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

Ray Durham
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1995CHA23
124
12.515.60.443-1.2
-0.1
14.216.50.462-0.80.5
1996CHA24
153
17.216.20.5151.1
2.4
17.417.20.5040.72.1
1997CHA25
155
17.519.70.470-0.7
0.8
17.819.60.477-0.41.0
1998CHA26
158
20.218.60.5201.1
2.7
20.318.70.5201.12.7
1999CHA27
153
20.318.50.5221.1
2.7
19.818.40.5180.92.4
2000CHA28
151
20.717.60.5412.1
3.6
18.517.60.5130.92.4
2001CHA29
152
18.817.80.5130.8
2.3
18.718.00.5090.62.2
30
150
17.616.10.5231.0
2.6
16.915.10.5281.22.6
2003SFN31
110
13.911.20.5531.4
2.4
14.312.90.5260.71.8
2004SFN32
120
15.814.20.5260.9
2.0
14.914.20.5120.41.6
2005SFN33
142
16.616.50.502-0.0
1.2
16.715.90.5130.31.5
2006SFN34
137
18.214.90.5501.8
3.0
17.014.70.5371.32.5
2007SFN35
138
14.615.50.486-0.5
0.6
13.615.70.465-1.10.0
36
128
12.310.60.5370.8
1.7
11.711.10.5130.31.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,971
236.2223.20.5149.7
27.8
231.9225.50.5076.324.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
15
1.11.50.424 -0.11.51.50.500 0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,986
237.3224.70.514
27.8
233.4227.00.507 24.6


Ray Durham had a solid career: probably not Hall-of-Fame level "solid" but solid. He played a key defensive position reasonably well, had some power (192 career HRs, 7 seasons with at least 15; 440 career doubles, 10 seasons with at least 30), would take a walk (4 seasons over 70). He ended up with the same career on-base percentage as Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice (0.352).

Ray Durham's greatest skill, however, in terms of what separated him from the average major-league player, was his baserunning. For most people, baserunning = stolen bases. And while Ray Durham wasn't a bad basestealer, he certainly wasn't elite at it, either. His career high in stolen bases was only 36; his career total was only 273 (189th all-time). He was only caught stealing 97 times which works out to a very good, but not necessarily elite stolen base percentage of 74%.

But baserunning encompasses more than just basestealing. Specifically, the aspect of baserunning in which Ray Durham truly excelled was the ability to take the extra base: what I call Component 9, Baserunner Advancement.

The next table shows the top 25 players in net Component 9 baserunning wins for their career, among players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records.

Career Net Baserunning Wins, Component 9
(Context-Neutral, Teammate-Adjusted)
Player eWins eLosses eWin Pct. Net Wins
Willie Davis8.54.50.6534.0
Rod Carew10.06.60.6033.4
Bert Campaneris8.24.80.6313.4
Vada Pinson8.15.00.6213.2
Kenny Lofton7.84.90.6183.0
Minnie Minoso6.43.40.6523.0
Robin Yount9.66.60.5913.0
Al Kaline9.16.30.5912.8
Willie Mays9.87.00.5822.8
Frank Robinson9.26.50.5862.7
Willie Wilson6.74.10.6212.6
Toby Harrah7.24.60.6082.6
Rickey Henderson10.78.10.5682.6
Johnny Damon8.05.50.5922.5
Luis Aparicio9.47.00.5732.4
Frankie Frisch6.54.20.6102.4
Ryne Sandberg7.55.20.5932.4
Kiki Cuyler6.34.00.6142.3
Lou Whitaker7.85.50.5862.3
Brett Butler9.16.80.5722.3
Tim Raines Sr.8.36.00.5792.3
Davey Lopes5.83.60.6152.2
Maury Wills7.55.30.5852.2
Dick McAuliffe5.83.70.6132.1
Ray Durham6.03.90.6072.1


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