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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.

Five highlights of Roberto Alomar's career: The first two tables below present Roberto Alomar'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
1988SDN20
143
20.117.15.03.2
1989SDN21
158
21.820.03.81.8
1990SDN22
147
19.219.21.90.1
1991TOR23
161
23.421.24.72.6
1992TOR24
152
23.017.77.75.8
1993TOR25
153
23.317.58.36.3
1994TOR26
107
12.812.91.60.3
1995TOR27
130
15.116.40.9-0.6
1996BAL28
153
21.616.37.86.0
1997BAL29
110
15.313.14.12.7
1998BAL30
147
17.419.20.7-1.1
1999CLE31
159
22.716.48.76.8
2000CLE32
155
19.318.13.71.9
2001CLE33
157
21.516.57.55.5
2002NYN34
149
16.618.30.4-1.4
35
140
14.817.4-0.7-2.2
36
56
4.35.7-0.8-1.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,377
312.1282.965.536.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
58
7.57.41.10.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,435
319.6290.366.536.8


Expected Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games eWins eLosses eWORL eWOPA
1988SDN20
143
19.217.93.31.5
1989SDN21
158
21.520.33.21.2
1990SDN22
147
19.319.12.10.3
1991TOR23
161
23.521.15.02.9
1992TOR24
152
21.818.85.53.5
1993TOR25
153
22.518.36.84.8
1994TOR26
107
13.212.52.61.3
1995TOR27
130
16.215.42.91.3
1996BAL28
153
21.017.06.64.7
1997BAL29
110
14.913.53.31.9
1998BAL30
147
18.617.93.21.3
1999CLE31
159
22.116.97.75.8
2000CLE32
155
19.018.33.21.4
2001CLE33
157
20.717.35.83.9
2002NYN34
149
17.317.51.80.0
35
140
15.017.2-0.1-1.7
36
56
4.65.3-0.1-0.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,377
310.5284.562.533.5
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
58
7.67.31.20.5
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,435
318.1291.963.834.0


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 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 Loretta52.249.10.5153.5
2Roberto Alomar59.256.50.5123.0
3Quilvio Veras50.749.70.5051.6
4Ryan Schimpf9.07.40.5491.5
5Tim Teufel16.815.40.5231.5


Best Second Basemen in Toronto Blue Jays History
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Roberto Alomar96.086.70.52611.9
2Devon Travis36.635.70.5061.5
3Cavan Biggio10.29.00.5301.4
4Orlando Hudson52.252.50.4991.3
5Frank Menechino5.44.60.5380.9


Best Second Basemen in Baltimore Orioles History
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Bobby Grich90.676.30.54317.4
2Davey Johnson108.9103.10.5148.7
3Roberto Alomar52.547.50.5256.9
4Brian Roberts151.4150.50.5015.0
5Jonathan Schoop70.469.00.5052.8


Best Second Basemen in Cleveland Indians History
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Joe Gordon73.163.10.53711.2
2Bobby Avila137.9130.90.5139.9
3Roberto Alomar61.053.00.5359.7
4Carlos Baerga95.090.00.5137.8
5Jason Kipnis130.4126.20.5087.1


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 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. Morgan357.4294.10.54970.1
2Rogers Hornsby242.5179.30.57563.8
3Charlie Gehringer305.5261.30.53947.5
4Lou Whitaker290.2261.20.52638.7
5Bobby Grich220.4191.50.53536.6
6Ryne Sandberg270.4237.50.53235.2
7Chase Utley226.2196.00.53630.6
8Joe Gordon204.9177.30.53630.3
9Bobby Doerr252.3226.10.52729.9
10Roberto Alomar304.8282.60.51929.5


Roberto Alomar was one of the top 10 second basemen of the past 100 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. Morgan357.4294.10.54970.4
2Rogers Hornsby242.5179.30.57563.8
3Charlie Gehringer305.5261.30.53948.0
4Lou Whitaker290.2261.20.52639.2
5Bobby Grich220.4191.50.53536.6
6Ryne Sandberg270.4237.50.53235.2
7Chase Utley226.2196.00.53633.5
8Roberto Alomar304.8282.60.51931.8
9Joe Gordon204.9177.30.53630.6
10Bobby Doerr252.3226.10.52730.5


Zeroing out Alomar's post-prime seasons pushes him up two slots on the list of second basemen for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records. What is most interesting to me about this table is that Alomar sliding up two slots was literally the only difference in the two lists.

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 Bonds434.2285.7130.3
165.4
2Roger Clemens289.8208.486.3
119.9
3Greg Maddux279.9219.578.8
109.7
4Joe L. Morgan315.2240.679.9
107.1
5Rickey Henderson428.1350.262.3
100.3
6Mike Schmidt338.3257.670.9
99.6
7Reggie Jackson367.5291.960.0
94.0
8Tom Seaver290.3244.261.6
93.3
9Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson233.2176.265.9
92.9
10Jim Palmer220.9164.961.3
85.5
11Cal Ripken382.4351.649.3
84.6
12Steve Carlton318.6290.746.4
82.2
13Nolan Ryan354.8329.338.7
81.6
14Lou Whitaker303.5262.251.3
78.6
15Barry Larkin291.5249.551.6
77.9
16Pedro J. Martinez158.2104.659.0
76.8
17Dave Winfield397.5339.738.9
75.7
18Dwight Evans329.9272.045.4
75.1
19George Brett327.6275.944.3
74.8
20Jeff Bagwell273.3199.350.9
74.1
21Johnny Bench245.3194.351.9
73.5
22J. Kevin Brown200.2159.749.0
72.5
23Tom Glavine238.0208.744.6
72.3
24Eddie Murray346.6285.338.7
70.8
25Bert Blyleven289.5261.535.8
70.8
26Paul Molitor316.8273.338.4
70.8
27Fergie Jenkins254.8224.141.0
70.2
28Don Sutton291.4271.136.0
69.9
29Dennis Eckersley215.6175.341.9
69.8
30Mike Mussina179.2134.447.6
69.2
31Alan Trammell281.5257.941.2
67.2
32Mark McGwire221.1158.248.7
67.2
33Frank E. Thomas216.8159.745.6
67.1
34Chipper Jones215.2160.748.4
67.0
35Ozzie Smith333.3312.435.7
66.6
36Robin Yount366.6345.731.9
66.5
37Carlton Fisk251.9219.343.0
66.2
38Roberto Alomar312.1282.936.4
65.5
39Bobby Grich251.8218.541.9
64.7
40John Smoltz189.8157.041.9
64.6


Article last updated: January 13, 2020



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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