April 15, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins third basemanHanley Ramirez
(2) rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Hanley Ramirez 2008 7.2 WAR, 11th in the MVP
Hanley in 2008 is one of the best examples of what having an athletic freak with such ridiculous hand-eye coordination be a baseball player. To begin with he had a 30/30 season and slashed .301/.400/.540. A wOBA over .400 and a wRC+144 also point to how impressive his season was.
The 2008 season was one the Marlins better years since that elusive 2003 World Series win. Hanley’s MVP-esque season played a huge role that year for the Fish. Along with Dan Uggla supplying the power to a lineup that has been traditionally very bereft of sluggers.