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  1. Work Plus. That is awesome! I hope that catches on.

    Comment by Stephen — December 13, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

  2. “Double-you-arr-see plus”, but after reading this article, I’m totally saying “work-plus”.

    Comment by StoneRanger — December 13, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

  3. I thought everyone said “work plus”…

    Comment by AJ — December 13, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

  4. Double-u-are-see-plus!

    Comment by Marco Lepe — December 13, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

  5. With a miter of course.

    Comment by AlexandertheMeh — December 13, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  6. Contrary to popular belief, the + in wRC+ is actually not the ‘plus sign’, but rather the symbol of our lord saviour Jesus Christ, and as such this statistic is tied to what His average performance is, 777 wRC+.

    Therefore, as with all incarnations of holy deity’s, according to Orthodox law this statistic must never be pronounced. You may, however, refer to it through proxy by pronouncing “Wa-Ray”

    Comment by Im not a Pepsi You're a Pepsi — December 13, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  7. Po-tah-toe.

    Comment by War2D2 — December 13, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

  8. You must cut down the mightiest wRC+ in the forest…. with….. A HERRING!

    Comment by Bryz — December 13, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

  9. Though a Mike Trout works just as well.

    Comment by Bryz — December 13, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

  10. Please, no “work”. Just introduce it as “Weighted Runs Created Plus, or Adjusted Runs Created”, or something else.

    Comment by Bill Petti — December 13, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

  11. YHWH+

    Comment by LTG — December 13, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

  12. “double wreck plus” or “weighted wreck plus”. I would also accept “double-you rock plus” or “weighted rock plus”.

    Comment by ABW — December 13, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

  13. I’m with Bill on this. “Work” sounds like, and is, a measurement from physics, where it is more or less descriptive. Here the word ‘work’ will tend to confuse.

    Comment by LTG — December 13, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

  14. You guys are a real barrel of laughs.

    Comment by tbad — December 13, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

  15. I disagree. Look at WAR. No one actually confuses it with war (act or song). People say “war” when they refer to WAR, and no one complains or is confused. Work-plus for the W.

    Comment by Stephen — December 13, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

  16. Look at WAR. No one actually confuses it with war (act or song). People say “war” when they refer to WAR, and no one complains or is confused. Work-plus for the W.

    Comment by Stephen — December 13, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

  17. Look at WAR. No one actually confuses it with war (act or song). People say “war” when they refer to WAR, and no one complains or is confused.

    Comment by Stephen — December 13, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

  18. Wow sorry about the multi-post. Mobile site kept saying my post was invalid. I guess I’m a bit of a technopeasant.

    Comment by Stephen — December 13, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

  19. How about just “weighted are see plus”? That’s actually fewer syllables than pronouncing the “w”, and it expresses at least one part of the nature of the metric.

    Comment by Matt Hunter — December 13, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

  20. Purely in terms of pronunciation, VORP > WAR.

    Vorp vorp vorp!

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — December 13, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

  21. I tend to say “wreck plus” in my head, too. Was afraid i was the only one!

    Comment by shibboleth — December 13, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  22. I just call it “better OPS+”

    Comment by TKDC — December 13, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

  23. If the idea is to make this stuff more accessible to people who may not be as familiar, probably best to just say the initials, or “weighted ar cee plus”. WAR is easy because it actually is an acronym (ie – the abbreviation actually spells something). This is really just an abbreviation, so it may just confuse the issue to try to pronounce as a word…

    Comment by KM — December 13, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

  24. double you are see plus

    Comment by jim — December 13, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

  25. On the rare occasions that I’ve actually had to vocalise it, I called it Adjusted Weighted Runs Created.

    Comment by B — December 13, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

  26. VORP DERP

    Comment by samuelraphael — December 13, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

  27. Rick, plus.

    Comment by Evan — December 13, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

  28. Wreck plus, as in Aussie for (a Subaru) Rex (WRX)

    Comment by Mike — December 14, 2012 @ 12:23 am

  29. Well Beered Swedish Chef?

    Comment by olethros — December 14, 2012 @ 9:39 am

  30. Too bad Jesus could never figure out how to hit a curve ball though.

    Comment by Stuck in a slump — December 14, 2012 @ 10:51 am

  31. I don’t pronounce WAR and war the same though, I pronounce WAR more like wawr, because the war on war sounds weird, but the war on wawr sounds like a play on words.

    Comment by Stuck in a slump — December 14, 2012 @ 10:54 am

  32. Well + is adjusted no? W is for weighted so weighted adjusted whatever it is…

    The hermit part is so funny because sometimes i hear words in person that i pronounced differently in my head and say “oooooh that’s what they meant”, sometimes you hope wikipedia can give you the pronunciation

    Comment by DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy — December 14, 2012 @ 11:03 am

  33. Werseeplus.

    Dubyaroyalcrownplus

    Comment by Styx — December 14, 2012 @ 11:17 am

  34. I don’t pronounce it at all and haven’t thought about it until now. I’ve never used it in conversation but have only read or written it.

    Comment by Detroit Michael — December 14, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

  35. world rally car

    Comment by Rikki — December 14, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

  36. I’ve always said it out loud as “wreck plus.”

    Comment by TheHoustonian — December 14, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

  37. R.C. Pro-Am

    Comment by Choo — December 14, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

  38. double-you-are-see-plus

    Comment by Spencer Manners — December 15, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

  39. I’m with you, Stuck. I rhyme WAR with bar and war with bore. Not sure why, but it feels right.

    Comment by Bryan — December 17, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

  40. Not much of a fielder either, it was like he had a hole in the middle of his glove.

    Comment by J — April 25, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

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