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Roger Clemens
2014 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Roger Clemens

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

Roger Clemens
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1984BOS21
21
7.35.80.5570.9
1.4
8.36.70.5530.91.6
1985BOS22
15
5.94.60.5610.7
1.3
5.84.30.5770.91.4
1986BOS23
33
17.39.90.6373.9
5.2
16.310.60.6063.14.4
1987BOS24
36
18.311.70.6093.6
5.1
18.011.90.6033.44.9
1988BOS25
35
18.011.90.6033.3
4.7
16.510.30.6153.34.6
1989BOS26
35
14.812.70.5371.2
2.6
15.412.10.5591.93.2
1990BOS27
31
16.78.70.6574.2
5.5
14.68.50.6333.34.4
1991BOS28
35
16.811.10.6023.0
4.5
16.110.70.6012.94.3
1992BOS29
32
15.510.20.6032.9
4.3
15.810.20.6073.04.4
1993BOS30
29
12.712.60.5020.2
1.4
12.09.90.5471.12.2
1994BOS31
24
10.68.00.5701.4
2.5
10.77.70.5831.62.7
1995BOS32
23
8.86.70.5691.3
2.1
8.68.10.5160.51.4
1996BOS33
34
13.411.00.5491.5
2.9
16.011.40.5852.74.2
1997TOR34
34
18.69.80.6554.7
6.4
17.98.60.6774.96.5
1998TOR35
33
15.79.30.6283.5
4.8
15.410.10.6032.94.3
1999NYA36
30
13.212.30.5160.6
2.0
11.810.90.5200.61.8
2000NYA37
32
14.012.00.5381.2
2.6
12.711.30.5290.92.2
2001NYA38
33
13.98.80.6112.8
4.1
13.211.00.5461.42.8
2002NYA39
29
11.59.10.5591.4
2.5
11.29.60.5401.02.2
2003NYA40
33
13.411.00.5481.4
2.8
13.011.30.5361.12.5
2004HOU41
33
14.810.80.5782.8
4.1
13.911.00.5572.23.5
2005HOU42
32
14.19.80.5902.8
3.9
14.59.00.6163.34.4
2006HOU43
19
7.24.80.5981.5
2.1
7.35.10.5871.42.0
2007NYA44
18
5.95.50.5190.3
1.0
5.75.30.5200.31.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
709
318.2228.20.58251.1
79.6
310.8225.50.58048.776.7
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
35
12.611.20.530 2.312.610.40.549 2.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
744
330.7239.30.582
81.9
323.5235.90.580 79.3


This is Roger Clemens's second year on the Hall-of-Fame ballot. In my 2013 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I compared Clemens to Mickey Mantle. In an earlier article which I wrote, I compared Roger Clemens to Greg Maddux, who debuts on the Hall-of-Fame ballot this year.

For this article, I am going to do another player comparison with Roger Clemens, but with a bit of a twist. The next table compares Roger Clemens to Sandy Koufax.

Roger Clemens Sandy Koufax
Age Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL
19
 
122.52.40.5100.10.3
20
 
163.44.40.440-0.40.0
21217.35.80.5570.9
1.4
345.35.80.479-0.10.4
22155.94.60.5610.7
1.3
4010.212.00.461-0.60.4
233317.39.90.6373.9
5.2
359.79.40.5070.41.3
243618.311.70.6093.6
5.1
3710.612.40.459-0.50.5
253518.011.90.6033.3
4.7
4217.615.80.5271.53.0
263514.812.70.5371.2
2.6
2811.89.20.5631.82.7
273116.78.70.6574.2
5.5
4022.613.20.6315.57.2
283516.811.10.6023.0
4.5
2915.911.20.5872.94.3
293215.510.20.6032.9
4.3
4325.014.50.6326.28.0
302912.712.60.5020.2
1.4
4123.016.00.5904.25.9
312410.68.00.5701.4
2.5
32238.86.70.5691.3
2.1
333413.411.00.5491.5
2.9
343418.69.80.6554.7
6.4
353315.79.30.6283.5
4.8
363013.212.30.5160.6
2.0
373214.012.00.5381.2
2.6
383313.98.80.6112.8
4.1
392911.59.10.5591.4
2.5
403313.411.00.5481.4
2.8
413314.810.80.5782.8
4.1
423214.19.80.5902.8
3.9
43197.24.80.5981.5
2.1
44185.95.50.5190.3
1.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
Totals709318.2228.20.58251.1
79.6
397157.6126.30.55521.134.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
Difference312160.5101.90.61230.0
45.6


The last row of the above table is the difference in their careers: Roger Clemens's career totals minus Sandy Koufax's career totals. In other words, Roger Clemens put up the equivalent of Sandy Koufax's career plus an additional 30.0 pWins over positional average and 45.6 pWins over replacement level.

The next table, then, shows the 10 players whose career value is most similar to that difference.

Most Similar Players in Career Value to Roger Clemens minus Sandy Koufax
Player Games pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
Whitey Ford
500
210.6164.431.1
47.6
200.5180.018.435.1
Mariano Rivera
1115
126.660.829.6
42.3
65.740.211.018.1
Bobby Doerr
1792
257.0208.726.4
45.1
240.0210.816.734.8
J. Kevin Brown
487
204.6164.726.4
45.2
203.3159.828.046.6
Lou Whitaker
2383
306.1261.028.4
50.2
289.7258.021.542.5
Duke Snider
2137
269.0201.226.2
45.4
271.1210.222.642.3
Barry Larkin
2176
291.8249.426.3
47.5
275.6245.220.140.5
Bob Feller
561
252.5215.226.1
47.3
235.4216.916.536.9
John Smoltz
728
239.8201.229.1
51.1
218.8188.224.944.9
Yogi Berra
2118
245.4182.432.6
50.1
220.1185.418.435.0


In other words, Roger Clemens's career was roughly equivalent to the combined careers of Sandy Koufax and Whitey Ford.

2014 Hall of Fame Ballot Series


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