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Luis 'Gonzo' Gonzalez
2014 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Luis 'Gonzo' Gonzalez

The first table below presents Luis 'Gonzo' Gonzalez's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Luis 'Gonzo' Gonzalez
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1990HOU22
12
0.50.60.429-0.1
-0.0
0.50.60.432-0.1-0.0
1991HOU23
137
15.714.70.5170.1
1.3
16.014.40.5260.41.6
1992HOU24
121
14.311.60.5521.0
2.0
13.412.50.5180.11.1
1993HOU25
154
20.117.10.5411.0
2.5
20.117.00.5411.02.5
1994HOU26
112
14.813.00.5310.5
1.7
14.313.50.5160.11.2
27
133
16.615.40.5180.1
1.4
16.615.40.5180.11.4
1996CHN28
146
15.515.10.506-0.4
0.8
15.714.80.515-0.11.1
1997HOU29
152
17.617.30.504-0.2
1.2
17.517.50.500-0.31.1
1998DET30
154
16.918.20.482-0.9
0.6
18.017.00.5140.31.7
1999ARI31
153
21.516.60.5651.9
3.4
21.116.90.5551.53.1
2000ARI32
162
22.019.10.5350.7
2.3
22.019.10.5360.72.4
2001ARI33
162
26.119.40.5742.4
4.3
26.918.50.5923.25.2
2002ARI34
148
21.317.90.5440.9
2.5
21.317.90.5420.92.4
2003ARI35
156
20.919.20.5210.0
1.6
21.418.60.5350.62.1
2004ARI36
105
11.813.10.474-1.2
-0.2
12.512.40.502-0.50.5
2005ARI37
155
19.318.50.510-0.1
1.2
19.418.40.5140.01.4
2006ARI38
153
18.018.40.494-0.8
0.5
18.218.20.500-0.60.7
2007LAN39
139
15.416.80.477-1.1
0.0
15.916.30.493-0.60.5
2008FLO40
135
9.711.50.457-1.2
-0.4
10.111.10.477-0.70.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,589
317.7293.50.5202.6
26.8
321.0290.30.5255.930.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
24
2.62.80.480 0.02.92.90.501 0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,613
320.3296.30.520
26.8
323.9293.20.525 30.2


Through his age 30 season, Luis Gonzalez was a fairly average major-league outfielder who was about to join his fourth major-league team in four seasons. Don't mis-understand me: average major-league outfielders don't grow on trees, they're actually quite rare and valuable.

But then Luis Gonzalez went to Arizona and put together a 5-year prime better than some Hall-of-Famers, and he did it at ages 31 to 35. He then tailed off fairly sharply starting at age 36, although he was able to hang around the major leagues into his age-40 season.

Needless to say, Luis Gonzalez's career followed an unusual pattern. The next three tables here try to put some perspective on the three pieces of his career by trying to find the players most similar to Luis Gonzalez as measured by Player won-lost records.

The first table below shows the 10 players most similar to Luis Gonzalez in terms of total career value, as measured by Player won-lost records.

Most Similar Players to Luis 'Gonzo' Gonzalez in Value
Ages 0 through 50
Wins over Baseline
Player Games pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL Batting Baserunning Fielding
Luis 'Gonzo' Gonzalez
2589
317.7293.52.6
26.8
11.2-0.94.9
Dave Parker
2465
312.3275.88.7
33.0
12.0-1.13.6
Rusty Staub
2944
322.0307.1-2.6
24.7
14.0-0.52.9
Jose Cruz Sr.
2350
289.2263.53.2
24.7
9.5-0.43.7
Dusty Baker
2039
250.2226.64.0
22.7
8.70.04.8
Moises Alou
1941
256.7226.37.4
26.5
12.1-0.62.9
Torii Hunter
2371
303.4292.43.3
26.3
4.20.15.0
Jim Rice
2089
281.7249.510.7
33.0
14.1-0.42.5
Chet Lemon
1988
231.7221.32.4
19.7
8.9-1.54.7
Alfonso Soriano
1975
251.9235.16.4
25.1
7.00.14.1
Paul O'Neill
2050
258.4220.612.4
31.3
8.3-0.65.5


The next table shows the 10 players most similar to Luis Gonzalez in value, as measured by Player won-lost records, from age 31 through age 35.

Most Similar Players to Luis 'Gonzo' Gonzalez in Value
Ages 31 through 35
Wins over Baseline
Player Games pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL Batting Baserunning Fielding
Luis 'Gonzo' Gonzalez
781
111.792.25.9
14.1
8.2-0.11.7
Roberto Clemente
679
107.783.48.1
16.0
9.40.02.3
Jose 'Joey Bats' Bautista
634
86.569.17.3
13.3
7.2-0.12.1
Billy Williams
787
115.693.06.6
15.2
8.20.41.3
Adrian Beltre
743
94.779.57.6
14.4
7.20.11.8
Al Kaline
636
88.765.58.2
14.6
7.60.11.4
Indian Bob Johnson
727
106.696.42.4
10.7
8.2-0.22.5
Sid Gordon
709
100.284.64.5
11.9
7.3-0.00.5
Ken Williams
511
82.468.83.9
9.8
7.1-0.01.6
Brian S. Giles
762
107.895.62.9
10.7
7.0-0.10.9
Ken Caminiti
667
93.771.69.8
16.4
6.70.21.9


The final table shows the 10 players most similar to Luis Gonzalez in career value, as measured by Player won-lost records, outside of ages 31 through 35.

Most Similar Players to Luis 'Gonzo' Gonzalez in Value
Outside of Ages 31 through 35
Wins over Baseline
Player Games pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL Batting Baserunning Fielding
Luis 'Gonzo' Gonzalez
1808
206.0201.4-3.2
12.7
2.9-0.83.2
Tom Brunansky
1518
189.4186.3-2.6
11.6
4.5-0.83.4
George Hendrick
1456
166.0164.4-2.9
10.1
5.9-0.81.8
Harvey Kuenn
1306
166.6167.6-0.7
13.0
0.9-0.12.4
Gary Gaetti
1879
204.3200.10.6
16.2
1.9-0.75.2
Chili Davis
1764
195.3186.1-0.3
16.2
6.4-1.02.3
Carlos Lee
1350
165.6161.3-2.4
10.4
3.4-0.22.3
H. Tommy Davis
1449
173.9169.3-3.8
10.9
2.1-0.61.2
Paul O'Neill
1369
162.6149.02.6
14.8
3.0-0.63.4
Larry Parrish
1396
154.9157.0-3.9
8.4
2.3-0.51.7
Nick Markakis
1365
171.6169.5-2.2
10.4
3.10.32.6


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