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Brian S. Giles

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Brian S. Giles

The first table below presents Brian S. Giles's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Brian S. Giles
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1995CLE24
5
0.30.20.6440.1
0.1
0.60.20.6990.20.2
1996CLE25
51
3.82.80.5750.4
0.8
3.93.10.5600.30.7
1997CLE26
129
11.511.70.495-0.2
0.8
13.112.00.5220.51.5
1998CLE27
112
13.710.60.5631.4
2.4
13.311.40.5380.81.8
1999PIT28
141
20.916.30.5611.8
3.3
20.615.10.5772.33.7
2000PIT29
156
23.220.00.5371.0
2.7
23.918.20.5672.34.0
2001PIT30
160
23.221.20.5230.4
2.3
24.419.30.5581.93.8
2002PIT31
153
23.120.20.5340.6
2.4
23.717.80.5712.23.8
32
134
17.015.60.5210.1
1.3
19.016.00.5440.92.2
2004SDN33
159
23.320.30.5350.9
2.6
22.620.20.5280.62.3
2005SDN34
158
23.119.90.5371.0
2.5
23.219.50.5431.22.8
2006SDN35
158
21.219.60.5190.2
1.7
20.519.90.508-0.21.2
2007SDN36
121
15.516.70.481-1.1
0.0
14.915.80.485-1.00.1
2008SDN37
146
19.219.40.497-0.7
0.7
20.318.20.5280.41.8
2009SDN38
61
6.99.50.422-1.5
-0.9
6.38.70.419-1.4-0.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,844
246.1224.20.5234.4
22.7
250.4215.40.53811.029.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
29
1.82.40.418 -0.22.32.60.471 0.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,873
247.8226.60.523
22.5
252.7218.00.538 29.2


The next table shows the players most similar to Brian Giles in career value, as measured by Player won-lost records.

Wins over Baseline
Player Games pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL Batting Baserunning Pitching Fielding
Brian S. Giles
1844
246.1224.24.4
22.7
15.00.60.02.2
Matt Holliday
1877
247.6215.010.5
28.0
14.50.10.01.9
Dale Murphy
2180
280.8256.84.3
24.6
15.00.70.04.0
Fred Lynn
1967
244.2220.59.5
27.5
15.0-0.10.03.8
Bob Elliott
1976
260.8230.79.6
29.3
13.4-0.30.02.4
Rick Monday
1970
209.1187.45.3
21.3
12.60.10.01.4
Bill Nicholson
1673
216.3189.26.4
22.9
14.6-0.30.02.0
Earl Averill Sr.
1569
222.0188.512.7
30.2
13.60.60.01.5
Ryan J. Braun
1457
201.6175.28.8
22.7
13.70.10.01.0
Bobby Murcer
1906
243.7216.17.0
25.8
10.5-0.10.02.5
David Wright
1583
206.4178.710.4
24.6
13.00.40.01.3


One Hall-of-Famer, Kirby Puckett, shows up among the 10 players most similar to Giles, although Puckett is a fairly weak Hall-of-Famer statistically (he likely was given "extra credit" by voters because his career ended suddenly due to sudden illness).

Giles got a fairly late start to his career. He came up with the Cleveland Indians at a time when they were loaded in outfielders. Because of this, Giles didn't get a chance to be an everyday outfielder until he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for his age-28 season.

For his career, Giles was a consistently above-average outfielder from age 27 through age 34. The next table shows the players most similar to Giles from age 27 through age 34, as measured by Player won-lost records.

Wins over Baseline
Player Games pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL Batting Baserunning Pitching Fielding
Brian S. Giles
1173
167.7144.27.2
19.5
13.50.90.01.9
Bobby Abreu
1268
177.8149.29.4
21.9
11.40.80.02.2
Billy Williams
1282
188.5151.710.6
24.5
13.41.00.01.2
Jimmy Wynn
1139
157.3130.19.1
20.7
12.30.40.02.5
Dale Murphy
1269
170.6155.72.7
14.8
10.80.60.02.9
Dwight Evans
1167
160.2131.211.5
22.6
11.10.60.02.8
Roberto Clemente
1174
178.2146.08.6
21.6
11.30.50.03.1
Al Kaline
1021
146.6110.512.0
22.4
12.10.70.03.0
Earl Averill Sr.
1128
168.5141.410.4
23.7
11.10.20.01.0
Willie Stargell
1108
160.5123.711.8
23.4
15.50.20.02.0
Matt Holliday
1189
173.0138.513.3
24.9
12.00.20.02.5


This is a much more impressive list of baseball players. The list includes three Hall-of-Famers - Williams, Kaline, and Clemente - and three additional players who are in the Hall of Merit - Evans, Wynn, and Walker.

Of course, these six players are in these Halls based, at least in part, on what they did outside of their age-27 through age-34 seasons. Still, Brian Giles put up at least part of a Hall-of-Fame caliber career, which is more than most people in major-league history can claim.

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Series




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