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Alan Trammell
2014 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Alan Trammell

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

Alan Trammell
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1977DET19
19
0.81.30.370-0.2
-0.1
1.01.50.384-0.2-0.1
1978DET20
139
14.814.00.5141.0
2.1
15.415.00.5050.82.0
1979DET21
142
13.913.70.5030.8
1.9
14.615.40.4870.41.5
1980DET22
146
19.116.70.5332.1
3.5
19.217.10.5282.03.3
1981DET23
105
13.812.20.5301.4
2.5
13.013.00.5000.61.7
1982DET24
157
17.115.10.5321.7
2.9
16.715.40.5201.32.5
1983DET25
141
18.615.90.5401.9
3.2
18.615.70.5422.03.2
1984DET26
138
20.015.10.5703.3
4.8
18.115.90.5311.93.3
1985DET27
149
18.019.70.4780.0
1.4
18.418.80.4950.72.1
1986DET28
150
19.517.60.5251.8
3.2
20.117.20.5382.33.7
1987DET29
151
23.215.90.5934.5
6.1
21.916.70.5683.55.0
1988DET30
128
21.014.80.5863.7
5.0
16.913.90.5502.03.2
1989DET31
121
14.714.80.4980.5
1.5
14.713.90.5140.92.0
1990DET32
146
20.017.00.5402.2
3.6
20.017.20.5382.13.5
1991DET33
100
13.412.30.5200.9
1.9
12.611.70.5180.81.8
1992DET34
29
3.83.70.5130.2
0.5
3.73.60.5030.20.4
1993DET35
112
13.411.40.5391.2
2.3
13.412.10.5250.92.0
1994DET36
76
7.19.90.417-1.1
-0.4
8.28.90.480-0.10.7
1995DET37
74
6.87.50.474-0.1
0.5
6.77.10.4840.00.6
1996DET38
66
4.17.40.359-1.5
-1.0
4.66.10.429-0.6-0.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,289
283.1256.20.52524.4
45.2
277.6256.30.52021.642.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
13
2.21.50.601 0.62.01.60.552 0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,302
285.3257.70.525
45.8
279.6257.90.520 42.6


The 2014 Hall-of-Fame ballot will be Alan Trammell's 13th appearance on a Hall-of-Fame ballot. In my 2013 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I showed that Alan Trammell led all major league players in pWins over positional average in the 1980s.

For this year's series, I am going to compare Alan Trammell to a Hall-of-Fame contemporary of his, Ozzie Smith, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2002, the same year when Trammell first debuted on the Hall-of-Fame ballot.

The next table compares the careers of Alan Trammell and Ozzie Smith as measured by pWins.

Alan Trammell Ozzie Smith
Year Games Wins Losses Win Pct. WOPA WORL Games Wins Losses Win Pct. WOPA WORL
1977
190.81.30.370-0.2
-0.1
1978
13914.814.00.5141.0
2.1
15921.121.60.4940.42.1
1979
14213.913.70.5030.8
1.9
15617.418.90.479-0.21.2
1980
14619.116.70.5332.1
3.5
15821.321.00.5040.92.5
1981
10513.812.20.5301.4
2.5
11013.115.50.459-0.70.4
1982
15717.115.10.5321.7
2.9
14019.616.80.5381.83.2
1983
14118.615.90.5401.9
3.2
15920.217.80.5311.52.8
1984
13820.015.10.5703.3
4.8
12417.915.50.5371.93.1
1985
14918.019.70.4780.0
1.4
15822.518.10.5532.84.3
1986
15019.517.60.5251.8
3.2
15318.916.70.5311.62.9
1987
15123.215.90.5934.5
6.1
15823.017.40.5703.34.9
1988
12821.014.80.5863.7
5.0
15322.617.80.5602.74.3
1989
12114.714.80.4980.5
1.5
15520.718.60.5271.52.9
1990
14620.017.00.5402.2
3.6
14316.317.20.485-0.11.1
1991
10013.412.30.5200.9
1.9
15020.717.70.5391.83.3
1992
293.83.70.5130.2
0.5
13218.516.80.5241.32.6
1993
11213.411.40.5391.2
2.3
14018.618.20.5060.62.0
1994
767.19.90.417-1.1
-0.4
9810.912.30.469-0.50.5
1995
746.87.50.474-0.1
0.5
444.65.60.453-0.40.0
1996
664.17.40.359-1.5
-1.0
827.56.80.5240.51.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER RECORDS2,289283.1256.20.52524.4
45.2
2,572335.3310.10.52020.845.5
CAREER RECORDS
(common rows)
2,270282.3254.90.52624.7
45.4
2,572335.3310.10.52020.845.5


