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American League Most Valuable Player

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Rk Player Team Age Pos Pts 1st WAR Off Fld Pit Adj
1 Don Baylor CAL 30 LF 347 20 3.7 6.1 -1.5 0.0 -0.9
2 Ken Singleton BAL 32 RF 241 3 5.3 6.3 -0.4 0.0 -0.6
3 George Brett KCR 26 3B 226 2 8.6 6.6 1.6 0.0 0.4
4 Fred Lynn BOS 27 CF 160 0 8.9 7.8 0.9 0.0 0.1
5 Jim Rice BOS 26 LF 124 0 6.4 7.1 0.0 0.0 -0.7
6 Mike Flanagan BAL 27 SP 100 3 3.8 0.0 0.0 3.8 0.0
7 Gorman Thomas MIL 28 CF 87 0 4.8 4.8 -0.1 0.0 0.1
8 Bobby Grich CAL 30 2B 58 0 6.0 5.4 -0.1 0.0 0.6
9 Darrell Porter KCR 27 C 52 0 7.6 5.9 0.9 0.0 0.9
10 Buddy Bell TEX 27 3B 48 0 6.9 3.2 3.0 0.0 0.7
11 Mike Marshall MIN 36 RP 25 0 4.4 0.0 0.0 4.4 0.0
12 Eddie Murray BAL 23 1B 25 0 4.9 4.9 0.8 0.0 -0.8
13 Jim Kern TEX 30 RP 25 0 6.1 0.0 0.0 6.1 0.0
14 Brian Downing CAL 28 C 24 0 5.6 5.6 -0.8 0.0 0.8
15 Sixto Lezcano MIL 25 RF 18 0 5.6 6.7 -0.6 0.0 -0.4
16 Roy Smalley MIN 26 SS 16 0 4.3 3.4 -0.2 0.0 1.2
17 Steve Kemp DET 24 LF 15 0 4.2 5.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.5
18 Willie Wilson KCR 23 LF 15 0 6.3 4.3 2.5 0.0 -0.5
19 Mark Clear CAL 23 RP 12 0 1.9 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0
20 Paul Molitor MIL 22 2B 8 0 5.6 4.8 0.3 0.0 0.5
21 Rick Burleson BOS 28 SS 7 0 3.8 0.8 1.9 0.0 1.1
22 Tommy John NYY 36 SP 5 0 5.5 0.0 0.0 5.5 0.0
23 Cecil Cooper MIL 29 1B 4 0 3.7 4.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.8
24 Willie Horton SEA 36 DH 3 0 1.0 2.6 -0.0 0.0 -1.5
25 Reggie Jackson NYY 33 RF 3 0 3.5 4.4 -0.5 0.0 -0.4
26 Mike Hargrove CLE 29 LF 1 0 2.9 3.5 -0.2 0.0 -0.4
27 Dan Ford CAL 27 RF 1 0 2.5 3.5 -0.6 0.0 -0.4
28 Ron Guidry NYY 28 SP 1 0 6.5 0.0 -0.0 6.5 0.0

By Wins Above Replacement


Rk Player Team Age Pos Pts 1st WAR Off Fld Pit Adj
1 Fred Lynn BOS 27 CF 160 0 8.9 7.8 0.9 0.0 0.1
2 George Brett KCR 26 3B 226 2 8.6 6.6 1.6 0.0 0.4
3 Darrell Porter KCR 27 C 52 0 7.6 5.9 0.9 0.0 0.9
4 Jerry Koosman MIN 36 SP 7.2 0.0 0.0 7.2 0.0
5 Dennis Eckersley BOS 24 SP 7.2 0.0 0.0 7.2 0.0
6 Buddy Bell TEX 27 3B 48 0 6.9 3.2 3.0 0.0 0.7
7 Ron Guidry NYY 28 SP 1 0 6.5 0.0 -0.0 6.5 0.0
8 Jim Rice BOS 26 LF 124 0 6.4 7.1 0.0 0.0 -0.7
9 Willie Wilson KCR 23 LF 15 0 6.3 4.3 2.5 0.0 -0.5
10 Jim Kern TEX 30 RP 25 0 6.1 0.0 0.0 6.1 0.0
11 Bobby Grich CAL 30 2B 58 0 6.0 5.4 -0.1 0.0 0.6
12 Chet Lemon CHW 24 CF 5.8 4.7 1.0 0.0 0.1
13 Jack Morris DET 24 SP 5.8 0.0 0.0 5.8 -0.0
14 Sixto Lezcano MIL 25 RF 18 0 5.6 6.7 -0.6 0.0 -0.4
15 Paul Molitor MIL 22 2B 8 0 5.6 4.8 0.3 0.0 0.5
16 Brian Downing CAL 28 C 24 0 5.6 5.6 -0.8 0.0 0.8
17 Sid Monge CLE 28 RP 5.6 0.0 0.0 5.6 0.0
18 Tommy John NYY 36 SP 5 0 5.5 0.0 0.0 5.5 0.0
19 Ken Singleton BAL 32 RF 241 3 5.3 6.3 -0.4 0.0 -0.6
20 Aurelio Lopez DET 30 RP 5.3 0.0 0.0 5.3 0.0
21 Willie Randolph NYY 24 2B 5.3 2.9 1.8 0.0 0.6
22 Mike Parrott SEA 24 SP 5.1 0.0 0.0 5.1 0.0
23 Eddie Murray BAL 23 1B 25 0 4.9 4.9 0.8 0.0 -0.8
24 Mike Caldwell MIL 30 SP 4.8 0.0 0.0 4.8 0.0
25 Gorman Thomas MIL 28 CF 87 0 4.8 4.8 -0.1 0.0 0.1
26 Dave Frost CAL 26 SP 4.6 0.0 0.0 4.6 0.0
27 Lou Whitaker DET 22 2B 4.5 3.2 0.9 0.0 0.5
28 Mike Marshall MIN 36 RP 25 0 4.4 0.0 0.0 4.4 0.0
29 Butch Wynegar MIN 23 C 4.4 1.7 1.7 0.0 1.0
30 Roy Smalley MIN 26 SS 16 0 4.3 3.4 -0.2 0.0 1.2