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Carlton Fisk

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 2nd year of eligibility, 2000, with 79.6% of the vote.

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

Carlton Fisk
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1969BOS21
2
0.00.10.020-0.1
-0.0
0.00.10.028-0.1-0.1
1971BOS23
14
1.21.20.482-0.0
0.1
1.51.20.5520.20.3
1972BOS24
131
14.810.50.5842.2
3.2
16.410.80.6032.94.0
1973BOS25
135
13.612.70.5170.8
1.9
12.912.10.5160.81.8
1974BOS26
52
5.84.40.5680.8
1.2
6.44.80.5741.01.4
1975BOS27
79
8.46.40.5661.1
1.7
7.55.80.5641.01.5
1976BOS28
134
12.512.80.4940.3
1.2
14.312.50.5331.32.3
1977BOS29
152
18.312.00.6043.2
4.4
16.612.40.5742.23.4
1978BOS30
157
18.413.10.5843.0
4.3
17.813.90.5622.33.6
1979BOS31
91
7.36.60.5240.4
1.1
6.77.00.487-0.10.6
1980BOS32
131
12.711.10.5341.0
2.0
13.011.20.5361.12.1
1981CHA33
95
9.49.40.5010.2
1.0
9.28.30.5250.61.3
1982CHA34
135
13.112.70.5080.5
1.5
12.712.20.5110.61.6
1983CHA35
137
15.311.40.5732.4
3.3
13.911.10.5561.82.7
1984CHA36
102
8.09.60.454-0.5
0.2
9.08.20.5220.71.4
1985CHA37
153
17.613.30.5692.5
3.7
16.213.50.5461.72.9
1986CHA38
125
10.914.60.427-1.7
-0.7
10.312.80.444-1.2-0.3
1987CHA39
135
13.012.20.5161.0
2.0
11.410.90.5110.81.7
1988CHA40
76
7.47.00.5130.5
1.0
8.66.70.5621.31.8
1989CHA41
103
11.09.40.5391.3
2.0
10.29.10.5301.01.7
1990CHA42
137
14.510.90.5692.1
3.1
13.311.20.5441.42.3
1991CHA43
134
12.913.10.4970.4
1.4
11.512.00.4910.21.2
1992CHA44
62
4.84.70.5060.2
0.6
4.45.00.468-0.10.2
1993CHA45
25
0.71.40.327-0.3
-0.3
0.91.40.389-0.2-0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,497
251.4220.80.53221.3
40.0
244.8214.30.53321.139.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
14
1.51.40.521 0.21.71.60.519 0.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,511
252.9222.20.532
40.3
246.5215.80.533 39.5


In his final season, 1993, Carlton Fisk set a record (since broken) for games played at catcher. Fisk did not merely play a lot of games at catcher; he played extremely well as a catcher.

The top 10 catchers, for whom I have measured Player won-lost records, ranked by (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) eWins over positional average earned only while playing catcher, are shown in the next table.

Catcher
eWins eLosses eWOPA
1Carlton Fisk224.1192.821.7
2Mike Piazza185.8150.221.1
3Johnny Bench185.0148.020.0
4Yogi Berra180.1150.317.0
5Gary Carter214.7186.716.1
6Bill Dickey155.2130.015.3
7Mickey Cochrane138.6113.914.8
8Gabby Hartnett152.1128.214.2
9Jorge Posada147.2131.214.2
10Ivan Rodriguez229.7223.112.0


Carlton Fisk was able to set the career record for games played at catcher because he was able to remain a regular through his age-43 season.

The next two tables show the top 15 players in each of pWOPA, pWORL, eWOPA, and eWORL earned at age 40 or older.

pWins over Positional Average
Top 15 Players
          pWins over Replacement Level
Top 15 Players
Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL           Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Roger Clemens55.542.08.8
13.9
1Roger Clemens55.542.08.8
13.9
2Nolan Ryan80.072.65.8
13.2
2Nolan Ryan80.072.65.8
13.2
3Warren Spahn76.672.45.6
12.3
3Phil Niekro118.5122.42.3
13.0
4Jack Quinn74.766.85.4
12.3
4Warren Spahn76.672.45.6
12.3
5Hoyt Wilhelm54.441.85.4
11.6
5Jack Quinn74.766.85.4
12.3
6Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson62.557.15.1
11.2
6Hoyt Wilhelm54.441.85.4
11.6
7Pete Alexander37.229.14.9
7.8
7Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson62.557.15.1
11.2
8Mariano Rivera19.610.24.2
6.3
8Jamie Moyer92.096.41.3
11.1
9Carlton Fisk51.346.64.1
7.9
9Carlton Fisk51.346.64.1
7.9
10Barry Bonds32.425.22.7
4.8
10Pete Alexander37.229.14.9
7.8
11Willie Mays33.726.32.7
5.1
11David Wells46.044.62.4
7.2
12Connie Marrero36.333.32.5
5.7
12Bartolo Colon57.661.11.0
7.2
13David Wells46.044.62.4
7.2
13Tommy John55.054.61.1
6.4
14Phil Niekro118.5122.42.3
13.0
14Mariano Rivera19.610.24.2
6.3
15Ted Lyons24.922.12.3
4.3
15Connie Marrero36.333.32.5
5.7


