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HOF Profile: Tony Fernandez

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Tony Fernandez - Shortstop

 

Toronto Blue Jays 1983-1990, 1993, 1998-1999, 2001

San Diego Padres 1991-1992

New York Mets 1993

Cincinnati Reds 1994

New York Yankees 1995

Cleveland Indians 1997

Milwaukee Brewers 2001

 

Awards

1986 AL Gold Glove - SS

1987 AL Gold Glove - SS

1988 AL Gold Glove - SS

1989 AL Gold Glove - SS

 

All-Star Selections: 5 (1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1999)

 

League Leader

1990: Triples

 

Career Ranks

None of note

 

Hall of Fame Stats

 

Black Ink: Batting - 3 (499) (Average HOFer ≈ 27)

Gray Ink: Batting - 51 (477) (Average HOFer ≈ 144)

HOF Standards: Batting - 31.5 (254) (Average HOFer ≈ 50)

HOF Monitor: Batting - 74.0 (225) (Likely HOFer > 100)

 

Similar Batters in HOF: 3 (Red Schoendienst, Billy Herman, Pee Wee Reese)

Other Similar Batters: Dick Bartell, Alvin Dark, Dave Concepcion, Jimmie Dykes, Alan Trammell, Garry Templeton, Omar Vizquel

 

Year-by-Year Win Shares & Wins Above Replacement Level (WARP3)

 

1983: 1/0.3

1984: 6/2.7

1985: 21/8.9

1986: 24/9.1

1987: 24/10.1

1988: 25/8.6

1989: 20/8.2

1990: 25/10.6

1991: 21/7.5

1992: 15/6.1

1993: 20/8.1

1994: 14/6.0

1995: 9/2.9

1997: 11/3.6

1998: 19/6.6

1999: 20/5.6

2001: 1/0.5

 

Career Win Shares: 280

Career WARP3: 105.4

 

Would he get my vote?

 

No. Not a HOF but I think a much better player than most people remember, including myself, and I think I'd rate him slightly better than Dave Concepcion. An excellent fielder during his prime and almost always a good hitter for a shortstop, only once finishing with an OPS+ of under 90 in a full season, and finished with a career OPS+ of 101. Overlooked I think for several factors as he brokeout when Cal Ripken and Alan Trammell were already established with his power numbers paling in comparison to those two. Then in his 30's he bounced around from a different team almost every year including missing one season due to injury and spending another in Japan. A knock against him is that even though he had 246 career steals he was a poor base stealer being thrown out 36% of the time.

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