Barring an unforeseen torrid finish from a Sox batter, the 2017 iteration of this team will likely see two position players finish with 3+ bWAR on the season: Avisail Garcia (currently at 3.3) and Jose Abreu (currently at 2.7).
While a roster which contains only two batters worth 3+ bWAR over a full season may seem depressing, there have been versions that didn’t include any at all: 2009 and 2013 (Alexei Ramirez was the leader on both of those teams, with 2.4 and 2.8 bWAR, respectively). So look on the bright side, gang!
Your challenge for today? Name all White Sox batters who have accumulated at least 3 bWAR in a season since 2000. Good luck!
- As usual, the quiz will accept first and last names, as well as last names only.
- There are 39 entries on the list: you’ll have ten minutes to attempt completion.
- As hints, I’ve provided the season and the WAR accumulated.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confound, and/or sadden your friends:
- The average triple-slash for the players on this list: .287/.356/.503.
- One of the players on this list managed to accrue 3.3 bWAR in just 96 games played (traded mid-season).
- The lowest batter WAR since 2000? That would be Adam Dunn’s 2011 season, at -2.9 bWAR over just 122 games.
All data from baseballreference.com