Graph of the Day - 2003 Yankee Pitching Staff

In 2003 the Yankees starting rotation was loaded and garnered this cover for the 2003 SI baseball preview issue.

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Here is the 2003 WAR values for the staff on the cover, plus David Wells:

Name WAR
Mike Mussina 6.3
David Wells 4.6
Roger Clemens 4.1
Andy Pettitte 3.4
Jose Contreras 1.9
Jeff Weaver -0.3

Even though David was left off the cover, he was the second best pitcher for the Yankees that year. Here is the lifetime WAR values for the 6 starters along with a reference line for average and replacement level Hall of Famers.

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The career trajectories indicate two Hall of Famers, two borderline Hall of Famers and two okay major leaguers.

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