Ozzie Smith looks somewhat better in context (pWins) than out of context (eWins). The reverse is true (to a somewhat lesser extent) for Trammell. The next table compares Trammell and Smith as measured by (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) eWins.

Alan Trammell Ozzie Smith
Year Games Wins Losses Win Pct. WOPA WORL Games Wins Losses Win Pct. WOPA WORL
1977
191.01.50.384-0.2
-0.1
1978
13915.415.00.5050.8
2.0
15920.321.90.481-0.11.5
1979
14214.615.40.4870.4
1.5
15618.420.60.472-0.41.1
1980
14619.217.10.5282.0
3.3
15822.422.70.4980.62.3
1981
10513.013.00.5000.6
1.7
11014.215.50.477-0.21.0
1982
15716.715.40.5201.3
2.5
14019.117.90.5151.02.4
1983
14118.615.70.5422.0
3.2
15918.918.00.5120.72.0
1984
13818.115.90.5311.9
3.3
12416.916.20.5111.02.2
1985
14918.418.80.4950.7
2.1
15820.118.50.5211.42.9
1986
15020.117.20.5382.3
3.7
15317.816.90.5130.92.2
1987
15121.916.70.5683.5
5.0
15823.418.40.5593.04.7
1988
12816.913.90.5502.0
3.2
15323.319.40.5472.33.9
1989
12114.713.90.5140.9
2.0
15520.920.00.5121.02.4
1990
14620.017.20.5382.1
3.5
14316.316.10.5030.51.6
1991
10012.611.70.5180.8
1.8
15020.618.00.5341.63.1
1992
293.73.60.5030.2
0.4
13218.917.60.5171.02.4
1993
11213.412.10.5250.9
2.0
14017.517.90.4940.11.5
1994
768.28.90.480-0.1
0.7
9811.512.40.481-0.20.8
1995
746.77.10.4840.0
0.6
444.45.40.448-0.4-0.0
1996
664.66.10.429-0.6
-0.2
827.67.30.5120.31.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER RECORDS2,289277.6256.30.52021.6
42.2
2,572332.4320.60.50914.239.2
CAREER RECORDS
(common rows)
2,270276.7254.80.52121.8
42.3
2,572332.4320.60.50914.239.2


Player won-lost records agree with almost everybody else that Ozzie Smith was the greatest fielding shortstop of all-time (or at least since 1921). Smith was also an excellent baserunner and wasn't a bad hitter for a shortstop.

But Alan Trammell was a pretty good defensive shortstop himself and an above-average baserunner. And Alan Trammell was a legitimately good hitter, not just for a shortstop, but for a major-league baseball player in general. And (in terms of eWins) Trammell's bat more than makes up for Smith's better baserunning and fielding.

The (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) career records of Trammell and Smith are compared by factor in the final table below.

Batting Baserunning Fielding
Wins Losses WOPA Wins Losses WOPA Wins Losses WOPA
Alan Trammell174.0164.6
4.7
18.916.9
1.0
83.877.63.1
Ozzie Smith183.8195.7
-9.5
30.424.0
2.7
118.1103.37.4


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