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Roberto Alomar

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Roberto Alomar

Roberto Alomar was elected to the Hall of Fame in his second year of eligibility, 2011, with 90.0% of the vote.

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

Roberto Alomar
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1988SDN20
143
20.217.00.5421.7
3.1
19.218.00.5160.72.2
1989SDN21
158
22.219.80.5291.1
2.6
21.620.40.5140.41.9
1990SDN22
147
19.419.00.5050.2
1.6
19.319.20.5020.11.5
1991TOR23
161
23.621.00.5291.3
3.1
23.521.10.5271.23.0
1992TOR24
152
23.017.70.5662.8
4.4
21.918.90.5371.73.2
1993TOR25
153
23.417.40.5733.3
5.0
22.518.30.5522.54.1
1994TOR26
107
13.012.80.5050.4
1.5
13.312.50.5150.61.7
1995TOR27
130
15.016.10.482-0.2
1.0
16.015.20.5130.82.0
1996BAL28
153
21.816.30.5733.3
4.9
21.117.00.5552.64.2
1997BAL29
110
15.313.20.5371.4
2.5
15.013.60.5241.02.1
1998BAL30
147
17.419.10.476-0.6
0.9
18.617.90.5090.62.1
1999CLE31
159
23.016.50.5823.5
5.1
22.317.10.5662.94.4
2000CLE32
155
19.418.00.5191.1
2.6
19.018.30.5090.72.2
2001CLE33
157
21.716.30.5723.0
4.6
20.717.30.5452.03.6
2002NYN34
149
16.517.70.483-0.4
1.0
17.117.20.4990.21.5
35
140
15.017.40.463-1.0
0.3
15.117.20.467-0.90.4
36
56
4.45.60.438-0.6
-0.2
4.65.40.461-0.30.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,377
314.5280.90.52820.6
44.0
310.8284.60.52216.940.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
58
7.67.20.512 0.97.77.40.510 0.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,435
322.0288.10.528
44.9
318.5292.00.522 41.2


Roberto Alomar and the Teams He Played For
Most of the players who I have written about in my Hall-of-Famers series either played their entire career with one team (e.g., Craig Biggio, Barry Larkin) or are most strongly associated with one team (e.g., Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Frank Thomas, Ron Santo).

Roberto Alomar's Hall-of-Fame plaque shows him wearing a Toronto Blue Jays cap. Alomar did play more seasons for the Blue Jays than for any other team, but that amounted to only five full seasons. He did make the All-Star team and win a Gold Glove in all five of those seasons, but Alomar represented four different teams in All-Star games over the course of his career: in order, the San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, and Cleveland Indians.

The next four tables show where Roberto Alomar ranks in (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) eWins over positional average as a second baseman in the history of these four franchises.

Best Second Basemen in San Diego Padres History
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Mark Loretta53.150.00.5151.7
2Roberto Alomar57.555.00.5111.2
3Quilvio Veras50.349.30.5050.7
4Randy Ready8.37.00.5420.7
5Tim Teufel16.915.40.5230.7


Best Second Basemen in Toronto Blue Jays History
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Roberto Alomar92.784.00.5255.5
2Orlando Hudson51.351.50.4990.6
3Devon Travis36.235.30.5060.6
4Frank Menechino5.84.90.5390.5
5Kelly Johnson19.419.10.5030.5


Best Second Basemen in Baltimore Orioles History
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Bobby Grich91.076.80.5429.0
2Davey Johnson109.8104.40.5135.1
3Roberto Alomar51.546.50.5253.6
4Brian Roberts152.9151.90.5022.3
5Jonathan Schoop70.869.50.5050.9


Best Second Basemen in Cleveland Indians History
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Joe Gordon71.261.40.5375.7
2Bobby Avila133.9127.30.5135.1
3Roberto Alomar61.753.70.5355.0
4Carlos Baerga99.594.40.5134.1
5Jason Kipnis114.4110.10.5093.1


Alomar was the best second baseman in Toronto Blue Jays history - by a wide margin. He was also among the top three second baseman in franchise history for the other three teams for whom he made an All-Star game.

Best Second Basemen in MLB History
The next table shows the top 10 players in career (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) eWins over positional average as a second baseman among all players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records.

