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Alan Trammell

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Alan Trammell

Alan Trammell was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Modern Era Veterans' Committee in 2018.

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

Alan Trammell
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1977DET19
19
0.81.30.370-0.2
-0.1
1.01.50.384-0.2-0.1
1978DET20
139
14.814.00.5141.0
2.1
15.415.00.5050.82.0
1979DET21
142
13.913.70.5030.8
1.9
14.615.40.4870.41.5
1980DET22
146
19.116.70.5332.1
3.5
19.217.10.5282.03.3
1981DET23
105
13.812.20.5301.4
2.5
13.013.00.5000.61.7
1982DET24
157
17.115.10.5321.7
2.9
16.715.40.5201.32.5
1983DET25
141
18.615.90.5401.9
3.2
18.615.70.5422.03.2
1984DET26
138
20.015.10.5703.3
4.8
18.115.90.5311.93.3
1985DET27
149
18.019.70.4780.0
1.4
18.418.80.4950.72.1
1986DET28
150
19.517.60.5251.8
3.2
20.117.20.5382.33.7
1987DET29
151
23.215.90.5934.5
6.1
21.916.70.5683.55.0
1988DET30
128
21.014.80.5863.7
5.0
16.913.90.5502.03.2
1989DET31
121
14.714.80.4980.5
1.5
14.713.90.5140.92.0
1990DET32
146
20.017.00.5402.2
3.6
20.017.20.5382.13.5
1991DET33
100
13.412.30.5200.9
1.9
12.611.70.5180.81.8
1992DET34
29
3.83.70.5130.2
0.5
3.73.60.5030.20.4
1993DET35
112
13.411.40.5391.2
2.3
13.412.10.5250.92.0
1994DET36
76
7.19.90.417-1.1
-0.4
8.28.90.480-0.10.7
1995DET37
74
6.87.50.474-0.1
0.5
6.77.10.4840.00.6
1996DET38
66
4.17.40.359-1.5
-1.0
4.66.10.429-0.6-0.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,289
283.1256.20.52524.4
45.2
277.6256.30.52021.642.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
13
2.21.50.601 0.62.01.60.552 0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,302
285.3257.70.525
45.8
279.6257.90.520 42.6


Alan Trammell's final appearance on a BBWAA Hall-of-Fame ballot came in 2016. As part of my series of articles on all of the players who appeared on the 2016 Hall-of-Fame ballot, my article about Trammell made the case that he is one of the top 10 shortstops in major-league history since at least 1921 and, hence, a deserving Hall-of-Famer. Most of that article is repeated here.

The next table shows the top 10 shortstops ranked by career (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) eWins over positional average earned as a shortstop, among all players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records.

Top 10 Shortstops
(Career, net wins)

eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Cal Ripken302.1274.20.52425.5
2Alex Rodriguez182.4146.50.55523.2
3Alan Trammell265.4247.00.51820.2
4Pee Wee Reese279.4248.40.52919.8
5Ernie Banks167.9137.80.54918.6
6Barry Larkin272.0244.70.52618.5
7Derek Jeter347.1330.10.51318.4
8Lou Boudreau214.5186.60.53517.2
9Arky Vaughan187.1158.30.54217.0
10Vern Stephens191.2165.10.53715.6


Alan Trammell was one of the top 5 shortstops of the past 80+ years. Moreover, Alan Trammell was uniformly excellent. The next two tables show the top 10 shortstops as measured by net fielding wins and by offensive wins over positional average (again, since 1921).

Top 10 Fielding Shortstops
(Career, net wins)

eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Ozzie Smith118.1103.30.5337.4
2Pee Wee Reese88.176.40.5355.8
3Lou Boudreau71.760.10.5445.8
4Mark Belanger76.266.20.5355.0
5Cal Ripken92.584.40.5234.0
6Tim Foli67.160.40.5263.3
7Alan Trammell82.175.70.5203.2
8Dave Concepcion90.084.30.5162.8
9Omar Vizquel102.096.40.5142.8
10Eddie R. Miller71.465.80.5202.8


Top 10 Shortstops, Offense only
(Career, net wins)

eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Derek Jeter258.1231.10.52823.4
2Alex Rodriguez135.499.30.57723.3
3Cal Ripken209.6189.70.52521.5
4Barry Larkin193.6167.50.53617.8
5Ernie Banks119.491.60.56617.4
6Alan Trammell183.3171.30.51717.0
7Arky Vaughan125.797.80.56216.5
8Vern Stephens132.4105.10.55716.2
9Pee Wee Reese191.3172.00.52714.0
10Luke Appling185.6164.80.53013.9


Alan Trammell was one of the top 10 defensive shortstops (since 1921) as measured by Player won-lost records and one of the top 5 offensive shortstops. Only one player ranks ahead of Trammell on both tables: Cal Ripken.

And just in case you're not convinced, here's a table from the first article I wrote about Alan Trammell (when he appeared on the 2013 Hall-of-Fame ballot).

Top 10 Players, pWins over Positional Average (pWOPA)
(1980 - 1989)
pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Alan Trammell185.0157.921.034.0
2Robin Yount201.7169.918.933.3
3Rickey Henderson211.9167.018.533.0
4Lou Whitaker184.9156.817.930.8
5Cal Ripken180.0158.217.630.2
6Ozzie Smith199.8175.017.431.5
7Mike Schmidt187.2145.916.729.3
8Dwight Gooden89.765.816.222.9
9George Brett162.1128.114.926.2
10Darryl Strawberry145.2106.414.924.3


That, ladies and gentlemen, is a Hall-of-Fame resume.



All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.

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