Cooperstown Choices: Jeff Cirillo

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2013, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame.

There are twenty four men on the ballot for the first time this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives: Cooperstown Choices 2013 menu at the top of the page.

In this article, we take a look at Jeff Cirillo

 

Jeff Cirillo
The corner infielder spent 14 years in the majors, playing for six different teams.  He would be selected as an All Star in 1997 while with Milwaukee and in 2000 as a member of the Rockies.

Year Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1994 MIL 39 126 17 30 9 0 3 12 0 11 16 .238 .309 .381 .690 75
1995 MIL 125 328 57 91 19 4 9 39 7 47 42 .277 .371 .442 .813 107
1996 MIL 158 566 101 184 46 5 15 83 4 58 69 .325 .391 .504 .894 122
1997 MIL 154 580 74 167 46 2 10 82 4 60 74 .288 .367 .426 .793 106
1998 MIL 156 604 97 194 31 1 14 68 10 79 88 .321 .402 .445 .847 123
1999 MIL 157 607 98 198 35 1 15 88 7 75 83 .326 .401 .461 .862 120
2000 COL 157 598 111 195 53 2 11 115 3 67 72 .326 .392 .477 .869 100
2001 COL 138 528 72 165 26 4 17 83 12 43 63 .313 .364 .473 .838 98
2002 SEA 146 485 51 121 20 0 6 54 8 31 67 .249 .301 .328 .629 70
2003 SEA 87 258 24 53 11 0 2 23 1 24 32 .205 .284 .271 .555 51
2004 SDP 33 75 12 16 3 0 1 7 0 5 14 .213 .259 .293 .553 50
2005 MIL 77 185 29 52 15 0 4 23 4 23 22 .281 .373 .427 .800 110
2006 MIL 112 263 33 84 16 0 3 23 1 21 33 .319 .369 .414 .784 101
2007 TOT 78 193 24 48 13 2 2 27 2 19 19 .249 .316 .368 .684 82
2007 MIN 50 153 18 40 9 2 2 21 2 15 13 .261 .327 .386 .713 92
2007 ARI 28 40 6 8 4 0 0 6 0 4 6 .200 .273 .300 .573 44
14 Yrs 1617 5396 800 1598 343 21 112 727 63 563 694 .296 .366 .430 .796 102
162 Game Avg. 162 541 80 160 34 2 11 73 6 56 70 .296 .366 .430 .796 102
MIL (8 yrs) 978 3259 506 1000 217 13 73 418 37 374 427 .307 .383 .449 .831 113
COL (2 yrs) 295 1126 183 360 79 6 28 198 15 110 135 .320 .379 .475 .854 99
SEA (2 yrs) 233 743 75 174 31 0 8 77 9 55 99 .234 .295 .308 .603 64
ARI (1 yr) 28 40 6 8 4 0 0 6 0 4 6 .200 .273 .300 .573 44
MIN (1 yr) 50 153 18 40 9 2 2 21 2 15 13 .261 .327 .386 .713 92
SDP (1 yr) 33 75 12 16 3 0 1 7 0 5 14 .213 .259 .293 .553 50
NL (8 yrs) 858 2900 458 912 183 8 65 413 37 317 381 .314 .383 .450 .833 107
AL (7 yrs) 759 2496 342 686 160 13 47 314 26 246 313 .275 .347 .406 .752 95
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/12/2012.

Why He Should Get In
Cirillo was a light hitting player that patrolled the defensive areas of power hitters and run producers.  His career was average.

Why He Should Not Get In
Average does not produce greatness.  While he achieved minor milestones, he did not come close to the types of numbers that Hall Of Fame voters expect, much less considering he played first and third base.

Bill Ivie is the editor here at I-70 Baseball
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Author: Bill Ivie

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