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Sammy Sosa

2016 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Sammy Sosa



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

Sammy Sosa
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
20
58
4.65.80.441-0.7
-0.3
5.05.40.483-0.20.2
1990CHA21
153
18.417.60.5120.2
1.5
18.217.80.505-0.11.2
1991CHA22
115
9.48.50.5250.3
1.0
8.89.10.492-0.30.4
1992CHN23
67
7.98.20.489-0.4
0.2
8.47.70.5220.20.8
1993CHN24
159
21.021.10.499-0.5
1.2
22.319.70.5310.92.5
1994CHN25
105
14.913.90.516-0.0
1.2
15.813.00.5490.92.1
1995CHN26
144
20.417.40.5400.7
2.2
20.217.60.5350.52.0
1996CHN27
124
20.216.00.5581.5
2.9
20.615.60.5701.93.3
1997CHN28
162
21.721.70.500-0.9
0.8
22.221.20.512-0.41.3
1998CHN29
159
25.318.50.5772.4
4.2
24.619.20.5611.73.4
1999CHN30
162
23.820.70.5350.7
2.4
25.019.60.5611.83.6
2000CHN31
156
23.120.40.5310.6
2.4
24.618.90.5662.23.9
2001CHN32
160
26.019.30.5742.4
4.4
26.918.50.5923.35.2
2002CHN33
150
21.220.70.505-0.6
1.1
23.318.50.5571.63.2
2003CHN34
137
20.415.30.5711.8
3.2
19.416.30.5440.92.3
2004CHN35
126
16.214.70.5250.3
1.6
16.514.40.5340.61.8
2005BAL36
102
8.611.30.430-1.6
-0.8
9.310.60.466-0.9-0.1
2007TEX38
114
10.710.00.5180.0
1.2
10.410.20.504-0.30.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,353
313.8281.10.5276.4
30.4
321.5273.30.54114.238.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
15
1.81.60.530 0.21.91.70.523 0.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,368
315.6282.70.527
30.5
323.4275.10.541 38.3


This is Sammy Sosa's fourth year on the Hall-of-Fame ballot. In my 2013 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I looked at how Sammy Sosa's 2001 season ranked among seasons that did not lead their league. For my 2014 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I looked at Sammy Sosa's peak and how he ranked among major-leaguers within it. For my 2015 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I looked at the players most similar to Sammy Sosa in career values from age 24 through age 35.

This year, I am going to look at how Sammy Sosa's 5-year peak, from 1998 - 2002, rates among 5-year peaks. The next table shows the top 25 players in terms of 5-year peak, as measured by eWins over replacement level (eWORL), since 1969. Players are only shown once, with their best (consecutive) 5-year peak.



Best Five-Year Peaks, 1969 - 2014
(ranked by eWORL)

Player Seasons eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Barry Bonds2000 - 2004120.867.622.930.6
2Joe L. Morgan1972 - 1976120.583.419.827.9
3Greg Maddux1994 - 199879.847.118.825.2
4Alex Rodriguez1999 - 2003110.482.716.624.3
5Mike Schmidt1979 - 1983109.478.313.520.7
6J. Kevin Brown1996 - 200080.956.414.821.5
7Pedro J. Martinez1996 - 200079.649.516.122.9
8Bob Gibson1969 - 197392.270.514.121.0
9Cal Ripken1982 - 1986115.998.812.820.7
10Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson1997 - 200188.464.513.921.7
11Tom Seaver1969 - 197396.474.913.721.1
12Roger Clemens1986 - 199084.055.914.120.8
13Robin Yount1980 - 1984101.783.512.720.0
14Sammy Sosa1998 - 2002124.494.810.619.4
15Jim Edmonds2000 - 2004103.374.813.020.2
16Dale Murphy1982 - 1986119.993.810.518.4
17Todd Helton2000 - 2004101.469.011.318.2
18Clayton Kershaw2010 - 201476.155.413.019.1
19Albert Pujols2001 - 2005112.679.512.620.2
20Johan Santana2004 - 200872.750.911.518.1
21Ken Griffey Jr.1996 - 2000108.983.612.119.8
22Gaylord Perry1972 - 197695.475.710.618.3
23C.C. Sabathia2007 - 201176.755.211.318.2
24Bobby Grich1972 - 1976103.985.011.619.0
25Roy Halladay2007 - 201175.057.110.116.9


2016 Hall of Fame Ballot Series




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