Last night while hosting the Fangraphs chat session, it was brought up that the Giants may be the wost offensive team to win the World Series. Using rWAR, the Giants have a total of 19.6 WAR this season. The search went out to find the worst collection of position players for a World Series winner and I will let the results speak for themselves.
The data is the entire position player WAR ever since there were 162 games and I discarded any year that was shortened.
|1||1998||New York Yankees||42.8|
|5||1961||New York Yankees||37.9|
|43||2005||Chicago White Sox||15.6|
|44||1996||New York Yankees||14.7|
|46||1985||Kansas City Royals||8.9|
Only 8.9 WAR. Heck George Brett had 8.0 WAR by himself. To put into prospective, this season the Royals had almost twice as much WAR generated from its position players with 17.2 WAR. 322 individual players have generated more WAR in a season than all the hitters on the team that year. All I can say is thank God that the Royals had a decent pitching staff that season.