.5
Ryan Church 31 183 -1.7
Team Total 5847 -4.4
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/5/2010.

 

Age IP WAR ▾
Evan Meek 27 80.0 2.6
Ross Ohlendorf 27 108.1 2.0
James McDonald 25 64.0 1.9
Joel Hanrahan 28 69.2 1.4
Jeff Karstens 27 122.2 1.0
Javier Lopez 32 38.2 0.9
D. J. Carrasco 33 55.2 0.8
Paul Maholm 28 185.1 0.7
Chris Resop 27 19.0 0.6
Brian Burres 29 79.1 0.6
Octavio Dotel 36 40.0 0.3
Chan Ho Park 37 28.1 0.2
Justin Thomas 26 13.0 0.0
Joe Martinez 27 8.2 0.0
Jack Taschner 32 19.1 -0.1
Chris Leroux 26 4.2 -0.1
Chris Jakubauskas 31 0.2 -0.2
Dana Eveland 26 9.2 -0.2
Daniel McCutchen 27 67.2 -0.3
Wil Ledezma 29 19.2 -0.3
Steven Jackson 28 11.1 -0.3
Brendan Donnelly 38 30.2 -0.3
Sean Gallagher 24 34.1 -0.4
Brian Bass 28 7.1 -0.4
Hayden Penn 25 2.1 -0.5
Zach Duke 27 159.0 -0.6
Brad Lincoln 25 52.2 -0.8
Charlie Morton 26 79.2 -2.4
Team Total 1411.8 6.1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/5/2010.

 

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