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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
0.00.10.028-0.1-0.0
1971BOS23
14
1.21.20.482-0.0
0.1
1.31.10.5520.10.2
1972BOS24
131
14.810.50.5842.2
3.2
15.310.00.6032.73.7
1973BOS25
135
13.612.70.5170.8
1.9
13.612.70.5160.81.9
1974BOS26
52
5.84.40.5680.8
1.2
5.84.30.5740.91.3
1975BOS27
79
8.46.40.5661.1
1.7
8.46.50.5651.11.7
1976BOS28
134
12.512.80.4940.2
1.2
13.411.80.5321.22.2
1977BOS29
152
18.312.00.6043.2
4.4
17.412.90.5742.33.5
1978BOS30
157
18.413.10.5843.0
4.3
17.713.80.5612.33.5
1979BOS31
91
7.36.60.5240.4
1.1
6.87.20.487-0.10.6
1980BOS32
131
12.611.10.5331.0
1.9
12.711.00.5361.12.0
1981CHA33
95
9.49.40.5010.2
1.0
9.98.90.5250.71.4
1982CHA34
135
13.112.40.5140.7
1.6
13.112.40.5150.71.7
1983CHA35
138
15.311.40.5732.3
3.3
14.911.90.5551.92.8
1984CHA36
102
7.99.50.455-0.5
0.2
9.18.30.5220.71.4
1985CHA37
153
17.613.30.5692.4
3.7
16.814.00.5461.73.0
1986CHA38
125
10.914.60.427-1.7
-0.7
11.314.20.443-1.3-0.3
1987CHA39
135
13.012.20.5161.0
2.0
12.812.30.5110.81.9
1988CHA40
76
7.37.00.5130.5
1.0
8.06.30.5621.21.7
1989CHA41
103
10.99.40.5381.2
2.0
10.79.60.5271.01.8
1990CHA42
137
14.410.90.5692.1
3.1
13.811.60.5431.42.4
1991CHA43
134
12.812.80.4980.4
1.4
12.613.00.4930.21.3
1992CHA44
62
4.74.50.5140.3
0.6
4.34.90.471-0.10.2
1993CHA45
25
0.71.40.316-0.4
-0.3
0.81.30.378-0.2-0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,498
250.8219.80.53321.2
39.9
250.6220.00.53221.039.7
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
14
1.51.40.521 0.21.71.50.520 0.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,512
252.3221.20.533
40.1
252.2221.60.532 39.9


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
1Mike Piazza185.1149.421.5
2Carlton Fisk223.6192.321.4
3Johnny Bench184.8147.720.2
4Yogi Berra180.0150.217.0
5Gary Carter214.4186.016.7
6Bill Dickey157.1131.615.6
7Mickey Cochrane139.3114.714.8
8Gabby Hartnett153.9129.614.5
9Jorge Posada146.7130.613.9
10Roy Campanella121.7101.111.6


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 Clemens55.442.07.9
12.9
1Hoyt Wilhelm54.341.77.0
13.2
2Hoyt Wilhelm54.341.77.0
13.2
2Roger Clemens55.442.07.9
12.9
3Jack Quinn74.466.85.3
12.2
3Jack Quinn74.466.85.3
12.2
4Pete Alexander37.129.14.9
7.7
4Nolan Ryan80.072.64.6
11.9
5Mariano Rivera19.610.24.7
6.8
5Warren Spahn76.572.24.7
11.3
6Warren Spahn76.572.24.7
11.3
6Phil Niekro118.4122.30.4
11.0
7Nolan Ryan80.072.64.6
11.9
7Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson62.457.13.9
10.1
8Carlton Fisk50.846.04.0
7.8
8Jamie Moyer91.996.4-0.5
9.3
9Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson62.457.13.9
10.1
9Carlton Fisk50.846.04.0
7.8
10Barry Bonds32.225.02.8
4.9
10Pete Alexander37.129.14.9
7.7
11Willie Mays33.726.32.7
5.1
11Mariano Rivera19.610.24.7
6.8
12Doug Jones19.514.72.4
4.6
12David Wells46.044.61.6
6.4
13Connie Marrero36.333.32.3
5.5
13Bartolo Colon66.072.1-1.6
5.6
14Ted Lyons24.922.12.2
4.1
14Connie Marrero36.333.32.3
5.5
15Babe Adams27.924.82.2
4.6
15Tommy John54.954.50.2
5.5


