Trivia Tuesday: D-backs’ single-season WAR leaders

Mar 21, 2017, 6:00 AM | Updated: 11:29 am

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WAR? What is it good for?

The Temptations and Edwin Starr might answer that question with a resounding “absolutely nothing.”

But those into baseball’s advanced analytics would disagree. WAR stands for Wins Above Replacement and has become a cornerstone statistic among statheads in determining a player’s value to his team.

Since the team’s inception in 1998, the Arizona Diamondbacks had players register a WAR of 4.8 or better in a single season 31 times.

That’s your Trivia Tuesday challenge this week — name each time it happened. We’ve supplied you with the year, the player’s position and their WAR. You just have to name the player.

You’ve got eight minutes…good luck!


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