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Tim Raines Sr.
2013 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Tim Raines Sr.

The first table below presents Tim Raines Sr.'s career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Tim Raines Sr.
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1979MON19
0
0.00.00.0000.0
0.0
0.00.00.0000.00.0
1980MON20
9
0.40.70.332-0.2
-0.1
0.71.00.429-0.1-0.0
1981MON21
81
13.411.10.5470.7
1.7
13.010.20.5600.91.9
1982MON22
156
20.519.70.510-0.1
1.4
21.020.70.504-0.41.2
1983MON23
156
25.619.90.5622.0
3.7
25.519.70.5652.13.7
1984MON24
160
23.920.50.5381.0
2.7
24.119.20.5571.83.4
1985MON25
150
22.119.00.5380.9
2.4
22.417.40.5621.83.3
1986MON26
151
20.718.80.5240.3
1.7
23.119.10.5481.32.8
1987MON27
139
21.616.40.5671.9
3.4
20.816.00.5661.83.2
1988MON28
109
15.113.40.5300.4
1.4
15.513.40.5360.51.6
1989MON29
145
18.916.90.5280.3
1.6
19.616.70.5400.72.0
1990MON30
130
17.115.70.5220.1
1.3
17.315.40.5290.31.5
1991CHA31
155
17.318.20.488-0.7
0.8
18.718.30.506-0.01.5
1992CHA32
144
20.315.80.5622.0
3.4
20.316.10.5571.83.3
1993CHA33
115
15.012.00.5551.3
2.4
14.812.40.5430.92.0
1994CHA34
100
13.111.10.5420.9
1.9
12.111.70.5070.01.0
1995CHA35
133
14.715.80.481-0.9
0.5
15.815.90.498-0.41.0
1996NYA36
59
6.75.80.5340.3
0.8
6.45.80.5240.20.7
1997NYA37
74
8.67.10.5470.7
1.4
8.57.80.5240.31.1
1998NYA38
109
9.17.10.5590.8
1.7
8.88.20.5190.21.0
1999OAK39
58
3.95.00.435-0.6
-0.2
3.93.80.5060.00.3
41
51
3.43.30.509-0.0
0.3
3.12.60.5400.20.4
2002FLO42
97
1.82.50.422-0.3
-0.0
2.22.70.459-0.10.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,481
313.2275.90.53210.7
33.9
317.9274.20.53713.937.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
34
3.64.00.475 0.03.44.00.458 -0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,515
316.8280.00.532
33.9
321.3278.20.537 37.1


A significant portion of Tim Raines's value over his career was in his baserunning. In fact, he is 2nd in net basewinning wins among players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records.

The top 10 players in net baserunning wins are shown below.

Top 10 Baserunners
(measured by Net Baserunning Wins*)
Baserunning
Player Wins Losses Win Pct. Net Wins*
Rickey Henderson52.536.40.5917.9
Tim Raines Sr.34.520.70.6256.5
Willie Wilson26.514.80.6425.9
Bert Campaneris36.123.70.6045.8
Davey Lopes23.714.40.6224.3
Paul Molitor29.621.00.5854.3
Joe L. Morgan37.127.40.5754.2
Luis Aparicio30.921.90.5864.1
Vince Coleman26.117.60.5973.9
Lou Brock41.333.10.5553.4
*Net Baserunning Wins are calculated relative to league-average baserunning by non-pitchers.


One thing that really made Tim Raines's baserunning stand out, even relative to other great baserunners, was his tremendous ability to avoid making outs on the bases. Consider, for example, Component 1 - basestealing. Tim Raines stole 808 bases, good for 5th all-time and 3rd among players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records (behind Rickey Henderson and Lou Brock). But Raines was only caught stealing 146 times - one fewer than Delino Deshields and more than 160 fewer than either Henderson or Brock. As a result, Raines is 2nd in net Component 1 baserunning wins and far closer to number 1 (Henderson) than a comparison of their raw stolen base totals (1,406 to 808) would imply.

Top 10 Component 1 Baserunners
(measured by Wins minus Losses)
Baserunning
Player Wins Losses Win Pct. Net Wins
Rickey Henderson31.619.90.61411.7
Tim Raines Sr.18.49.10.6699.3
Willie Wilson13.86.10.6937.7
Joe L. Morgan17.010.20.6266.9
Vince Coleman17.611.20.6116.4
Bert Campaneris19.713.40.5966.4
Lou Brock22.716.30.5816.4
Paul Molitor12.06.20.6605.8
Davey Lopes12.66.90.6485.8
Luis Aparicio12.67.60.6245.0


The other component of baserunning where Tim Raines ranks in the top 10 for his career (ranking th) is Component 8, baserunner outs (and the ability to avoid them). Even moreso than with Component 1, Tim Raines ranks much higher in net Component 8 baserunning wins than in raw Component 8 wins (where he ranks 59th for his career) because of an extremely low number of baserunner losses.

Top 10 Component 8 Baserunners
(measured by Wins minus Losses)
Baserunning
Player Wins Losses Win Pct. Net Wins
Mel Ott3.31.80.6521.6
Red Schoendienst3.62.10.6351.5
Mickey Mantle2.91.40.6691.5
Wade Boggs3.72.30.6211.4
Ted Williams3.32.00.6311.4
Willie Randolph3.01.60.6501.4
Garret Anderson2.20.80.7231.3
Robin Yount3.52.20.6071.2
Jimmie Foxx2.81.70.6311.2
Ichiro Suzuki3.01.90.6171.1


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