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Ken Griffey Jr.

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Ken Griffey Jr.

Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 1st year of eligibility, 2016, with a then-record 99.3% of the vote.

Five highlights of Ken Griffey Jr.'s career: The first two tables below present Ken Griffey Jr.'s career as measured by Player won-lost records, in and out of context.

Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWORL pWOPA
1989SEA19
127
15.515.11.70.3
1990SEA20
155
20.218.82.91.0
1991SEA21
154
20.516.75.43.6
1992SEA22
142
17.916.42.91.3
1993SEA23
156
20.416.45.63.7
1994SEA24
111
15.212.24.12.8
1995SEA25
72
9.68.02.41.5
1996SEA26
140
19.414.66.34.6
1997SEA27
157
22.815.98.76.8
1998SEA28
161
23.418.76.64.6
1999SEA29
160
23.817.97.85.8
2000CIN30
145
20.116.94.42.7
2001CIN31
111
12.812.71.2-0.1
2002CIN32
70
6.06.9-0.3-0.9
2003CIN33
53
5.35.30.4-0.1
2004CIN34
83
11.88.93.72.7
2005CIN35
128
17.717.31.60.0
2006CIN36
109
14.113.22.00.7
2007CIN37
144
17.317.70.2-1.4
38
143
16.715.52.10.5
2009SEA39
117
9.89.41.40.1
2010SEA40
33
1.72.8-0.8-1.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,671
342.2297.270.639.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
18
2.22.00.40.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,689
344.4299.270.939.3


Expected Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games eWins eLosses eWORL eWOPA
1989SEA19
127
15.615.01.90.5
1990SEA20
155
20.518.53.51.7
1991SEA21
154
20.916.36.14.4
1992SEA22
142
18.715.74.42.7
1993SEA23
156
21.515.47.65.7
1994SEA24
111
15.711.75.13.8
1995SEA25
72
9.38.31.91.0
1996SEA26
140
19.914.27.25.5
1997SEA27
157
22.316.37.85.9
1998SEA28
161
24.018.27.75.6
1999SEA29
160
22.818.85.93.9
2000CIN30
145
20.516.55.23.4
2001CIN31
111
13.512.02.31.0
2002CIN32
70
6.26.70.0-0.6
2003CIN33
53
6.04.61.81.3
2004CIN34
83
10.610.01.50.5
2005CIN35
128
18.816.23.72.0
2006CIN36
109
13.313.90.6-0.8
2007CIN37
144
17.917.11.3-0.3
38
143
16.315.81.2-0.3
2009SEA39
117
9.89.51.30.0
2010SEA40
33
1.72.8-0.8-1.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,671
345.7293.777.345.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
18
2.31.90.60.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,689
348.0295.677.946.3


Ken Griffey Jr. was one of the greatest center fielders in major-league history: 10-time Gold Glove winner, 7th-most home runs in major-league history (630), 15th in total bases (5,271), 16th in RBI (1,836). The next table ranks the top center fielders for whom I have calculated Baseball Player won-lost records. Players are ranked by (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) player wins over positional average earned as a center fielder.

Top 10 Center Fielders, ranked by eWins over Positional Average
eWins eLosses eWOPA
1Willie Mays435.5331.984.3
2Mickey Mantle271.6181.878.9
3Joe DiMaggio258.9195.853.7
4Ken Griffey Jr.292.1246.841.5
5Duke Snider217.0166.440.4
6Mike Trout137.696.340.2
7Jim Edmonds234.0194.236.2
8Larry Doby191.2152.729.5
9Carlos Beltran217.8186.928.1
10Jimmy Wynn175.4139.827.9


Through age 30, Ken Griffey Jr. was not merely one of the greatest center fielders in major-league history; he was one of the greatest players in major-league history at any position.

The final table below shows the top 25 players through age 30 in eWins over replacement level for whom I have calculated Baseball Player won-lost records.

Top 25 Players through age 30, ranked by eWORL
eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Mel Ott297.7206.677.0103.6
2Mickey Mantle260.3169.880.6102.7
3Babe Ruth189.5113.069.985.8
4Alex Rodriguez247.0194.559.480.8
5Ted Williams207.2135.462.179.9
6Jimmie Foxx223.8151.456.876.6
7Albert Pujols220.1149.556.574.2
8Eddie Mathews228.2169.652.272.6
9Arky Vaughan237.3193.549.071.6
10Hank Aaron261.1198.647.570.8
11Lou Gehrig191.4127.551.468.2
12Barry Bonds219.1159.748.967.1
13Willie Mays219.0162.446.866.3
14Stan Musial209.6151.047.366.0
15Frank Robinson248.0188.842.664.5
16Ken Griffey Jr.231.6184.944.164.3
17Cal Ripken225.7194.843.963.8
18Clayton Kershaw142.5106.847.963.7
19Rogers Hornsby175.1127.147.562.8
20Pedro J. Martinez129.387.246.561.4
21Greg Maddux158.3124.642.660.1
22Rickey Henderson225.4178.040.559.9
23Roger Clemens143.098.743.759.9
24Mike Trout157.8109.047.159.8
25Duke Snider196.5146.341.959.8


Pretty damn impressive!

Article last updated: September 27, 2019



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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