Game 1: Graph of Victory

There were really no surprises as far as best and worst performers go according to WPA (win probability added). JaCoby Jones stood out for the Tigers, while Melky Cabrera did so for the White Sox. On the flip side, Sox ace José Quintana didn’t gave his team a chance, while Shane Greene left a mess for K-Rod to clean up in the ninth.

Honorable mention goes to to K-Rod, he of the .088 WPA (he also had the highest leverage index of anyone who appeared in the game).

Best Performers

JaCoby Jones: .198 WPA
Nicholas Castellanos: .122 WPA
Justin Verlander: .090 WPA

Worst Performers

Shane Greene: -.069 WPA
James McCann: -.036 WPA
José Iglesias: -.032 WPA

White Sox
Best Performers

Melky Cabrera: .084 WPA
Avisail Garcia: .070 WPA
Zach Putnam: .028 WPA

White Sox
Worst Performers

José Quintana: -.366 WPA
Jacob May: -.121 WPA
Tim Anderson: -.106 WPA

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