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Jacque Jones
2014 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Jacque Jones

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

Jacque Jones
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1999MIN24
94
10.511.60.475-0.6
0.2
10.210.20.501-0.10.7
2000MIN25
153
16.717.70.486-0.7
0.7
16.517.00.494-0.40.9
2001MIN26
147
15.915.70.502-0.3
1.1
16.417.20.487-0.80.7
2002MIN27
149
21.816.50.5692.2
3.7
20.917.80.5401.12.7
2003MIN28
136
16.813.80.5491.1
2.5
14.514.70.498-0.40.8
2004MIN29
151
18.316.90.5190.5
1.8
17.218.50.483-0.80.6
2005MIN30
142
18.418.30.501-0.3
1.1
17.717.60.501-0.31.0
2006CHN31
149
16.717.20.494-0.7
0.5
17.116.00.5160.11.3
2007CHN32
133
13.215.30.463-1.3
-0.3
13.014.60.470-1.1-0.1
33
42
2.74.00.402-0.7
-0.4
2.64.10.389-0.8-0.5
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,296
151.0147.00.507-0.8
11.0
146.1147.70.497-3.58.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
21
2.23.10.417 -0.32.22.90.440 -0.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,317
153.2150.10.507
10.7
148.3150.60.497 7.9


Jacque Jones had a fine career: he was a major-league regular for eight seasons and played in parts of two more, which is just enough to get him onto the Hall-of-Fame ballot this year. Merely appearing on the ballot is almost certainly going to be as close as Jacque Jones gets to the Hall of Fame, though.

The next table shows the 10 players whose career records are most similar to Jacque Jones's record, as measured by Player won-lost records.

Most Similar Players to Jacque Jones in Value
Ages 0 through 50
Wins over Baseline
Player Games pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL Batting Baserunning Fielding
Jacque Jones
1296
151.0147.0-0.8
11.0
-0.8-0.83.4
Larry Herndon
1529
150.6151.4-3.7
8.1
-0.4-0.43.3
Steve Buechele
1333
130.8129.10.2
10.1
-0.7-0.83.6
Ken Oberkfell
1596
147.4150.7-3.3
8.2
-2.6-0.63.4
Warren Cromartie
1104
127.2125.4-3.0
6.8
-1.2-0.33.2
Cesar Geronimo
1479
122.6117.9-0.2
9.3
-2.4-0.54.2
Greg Gross
1794
121.8120.1-2.0
7.8
0.2-0.83.2
Starlin Castro
1154
140.1145.0-1.3
9.2
-2.1-0.42.3
Don Hoak
1248
134.2126.42.0
12.5
-0.6-0.63.2
Vance Law
1210
119.1114.92.1
10.9
-0.8-0.83.1
Glenn Wilson
1198
135.3137.7-4.8
5.5
-2.1-0.54.1


Obviously, there are no Hall-of-Famers on that list.

Jacque Jones had one season that really stands out from the rest of his career. In 2002, Jacque Jones had career highs in hits, doubles, home runs, runs scored, RBIs, OBP, SLG; he even had career highs in both sacrifice hits and sacrifice flies. His 2002 season was his age-27 season. Here are the 10 players whose age-27 season was most similar to Jacque Jones's age-27 season.

Most Similar Players to Jacque Jones in Value
Ages 27 through 27
Wins over Baseline
Player Games pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL Batting Baserunning Fielding
Jacque Jones
149
21.816.52.2
3.7
1.2-0.10.7
Scott Rolen
155
22.017.32.2
3.8
1.2-0.10.7
Evan Longoria
160
20.616.12.2
3.7
1.2-0.10.6
Andy Pafko
142
21.618.01.3
2.9
1.5-0.10.5
Shin-Soo Choo
144
21.317.51.4
2.9
1.7-0.00.5
Tony Oliva
159
22.518.31.2
2.7
1.2-0.00.9
Toby Harrah
155
21.320.41.3
2.9
0.8-0.00.8
Bill Melton
152
19.817.21.0
2.5
0.9-0.00.6
Andruw Jones
154
21.618.11.5
3.0
0.5-0.10.8
Ron Cey
158
23.917.33.0
4.6
1.5-0.10.5
Gil McDougald
141
17.814.22.1
3.4
0.4-0.00.8


And looky there! Number 8 on the list is an actual Hall-of-Famer! But here's the thing: Frank Robinson's age-27 season (1963) was his worst season between 1961 and 1966.

Still, it's something.

2014 Hall of Fame Ballot Series


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