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Melvin Mora

2017 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Melvin Mora

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

Melvin Mora
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1999NYN27
62
0.80.80.5020.0
0.1
0.91.00.461-0.10.0
28
131
12.213.20.479-0.3
0.7
12.113.00.483-0.20.8
2001BAL29
124
14.014.20.4970.0
1.2
14.914.70.5020.21.5
2002BAL30
149
19.720.80.487-0.6
1.0
19.819.40.5060.11.7
2003BAL31
94
12.311.50.5180.3
1.2
13.910.80.5621.42.3
2004BAL32
140
19.115.70.5491.5
2.9
19.315.70.5521.63.0
2005BAL33
149
18.516.00.5371.2
2.5
17.816.00.5270.92.1
2006BAL34
155
18.718.60.502-0.1
1.2
17.318.70.480-0.90.4
2007BAL35
126
13.014.90.466-1.0
-0.0
14.015.30.478-0.70.3
2008BAL36
135
15.916.40.492-0.3
0.9
15.915.10.5120.31.5
2009BAL37
125
11.815.10.440-1.6
-0.6
12.114.10.462-1.00.0
2010COL38
113
9.79.60.502-0.1
0.6
9.69.90.492-0.30.4
2011ARI39
42
2.64.00.397-0.7
-0.4
2.73.90.407-0.6-0.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,545
168.4170.70.497-1.7
11.3
170.2167.60.5040.813.7
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
9
1.20.60.665 0.41.00.50.696 0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,554
169.6171.30.497
11.7
171.3168.10.504 14.1


This is Melvin Mora's first year appearing on a Hall-of-Fame ballot.

The next table shows the 10 players most similar to Melvin Mora in career value, as measured by Player won-lost records.

Most Similar Players to Melvin Mora in Value
Wins over Baseline
Player Games pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL Batting Baserunning Fielding
Melvin Mora
1545
168.4170.7-1.7
11.3
1.3-0.63.6
Doug Rader
1465
166.5162.1-0.9
12.4
2.1-0.62.8
Chase Headley
1409
160.8153.41.6
13.2
1.8-0.33.7
Willard Marshall
1244
143.9142.2-2.8
8.8
1.8-0.42.8
Bruce Campbell
1358
162.4153.1-1.0
12.3
4.0-0.32.5
John Stone
1200
151.1142.7-0.4
12.2
3.2-0.23.2
David DeJesus
1464
159.8169.8-6.6
5.8
0.8-0.53.8
Marlon Byrd
1571
177.5181.3-4.7
8.7
1.8-0.34.1
Cecil Travis
1328
158.5158.80.7
14.0
1.0-0.54.1
Hoot Evers
1134
137.7128.40.5
11.2
1.7-0.33.2
Yunel Escobar
1430
165.1165.91.3
13.5
-1.4-0.23.8


At first glance, Melvin Mora's career path looks fairly typical. He gradually improved over his first four seasons, took a fairly big step forward in his fifth season, stayed at peak level for about three seasons before declining over his final six seasons.

In fact, however, Melvin Mora's career was fairly unusual. He made his major-league debut at the age of 27 and his peak, in his fifth through seventh seasons came at ages 31 - 33. As far as I know, there wasn't any particular reason for Mora's late start; he was just a late bloomer.

The next table, then, identifies the players most similar to Melvin Mora in career value from age 31 onward, as measured by Player won-lost records.

Most Similar Players to Melvin Mora in Value, age 31 onward
Wins over Baseline
Player Games eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL Batting Baserunning Fielding
Melvin Mora
1079
122.6119.60.7
9.7
2.2-0.61.5
Alfonso Soriano
1014
125.0117.11.1
10.3
2.8-0.72.2
Marlon Byrd
934
114.7108.21.2
9.5
2.1-0.52.5
Jeromy Burnitz
1014
120.4116.3-1.7
7.6
2.1-0.40.9
Magglio Ordonez
847
102.394.81.9
9.4
3.7-0.31.5
George Foster
922
116.3106.20.9
9.4
4.0-0.31.3
Ben Oglivie
881
110.1102.51.5
9.8
4.2-0.41.8
George W. Harper
785
99.289.21.9
9.6
4.6-0.71.5
Harry Hooper
662
93.385.70.9
7.9
2.2-0.22.1
Brady Anderson
1022
122.2114.73.0
12.7
4.9-0.41.3
Todd Zeile
1157
114.3114.0-2.4
6.8
0.4-0.40.8


The latter set of names are perhaps a step up from the first set, although, not surprisingly, there are no Hall-of-Famers to be found on either list.

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