Few statistics are as hotly contested these days as Wins are for baseball pitchers. Every thread involving post-season awards or post-career awards that involve pitchers seem to devolve into an effort of providing alternative measures to take the place of wins - a team statistic that is being used to measure individual performance.
I’ve asked the question multiple times of why a team statistic is relevant to evaluating individual talent, but have yet to get a reply. Maybe it’s an unfair question. Maybe I’m framing it incorrectly. I don’t know.
Either way, are there any other sports out there that use a team statistic to measure the talent of the individual player?
(And I’m not looking for stats that require involvement from another player. QB rating and completion % rely on receivers being able to catch the ball, baseball assists rely on another player recording an out, soccer/baseball/hockey assists rely on another player scoring, etc. But only Wins AFAIK rely on the entire team.)