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Jose Mesa
2013 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Jose Mesa

The first table below presents Jose Mesa's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Jose Mesa
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1987BAL21
6
2.23.10.412-0.5
-0.2
2.23.20.406-0.5-0.2
1990BAL24
7
2.52.50.5010.0
0.3
2.52.60.495-0.00.2
1991BAL25
24
6.89.20.425-1.2
-0.4
7.18.90.443-0.9-0.1
26
28
8.910.00.470-0.6
0.4
8.910.00.472-0.50.5
1993CLE27
34
11.612.70.477-0.6
0.6
12.012.30.494-0.11.0
1994CLE28
51
4.13.30.5550.4
0.9
4.23.10.5730.51.0
1995CLE29
62
6.82.20.7572.3
2.9
5.73.30.6341.21.8
1996CLE30
69
6.94.60.5991.1
1.9
6.15.50.5280.31.1
1997CLE31
66
5.93.60.6201.1
1.7
5.14.40.5370.41.0
32
76
4.54.50.5010.0
0.6
4.54.50.499-0.00.6
1999SEA33
68
6.45.40.5430.5
1.3
5.56.30.469-0.40.4
2000SEA34
66
3.24.50.417-0.6
-0.1
3.74.00.485-0.10.4
2001PHI35
71
7.43.50.6781.9
2.7
6.34.60.5780.91.6
2002PHI36
74
7.35.30.5811.0
2.0
6.46.10.5130.21.1
2003PHI37
61
4.04.90.454-0.4
0.2
4.14.80.462-0.30.3
2004PIT38
70
6.83.60.6561.6
2.3
5.54.80.5350.41.1
2005PIT39
55
5.15.30.491-0.1
0.6
5.15.30.491-0.10.6
2006COL40
79
4.13.90.5130.1
0.7
4.13.90.5120.10.6
41
56
1.52.00.426-0.3
-0.0
1.51.90.443-0.20.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,023
106.194.00.5306.0
18.4
100.799.40.5030.713.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
27
3.01.80.620 0.91.72.00.464 0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,050
109.195.90.530
19.3
102.4101.40.503 13.1


The most striking thing to me, looking at Jose Mesa's Player won-lost records, is that his context-neutral (teammate-adjusted) Player winning percentage (eWinPct) was below positional average (0.500). Yet, when placed in context, his pWinPct is much stronger, and, in fact, well above average (0.530).

In fact, Jose Mesa's career pWOPA is one of the strongest of any player with a negative eWOPA. The top 20 players in career pWOPA with negative career eWOPA are shown below.

Highest Career pWOPA, negative eWOPA
Player pWOPA eWOPA
Denny McLain7.6-2.2
Preacher Roe7.0-1.2
Terry Pendleton6.2-1.2
Bill 'Spaceman' Lee5.8-0.1
Bob Turley5.0-0.8
Ray Culp4.9-2.6
Steve Blass4.8-1.3
Tony Kubek4.8-2.3
Mudcat Grant4.6-2.5
Ted Sizemore4.6-0.4
Steve D. Barber4.5-0.5
Dal Maxvill4.3-2.6
Tex Carleton4.0-0.4
Danny Graves4.0-0.3
Joe Heving3.9-0.1
Johnny Vander Meer3.7-0.1
Jeff Brantley3.6-1.0
Vic Aldridge3.6-0.8
Andy Carey3.6-1.4
Marquis Grissom3.5-2.8


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