Derek Jeter’s career worst WAR is 2.6, and his almost-career-worst WAR is 3.8. Jeter’s vastly overrated if you consider the top seasons of his career or the average seasons of his career, but if you look primarily at his worst and almost-career-worst seasons he’s Honus Wagner.
Comment by R. Johnston — September 6, 2011 @ 12:15 am
Jeter’s peak seasons per WAR actually match and beat out Manny Ramirez’s top peak seasons, to choose just one great player at random. Actually their careers sort of match each other in terms of WAR, which makes sense. Both were incredibly consistent and very good to great throughout much of their careers.
I think Alvarez is going to be a credit at third base. He’s certainly got a cannon. While I don’t think that his head is in the right place yet a good start would be to not come into camp next year over weight like this year.