Overall Top Hitter WAR Seasons Top Pitcher WAR Seasons
Rnk Year Player Pos WAR Rnk Year Player Pos WAR Rnk Year Player WAR
1 2001 Alex Rodriguez SS 9.59 1 2001 Alex Rodriguez SS 9.59 1 2001 Randy Johnson 8.47
2 2001 Randy Johnson P 8.47 2 2013 Miguel Cabrera 3B 8.15 2 2000 Pedro Martinez 8.23
3 2000 Pedro Martinez P 8.23 3 2001 Alfonso Soriano 2B 7.64 3 2010 Roy Halladay 7.39
4 2013 Miguel Cabrera 3B 8.15 4 2002 Alex Rodriguez SS 6.64 4 2000 Randy Johnson 7.09
5 2001 Alfonso Soriano 2B 7.64 5 2007 Alex Rodriguez 3B 6.41 5 2012 Felix Hernandez 6.99
6 2010 Roy Halladay P 7.39 6 2016 Mookie Betts OF 6.40 6 2012 Clayton Kershaw 6.54
7 2000 Randy Johnson P 7.09 7 1997 Larry Walker OF 6.33 7 2016 Clayton Kershaw 6.40
8 2012 Felix Hernandez P 6.99 8 2001 Barry Bonds OF 6.19 8 1997 Roger Clemens 6.06
9 2002 Alex Rodriguez SS 6.64 9 1998 Alex Rodriguez SS 6.06 9 2013 Adam Wainwright 5.95
10 2012 Clayton Kershaw P 6.54 10 1998 Sammy Sosa SS 6.01 10 2004 Randy Johnson 5.94
11 2007 Alex Rodriguez 3B 6.41 11 1997 Ken Griffey Jr OF 5.83 11 2002 Randy Johnson 5.86
12 2016 Clayton Kershaw P 6.40 12 2013 Mike Trout OF 5.77 12 2001 Curt Schilling 5.82
13 2016 Mookie Betts OF 6.40 13 2003 Alex Rodriguez SS 5.77 13 2011 Justin Verlander 5.70
14 1997 Larry Walker OF 6.33 14 2001 Jeff Kent 2B 5.74 14 2016 Madison Bumgarner 5.60
15 2001 Barry Bonds OF 6.19 15 2001 Vladmir Guerrero OF 5.70 15 2016 Max Scherzer 5.50
16 1997 Roger Clemens P 6.06 16 2000 Alex Rodriguez SS 5.64 16 2008 CC Sabathia 5.48
17 1998 Alex Rodriguez SS 6.06 17 2001 Magglio Ordonez OF 5.56 17 2014 Clayton Kershaw 5.47
18 1998 Sammy Sosa OF 6.01 18 1999 Sammy Sosa OF 5.51 18 2009 Tim Lincecum 5.41
19 2013 Adam Wainwright P 5.95 19 2001 Jason Giambi 1B 5.49 19 2012 Matt Cain 5.31
20 2004 Randy Johnson P 5.94 20 1999 Manny Ramirez OF 5.44 20 2001 Pedro Martinez 5.25