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Luis Gonzalez and Randy Johnson / Presswire

Time for us to figure out who is on the Mount Rushmore of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Here are the top 15 batters and pitchers, each by WAR:

Rk Player WAR/pos From To
1 Luis Gonzalez 28.3 1999 2006
2 Steve Finley 16.9 1999 2004
3 Chris Young 12.8 2006 2012
4 Stephen Drew 11.7 2006 2011
5 Justin Upton 11.3 2007 2012
6 Craig Counsell 11.1 2000 2006
7 Orlando Hudson 9.5 2006 2008
8 Jay Bell 8.7 1998 2002
9 Matt Williams 7.4 1998 2003
10 Miguel Montero 7.4 2006 2012
11 Damian Miller 5.4 1998 2002
12 Chad Tracy 5.2 2004 2009
13 Ryan Roberts 4.9 2009 2012
14 Junior Spivey 4.8 2001 2003
15 Mark Reynolds 4.7 2007 2010
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/14/2012.

Justin Upton has posted the 3rd-highest single-season WAR total among batters, and other surprising entries in the top 10 include Craig Counsell, Jay Bell, and Orlando Hudson. It’s also surprising that Mark Grace doesn’t show up on the list above.

Rk Player WAR From To
1 Randy Johnson 50.7 1999 2008
2 Brandon Webb 31.5 2003 2009
3 Curt Schilling 25.0 2000 2003
4 Dan Haren 12.5 2008 2010
5 Miguel Batista 10.9 2001 2006
6 Byung-Hyun Kim 7.9 1999 2007
7 Ian Kennedy 7.6 2010 2012
8 Doug Davis 6.7 2007 2009
9 Brian Anderson 6.7 1998 2002
10 Omar Daal 6.3 1998 2000
11 Jose Valverde 5.4 2003 2007
12 Daniel Hudson 4.8 2010 2012
13 Greg Swindell 3.8 1999 2002
14 Juan Cruz 3.5 2006 2008
15 Andy Benes 3.3 1998 1999
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/14/2012.

On the pitching side, the highest single-season WAR by a guy not named Johnson, Schilling, Webb, or Haren was 4.7, in 2011, by Ian Kennedy, and that’s good for only 15th on the list!

Alright, have a peek at the poll below. Vote for 4 guys.

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