1.9 WAR is quite a lot but still 9.4 WAR is a great season. williams should probably have won it but if we are talking about the worst MVP choice there are a lot worse choices.
Originally Posted by dl4060
also don't forget that there is not only the defensive gap but also the positional gap. Williams was a LF and dimaggio a CF which is a premium position. on top of this dimaggio was a historical defender while williams was mediocre at best.
still his season was better but a lot closer than the OPS+ gap indicates.
I think walks are overrated unless you can run. If you get a walk and put the pitcher in a stretch, that helps, but the guy who walks and can’t run, most of the time he’s clogging up the bases for somebody who can run. – Dusty Baker.