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Magglio Ordonez

2017 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Magglio Ordonez

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

Magglio Ordonez
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1997CHA23
21
2.41.80.5710.2
0.4
2.61.80.5900.30.5
1998CHA24
145
14.315.40.481-1.0
0.2
15.216.00.488-0.80.5
1999CHA25
157
21.418.30.5391.0
2.5
20.817.80.5380.92.4
2000CHA26
153
20.619.00.5200.4
2.0
19.918.00.5250.62.1
2001CHA27
160
21.420.10.5160.1
1.9
21.919.60.5290.72.5
2002CHA28
153
21.520.20.5150.1
1.8
20.217.70.5330.72.3
2003CHA29
160
21.519.70.5210.4
2.0
20.518.50.5250.52.1
2004CHA30
52
7.05.70.5500.6
1.1
6.35.70.5270.20.7
2005DET31
82
9.710.10.490-0.4
0.4
9.99.50.5110.00.8
2006DET32
155
20.319.00.5160.4
1.8
18.817.90.5120.21.6
2007DET33
157
23.217.60.5692.4
3.9
21.616.30.5702.33.7
2008DET34
146
18.018.40.494-0.5
0.8
18.317.40.5120.11.5
2009DET35
131
13.413.50.498-0.3
0.8
13.813.40.507-0.11.0
2010DET36
84
11.410.50.5200.2
1.1
11.510.20.5310.41.3
2011DET37
92
9.210.60.467-0.9
-0.1
8.410.20.453-1.1-0.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,848
235.3219.90.5172.8
20.7
229.8209.90.5235.222.5
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
21
2.52.90.468 -0.02.32.50.481 0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,869
237.8222.80.517
20.7
232.2212.40.523 22.6


This is Magglio Ordonez's first year appearing on a Hall-of-Fame ballot.

At his best, Magglio Ordonez was quite good. He was named to 6 All-Star teams and received MVP votes 5 times, finishing as high as second in 2007 when he led the American League with a .363 batting average and 54 doubles. Unfortunately, he also missed significant time in the middle of his prime, playing only a combined 134 games in 2004 and 2005.

For this article, I decided to look at where Magglio Ordonez ranked among major-league players during his peak, excluding those two injury-shortened seasons. The next table shows the top 25 players in Major League Baseball in (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) eWins over replacement level (eWORL) during the 1999 through 2003 and 2006 and 2007 seasons.

eWins over Replacement Level
Top 25 Players, 1999 - 2003, 2006 - 2007
Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Alex Rodriguez154.1116.021.6
32.2
2Barry Bonds142.489.222.3
31.6
3Pedro J. Martinez73.841.417.6
23.8
4Jim Thome114.479.513.3
22.6
5Chipper Jones138.0106.512.9
22.6
6Manny Ramirez129.499.012.6
22.5
7Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson92.974.213.3
21.7
8Derek Jeter138.7122.911.5
21.6
9Mike Mussina90.267.513.0
21.6
10Jason Giambi112.280.012.4
21.4
11Tim Hudson92.573.312.3
21.1
12Curt Schilling92.274.812.5
20.9
13Greg Maddux96.081.612.0
20.8
14Javier Vazquez97.683.011.3
20.5
15Bobby Abreu155.2127.19.2
20.3
16Andruw Jones147.4125.19.1
19.8
17Vladimir Guerrero151.1124.88.4
19.5
18Carlos Beltran135.9116.79.0
19.0
19Albert Pujols107.576.311.7
18.9
20Sammy Sosa128.6101.19.3
18.9
21Brian S. Giles147.1122.18.3
18.8
22Todd Helton129.697.39.7
18.5
23Jeff Kent126.2108.68.9
18.1
24Gary Sheffield120.595.08.7
17.8
25Miguel Tejada141.3134.37.0
17.8


At his best, Magglio Ordonez was one of the top 25 players in Major League Baseball. That's not quite high enough or long enough to be a serious Hall-of-Fame candidate. But Magglio Ordonez was one heckuva baseball player and he had an outstanding major-league career.

2017 Hall of Fame Ballot Series




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