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Alan Trammell

2016 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Alan Trammell

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

Alan Trammell
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1977DET19
19
0.81.30.370-0.2
-0.1
1.01.50.384-0.2-0.1
1978DET20
139
14.814.00.5141.0
2.1
15.415.00.5050.82.0
1979DET21
142
13.913.70.5030.8
1.9
14.615.40.4870.41.5
1980DET22
146
19.116.70.5332.1
3.5
19.217.10.5282.03.3
1981DET23
105
13.812.20.5301.4
2.5
13.013.00.5000.61.7
1982DET24
157
17.115.10.5321.7
2.9
16.715.40.5201.32.5
1983DET25
141
18.615.90.5401.9
3.2
18.615.70.5422.03.2
1984DET26
138
20.015.10.5703.3
4.8
18.115.90.5311.93.3
1985DET27
149
18.019.70.4780.0
1.4
18.418.80.4950.72.1
1986DET28
150
19.517.60.5251.8
3.2
20.117.20.5382.33.7
1987DET29
151
23.215.90.5934.5
6.1
21.916.70.5683.55.0
1988DET30
128
21.014.80.5863.7
5.0
16.913.90.5502.03.2
1989DET31
121
14.714.80.4980.5
1.5
14.713.90.5140.92.0
1990DET32
146
20.017.00.5402.2
3.6
20.017.20.5382.13.5
1991DET33
100
13.412.30.5200.9
1.9
12.611.70.5180.81.8
1992DET34
29
3.83.70.5130.2
0.5
3.73.60.5030.20.4
1993DET35
112
13.411.40.5391.2
2.3
13.412.10.5250.92.0
1994DET36
76
7.19.90.417-1.1
-0.4
8.28.90.480-0.10.7
1995DET37
74
6.87.50.474-0.1
0.5
6.77.10.4840.00.6
1996DET38
66
4.17.40.359-1.5
-1.0
4.66.10.429-0.6-0.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,289
283.1256.20.52524.4
45.2
277.6256.30.52021.642.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
13
2.21.50.601 0.62.01.60.552 0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,302
285.3257.70.525
>45.8
279.6257.90.520 42.6


The 2016 Hall-of-Fame ballot will be Alan Trammell's 15th and final appearance on a Hall-of-Fame ballot. In my 2013 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I showed that Alan Trammell led all major league players in pWins over positional average in the 1980s (although updates to Player won-lost records have since pushed Trammell down to second, behind Mike Schmidt). In the 2014 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I compared Alan Trammell to Ozzie Smith, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2002, the same year when Trammell first debuted on the Hall-of-Fame ballot. In the 2015 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I compared Alan Trammell to the two American League shortstops who won MVP awards in the 1980s: href=../../StatTables/PlayerStats.php?id=younr001>Robin Yount and Cal Ripken.

In my introduction article, I said of my individual player articles, "[f]or the most part, these will not be advocacy articles." This will be an exception.

This is Alan Trammell's last year on the BBWAA Hall-of-Fame ballot. Setting aside "steroid" players, who are a special case, in my opinion, Alan Trammell might be the most egregious current Hall-of-Fame omission. Alan Trammell was an exceptional major-league shortstop and an eminently qualified candidate for the Hall of Fame.

The next table shows the top 10 shortstops ranked by career (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) eWins over positional average earned as a shortstop, among all players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records.

Top 10 Shortstops
(Career, net wins)

eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Cal Ripken302.1274.20.52425.5
2Alex Rodriguez182.4146.50.55523.2
3Alan Trammell265.4247.00.51820.2
4Pee Wee Reese279.4248.40.52919.8
5Ernie Banks167.9137.80.54918.6
6Barry Larkin272.0244.70.52618.5
7Derek Jeter347.1330.10.51318.4
8Lou Boudreau214.5186.60.53517.2
9Arky Vaughan187.1158.30.54217.0
10Vern Stephens191.2165.10.53715.6


Alan Trammell was one of the top 5 shortstops of the past 80+ years. Moreover, Alan Trammell was uniformly excellent. The next two tables show the top 10 shortstops as measured by net fielding wins and by offensive wins over positional average.

Top 10 Fielding Shortstops
(Career, net wins)

eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Ozzie Smith118.1103.30.5337.4
2Pee Wee Reese88.176.40.5355.8
3Lou Boudreau71.760.10.5445.8
4Mark Belanger76.266.20.5355.0
5Cal Ripken92.584.40.5234.0
6Tim Foli67.160.40.5263.3
7Alan Trammell82.175.70.5203.2
8Dave Concepcion90.084.30.5162.8
9Omar Vizquel102.096.40.5142.8
10Eddie R. Miller71.465.80.5202.8


Top 10 Shortstops, Offense only
(Career, net wins)

eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Derek Jeter258.1231.10.52823.4
2Alex Rodriguez135.499.30.57723.3
3Cal Ripken209.6189.70.52521.5
4Barry Larkin193.6167.50.53617.8
5Ernie Banks119.491.60.56617.4
6Alan Trammell183.3171.30.51717.0
7Arky Vaughan125.797.80.56216.5
8Vern Stephens132.4105.10.55716.2
9Pee Wee Reese191.3172.00.52714.0
10Luke Appling185.6164.80.53013.9


Alan Trammell was one of the top 10 defensive shortstops as measured by Player won-lost records and one of the top 5 offensive shortstops. Only one player ranks ahead of Trammell on both tables: Cal Ripken.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is a Hall-of-Fame resume.

2016 Hall of Fame Ballot Series




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