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HOF Profiles: Chuck Finley

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Chuck Finley - Starting Pitcher

 

California/Anaheim Angels 1986-1999

Cleveland Indians 2000-2002

St. Louis Cardinals 2002

 

Awards

None

 

All-Star Selections: 5 (1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 2000)

 

League Leader

1993: Complete Games

1994: Innings

 

Career Ranks

K: 23rd

K/9: 55th

 

Best Performance

May 23, 1995 - New York at California

Matches his career high 15 strikeotus while two hitting the Yankees in Mariano Rivera's MLB debut.

 

Hall of Fame Stats

Black Ink: Pitching - 6 (363) (Average HOFer ≈ 40)

Gray Ink: Pitching - 156 (86) (Average HOFer ≈ 185)

HOF Standards: Pitching - 27.0 (170) (Average HOFer ≈ 50)

HOF Monitor: Pitching - 53.5 (230) (Likely HOFer > 100)

 

Similar Pitchers in HOF: None

Top 10 Similar Pitchers: Mark Langston, Mike Torrez, Vida Blue, Doyle Alexander, Mickey Lolich, Fernando Valenzuela, Curt Simmons, Billy Pierce, Orel Hershiser, Joe Bush

 

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

 

1986: 4/1.8

1987: 3/1.7

1988: 8/4.1

1989: 19/7.0

1990: 23/9.6

1991: 14/5.9

1992: 11/4.1

1993: 19/8.4

1994: 14/7.1

1995: 12/6.5

1996: 16/8.7

1997: 11/4.8

1998: 17/7.2

1999: 14/5.7

2000: 16/7.7

2001: 3/1.9

2002: 9/4.9

 

Career Win Shares: 213

Career WARP3: 97.0

 

My Stupid Opinion

 

Although it might not be saying much, Finley is probably the second best first ballot player this year. Was an extremely durable pitcher as in his 15 years as a starter he pitched more than 180 innings in 13 of them. Probably was a tad underrated as the Angels were rarely contenders during his career. Ranks in the Top 30 all-time in strikeouts but also ranks in the Top 30 all-time in walks. In the end though he'll end probably be remembered best for getting his ass kicked by his then wife Tawny Kitaen.

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