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Negative WAR and the Royals - Results

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Here are the results of the survey at this point:

Category Bloomquist Marte Lerew Chavez May O'Sullivan Thompson Meche Gordon Wood Getz
Unknown 5% 3% 5% 9% 9% 6% 14% 4% 3% 9% 7%
Player Under Performed (injury related) 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 4% 90% 24% 3% 8%
Player Under Performed (not injury related) 4% 18% 12% 15% 1% 25% 17% 1% 59% 17% 18%
Played because of injury to someone else. 4% 13% 35% 0% 9% 9% 16% 0% 0% 1% 2%
Team incorrectly evaluated player's talent 71% 35% 15% 40% 6% 18% 24% 3% 6% 20% 48%
Team correctly evaluates that player's talent but doesn't care 15% 11% 15% 12% 0% 11% 16% 2% 6% 3% 14%
Player used at end of season when team was out of contention 0% 4% 4% 12% 11% 10% 1% 0% 1% 4% 1%
Rookie called up to majors for team to evaluate 1% 12% 8% 11% 53% 21% 3% 0% 1% 39% 3%
Cup of Joe 0% 4% 7% 2% 12% 0% 6% 0% 0% 5% 0%

I was going to see how the WAR was allocated to the various categories. Everyone had one category take the lead except for O'Sullivan and Thompson. I will give partial weighting to the top 2 to categories. The final WAR is allocated as follows.

Reason WAR Percent
Player Under Performed (injury related) -0.18 5%
Player Under Performed (not injury related) -0.25 7%
Played because of injury to someone else. -0.50 15%
Team incorrectly evaluated player's talent -1.98 58%
Rookie called up to majors for team to evaluate -0.50 15%

The results imply that we think Dayton can not evaluate a player's talent correctly. The results don't surprise me, but I think the key will be looking at past years data. Sorry, but probably there are more polls to come -or- I will just make the calls myself and see if people here agree in a story.

Yesterday, I published an article on the negative WAR generated by each team. The Royals actually did fairly decent compared to past years by being in the middle of the pack at ~ -3.5 WAR. I am wanting to take this one step further and look into why these players were allowed to produce at below replacement level.

Name 2010 WAR
Willie Bloomquist -0.71
Victor Marte -0.59
Anthony Lerew -0.50
Jesse Chavez -0.32
Lucas May -0.27
Sean O'Sullivan -0.23
Brad Thompson -0.20
Gil Meche -0.18
Alex Gordon -0.17
Blake Wood -0.15
Chris Getz -0.08

I plan on doing this poll for all teams to get a better idea on how team develop talent, but I am starting here with the Royals. I may go back soon and look at past season also to see how Management has changed. Could you please vote for the reason for each of the players after the jump?

I am trying to find a way with Google Docs to publish the data real time, but haven't found an easy way yet.