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Don Mattingly

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Don Mattingly

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

Don Mattingly
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1982NYA21
7
0.20.60.279-0.2
-0.2
0.40.60.422-0.1-0.0
1983NYA22
91
8.07.90.505-0.0
0.5
7.78.20.483-0.40.2
1984NYA23
153
18.216.10.5320.6
1.9
19.216.00.5451.12.5
1985NYA24
159
21.416.10.5711.9
3.3
20.915.70.5711.83.2
1986NYA25
162
19.815.70.5591.6
2.9
20.517.50.5401.02.4
1987NYA26
141
17.114.00.5500.8
2.0
16.513.30.5540.92.0
1988NYA27
144
17.214.10.5501.1
2.3
17.215.20.5310.51.7
1989NYA28
158
17.116.80.505-0.6
0.6
17.715.30.5370.41.7
1990NYA29
102
8.911.70.431-1.8
-1.0
9.510.80.470-1.0-0.2
1991NYA30
152
15.515.40.502-0.4
0.9
14.314.60.495-0.50.7
1992NYA31
157
17.217.40.497-0.7
0.7
16.916.00.514-0.11.3
1993NYA32
134
14.613.20.5250.2
1.3
13.913.30.511-0.20.9
1994NYA33
97
11.08.20.5720.9
1.8
10.49.90.512-0.20.7
1995NYA34
128
11.412.60.474-1.1
-0.2
11.212.30.476-1.0-0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,785
197.6179.60.5242.3
16.9
196.5178.70.5242.316.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
5
0.50.60.452 -0.00.70.60.559 0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,790
198.1180.20.524
16.9
197.2179.20.524 16.9


This is Don Mattingly's fifteenth and final year on the Hall-of-Fame ballot. In my 2013 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I compared Mattingly to Keith Hernandez. In my 2014 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I compared Mattingly's age 23 - 27 seasons with the age 23 - 27 seasons of first basemen who have made the Hall of Fame.

For his final year on the ballot, I am going to focus on Mattingly's fielding, as measured by Player won-lost records.

Don Mattingly was a fine-fielding first baseman, winning nine Gold Gloves in his career. The next table shows the top 25 players in (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) net fielding career first-base wins among players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records.

Top 25 Defensive First Baseman
(measured by Net Career Fielding Wins)

Player Wins Losses Win Pct. Net Wins
1Albert Pujols32.326.70.5485.6
2Adrian Gonzalez31.026.20.5424.8
3John Olerud34.029.20.5384.8
4Todd Helton38.934.50.5304.4
5Gil Hodges29.325.00.5394.2
6Will Clark34.830.60.5324.1
7Wally Joyner34.230.30.5303.8
8Mark Grace40.136.30.5253.8
9Tino Martinez29.726.10.5333.7
10Pete M. O'Brien24.320.70.5403.6
11Vic Power19.516.30.5453.2
12Keith Hernandez34.231.50.5212.7
13Kevin Young16.514.00.5422.6
14Mark Teixeira30.127.80.5202.4
15Jeff Bagwell38.236.00.5152.3
16Charlie Grimm27.325.10.5202.1
17Kevin Youkilis9.37.30.5632.1
18Jeff King9.17.10.5632.0
19Steve Garvey31.129.00.5172.0
20Wes Parker15.513.60.5331.9
21George C. Scott30.228.30.5161.9
22Bill Terry22.620.80.5211.8
23Chris Chambliss31.529.70.5141.8
24Tony Perez25.523.80.5171.7
25Joe Kuhel26.124.40.5171.7


Fielding won-lost records are calculated across five components (for first basemen). These components are as follows:

Component 5: Hits versus Outs on Balls in Play
Component 6: Singles versus Doubles versus Triples
Component 7: Double Plays
Component 8: Baserunner Outs
Component 9: Baserunner Advancements
The next table breaks down Don Mattingly's context-neutral, teammate-adjusted fielding won-lost record by component.

Fielding Won-Lost Records by Component
eWin eLoss eWinPct NetWins
Component 519.418.90.5060.5
Component 60.00.00.0000.0
Component 71.71.40.5370.2
Component 81.41.40.499-0.0
Component 94.33.50.5520.8


Don Mattingly was a very good defensive first baseman across the board, but he was especially good at the more indirect aspects of fielding: specifically, Components 7 (double plays), 8 (baserunner outs), and 9 (baserunner advancements).

The final table of this article, then, shows the top 10 players in career net fielding wins at first base for just these three components.

Top 25 Defensive First Baseman
(Components 7, 8, and 9 only)

Player Wins Losses Net Wins
1Wally Joyner10.37.82.5
2Albert Pujols8.25.82.4
3Will Clark9.67.32.3
4Gil Hodges9.67.42.2
5Todd Helton11.39.41.9
6Pete M. O'Brien7.45.51.8
7Adrian Gonzalez8.36.51.8
8Hal Trosky Sr.6.45.01.4
9Tino Martinez7.96.51.4
10Jeff Bagwell10.89.41.4


2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Series




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