2019 MLB Hall of Fame Class

Every year players become eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the plain and simple reason they retired 5 years earlier. That’s the about the only simple part of the process. To be enshrined forever they need to get 75% of the voters to say yes. If they get between 5 and 74% of the vote they are allowed to remain on the ballot for the next 10 years. If they get less than 5% they fall off the ballot FOREVER!

There is an ass ton of politics involved in this process. Most of it revolving around biases on the writers. I’m only going to address those to say that they too often get in the way of accurately reflecting who indeed should be a Hall of Famer or not. And, each voter only gets 10 votes. So that totally makes it more political.

So let’s talk about the new guys.

The NO’s I’m not going to even deep dive into (this doesn’t mean they won’t get 5% and stay on the ballot): Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt, Miguel Tejada, Placido Polanco, Kevin Youklis, Derek Lowe, Freddy Garcia, Vernon Wells, Ted Lilly, Travis Hafner, Jason Bay, Michael Young, Jon Garland,Darren Oliver, Juan Pierre, Rick Ankiel.


Roy Halladay’s Resume

  • 2 Cy Youngs
    • 2 seconds
    • 1 third
  • 390 Starts
    • 308 decisions, 78%
      • 203 wins,  52%
        • 3 seasons with 20 or more wins
      • 105 losses,  26%
    • 67 complete games (active leader 2010-2013)
    • 20 shutouts (active leader 2010-2013)
  • 3.57 strikeouts to every walk
    • 2117 strikeouts
    • 592 walks
  • Postseason No Hitter
  • Perfect Game
  • Wins Above Replacement
      • Roy Halladay  (16 seasons)
        • 65.5
        • T-41st all time
    • COMPS IN THE HALL
      • John Smoltz (21 seasons)
        • 66.5
        • 39th all time
      • Bob Feller (18 seasons)
        • 65.5
        • T-41st all time
      • Dazzy Vance (16 seasons)
        • 62.7
        • 47th all time
    • COMPS NOT IN THE HALL
      • Luis Tiant (19 seasons)
        • 66.1
        • 40th all time
      • Justin Verlander (14 seasons)
        • 63.8
        • T-44th all time
      • David Cone (17 seasons)
        • 61.7
        • 54th all time
  • Sully’s Vote
    • Yes

Mariano Rivera’s Resume

  • 7 World Series Appearances
    • 5 time winner
      • 1 time MVP
      • 1 time ALCS MVP
  • 13 time all star
    • 1 time MVP
  • 5 time AL Rolaids Relief
  • 3 time delivery man of the year
  • 652 Saves
    • All time leader
  • Sully’s Vote
    • Yes

Todd Helton’s Resume

  • 5 time all star
  • 4 time Silver Slugger (in a row)
  • 3 time Gold Glover
  • On Base Plus Slugging
      • Todd Helton (17 seasons)
        • 0.953
        • 19th all time
    • COMPS IN THE HALL
      • Jim Thome (22 seasons)
        • 0.956
        • 18th all time
      • Jeff Bagwell (15 seasons)
        • 0.948
        • 20th all time
    • COMPS NOT IN THE HALL
      • Larry Walker (17 seasons)
        • 0.965
        • 15th all time
      • Miguel Cabrera (16 seasons)
        • 0.946
        • 22nd all time
  • Wins Above Replacement
      • Todd Helton (17 seasons)
        • 61.2 (17 seasons)
        • 115th all time
    • COMPS IN THE HALL
      • Jackie Robinson (10 seasons)
        • 61.4
        • 114th all time
      • Harmon Killabrew (22 seasons)
        • 60.4
        • T-118th all time
    • COMPS NOT IN THE HALL
      • Sal Bando (16 seasons)
        • 61.5
        • 113th all time
      • Keith Hernandez
        • 60.4
        • T-118th all time
  • Sully’s Vote
    • Yes

Andy Pettitte Resume

  • 5 time World Series Appearances
    • 5 time winner
      • 1 time ALCS MVP
  • 3 time all star
  • 521 games started
    • 409 decisions, 78%
      • 256 wins, 49%
      • 153 losses, 29%
  • 2.37 strikeouts to every walk
    • 2448 strikeouts
    • 1031 walks
  • Sully’s Vote
    • No

Recap of newly eligible players for the Hall.

YES

  • Mariano Rivera
  • Roy Halladay
  • Todd Helton

NO

  • Andy Pettitte
  • And all those guys at the top

Now the old guard

  • Edgar Martinez – Yes, I don’t give a damn about defense
  • Mike Mussina – No, he’s a right handed Andy Pettitte
  • Roger Clemens – Yes, I’m over the steroids, just mention it on the plaque
  • Barry Bonds – Yes, ibid
  • Sammy Sosa – Yes, ibid
  • Curt Schilling – No, close, but no
  • Omar Vizquel – No, I want to say yes, but the 11 Gold Gloves just don’t quite get there for me
  • Larry Walker – Yes, he was Helton before Helton, but a little better
  • Fred McGriff – No, the Tom Emanski tapes don’t make up for the 7 homers short of 500 he is
  • Manny Ramirez – Yes, he is probably the best right handed hitter I’ve ever seen live
  • Jeff Kent – No, I don’t see it
  • Gary Sheffield – No, but he’s over 500 homers, and over .900 OPS, I may have to reconsider
  • Billy Wagner – Yes, over 400 saves, under 1 WHIP and more than a K per inning
  • Scott Rolen – No, plenty of good, not enough great
  • Andruw Jones – No, he was amazing to watch play a shallow CF though

SULLY’s FINAL BALLOT

  1. Mariano Rivera
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Todd Helton
  4. Edgar Martinez
  5. Roger Clemens
  6. Barry Bonds
  7. Sammy Sosa
  8. Larry Walker
  9. Manny Ramirez
  10. Billy Wagner

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *