David Cone

Position
Pitcher
Years
1986-2003
Hall Rating
129
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Hall of Merit
Inductee
Next Ballot
David Cone is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Today’s Game Era Committee in 2019.
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Peak
58%
Longevity
42%

David Cone ranks 50th all time in pitching Wins Above Replacement (61.7), but he moves all the way up to 40th in pitching Wins Above Average (35.6). That type of jump speaks to both his dominance and his relatively short career. While Cone did pitch in 17 seasons, injuries stopped him from reaching 3,000 innings—and 200 wins. His counting stats look a little light, but he quietly dominated when healthy, more than making up the difference.

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
62.5 36.4 66.3 39.3
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos Pit
-52 -1 1 0 60 335
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1986 KCR -0.3 -0.1
1987 NYM 0.0 0.8
1988 NYM 3.8 5.8
1989 NYM 0.1 1.9
1990 NYM 2.6 4.3
1991 NYM 2.4 4.3
1992 2 teams 2.9 4.9
1992 NYM 1.7 3.2
1992 TOR 1.2 1.7
1993 KCR 4.8 7.2
1994 KCR 5.2 6.8
1995 2 teams 4.8 7.1
1995 TOR 3.1 4.4
1995 NYY 1.7 2.7
1996 NYY 2.2 2.9
1997 NYY 4.9 6.7
1998 NYY 1.9 3.9
1999 NYY 3.3 5.1
2000 NYY -2.4 -0.9
2001 BOS 0.6 1.9
2003 NYM -0.2 -0.1
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Dennis Eckersley (124) 212
Urban Shocker (109) 214
Rube Waddell (119) 219
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Stan Coveleski (124) 238
Dave Stieb (115) 240
Mark Buehrle (105) 246
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Dazzy Vance (129) 249
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