WAR Graphs Update!

The WAR Graphs section has received an update that now makes it possible to create graphs for as many players as you like, instead of the previous limit of four.


Source: FanGraphsJeff Bagwell, Albert Pujols, Mark Teixeira

In addition, the graphs are now interactive, allowing you to see the numbers behind the graph if you want to scroll over them.

And finally, if you’re a blogger and you’re interested in using WAR Graphs on your site, they can be easily embedded:

The difference between “Embed” and “Embed (Static)” is that if you choose the static option, the data behind the chart will not change. If you choose “Embed”, it will always be updated with the latest data from FanGraphs.




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David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.


19 Responses to “WAR Graphs Update!”

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  1. Alex says:

    Will WAR graphs be available for pitchers at some point?

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  2. NJQ says:

    This site gets better and better,

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  3. goyo70 says:

    From the Obvious Things Department: Bagwell was really good.

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  4. Kyle says:

    Well, this is awesome.

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  5. Pretentious Polyester Poodle says:

    Awesome&Great. Only complaint: Could you do something about those ugly dark colors :D ?

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    • FanGraphs Supporting Member

      You mean the colors of the lines on the graph?

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      • Pretentious Polyester Poodle says:

        Yep. They were better previously :D

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      • FanGraphs Supporting Member

        Yeah, those can be changed. I’ll take suggestions for a color palette. Problem with allowing unlimited players is that I’d probably need 10 or so colors that work nicely together.

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      • Pretentious Polyester Poodle says:

        Cool. Also: The chart for single seasons would need to go over 14 WAR (i guess 16 WAR) – I know it leaves quite some empty space but if you select Ruth, some of his seasons are literally off the charts.

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  6. delv says:

    Hey, could you guys allow wRC+ graphs, so we don’t have to deal with WAR’s flawed defensive component, especially when it comes to 1Bs?

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    • delv says:

      seriously. no snark intended

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    • Eli says:

      Sometimes I do want WAR graphs including the defensive component, but I know that single-year defensive metrics don’t mean much. How about running a three-year centered moving average over the defensive values?

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  7. filihok says:

    Still wish it was easier to find league averages on this site

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  8. Mark says:

    This is swank as hell. Nice work!

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