All stats and graphs are now current through games of September 23rd. In the American League, Johan Santana is now tied with Gary Sheffield for most Win Shares Above Average, and he’s making a legitimate claim for the MVP title.
In the National, Barry Bonds now has 51 Win Shares — only the tenth time that a player has reached at least 50 in a season since 1900. Bonds has a chance to beat his previous best Win Shares total of 54, which he set in 2001.
Bonds also now has 662 career Win Shares, passing Honus Wagner for third on the all-time list, behind only Babe Ruth (756) and Ty Cobb (722).