Weighted War (wWAR)

By Adam Darowski for Beyond the Box Score

While Wins Above Replacement (WAR) has become the go-to stat for evaluating a player’s career, there are still many different ways a player can add to his career WAR total. There are compilers (consistently above-average players who gradually increase their total). There are “peak” guys (may not play long, but add a ton of value while they do). Then, of course, are the players who do both.

Weighted WAR (wWAR), quite simply, takes Wins Above Replacement and applies extra credit for peak performance. All single-season WAR above 3.0 (also known as Wins Above Excellence) is double counted. All single-season WAR above 6.0 (also known as Wins Above MVP) is triple counted. Put simply, the formula is Wins Above Replacement (WAR) + Wins Above Excellence (WAE) + Wins Above MVP (WAM).

This page shows all Hall of Famers by wWAR with players on the 2011 Ballot in green. Be sure to return to the original post at Beyond the Box Score for discussion.

Position Players

  1. WARWAEWAM Babe Ruth
  2. WARWAEWAM Willie Mays
  3. WARWAEWAM Ty Cobb
  4. WARWAEWAM Hank Aaron
  5. WARWAEWAM Rogers Hornsby
  6. WARWAEWAM Tris Speaker
  7. WARWAEWAM Honus Wagner
  8. WARWAEWAM Ted Williams
  9. WARWAEWAM Lou Gehrig
  10. WARWAEWAM Eddie Collins
  11. WARWAEWAM Mickey Mantle
  12. WARWAEWAM Stan Musial
  13. WARWAEWAM Mike Schmidt
  14. WARWAEWAM Rickey Henderson
  15. WARWAEWAM Mel Ott
  16. WARWAEWAM Joe Morgan
  17. WARWAEWAM Nap Lajoie
  18. WARWAEWAM Eddie Mathews
  19. WARWAEWAM Frank Robinson
  20. WARWAEWAM Jimmie Foxx
  21. WARWAEWAM Wade Boggs
  22. WARWAEWAM Cal Ripken
  23. WARWAEWAM Joe DiMaggio
  24. WARWAEWAM Carl Yastrzemski
  25. WARWAEWAM George Davis
  26. WARWAEWAM George Brett
  27. WARWAEWAM Roger Connor
  28. WARWAEWAM Cap Anson
  29. WARWAEWAM Al Kaline
  30. WARWAEWAM Dan Brouthers
  31. WARWAEWAM Charlie Gehringer
  32. WARWAEWAM Roberto Clemente
  33. WARWAEWAM Ed Delahanty
  34. WARWAEWAM Jeff Bagwell
  35. WARWAEWAM Arky Vaughan
  36. WARWAEWAM Rod Carew
  37. WARWAEWAM Reggie Jackson
  38. WARWAEWAM Robin Yount
  39. WARWAEWAM Frankie Frisch
  40. WARWAEWAM Johnny Mize
  41. WARWAEWAM Jackie Robinson
  42. WARWAEWAM Ernie Banks
  43. WARWAEWAM Johnny Bench
  44. WARWAEWAM Duke Snider
  45. WARWAEWAM Paul Waner
  46. WARWAEWAM Sam Crawford
  47. WARWAEWAM Billy Hamilton
  48. WARWAEWAM Home Run Baker
  49. WARWAEWAM Harry Heilmann
  50. WARWAEWAM Fred Clarke
  51. WARWAEWAM Luke Appling
  52. WARWAEWAM Paul Molitor
  53. WARWAEWAM Gary Carter
  54. WARWAEWAM Brooks Robinson
  55. WARWAEWAM Edgar Martinez
  56. WARWAEWAM Alan Trammell
  57. WARWAEWAM Barry Larkin
  58. WARWAEWAM Willie McCovey
  59. WARWAEWAM Jesse Burkett
  60. WARWAEWAM Larry Walker
  61. WARWAEWAM Pee Wee Reese
  62. WARWAEWAM Al Simmons
  63. WARWAEWAM Joe Cronin
  64. WARWAEWAM Tony Gwynn
  65. WARWAEWAM Roberto Alomar
  66. WARWAEWAM Ryne Sandberg
  67. WARWAEWAM Hank Greenberg