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 Clemens54.942.57.3
12.4
1Nolan Ryan82.070.66.6
13.8
2Nolan Ryan82.070.66.6
13.8
2Roger Clemens54.942.57.3
12.4
3Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson63.755.85.2
11.3
3Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson63.755.85.2
11.3
4Hoyt Wilhelm52.443.75.0
11.2
4Hoyt Wilhelm52.443.75.0
11.2
5Jack Quinn73.068.23.9
10.8
5Jack Quinn73.068.23.9
10.8
6Pete Alexander35.830.43.6
6.4
6Warren Spahn74.474.32.6
9.2
7Carlton Fisk50.346.63.5
7.3
7Carlton Fisk50.346.63.5
7.3
8Mariano Rivera18.211.63.3
5.4
8Phil Niekro114.5126.3-3.6
7.0
9Barry Bonds32.724.63.2
5.3
9Luke Appling58.154.12.0
6.5
10Ted Lyons25.321.72.6
4.5
10Pete Alexander35.830.43.6
6.4
11Warren Spahn74.474.32.6
9.2
11David Wells45.345.30.9
5.7
12Doug Jones19.414.82.3
4.5
12Gaylord Perry55.255.10.8
5.6
13Early Wynn36.634.72.1
5.1
13Jamie Moyer88.1100.2-4.3
5.5
14Luke Appling58.154.12.0
6.5
14Mariano Rivera18.211.63.3
5.4
15Willie Mays33.126.92.0
4.5
15Barry Bonds32.724.63.2
5.3


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 Bonds153.592.226.0
35.9
1Barry Bonds153.592.226.0
35.9
2Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson142.3117.016.4
29.4
2Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson142.3117.016.4
29.4
3Babe Ruth92.459.213.3
19.8
3Warren Spahn164.6151.911.8
25.3
4Roger Clemens120.297.012.9
24.3
4Roger Clemens120.297.012.9
24.3
5Ted Williams118.183.712.8
21.0
5Gaylord Perry136.2119.49.6
21.1
6Warren Spahn164.6151.911.8
25.3
6Ted Williams118.183.712.8
21.0
7Hank Aaron129.398.510.6
20.6
7Hank Aaron129.398.510.6
20.6
8Willie Mays132.1103.210.5
20.3
8Nolan Ryan147.5138.47.6
20.6
9Mariano Rivera51.030.110.5
16.1
9Willie Mays132.1103.210.5
20.3
10Lefty Grove81.665.710.0
16.5
10Phil Niekro209.7217.11.7
20.1
11Dazzy Vance102.287.29.7
17.9
11Babe Ruth92.459.213.3
19.8
12Gaylord Perry136.2119.49.6
21.1
12Hoyt Wilhelm98.786.97.6
18.4
13Pete Alexander97.783.89.3
16.9
13Dazzy Vance102.287.29.7
17.9
14Curt Schilling69.953.49.3
15.8
14Edgar Martinez90.471.87.1
17.7
15John Smoltz71.156.19.2
16.2
15Greg Maddux106.599.47.4
17.6
16David Ortiz84.364.58.4
17.3
16David Ortiz84.364.58.4
17.3
17Nelson R. Cruz84.866.97.8
15.7
17Jamie Moyer150.7151.51.4
17.3
18Nolan Ryan147.5138.47.6
20.6
18Early Wynn123.1116.37.2
17.0
19Hoyt Wilhelm98.786.97.6
18.4
19Pete Alexander97.783.89.3
16.9
20Chipper Jones91.174.37.4
13.5
20Lefty Grove81.665.710.0
16.5
21Greg Maddux106.599.47.4
17.6
21David Wells105.696.55.6
16.2
22Jim Thome73.355.27.3
15.2
22John Smoltz71.156.19.2
16.2
23Carlton Fisk115.2107.37.3
16.0
23Mariano Rivera51.030.110.5
16.1
24Early Wynn123.1116.37.2
17.0
24Carlton Fisk115.2107.37.3
16.0
25Edgar Martinez90.471.87.1
17.7
25Curt Schilling69.953.49.3
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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