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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
18.016.90.5160.72.0
1989SDN21
158
22.219.80.5291.1
2.6
20.819.60.5140.41.9
1990SDN22
145
19.418.90.5070.3
1.7
19.219.00.5030.11.5
1991TOR23
160
23.621.00.5291.4
3.1
22.520.10.5271.32.9
1992TOR24
152
23.017.70.5652.9
4.4
19.616.90.5371.52.9
1993TOR25
153
23.417.40.5733.4
5.0
22.017.80.5522.54.0
1994TOR26
107
13.012.80.5050.4
1.5
12.712.00.5150.61.7
1995TOR27
130
15.016.10.482-0.2
1.1
16.916.00.5130.82.2
1996BAL28
153
21.816.30.5733.4
4.9
20.816.70.5552.64.2
1997BAL29
110
15.313.30.5361.4
2.5
13.512.30.5240.92.0
1998BAL30
147
17.419.10.476-0.5
0.9
18.818.10.5100.72.1
1999CLE31
159
23.016.50.5823.6
5.1
22.116.90.5662.94.4
2000CLE32
155
19.417.90.5201.2
2.7
19.719.00.5090.82.4
2001CLE33
157
21.716.30.5723.0
4.7
20.517.10.5452.03.6
2002NYN34
149
16.517.70.483-0.4
1.0
18.018.10.4990.11.6
35
140
15.017.30.463-1.0
0.3
14.716.90.466-0.90.4
36
55
4.45.60.438-0.6
-0.2
4.35.10.458-0.40.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,373
314.4280.70.52820.9
44.3
304.2278.60.52216.839.7
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
58
7.67.20.512 0.97.77.40.510 0.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,431
322.0287.90.528
45.2
311.9286.10.522 40.6


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 Loretta53.150.00.5151.6
2Roberto Alomar57.555.00.5111.2
3Randy Ready8.37.00.5420.7
4Tim Teufel16.915.40.5230.6
5Ryan Schimpf8.87.20.5510.6


Best Second Basemen in Toronto Blue Jays History
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Roberto Alomar92.784.00.5255.7
2Devon Travis25.523.90.5160.8
3Orlando Hudson51.351.50.4990.7
4Kelly Johnson19.419.10.5030.5
5Frank Menechino5.84.90.5390.5


Best Second Basemen in Baltimore Orioles History
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Bobby Grich91.176.80.5429.0
2Davey Johnson109.9104.40.5135.1
3Roberto Alomar51.546.50.5253.7
4Brian Roberts152.9151.90.5022.6
5Jonathan Schoop60.259.00.5050.9


Best Second Basemen in Cleveland Indians History
(sorted by eWOPA)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Joe Gordon71.361.50.5375.7
2Bobby Avila134.1127.50.5135.2
3Roberto Alomar61.753.60.5355.1
4Carlos Baerga99.494.40.5134.3
5Jason Kipnis100.495.30.5133.4


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. Morgan358.7295.20.54937.1
2Rogers Hornsby174.9128.70.57622.9
3Bobby Grich226.3197.00.53519.6
4Lou Whitaker283.1255.30.52619.5
5Ryne Sandberg274.5240.60.53317.6
6Charlie Gehringer199.7171.80.53715.5
7Bobby Doerr238.7212.60.52915.2
8Joe Gordon201.5174.80.53515.1
9Chase Utley224.5193.50.53714.8
10Roberto Alomar299.9278.50.51814.7


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. Morgan358.7295.20.54937.2
2Rogers Hornsby174.9128.70.57622.9
3Lou Whitaker283.1255.30.52619.7
4Bobby Grich226.3197.00.53519.6
5Ryne Sandberg274.5240.60.53317.6
6Chase Utley224.5193.50.53716.3
7Roberto Alomar299.9278.50.51815.8
8Charlie Gehringer199.7171.80.53715.6
9Bobby Doerr238.7212.60.52915.5
10Joe Gordon201.5174.80.53515.2


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 Bonds429.7289.957.6
86.0
2Roger Clemens290.9208.046.5
72.7
3Greg Maddux281.0219.244.4
68.3
4Joe L. Morgan317.4239.943.0
65.1
5Rickey Henderson426.7353.328.7
59.4
6Tom Seaver292.2242.536.2
59.2
7Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson234.3176.435.8
56.8
8Cal Ripken383.3350.728.2
56.5
9Mike Schmidt337.4257.433.6
56.4
10Nolan Ryan356.8327.624.8
56.0
11Steve Carlton320.7289.130.0
55.8
12Reggie Jackson364.3294.226.4
54.6
13Jim Palmer221.9164.733.3
51.0
14Lou Whitaker306.1261.028.4
50.2
15Tom Glavine239.5208.427.6
49.0
16Bert Blyleven291.3260.122.2
47.9
17George Brett328.0274.922.8
47.6
18Don Sutton293.4269.123.0
47.6
19Barry Larkin291.8249.426.3
47.5
20Paul Molitor317.9273.019.8
47.4
21Robin Yount367.2345.618.5
46.1
22Fergie Jenkins256.4222.624.7
45.9
23Pedro J. Martinez159.4104.231.6
45.8
24Ozzie Smith335.3310.120.8
45.5
25Alan Trammell283.1256.224.4
45.2
26J. Kevin Brown200.6159.726.7
45.2
27Eddie Murray345.7285.318.7
45.0
28Dave Winfield392.9343.214.8
44.6
29Roberto Alomar314.4280.720.9
44.3
30Phil Niekro312.6303.217.2
44.0
31Dwight Evans326.9274.919.7
43.8
32Mike Mussina180.2133.826.4
43.6
33Dennis Eckersley217.3174.422.4
42.4
34Johnny Bench244.4195.224.7
42.2
35John Smoltz190.7156.224.5
41.9
36Bobby Grich253.6217.723.6
41.8
37Gaylord Perry253.0228.319.9
41.4
38Craig Biggio310.0275.318.2
41.3
39Jeff Bagwell272.3199.422.3
41.1
40Tommy John232.7204.820.8
40.5




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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