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Jose Vidro
Jose Vidro as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records

Jose Vidro's major-league career spanned more than 10 seasons (12 to be exact) and his final game played was in 2008. As such, he should have been eligible for the 2014 Hall-of-Fame ballot. I wrote this article in anticipation of him appearing on that ballot. For reasons that baffle me, Vidro failed to make that ballot (which actually kind of ties into the theme here).

So, instead of posting this in late 2014, I'll post it in late August, 2014, in honor of Vidro's 40th birthday.

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

Jose Vidro
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1997MON22
67
3.84.80.446-0.5
-0.1
4.14.90.453-0.4-0.1
1998MON23
83
6.27.20.465-0.4
0.1
5.57.10.436-0.8-0.2
1999MON24
140
14.115.20.480-0.6
0.5
14.414.20.5040.01.2
2000MON25
153
20.418.00.5321.4
2.9
19.416.70.5381.53.0
2001MON26
124
16.215.20.5160.5
1.9
15.614.70.5150.41.8
2002MON27
152
20.617.30.5431.8
3.3
21.218.00.5401.83.3
2003MON28
144
18.415.60.5411.4
2.8
17.315.70.5260.92.2
2004MON29
110
13.414.80.475-0.6
0.5
13.112.20.5180.51.5
2005WAS30
87
8.59.90.461-0.8
-0.1
8.910.20.467-0.7-0.0
2006WAS31
126
11.914.20.456-1.1
-0.1
13.214.40.479-0.50.5
2007SEA32
147
12.711.90.515-0.0
1.4
12.212.30.498-0.51.0
2008SEA33
85
5.98.00.423-1.2
-0.4
5.97.10.453-0.8-0.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,418
152.0152.00.500-0.1
12.6
150.9147.50.5061.614.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
0
0.00.0 0.00.00.0 0.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,418
152.0152.00.500
12.6
150.9147.50.506 14.1


Jose Vidro had a very nice prime from 2000 to 2003 playing for the Montreal Expos. Outside of that, his career was relatively short and somewhat undistinguished. The Montreal Expos had a brief period as a solid contender from about 1979 through 1982 but otherwise had a relatively short and relatively undistinguished history.

The next table shows the top 10 players in Montreal Expos history as measured by career pWins over replacement level, pWORL, (amassed as an Expo).

Player pWins pLosses pWinPct pWOPA pWORL
Steve Rogers171.3159.90.51713.126.9
Andre Dawson208.3178.90.5389.624.3
Tim Raines Sr.202.3174.70.5377.321.5
Gary Carter163.0145.60.5288.920.7
Tim Wallach209.1197.60.5141.917.2
Dennis Martinez96.389.30.5198.116.4
Vladimir Guerrero151.0130.50.5364.415.7
Larry Walker90.671.60.5596.913.2
Javier Vazquez78.276.20.5065.012.6
Jose Vidro113.1108.00.5123.011.9


In many ways, Jose Vidro seems like the perfect player to symbolize the Montreal Expos: not great, but underappreciated, with moments of being pretty damn good.



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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