To call a player with a positive WAR “a bad player overall” is pretty weird.
Mick Orlosky

Positive WAR is not an indication of a good player…the average MLB quality player produces a little over 2 WAR per season. “Positive” simply means you are better than a minor leaguer…and for the most part, the author is simply showing how astonishing it is for a player at his position with that many HRs to somehow be a below average big leaguer…he has produced the same WAR this season as, say, Ryan Shimpf of the Padres, who has played in parts of 78 games and hits .224…

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