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

Mike Hampton
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1993SEA20
13
1.12.40.312-0.7
-0.5
1.01.90.349-0.4-0.3
1994HOU21
44
1.51.70.469-0.1
0.1
1.92.20.463-0.20.1
1995HOU22
24
8.78.70.5000.5
1.4
9.79.20.5130.81.7
1996HOU23
27
10.410.40.5020.6
1.7
10.210.10.5040.61.7
1997HOU24
34
13.813.40.5070.9
2.4
13.813.90.4990.72.2
1998HOU25
32
12.711.50.5251.3
2.4
14.113.50.5101.02.4
1999HOU26
34
17.110.90.6103.9
5.2
16.211.90.5773.04.3
2000NYN27
34
15.212.90.5411.9
3.3
14.612.00.5492.03.3
2001COL28
37
14.615.00.4930.8
2.3
13.613.90.4940.82.1
2002COL29
34
10.515.60.402-1.9
-0.6
11.214.20.439-0.90.4
2003ATL30
32
12.511.70.5181.1
2.4
12.111.10.5201.12.3
2004ATL31
33
11.810.90.5191.2
2.3
11.111.30.4960.61.8
2005ATL32
12
4.54.00.5270.5
0.9
4.64.00.5360.61.0
2008ATL35
13
4.24.70.4720.0
0.5
5.15.10.5020.30.8
2009HOU36
21
7.39.00.450-0.3
0.5
7.37.40.4980.51.2
2010ARI37
10
0.20.10.5540.0
0.0
0.20.10.6420.00.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
434
146.2143.00.5069.9
24.3
146.6141.70.50910.725.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
11
3.84.20.475 0.44.03.70.525 0.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
445
150.0147.20.506
24.7
150.6145.30.509 25.8


Mike Hampton was a very good pitcher for most of his career. In fact, at his best - in 1999 - Mike Hampton was arguably the best pitcher in the National League.

Mike Hampton was also an excellent hitter for a pitcher throughout his career. For his career, Hampton batted .246/.294/.356 with 16 home runs in 845 plate appearances. Hampton's batting line was best when he was a Colorado Rockie - .315/.329/.552 with 10 home runs in 152 plate appearances - but he could always hit well for a pitcher.

In fact, Mike Hampton was one of the best-hitting pitchers of the past 80+ years. The next table shows the top 10 pitchers in (context-neutral) offensive wins over positional average among players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records.

Pitcher Offense
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Bob Lemon20.821.30.4945.2
2Wes Ferrell18.416.70.5244.9
3Bob Gibson23.129.60.4384.7
4Red Ruffing26.330.50.4634.6
5Don Newcombe16.816.50.5054.6
6Warren Spahn30.340.60.4274.5
7Early Wynn28.236.10.4394.5
8Earl Wilson14.614.70.4974.5
9Mike Hampton13.416.00.4554.1
10Red Lucas17.817.30.5064.1


The most recent major-league apperance by any of the five pitchers ahead of Hampton in the above table was Bob Gibson in 1975. So, Mike Hampton was (arguably) the best hitting pitcher of the past 40 years.

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