I don't understand. WAR is basically just a re-denominated count of runs created and prevented.
If a pitcher saves 10 runs over replacement with his pitching, and a position player saves 5 with defense and creates 5 with offense, it seems very reasonable to say their contribution was roughly equal.
Pitching WAR and hitting WAR are composed of entirely different measures of performance. If you want to use WAR in this case, the only way you should do that is by saying something to the effect of "Kepler is much better by WAR relative to other rookie hitters compared to how much better Fulmer is by WAR relative to other pitchers" Otherwise you completely derailed in your use of the stat.
And most of you are completely misusing it because you're comparing something barely better than saying 3.23 ERA < .350 OBP. Barely.
Edited by TheLeviathan, 22 July 2016 - 08:48 PM.