Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kansas City Athletics Yearly wOBA Leaders

Below is a list of the yearly wOBA leaders for the KC A's. The number in parenthesis is wOBA+, which is wOBA divided by AL average wOBA for that particular season multiplied by 100. A 111 wOBA+ suggests the player was 11% better than the average AL hitter that season. By this measure, Ramon Webster's .321 wOBA in 1967 was more valuable than Ken Harrelson's .330 wOBA in 1965 since there was less offense in the AL in 1967.


Elmer Valo apparently had the best offensive season in KC A's history in 1955. He had a long, solid career as an outfielder, and put up his best numbers in his one full season in Kansas City. He was rewarded by being cut by the A's early on in 1956.

1955 Elmer Valo .419 (133)
1956 Harry Simpson .359 (111)
1957 Hector Lopez .348 (112)
1958 Bob Cerv .406 (131)
1959 Roger Maris .359 (116)
1960 Norm Siebern .363 (115)
1961 Norm Siebern .375 (118)
1962 Norm Siebern .397 (126)
1963 Norm Siebern .341 (112)
1964 Rocky Colavito .376 (123)
1965 Ken Harrelson .330 (110)
1966 Ed Charles .337 (114)
1967 Ramon Webster .321 (111)

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