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Paul Lo Duca
2014 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Paul Lo Duca

The first table below presents Paul Lo Duca's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Paul Lo Duca
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1998LAN26
6
0.40.20.6120.1
0.1
0.30.40.425-0.0-0.0
1999LAN27
36
2.11.90.5240.1
0.3
2.32.60.472-0.10.1
2000LAN28
34
1.51.90.447-0.2
-0.0
1.61.80.468-0.10.1
2001LAN29
124
14.411.90.5471.5
2.6
14.311.70.5511.62.7
2002LAN30
149
15.715.50.5020.6
1.9
14.515.60.482-0.01.2
2003LAN31
147
16.415.70.5100.5
1.7
14.815.70.485-0.30.9
32
143
15.414.80.5090.6
1.8
13.714.50.487-0.01.1
2005FLO33
132
11.712.70.480-0.2
0.7
10.811.00.4950.21.0
2006NYN34
124
12.411.50.5190.6
1.5
12.012.90.482-0.30.6
2007NYN35
119
10.310.90.484-0.0
0.7
10.011.40.467-0.40.4
36
67
3.45.80.371-1.2
-0.9
3.85.20.426-0.7-0.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,081
103.5102.90.5022.4
10.5
98.3102.80.489-0.27.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
10
1.00.80.544 0.21.01.10.483 0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,091
104.5103.70.502
10.6
99.2103.90.489 7.7


On July 30, 2004, the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers traded their starting catcher (Lo Duca), right fielder, and top setup man to the Florida Marlins for starting pitcher Brad Penny (who then went out and got injured in his second start for the Dodgers) and first baseman Hee Seop Choi. This was a ballsy trade by new Dodgers GM PaulDePodesta, the story of which was played as the trade of a stat-darling (Choi) for the Dodgers' clubhouse leader whose value was centered on chemistry and intangibles.

Lo Duca was a 32-year-old catcher at the time of the trade, while Choi was a 25-year-old first baseman. Yet, surprisingly to a lot of people, Choi's last season was three years before Lo Duca's. The next table compares the careers of Paul Lo Duca and Hee Seop Choi. The first (and, in Choi's case, only) full season after they were traded for one another is shown in bold.

Paul Lo Duca Hee Seop Choi
Year Games Wins Losses Win Pct. WOPA WORL Games Wins Losses Win Pct. WOPA WORL
1998
60.40.20.6120.1
0.1
1999
362.11.90.5240.1
0.3
2000
341.51.90.447-0.2
-0.0
2001
12414.411.90.5471.5
2.6
2002
14915.715.50.5020.6
1.9
241.41.60.469-0.2-0.1
2003
14716.415.70.5100.5
1.7
786.05.00.5450.20.6
2004
14315.414.80.5090.6
1.8
12610.58.80.5460.51.2
2005
13211.712.70.480-0.2
0.7
1319.99.40.514-0.10.7
2006
12412.411.50.5190.6
1.5
2007
11910.310.90.484-0.0
0.7
2008
673.45.80.371-1.2
-0.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER RECORDS1,081103.5102.90.5022.4
10.5
35927.924.70.5300.42.5
CAREER RECORDS
(common rows)
57159.158.80.5021.5
6.1
35927.924.70.5300.42.5


Obviously, I'm a stat-head at heart. But I always find it interesting to look back at the cases where it looks like the stat-heads sure got one wrong.

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