Roger Clemens

Position
Pitcher
Years
1984-2007
Hall Rating
292
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Hall of Merit
Inductee
Next Ballot
Roger Clemens is returning to the BBWAA ballot in 2019.
Roger Clemens Photo
Peak
68%
Longevity
32%

By Hall Rating, Roger Clemens rates as the top pitcher since World War II. He distances himself from Greg Maddux (who benefitted from superb defense behind him) and Randy Johnson (who rates higher than one might expect) by a substantial margin. Of course, Clemens’ legacy (7 Cy Young Awards, 354 wins, an MVP Award, and 4,762 strikeouts) is now tarnished by suspicions of performance enhancing drugs.

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
139.6 95.0 142.3 94.0
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos Pit
-24 -1 0 0 31 862
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1984 BOS 0.7 1.8
1985 BOS 1.8 2.7
1986 BOS 6.6 8.9
1987 BOS 7.0 9.4
1988 BOS 4.9 7.1
1989 BOS 3.4 5.7
1990 BOS 8.4 10.5
1991 BOS 5.5 7.9
1992 BOS 6.4 8.8
1993 BOS 0.7 2.6
1994 BOS 4.4 6.0
1995 BOS 0.6 1.9
1996 BOS 5.5 7.8
1997 TOR 9.6 12.1
1998 TOR 5.9 8.1
1999 NYY 1.0 2.8
2000 NYY 2.6 4.5
2001 NYY 3.5 5.7
2002 NYY 1.0 2.7
2003 NYY 2.0 4.0
2004 HOU 3.7 5.4
2005 HOU 6.6 8.2
2006 HOU 2.6 3.5
2007 NYY 0.6 1.5
BBWAA Voting Results
Year Percentage
2013
37.6%
2014
35.4%
2015
37.5%
2016
45.2%
2017
54.1%
2018
57.3%
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Christy Mathewson (215) 903
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Mike Mussina (164) 1026
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Eddie Plank (172) 1174
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