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2016 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Curt Schilling



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

Curt Schilling
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1988BAL21
4
0.91.90.323-0.5
-0.3
0.71.60.312-0.4-0.3
1989BAL22
5
0.30.40.409-0.1
-0.0
0.40.60.432-0.1-0.0
1990BAL23
35
1.62.00.452-0.2
-0.0
2.11.70.5450.10.3
1991HOU24
56
3.64.00.472-0.3
0.2
3.73.50.510-0.00.5
1992PHI25
42
12.811.00.5381.4
2.6
12.810.70.5461.62.7
1993PHI26
34
14.412.70.5311.4
2.6
14.114.10.5010.61.8
1994PHI27
13
4.45.80.431-0.5
0.0
4.95.70.463-0.20.4
1995PHI28
17
6.26.20.5020.4
1.0
7.86.50.5441.01.8
1996PHI29
28
11.611.20.5080.8
2.0
11.39.60.5411.52.5
1997PHI30
35
17.114.60.5392.1
3.8
16.213.50.5462.13.7
1998PHI31
35
17.614.50.5502.4
4.0
17.514.00.5562.64.1
1999PHI32
24
12.710.60.5441.6
2.7
10.710.40.5050.61.6
33
29
13.811.80.5381.6
2.8
13.511.10.5491.83.0
2001ARI34
35
19.312.40.6094.4
6.0
17.014.10.5472.44.0
2002ARI35
36
18.412.40.5973.9
5.3
17.611.80.5983.75.1
2003ARI36
24
10.88.40.5631.7
2.7
11.58.70.5671.92.9
2004BOS37
32
14.79.00.6203.2
4.5
14.19.30.6042.84.1
2005BOS38
32
5.65.60.498-0.0
0.6
5.45.10.5140.20.7
2006BOS39
31
12.19.30.5661.6
2.8
13.110.50.5531.52.8
2007BOS40
24
9.08.00.5280.6
1.6
8.98.10.5250.61.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
571
207.0172.00.54625.5
44.9
203.3170.60.54424.243.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
19
9.35.40.630 3.08.56.00.584 2.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
590
216.3177.50.546
47.9
211.7176.60.544 45.6


This is Curt Schilling's fourth year on the Hall-of-Fame ballot. In my 2013 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I looked at how Schilling and Randy Johnson ranked among the top teammates of all time. In the 2014 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I showed how Schilling ranked historically in Component 3: Balls not in Play. For the 2015 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I looked at Curt Schilling's postseason performance.

This season, I look at what cap Curt Schilling's hypothetical Hall-of-Fame plaque might show.

Curt Schilling played for five teams in his major-league career, although his performances for the first two of those teams - the Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros have absolutely nothing to do with his Hall-of-Fame case.

But Curt Schilling made an All-Star team, received Cy Young votes, and won a World Series game for three different franchises: the Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Boston Red Sox. Curt Schilling's career records for those three teams, as measured by Player won-lost records, are shown in the table below. The numbers in the table include postseason games, since Schilling's postseason performance is such a strong part of his Hall-of-Fame case.

Team Games pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
Philadelphia Phillies
248
106.194.610.6
20.5
104.492.810.620.3
Arizona Diamondbacks
115
59.040.412.1
17.1
56.241.110.315.2
Boston Red Sox
127
44.734.16.0
10.5
44.335.45.29.7


Which hat should Curt Schilling wear on his Hall-of-Fame plaque? The numbers above present an interesting challenge.

Schilling pitched by far the most for the Phillies, which is borne out by his having accumulated far more pWins and pWins over replacement level (pWORL) as a Phillie than as a D-Back or a Red Sock.

Schilling's two best seasons - as measured by either pWOPA or pWORL - were as a Diamondback (in 2001 and 2002). This is reflected in his having amassed more pWins over positional average as a Diamondback than as either a Phillie or a Red Sock.

The Red Sox probably have the weakest statistical case of Schilling's three teams. But Schilling won more World Series in Boston (two) than anyplace else and he probably had his most iconic moment as a Red Sock (the Bloody Sock game).

If I had to pick, I'd probably put a Diamondbacks hat on Schilling, but really, I don't think you could go wrong with any of the three.

2016 Hall of Fame Ballot Series




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