Happy Reds birthday, Elmer Dessens!
January 13, 1971
Elmer Dessens‘ best WAR values came in two losing seasons for the Reds. In 2001 (10-14) and 2002 (7-8), Dessens posted 4.2 and 4.1 wins above replacement, respectively. After three years with the Pirates, Dessens came to the Reds for three years, then hopped around from the Diamondbacks to the Dodgers to the Royals to the Brewers to the Rockies to the Braves and finally to the Mets. He was 52-64 for his career and his overall WAR was 11.3.