Future Hall of Fame Baseball Player Series:
- First Basemen
- Second Basemen
- Third Basemen
- Outfielders – American League
- Outfielders – National League
- Starting Pitchers
I’m a huge baseball fan, and I’m also a huge fan of sports statistics. Mix these two together and you’ve got an obsessive sports dork. Thankfully, I consider myself more of an intelligent sports stud. OK, maybe that’s pushing it a little bit too far, perhaps I’m just an intelligent stud.
Anyways, back to the topic at hand. The baseball Hall of Fame is the most famous of all sports Halls of Fame, and debating who should or should not get in can get quite interesting. I’ve decided that I’m going to throw my two cents in about which active players should get in, and the two people that might actually read this can let me know what you think.
I’m going to divide this into a different post for each position. The players I list will fall into these categories:
- No-doubters: These are the players that if they retired today or got hit by falling space debris, they would get in to the Hall of Fame, no question about it.
- Really good chance: These are players that are close to Hall of Fame status, but they may need to do a little more before the end of their career to solidify their fate.
- 50/50 chance: Pretty self explanatory. These are the guys that have had really good careers, but may not quite be Cooperstown worthy.
- Iffy at best: These are the guys who have put up good numbers, but really don’t stand much of a chance unless they put up some big numbers in their last seasons.
- Too early to tell: These are the young pups that are off to a great start, but need to keep it up for another decade.
- Close but no cigar: Good careers, but not good enough to be considered one of the elite.
All right, now I’m going to go finish reading the internet. I’ll get back to you soon with Hall of Fame verdicts for every current major and minor league first baseman, or maybe I’ll narrow it down to a dozen or so.