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HOF Profile: Dave Parker

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Dave Parker - Rightfielder

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 1973-1983

Cincinnati Reds 1984-1987

Oakland Athletics 1988-1989

Milwaukee Brewers 1990

California Angels 1991

Toronto Blue Jays 1991

 

11th year on the ballot

 

Past HOF Voting Results

1997: 17.55%

1998: 24.52%

1999: 16.10%

2000: 20.84%

2001: 16.31%

2002: 13.98%

2003: 10.28%

2004: 10.47%

2005: 12.60%

2006: 14.42%

 

Awards

1977 NL Gold Glove - OF

1978 NL MVP

1978 NL Gold Glove - OF

1979 NL Gold Glove - OF

1985 NL Silver Slugger - OF

1986 NL Silver Slugger - OF

1990 AL Silver Slugger - DH

 

All-Star Selections: 7 (1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990)

 

League Leader

1975: Slugging %

1977: Batting Average, Hits, Doubles

1978: Batting Average, Total Bases, Runs Created, Slugging %, OPS, OPS+

1985: Doubles, RBI, Total Bases

1986: Total Bases

 

Career Ranks

Games: 55th

Hits: 55th

2B: 31st

HR: 80th

RBI: 47th

TB: 42nd

RC: 68th

 

Hall of Fame Stats

 

Black Ink: Batting - 26 (68) (Average HOFer ≈ 27)

Gray Ink: Batting - 145 (97) (Average HOFer ≈ 144)

HOF Standards: Batting - 41.1 (138) (Average HOFer ≈ 50)

HOF Monitor: Batting - 125.5 (107) (Likely HOFer > 100)

 

Similar Batters in HOF: 2 (Tony Perez, Billy Williams)

Other Similar Batters: Luis Gonzalez, Harold Baines, Andre Dawson, Al Oliver, Jim Rice, Rusty Staub, Chili Davis, Dwight Evans

 

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

 

1973: 4/1.4

1974: 6/1.5

1975: 26/8.6

1976: 23/5.8

1977: 33/10.3

1978: 37/8.8

1979: 31/8.5

1980: 17/3.7

1981: 6/1.1

1982: 7/1.8

1983: 12/4.1

1984: 17/3.4

1985: 29/7.9

1986: 20/4.4

1987: 13/3.2

1988: 10/2.2

1989: 15/3.6

1990: 15/4.9

1991: 6/0.9

 

Career Win Shares: 327

Career WARP3: 86.3

 

Would he get my vote?

 

No. I'll always have a soft spot for the Cobra for the 1989 postseason where he pissed off all around douche bag Kelly Gruber for his flaps down homerun trot in the ALCS and also hit the first of many homeruns for the A's in the World Series. Also I'll say that for anyone who argues Jim Rice for the HOF they better also argue for Parker as well as I don't see how Rice is so close to being elected yet Parker has no chance at all. That being said I couldn't give him the imaginary vote mainly because when you get past his great peak of the late 70's he had a really ordinary career once the 80's started. Outside of 1985 in that decade he was an average and sometimes below average corner outfielder. Had a rifle for an arm and it appears he did deserve his 1977 Gold Glove (26 assists) but overall he was not a good defensive outfielder.

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