I’m borrowing (stealing) an idea from my fellow blogmate Sky Kalkman over at Beyond the Boxscore. Attached below is a line graph showing the career production, in terms of WAR, for Barry Bonds, Wilie Mays, and Willie McCovey.
(Historical WAR numbers gleaned from BaseballProjection.com)
Note: Since the win values only go back to 1955, Willie Mays is getting short-changed for about +6 wins between his 1951-1952 and 1954 seasons. So, just keep that in mind.
The x-axis is the ‘xth best season’ by WAR for each player — ie: we’re sorting their wins from highest to lowest. And the y-axis is the win total.