More evidence that Kolten Wong is a winner

Ok, that’s definitely just a click-baiting headline, but stick with me here.

In doing some research for another post, I was re-introduced to the fantastic site of one David Pinto, Baseball Musings.

Amongst the other wonderful things you can find at David’s website is one tool called the “Day-by-Day Database.” It will allow you to input various parameters and dates for a number of stats and tell you what has occurred over those dates.

One such combination of parameters allows us to see what the Cardinals’ record is when various players register a “game played” – so if someone shows up in the box score, that win or loss is credited to them in this tool. Crude and somewhat intentionally misleading? Sure. Entertaining? You’re damn right.

To wit, see below chart (and here’s the link) of Cardinals “player in game” wins and losses. We can find plenty of HOT TAKES from this (Pete Kozma, really?), but one in particular stands out to me, which I’ll reveal to you after you peruse the chart:

Player Wins Losses WPCT
Sam Freeman 1 0 1.000
Trevor Rosenthal 15 4 .789
Adam Wainwright 7 2 .778
Pete Kozma 3 1 .750
Lance Lynn 6 3 .667
Shelby Miller 6 3 .667
Carlos Martinez 14 8 .636
Kevin Siegrist 14 8 .636
Kolten Wong 14 9 .609
Tony Cruz 5 4 .556
Matt Adams 23 20 .535
Matt Holliday 23 20 .535
Jhonny Peralta 22 20 .524
Allen Craig 22 20 .524
Matt Carpenter 23 21 .523
Yadier Molina 20 19 .513
Jon Jay 18 18 .500
Peter Bourjos 17 17 .500
Joey Butler 3 3 .500
Randal Grichuk 4 5 .444
Player Wins Losses WPCT
Shane Robinson 7 9 .438
Greg Garcia 3 4 .429
Daniel Descalso 12 18 .400
Mark Ellis 8 14 .364
Pat Neshek 7 14 .333
Seth Maness 5 10 .333
Michael Wacha 3 6 .333
Joe Kelly 1 2 .333
Randy Choate 5 11 .312
Eric Fornataro 1 6 .143
Jaime Garcia 0 1 .000
Keith Butler 0 2 .000
Tyler Lyons 0 6 .000

Kolten Wong > Mark Ellis. I mean, it’s right here on the Internet, it has to be true.

  • Tulsa Terry

    Nice compilation! I tried the same thing with Wong by start but was stymied.

    • PitchersHitEighth

      Baseball Musings has some great tools for these purposes…

      • Tulsa Terry

        Thanks for the info. This will keep me busy.

  • SocraticGadfly

    But, Wong’s not one of my guys. Sincerely, Mike Matheny

  • Carl

    I like these scientific stats too, 1. How many times they win when I watch vs when I don’t watch the game. 2. How many times the other team doesn’t score if I turn the channel vs. suffering through it.

    • PitchersHitEighth

      Those are good ones to track, Carl – definitely need to see a chart though, maybe a pie graph?

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