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Nomar Garciaparra

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Nomar Garciaparra

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

Nomar Garciaparra
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1996BOS22
23
2.52.30.5190.2
0.4
2.52.70.481-0.00.2
1997BOS23
153
22.919.30.5432.7
4.3
23.120.50.5302.23.9
1998BOS24
143
23.418.60.5583.2
4.8
21.718.40.5412.43.9
1999BOS25
135
18.815.60.5462.2
3.5
19.214.80.5642.74.1
2000BOS26
140
19.916.90.5412.1
3.5
19.315.70.5522.33.7
2001BOS27
21
2.62.30.5330.2
0.4
3.02.80.5210.20.5
2002BOS28
156
21.818.60.5412.2
3.8
20.618.20.5311.73.2
2003BOS29
156
22.418.20.5522.7
4.3
21.919.40.5311.83.4
30
81
9.310.90.461-0.6
0.2
10.010.40.489-0.10.7
2005CHN31
62
7.17.80.477-0.4
0.2
7.17.40.488-0.20.3
2006LAN32
122
13.612.60.519-0.2
0.7
12.211.70.511-0.40.5
2007LAN33
121
10.212.40.452-1.5
-0.6
10.111.60.465-1.1-0.3
2008LAN34
55
6.35.60.5280.3
0.8
5.45.30.5060.10.5
2009OAK35
65
3.44.90.413-0.8
-0.4
3.43.60.484-0.20.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,433
184.4165.90.52612.2
25.8
179.4162.40.52511.424.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
32
3.63.50.507 0.44.23.20.568 0.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,465
188.0169.40.526
26.2
183.6165.60.525 25.7


Nomar Garciaparra was the Boston Red Sox regular shortstop for 6 seasons between 1997 and 2003 (not counting his injury-shortened 2001 and 2004 seasons), during which time he put up 5 seasons where he was at least two pWins above average (pWOPA). He made the postseason three times with the Red Sox, but was traded away just before they finally won their first World Series in 86 years.

Thirty years earlier, the Red Sox had a player who was their regular shortstop for six seasons, including two seasons of pWOPA greater than two (plus three more seasons with a pWOPA greater than one). Instead of being traded away, as Garciaparra was, this earlier shortstop remained in Boston, but moved to third base for his final six seasons. He made the postseason two times, playing on the losing side of 7-game World Series losses in 1967 and 1975. That player was Rico Petrocelli.

The next table compares the playing careers of Nomar Garciaparra and Rico Petrocelli, as measured by Player won-lost records.

Nomar Garciaparra Rico Petrocelli
Age Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL
20
 
10.10.10.6540.00.0
21
 
22
232.52.30.5190.2
0.4
1039.311.70.444-0.9-0.1
23
15322.919.30.5432.7
4.3
13915.417.30.471-0.50.7
24
14323.418.60.5583.2
4.8
14216.414.60.5291.52.9
25
13518.815.60.5462.2
3.5
12313.312.60.5140.92.0
26
14019.916.90.5412.1
3.5
15422.816.90.5743.55.2
27
212.62.30.5330.2
0.4
15721.017.50.5452.34.0
28
15621.818.60.5412.2
3.8
15820.017.40.5340.82.3
29
15622.418.20.5522.7
4.3
14718.815.30.5521.63.0
30
819.310.90.461-0.6
0.2
10010.110.70.484-0.50.4
31
627.17.80.477-0.4
0.2
12914.614.40.5040.01.2
32
12213.612.60.519-0.2
0.7
11512.111.80.5070.21.1
33
12110.212.40.452-1.5
-0.6
856.47.80.451-0.7-0.2
34
556.35.60.5280.3
0.8
35
653.44.90.413-0.8
-0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER RECORDS1,433184.4165.90.52612.2
25.8
1,553180.4168.10.5188.322.5


Petrocelli's best season, 1969, was quite a bit better than any season in Garciaparra's career. Petrocelli's second-best season, 1970, was comparable to Garciaparra's best season, 1998. Over their careers, though, Garciaparra had more "very good" seasons than Petrocelli, but Garciaparra also had a somewhat longer string of below-average seasons to end his career (5 of 6) than Petrocelli (2 of 4).

Overall, Garciaparra and Petrocelli ended up extremely similar in career value, at least as measured by Player won-lost records.

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