eWins over Positional Average
Top 15 Players
          eWins over Replacement Level
Top 15 Players
Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL           Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Roger Clemens54.341.78.3
13.4
1Nolan Ryan79.667.87.9
15.0
2Nolan Ryan79.667.87.9
15.0
2Roger Clemens54.341.78.3
13.4
3Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson63.755.26.6
12.8
3Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson63.755.26.6
12.8
4Jack Quinn68.163.43.8
10.1
4Warren Spahn73.072.63.6
10.2
5Warren Spahn73.072.63.6
10.2
5Jack Quinn68.163.43.8
10.1
6Pete Alexander35.129.83.5
6.3
6Phil Niekro115.8126.2-0.8
9.9
7Carlton Fisk49.045.43.5
7.2
7Jamie Moyer92.2103.7-2.2
8.1
8Barry Bonds33.024.93.1
5.3
8Gaylord Perry59.658.82.2
7.4
9Ted Lyons25.721.92.9
4.8
9Hoyt Wilhelm41.034.52.5
7.4
10Early Wynn36.934.62.8
5.9
10David Wells49.148.72.1
7.2
11Hoyt Wilhelm41.034.52.5
7.4
11Carlton Fisk49.045.43.5
7.2
12Luke Appling61.256.82.3
7.0
12Luke Appling61.256.82.3
7.0
13John Smoltz19.716.92.2
4.1
13Bartolo Colon55.660.10.5
6.5
14Gaylord Perry59.658.82.2
7.4
14Pete Alexander35.129.83.5
6.3
15David Wells49.148.72.1
7.2
15Tommy John56.156.40.8
6.2


Pushing the age back to 35 picks up two of Fisk's top four seasons, as measured by pWins over either positional average and replacement level, but also picks up what were probably Fisk's two worst seasons as a regular. It also greatly expands the universe of players against whom Fisk can be compared. Not surprisingly, therefore, Fisk's rank slips somewhat among players age 35 and over, although he still rates extremely well.

The final table of this article, then, show the top 25 players in eWOPA and eWORL earned at age 35 or older.

eWins over Positional Average
Top 25 Players
          eWins over Replacement Level
Top 25 Players
Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL           Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Barry Bonds153.992.426.0
35.9
1Barry Bonds153.992.426.0
35.9
2Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson140.5114.618.8
31.7
2Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson140.5114.618.8
31.7
3Roger Clemens118.894.615.3
26.6
3Warren Spahn162.3148.814.0
27.4
4Warren Spahn162.3148.814.0
27.4
4Roger Clemens118.894.615.3
26.6
5Babe Ruth90.057.513.1
19.5
5Gaylord Perry142.4124.012.3
24.4
6Ted Williams117.182.812.8
21.0
6Phil Niekro211.6217.15.6
24.2
7Gaylord Perry142.4124.012.3
24.4
7Nolan Ryan141.8131.610.3
22.8
8Curt Schilling70.553.510.6
17.2
8Jamie Moyer155.9155.35.0
21.4
9Nolan Ryan141.8131.610.3
22.8
9Ted Williams117.182.812.8
21.0
10Willie Mays126.799.210.1
19.5
10Greg Maddux106.298.49.5
19.8
11Hank Aaron124.394.910.0
19.7
11Hank Aaron124.394.910.0
19.7
12Greg Maddux106.298.49.5
19.8
12Babe Ruth90.057.513.1
19.5
13Lefty Grove77.562.59.5
16.0
13Willie Mays126.799.210.1
19.5
14Pete Alexander97.783.79.5
17.1
14David Wells109.499.48.0
19.1
15Dazzy Vance96.082.29.0
16.9
15Early Wynn120.8113.38.8
18.5
16Early Wynn120.8113.38.8
18.5
16Tommy John119.3109.47.2
17.8
17David Ortiz82.363.28.1
16.8
17Edgar Martinez88.870.47.1
17.4
18David Wells109.499.48.0
19.1
18Curt Schilling70.553.510.6
17.2
19John Smoltz60.148.57.9
13.6
19Pete Alexander97.783.79.5
17.1
20Dennis Martinez92.783.77.7
16.5
20Dazzy Vance96.082.29.0
16.9
21Carlton Fisk109.7101.97.2
15.5
21David Ortiz82.363.28.1
16.8
22Tommy John119.3109.47.2
17.8
22Dennis Martinez92.783.77.7
16.5
23Edgar Martinez88.870.47.1
17.4
23Luke Appling128.1116.86.4
16.2
24Jim Thome69.252.07.0
14.4
24Lefty Grove77.562.59.5
16.0
25Chipper Jones89.272.97.0
13.0
25Charlie Hough156.4162.50.2
15.8




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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