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The top 10 Cardinals according to WAR since 2010

Honorable Mention: Allen Craig, 1B/OF; Total WAR: 6.6.  How does a player have a 3.1 swing in WAR in less than a season?  Craig managed to do it.  He'd have ranked 11th on the list.
Honorable Mention: Allen Craig, 1B/OF; Total WAR: 6.6. How does a player have a 3.1 swing in WAR in less than a season? Craig managed to do it. He'd have ranked 11th on the list.
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There are many ways to evaluate players...statistically, WAR (Wins Above Replacement) is one of the better; it encompasses all parts of the game. WAR is calculated a few different ways, depending on where you look; Fangraphs has a pretty good explanation and typically their version of the calculation is the most commonly used.

Normally, people look at something like WAR on a year to year basis, but what about for longer periods of time? Would it change your view of a player to know they were more impactful over the long haul? It brings up some interesting questions.

Here are the top 10 Cardinals according to their WAR since 2010 (a 5 season period including this year)