  68. WARWAEWAM Mark McGwire
  69. WARWAEWAM Eddie Murray
  70. WARWAEWAM Tim Raines
  71. WARWAEWAM Rafael Palmeiro
  72. WARWAEWAM Carlton Fisk
  73. WARWAEWAM Goose Goslin
  74. WARWAEWAM Elmer Flick
  75. WARWAEWAM Lou Boudreau
  76. WARWAEWAM Ozzie Smith
  77. WARWAEWAM Willie Keeler
  78. WARWAEWAM Bobby Wallace
  79. WARWAEWAM Joe Gordon
  80. WARWAEWAM Hughie Jennings
  81. WARWAEWAM Harmon Killebrew
  82. WARWAEWAM Bill Terry
  83. WARWAEWAM Yogi Berra
  84. WARWAEWAM Richie Ashburn
  85. WARWAEWAM HoF Median
  86. WARWAEWAM John Olerud
  87. WARWAEWAM Joe Medwick
  88. WARWAEWAM George Sisler
  89. WARWAEWAM Willie Stargell
  90. WARWAEWAM Joe Kelley
  91. WARWAEWAM Dave Winfield
  92. WARWAEWAM Andre Dawson
  93. WARWAEWAM Billy Williams
  94. WARWAEWAM Jimmy Collins
  95. WARWAEWAM Jake Beckley
  96. WARWAEWAM Billy Herman
  97. WARWAEWAM Zack Wheat
  98. WARWAEWAM Ralph Kiner
  99. WARWAEWAM Bid McPhee
  100. WARWAEWAM Enos Slaughter
  101. WARWAEWAM Frank Chance
  102. WARWAEWAM Mickey Cochrane
  103. WARWAEWAM Bill Dickey
  104. WARWAEWAM Kiki Cuyler
  105. WARWAEWAM Hugh Duffy
  106. WARWAEWAM Larry Doby
  107. WARWAEWAM Tony Perez
  108. WARWAEWAM Buck Ewing
  109. WARWAEWAM Dave Bancroft
  110. WARWAEWAM Fred McGriff
  111. WARWAEWAM Tony Lazzeri
  112. WARWAEWAM Harry Hooper
  113. WARWAEWAM Dale Murphy
  114. WARWAEWAM Joe Sewell
  115. WARWAEWAM Johnny Evers
  116. WARWAEWAM Bobby Doerr
  117. WARWAEWAM Joe Tinker
  118. WARWAEWAM Max Carey
  119. WARWAEWAM Sam Thompson
  120. WARWAEWAM Orlando Cepeda
  121. WARWAEWAM Sam Rice
  122. WARWAEWAM Earl Averill
  123. WARWAEWAM Nellie Fox
  124. WARWAEWAM Kirby Puckett
  125. WARWAEWAM Jim O'Rourke
  126. WARWAEWAM Luis Aparicio
  127. WARWAEWAM Edd Roush
  128. WARWAEWAM Travis Jackson
  129. WARWAEWAM Heinie Manush
  130. WARWAEWAM Gabby Hartnett
  131. WARWAEWAM Earle Combs
  132. WARWAEWAM Dave Parker
  133. WARWAEWAM Phil Rizzuto
  134. WARWAEWAM Hack Wilson
  135. WARWAEWAM Don Mattingly
  136. WARWAEWAM Jim Rice
  137. WARWAEWAM King Kelly
  138. WARWAEWAM Chuck Klein
  139. WARWAEWAM Roy Campanella
  140. WARWAEWAM Roger Bresnahan
  141. WARWAEWAM Ross Youngs
  142. WARWAEWAM Red Schoendienst
  143. WARWAEWAM Monte Ward
  144. WARWAEWAM Lou Brock
  145. WARWAEWAM Rabbit Maranville
  146. WARWAEWAM Pie Traynor
  147. WARWAEWAM Ernie Lombardi
  148. WARWAEWAM Juan Gonzalez
  149. WARWAEWAM George Kell
  150. WARWAEWAM Jim Bottomley
  151. WARWAEWAM Harold Baines
  152. WARWAEWAM Freddie Lindstrom
  153. WARWAEWAM Bret Boone
  154. WARWAEWAM B.J. Surhoff
  155. WARWAEWAM Chick Hafey
  156. WARWAEWAM Raul Mondesi
  157. WARWAEWAM Marquis Grissom
  158. WARWAEWAM Tino Martinez
  159. WARWAEWAM Bill Mazeroski
  160. WARWAEWAM George Kelly
  161. WARWAEWAM Lloyd Waner
  162. WARWAEWAM Bobby Higginson
  163. WARWAEWAM Benito Santiago
  164. WARWAEWAM Charles Johnson
  165. WARWAEWAM Ray Schalk
  166. WARWAEWAM Rick Ferrell

