Cooperstown Choices: Ryan Klesko

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 Ryan Klesko

 

Ryan Klesko
Klesko’s career spanned 16 years and three teams.  He was most remembered for his time in Atlanta, where he finished third in the Rookie Of The Year voting in 1994 and San Diego, where he made his lone All Star roster in 2001.

Year Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1992 ATL 13 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .000 .067 .000 .067 -80
1993 ATL 22 17 3 6 1 0 2 5 0 3 4 .353 .450 .765 1.215 219
1994 ATL 92 245 42 68 13 3 17 47 1 26 48 .278 .344 .563 .907 130
1995 ATL 107 329 48 102 25 2 23 70 5 47 72 .310 .396 .608 1.004 158
1996 ATL 153 528 90 149 21 4 34 93 6 68 129 .282 .364 .530 .894 128
1997 ATL 143 467 67 122 23 6 24 84 4 48 130 .261 .334 .490 .824 111
1998 ATL 129 427 69 117 29 1 18 70 5 56 66 .274 .359 .473 .832 117
1999 ATL 133 404 55 120 28 2 21 80 5 53 69 .297 .376 .532 .908 128
2000 SDP 145 494 88 140 33 2 26 92 23 91 81 .283 .393 .516 .909 136
2001 SDP 146 538 105 154 34 6 30 113 23 88 89 .286 .384 .539 .923 145
2002 SDP 146 540 90 162 39 1 29 95 6 76 86 .300 .388 .537 .925 152
2003 SDP 121 397 47 100 18 0 21 67 2 65 83 .252 .354 .456 .810 118
2004 SDP 127 402 58 117 32 2 9 66 3 73 67 .291 .399 .448 .847 129
2005 SDP 137 443 61 110 19 1 18 58 3 75 80 .248 .358 .418 .775 111
2006 SDP 6 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 .750 .833 1.000 1.833 388
2007 SFG 116 362 51 94 27 3 6 44 5 46 68 .260 .344 .401 .744 92
16 Yrs 1736 5611 874 1564 343 33 278 987 91 817 1077 .279 .370 .500 .870 128
162 Game Avg. 162 524 82 146 32 3 26 92 8 76 101 .279 .370 .500 .870 128
ATL (8 yrs) 792 2431 374 684 140 18 139 450 26 301 523 .281 .361 .525 .886 127
SDP (7 yrs) 828 2818 449 786 176 12 133 493 60 470 486 .279 .381 .491 .872 134
SFG (1 yr) 116 362 51 94 27 3 6 44 5 46 68 .260 .344 .401 .744 92
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/12/2012.

Why He Should Get In
Klesko enjoyed a fairly solid run of performance for a few years, but simply could not hold on to it long enough to bolster his career numbers.

Why He Should Not Get In
His career numbers fall remarkably short of typical Cooperstown standards.

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