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
59%
Longevity
41%

David Cone ranks 50th all time in pitching Wins Above Replacement (61.68), but he moves all the way up to 40th in pitching Wins Above Average (35.5862). 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
62.2 36.4 66.0 39.6
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos Pit
-52 -1 1 0 58 332
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1986 KCR -0.3 -0.1
1987 NYM -0.1 0.8
1988 NYM 3.7 5.7
1989 NYM 0.2 1.9
1990 NYM 2.6 4.3
1991 NYM 2.4 4.3
1992 2 teams 2.9 4.8
1992 NYM 1.8 3.2
1992 TOR 1.1 1.6
1993 KCR 4.8 7.2
1994 KCR 5.3 6.9
1995 2 teams 4.8 7.0
1995 TOR 3.1 4.4
1995 NYY 1.7 2.6
1996 NYY 2.2 2.8
1997 NYY 4.9 6.7
1998 NYY 1.9 3.9
1999 NYY 3.2 5.1
2000 NYY -2.4 -0.9
2001 BOS 0.5 1.9
2003 NYM -0.2 -0.1
BBWAA Voting Results
Year Percentage
2009
3.9%
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Justin Verlander (126) 173
Kevin Brown (138) 182
Luis Tiant (130) 190
Andy Pettitte (108) 205
Max Scherzer (111) 215
Urban Shocker (110) 215
Dennis Eckersley (124) 215
Rube Waddell (118) 224
Tim Hudson (108) 231
Mark Buehrle (107) 231
Cole Hamels (112) 232
Stan Coveleski (125) 239
Mordecai Brown (120) 239
Dave Stieb (115) 244
Dazzy Vance (129) 246