Pitchers

  1. WARWAEWAM Cy Young
  2. WARWAEWAM Walter Johnson
  3. WARWAEWAM Kid Nichols
  4. WARWAEWAM Pete Alexander
  5. WARWAEWAM Lefty Grove
  6. WARWAEWAM Tom Seaver
  7. WARWAEWAM John Clarkson
  8. WARWAEWAM Christy Mathewson
  9. WARWAEWAM Tim Keefe
  10. WARWAEWAM Gaylord Perry
  11. WARWAEWAM Phil Niekro
  12. WARWAEWAM Bob Gibson
  13. WARWAEWAM Warren Spahn
  14. WARWAEWAM Charles Radbourn
  15. WARWAEWAM Bert Blyleven
  16. WARWAEWAM Steve Carlton
  17. WARWAEWAM Pud Galvin
  18. WARWAEWAM Robin Roberts
  19. WARWAEWAM Fergie Jenkins
  20. WARWAEWAM Amos Rusie
  21. WARWAEWAM Nolan Ryan
  22. WARWAEWAM Bob Feller
  23. WARWAEWAM Eddie Plank
  24. WARWAEWAM Juan Marichal
  25. WARWAEWAM Mickey Welch
  26. WARWAEWAM Ed Walsh
  27. WARWAEWAM Don Drysdale
  28. WARWAEWAM Carl Hubbell
  29. WARWAEWAM Sandy Koufax
  30. WARWAEWAM Jim Bunning
  31. WARWAEWAM Jim Palmer
  32. WARWAEWAM Kevin Brown
  33. WARWAEWAM Joe McGinnity
  34. WARWAEWAM Vic Willis
  35. WARWAEWAM Dazzy Vance
  36. WARWAEWAM HoF Median
  37. WARWAEWAM Hal Newhouser
  38. WARWAEWAM Don Sutton
  39. WARWAEWAM Mordecai Brown
  40. WARWAEWAM Stan Coveleski
  41. WARWAEWAM Rube Waddell
  42. WARWAEWAM Red Faber
  43. WARWAEWAM Ted Lyons
  44. WARWAEWAM Dennis Eckersley
  45. WARWAEWAM Clark Griffith
  46. WARWAEWAM Early Wynn
  47. WARWAEWAM Whitey Ford
  48. WARWAEWAM Red Ruffing
  49. WARWAEWAM Lefty Gomez
  50. WARWAEWAM Eppa Rixey
  51. WARWAEWAM Dizzy Dean
  52. WARWAEWAM Addie Joss
  53. WARWAEWAM Waite Hoyt
  54. WARWAEWAM Bob Lemon
  55. WARWAEWAM Al Leiter
  56. WARWAEWAM Rich Gossage
  57. WARWAEWAM Jack Chesbro
  58. WARWAEWAM Herb Pennock
  59. WARWAEWAM Jack Morris
  60. WARWAEWAM Chief Bender
  61. WARWAEWAM Burleigh Grimes
  62. WARWAEWAM Hoyt Wilhelm
  63. WARWAEWAM Catfish Hunter
  64. WARWAEWAM Jesse Haines
  65. WARWAEWAM Rube Marquard
  66. WARWAEWAM Monte Ward
  67. WARWAEWAM Bruce Sutter
  68. WARWAEWAM Lee Smith
  69. WARWAEWAM Rollie Fingers
  70. WARWAEWAM John Franco
  71. WARWAEWAM Kirk Reuter

Wins Above Replacement data from Baseball-Reference.com. Wins Above Excellence is the total of all single season WAR above 3.0. Wins Above MVP is the total of all single season WAR above 6.0. Wins Above Excellence aims to measure only "excellent" seasons while Wins Above MVP aims to capture dominant MVP-worthy performances.