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John Smoltz

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: John Smoltz

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

John Smoltz
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1988ATL21
12
4.36.30.407-0.8
-0.3
3.85.90.395-0.8-0.4
1989ATL22
32
14.412.70.5311.5
2.7
13.612.10.5291.42.5
1990ATL23
35
14.815.60.4860.4
1.7
13.914.20.4940.61.8
1991ATL24
36
14.613.50.5201.1
2.5
14.012.70.5261.22.5
1992ATL25
36
17.116.00.5171.4
3.0
14.814.20.5101.12.5
1993ATL26
35
15.614.40.5191.2
2.5
15.315.20.5010.72.0
1994ATL27
21
9.09.50.4850.1
1.1
8.88.80.4990.31.3
1995ATL28
29
11.810.80.5211.1
2.2
12.611.60.5191.12.3
1996ATL29
35
18.211.80.6054.1
5.6
17.412.10.5913.65.1
1997ATL30
35
16.414.80.5251.7
3.3
17.713.60.5652.94.6
1998ATL31
26
13.37.70.6333.4
4.4
10.97.90.5812.13.0
1999ATL32
29
13.510.80.5572.1
3.2
12.58.70.5892.53.5
2001ATL34
36
4.42.40.6441.0
1.4
3.32.70.5500.30.7
2002ATL35
75
10.03.90.7232.9
3.9
4.02.50.6160.61.1
2003ATL36
62
5.72.40.7001.5
2.1
3.01.40.6720.71.0
2004ATL37
73
7.83.50.6911.9
2.7
4.13.10.5710.30.8
2005ATL38
33
13.611.80.5351.6
2.7
14.911.50.5652.43.6
2006ATL39
35
15.313.60.5291.7
3.1
14.513.00.5261.62.9
2007ATL40
32
12.911.00.5401.6
2.8
12.610.30.5521.83.0
2008ATL41
6
2.42.00.5440.3
0.5
1.91.60.5490.30.4
42
15
4.96.50.429-0.6
0.0
5.15.10.5000.20.7
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
728
239.8201.20.54429.1
51.1
218.8188.20.53824.944.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
42
12.59.30.574 3.213.510.90.554 3.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
770
252.3210.50.544
54.3
232.3199.10.538 48.1


John Smoltz is one of two players in major-league history to have a season with 20 traditional pitcher wins and another season with 50 saves. The other player to do this, Dennis Eckersley, was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

The next table compares the careers of John Smoltz and Dennis Eckersley, as measured by Player won-lost records.

John Smoltz Dennis Eckersley
Age Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL
20
 
3412.29.50.5631.42.5
21
124.36.30.407-0.8
-0.3
3611.810.60.5280.71.7
22
3214.412.70.5311.5
2.7
3314.710.80.5762.13.4
23
3514.815.60.4860.4
1.7
3516.712.50.5722.23.6
24
3614.613.50.5201.1
2.5
3316.411.70.5832.63.8
25
3617.116.00.5171.4
3.0
3011.611.50.5010.21.2
26
3515.614.40.5191.2
2.5
238.37.10.5410.81.6
27
219.09.50.4850.1
1.1
3313.112.00.5230.82.0
28
2911.810.80.5211.1
2.2
2810.312.30.455-0.80.2
29
3518.211.80.6054.1
5.6
3313.312.50.5171.02.0
30
3516.414.80.5251.7
3.3
2510.37.70.5731.82.6
31
2613.37.70.6333.4
4.4
3310.011.90.456-0.40.5
32
2913.510.80.5572.1
3.2
547.76.10.5570.51.3
33
 
606.93.40.6661.52.1
34
364.42.40.6441.0
1.4
515.32.00.7311.52.0
35
7510.03.90.7232.9
3.9
636.32.10.7521.92.4
36
625.72.40.7001.5
2.1
677.65.30.5891.01.8
37
737.83.50.6911.9
2.7
697.42.40.7572.32.9
38
3313.611.80.5351.6
2.7
646.04.50.5690.61.3
39
3515.313.60.5291.7
3.1
454.63.40.5740.51.1
40
3212.911.00.5401.6
2.8
524.03.80.514-0.10.5
41
62.42.00.5440.3
0.5
635.34.50.5390.20.8
42
154.96.50.429-0.6
0.0
575.15.00.505-0.10.5
43
 
502.42.00.5560.20.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER RECORDS728239.8201.20.54429.1
51.1
1,071217.3174.40.55522.442.4


Having a clearly better career than a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer is a pretty strong Hall-of-Fame case.

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Series




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