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Gary Sheffield

2017 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Gary Sheffield

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

Gary Sheffield
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1988MIL19
24
2.63.10.461-0.1
0.1
2.62.90.472-0.10.1
1989MIL20
95
11.012.60.467-0.5
0.4
10.511.50.477-0.20.6
1990MIL21
125
16.314.50.5301.0
2.1
15.814.30.5250.92.0
1991MIL22
49
4.56.50.406-1.0
-0.6
4.86.30.431-0.8-0.3
1992SDN23
146
24.917.80.5833.1
4.7
22.217.70.5571.93.4
24
138
16.316.90.491-0.5
0.8
16.715.90.5110.11.4
1994FLO25
87
12.611.20.5290.2
1.2
12.710.50.5480.71.6
1995FLO26
63
8.88.70.504-0.3
0.4
9.87.10.5771.01.6
1996FLO27
161
24.619.70.5551.5
3.3
23.717.50.5762.33.9
1997FLO28
135
18.515.80.5400.6
2.0
18.515.10.5500.92.3
29
130
16.515.00.5240.0
1.2
17.014.30.5430.61.9
1999LAN30
152
18.616.60.5280.5
1.8
19.716.20.5491.22.6
2000LAN31
141
21.416.00.5732.0
3.5
20.415.50.5691.73.2
2001LAN32
143
22.718.80.5471.1
2.9
21.917.90.5511.22.9
2002ATL33
135
21.314.20.6002.8
4.2
18.315.10.5480.92.3
2003ATL34
155
23.916.80.5872.7
4.3
22.415.70.5872.64.1
2004NYA35
154
22.816.80.5752.7
4.3
20.217.10.5421.32.8
2005NYA36
154
20.515.50.5702.2
3.6
19.916.00.5531.63.0
2006NYA37
39
4.14.70.465-0.4
-0.0
4.33.90.5230.10.4
2007DET38
133
13.810.30.5731.3
2.7
13.510.80.5560.92.3
2008DET39
114
8.19.70.456-1.0
0.0
8.99.30.488-0.40.6
2009NYN40
100
8.48.90.487-0.4
0.3
9.18.80.509-0.00.7
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,573
342.0289.80.54117.6
43.4
332.8279.40.54418.443.5
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
44
5.55.60.495 0.25.95.40.520 0.5
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,617
347.5295.40.541
43.7
338.7284.90.544 44.0


This is Gary Sheffield's 3rd year on the BBWAA Hall-of-Fame ballot. Last year, he appeared on 11.6% of ballots.

Gary Sheffield had six seasons in his career in which he earned at least 2.0 pWins over Positional Average (pWOPA) and 3.5 pWins over Replacement Level (pWORL). And not entirely coincidentally, Gary Sheffield had six top-10 MVP seasons.

Those tend to be levels of pWOPA and pWORL that would warrant MVP consideration. For example, in the 2016 NL, the 10th-best pWOPA was 2.1 (by Kyle Hendricks) and the 10th-best pWORL was 3.4 (by Addison Russell). So, one could perhaps think of a 2.0/3.5 pWOPA/pWORL season as an "MVP-Candidate" season.

The next table shows all players who had six or more such seasons since 1961.

Players with 6 or more "MVP-Candidate" Seasons, since 1961
Player Number of "MVP" Seasons pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
115Barry Bonds462.1315.160.3
90.8
212Alex Rodriguez373.9297.242.5
69.5
311Greg Maddux328.5271.444.8
73.5
11Mike Schmidt337.4257.433.6
56.4
510Bob Gibson263.9217.334.6
55.5
10Jim Palmer242.7186.033.6
53.3
10Albert Pujols334.8243.534.1
58.0
89Hank Aaron492.5372.942.2
77.9
9Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson281.3221.038.5
64.3
108Tom Glavine279.5249.629.1
54.5
8Reggie Jackson367.1298.325.6
54.1
8Fergie Jenkins286.8250.926.8
50.7
8Derek Jeter369.4322.233.4
60.1
8Chipper Jones336.7258.533.3
56.5
8Juan Marichal232.2187.132.3
50.6
8Willie Mays460.1335.249.6
81.8
8Joe L. Morgan374.0292.346.2
72.7
8Tom Seaver309.0256.738.1
62.4
197J. Kevin Brown204.6164.726.4
45.2
7Rickey Henderson426.7353.328.7
59.4
7Pedro J. Martinez193.7137.533.9
51.4
7Willie McCovey295.9221.623.3
44.4
236Jim Bunning239.2217.520.2
40.3
6Steve Carlton338.0304.231.6
58.9
6Jim Edmonds256.8210.121.2
39.5
6Bobby Grich253.6217.723.6
41.8
6Roy Halladay171.5133.123.7
39.7
6Clayton Kershaw134.896.526.0
37.1
6Harmon Killebrew300.1236.320.6
43.0
6Barry Larkin291.8249.426.3
47.5
6Paul Molitor317.9273.019.8
47.4
6Mike Mussina224.3173.229.6
51.3
6David Ortiz251.8189.525.4
51.4
6Cal Ripken383.3350.728.2
56.5
6Gary Sheffield342.0289.817.6
43.4
6Lou Whitaker306.1261.028.4
50.2


As you'd expect, it's a pretty elite list of players.

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