Making a Case For Tram; Stacking Up Against Yount, Ripken, Ozzie, & Larkin

Originally posted 7/20/2011 via Pepper Baseball

Now that we’ve taken a look at how Alan Trammell stacks up against other shortstops in the Hall, let’s take a look at how he stacks up against Shortstops in the Hall from his era which include Robin Yount, Cal Ripken Jr., Ozzie Smith, and then specifically against Barry Larkin as he was not in the Hall at the the time this was originally written.

I took a look at standard Hall of Fame stats as well as some simple Sabermetrics and then others like awards, games played at other positions, etc. Finally I took a look at Baseball-Reference.com’s who are they most like for their career. Take a look at how Tram faired…

Batting Average
Yount – .285
Ripken – .276
Smith – .262
Average of the 3 – .274
Trammell – .285
Larkin – .295

On-Base Percentage
Yount – .346
Ripken – .340
Smith – .337
Average of the 3 – .341
Trammell – .352
Larkin – .371

Slugging Percentage
Ripken – .447
Yount – .430
Smith – .328
Average of the 3 – .402
Trammell – .415
Larkin – .444

OPS (On Base+ Slugging)
Ripken – .787
Yount – .776
Smith – .665
Average of the 3 – .743
Trammell – .767
Larkin – .815

Hits
Ripken – 3,184
Yount – 3,142
Smith – 2,460
Average of the 3 – 2,929
Trammell – 2,365
Larkin – 2,340

Home Runs
Ripken – 431
Yount – 251
Smith – 28
Average of the 3 – 237
Trammell – 185
Larkin – 198

Runs Batted In
Ripken – 1,695
Yount – 1,406
Smith – 793
Average of the 3 – 1,298
Trammell – 1,013
Larkin – 960

Runs Scored
Ripken – 1,647
Yount – 1,632
Smith – 1,257
Average of the 3 – 1,512
Trammell – 1,213
Larkin – 1,329

Stolen Bases
Smith – 580
Yount – 271
Ripken – 36
Average of the 3 – 296
Trammell – 236
Larkin – 379

WAR (Wins Above Replacement Career)
Ripken – 89.9
Yount – 76.9
Smith – 64.6
Average of the 3 – 77.1
Trammell – 66.9
Larkin – 68.9

Positions Played Elsewhere
Yount – 1,240
Ripken – 667
Smith – 0
Average of the 3 – 636
Trammell – 63
Larkin – 3

Seasons
Ripken – 21
Yount – 20
Smith – 19
Average of the 3 – 20
Trammell – 20
Larkin -19

World Series Record
Ripken – 1-0
Smith – 1-2
Yount – 0-1
Average of the 3 – 1-1
Trammell – 1-0
Larkin – 1-0

Awards
Ripken – ROY, 2 MVP
Yount – 2 MVP
Smith – 13 Gold Gloves
Trammell – World Series MVP, 5 GG
Larkin – MVP, 3 GG

Player They Are Most Like For Their Career
Ripken – Dave Winfield
Robin Yount – Paul Molitor
Ozzie Smith – Luis Aparicio
Alan Trammell – Barry Larkin
Barry Larkin – Alan Trammell

Any conclusions drawn yet?

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3 thoughts on “Making a Case For Tram; Stacking Up Against Yount, Ripken, Ozzie, & Larkin

  1. Pingback: Making a Case For Tram; Stacking Up Against Yount, Ripken, Ozzie, & Larkin | Baseball Bloggers Alliance

  2. I may have stated this before, but there is still no reason the Tigers can’t do right by these guys and retire their numbers and put some statues up. There is not one player from my generation as a kid that has been honored, and it’s ridiculous. They honored Sparky too late, why take that chance with Tram and Lou?
    -Mike

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  3. Pingback: Baseball Hall Of Fame and Alan Trammel; Stacking Up Against Yount, Ripken, Ozzie, & Larkin | MLB Reports

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