Thursday, October 8, 2015
My annual look at the best of the best from the last three seasons combined as judged by Fangraphs Wins Above Replacement.
Some subjectivity comes into play constructing the bench, but I figure you have to have a backup catcher (Martin), fourth outfielder (McCutchen), and a backup shortstop (Peralta). Then I added Cabrera as the best bat to not make the starting lineup, and Zobrist for his combo of greatness and positional flexibility. Carlos Gomez, Adrian Beltre, and Manny Machado all put up elite 15+ fWAR numbers in the time span but I couldn't quite squeeze them on the team.
(click on the "fWAR All-Stars" tag below to see previous teams)