Top 10 Second Basemen
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Joe L. Morgan358.4294.90.54937.3
2Rogers Hornsby174.7128.50.57622.8
3Bobby Grich226.1196.90.53519.4
4Lou Whitaker283.0255.30.52619.1
5Ryne Sandberg274.5240.60.53318.1
6Charlie Gehringer219.4188.10.53817.4
7Joe Gordon201.9175.00.53615.1
8Chase Utley227.7197.20.53614.9
9Bobby Doerr245.6220.30.52714.8
10Roberto Alomar299.9278.50.51914.4


Roberto Alomar was one of the top 10 second basemen of the past 80 years of major-league history.

By measuring against average, the above table docks players for seasons in which they were below average. In the case of Roberto Alomar, this was the case for the final three seasons of his career.

The next table parallels the preceding table, but negative seasonal eWOPA values are zeroed out. In effect, this next table ranks the top 10 primes by major-league second basemen.

Top 10 Second Base Primes
(sorted by eWOPA, negative eWOPA zeroed out)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Joe L. Morgan358.4294.90.54937.4
2Rogers Hornsby174.7128.50.57622.9
3Bobby Grich226.1196.90.53519.4
4Lou Whitaker283.0255.30.52619.3
5Ryne Sandberg274.5240.60.53318.1
6Charlie Gehringer219.4188.10.53817.5
7Chase Utley227.7197.20.53616.6
8Roberto Alomar299.9278.50.51915.6
9Joe Gordon201.9175.00.53615.2
10Bobby Doerr245.6220.30.52715.1


Zeroing out Alomar's post-prime seasons pushes him up from #7 to #6 on the list of second basemen for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records. Beyond Alomar, what is most interesting to me about this table is that the career eWOPA for most of the players on the table either barely changed or did not change at all outside of Alomar and Craig Biggio.

Roberto Alomar's Overall Place in History
I will conclude this article with the top 40 players in pWins over replacement level from 1968 (the year in which both Roberto Alomar and I were born) through 2004, Alomar's final season in the major leagues.

pWins over Replacement Level
Top 40 Players
Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Barry Bonds429.7289.958.2
86.6
2Roger Clemens290.8207.942.1
68.0
3Joe L. Morgan317.2239.743.1
65.2
4Greg Maddux281.0219.140.5
64.1
5Rickey Henderson427.2353.628.3
59.1
6Mike Schmidt337.5257.534.0
56.8
7Cal Ripken383.5350.727.5
55.9
8Tom Seaver292.1242.532.6
55.4
9Reggie Jackson363.8293.726.3
54.5
10Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson234.3176.432.4
53.3
11Steve Carlton320.6288.826.0
51.6
12Nolan Ryan356.7327.519.9
50.9
13Lou Whitaker306.1260.828.2
50.0
14Jim Palmer221.9164.630.8
48.4
15Barry Larkin292.1249.427.0
48.2
16Paul Molitor318.0272.719.7
47.4
17George Brett328.1274.922.4
47.3
18Ozzie Smith335.8310.421.2
45.9
19Robin Yount367.5345.718.1
45.7
20Tom Glavine239.4208.423.9
45.3
21Eddie Murray345.4284.918.6
44.9
22Alan Trammell283.4256.624.0
44.8
23Dave Winfield392.8343.014.6
44.4
24Roberto Alomar314.5280.920.6
44.0
25Pedro J. Martinez159.3104.129.4
43.5
26Bert Blyleven291.2260.018.0
43.5
27Don Sutton293.3269.019.1
43.5
28Dwight Evans326.4274.519.4
43.4
29Fergie Jenkins256.3222.521.5
42.5
30Johnny Bench243.9194.724.8
42.3
31Dennis Eckersley217.2174.422.4
42.3
32J. Kevin Brown200.5159.723.8
42.1
33Craig Biggio310.0275.318.7
41.8
34Jeff Bagwell272.3199.522.8
41.6
35Bobby Grich253.5217.723.3
41.5
36Mike Mussina180.1133.723.5
40.6
37Frank E. Thomas216.6159.621.4
40.3
38John Smoltz190.7156.222.9
40.2
39Carlton Fisk250.8219.821.2
39.9
40Phil Niekro312.5303.113.1
39.7




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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