Baseball hall of fame 2018_ predicting which players get in

Congrats to Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Pudge Rodriguez on their election to baseball’s Hall of Fame. Fastest softball pitch With their elections fresh in our minds, let’s analyze the candidates for the Hall of Fame class of 2018.

Missing being inducted to baseball’s Hall of Fame by five votes, Trevor Hoffman will feel it today but he should be a lock for 2018, unless the sabermetric community comes up with an advanced statistic to keep closers out of the Hall. Football scores espn Missing by 15 votes, Vladimir Guerrero should also be a lock for 2018 as voters will hopefully reward him for being one of the most dangerous hitters of all-time (as in no strike zone was big enough to contain his swing). Fantasy football yahoo app It is a shame Guerrero cannot enter the same class as another former Expos outfielder ( Tim Raines) but Vlad should not have as long a wait as Raines had.

Given the percentages from the Hall’s 2017 vote (and not to mention pretty convincing cases on the field), Hoffman and Guerrero should be written in in Sharpie as part of 2018’s class. Minecraft fence gate The class could be shaping up to be more competitive than ever to get in, as there are a number of exceptional cases who will be up for evaluation. Pitch diameter calculator Given Ivan Rodriguez’s inclusion into the Hall on his first attempt, it seems that voters value fielding and defense (as well as hitting milestones), which should bode well for a few of the candidates under consideration for 2018.

Chipper Jones: A franchise icon, it isn’t a question of if he’ll get in but how high a percentage he will receive. Exterior house design ideas pictures Chipper is the only switch-hitter with an average over .300 (.303), OBP over (.400) and over 400 home runs. Timber merchants bristol When you think of third basemen of the era, the first name most think of is Chipper’s.

In 2017, five players reached over 70 percent and nine players reached over 50 percent. Natural stone design The vote in 2018 could see double-digit candidates with over 50 percent of the vote. Landscape architecture foundation Here’s where it gets interesting.

Jim Thome: How do you feel about the DH? Thome was a DH in 33.8 percent of games he played in his career and due to the DH extending his career, he was able to accumulate some of the best power numbers of all-time, finishing seventh in HR (612) and 26th in RBI (1,699). Usssa softball tournaments He also had a .402 OBP (seventh all-time in walks). Basketball rio 2016 channel Hall of Fame numbers for sure, but will he make it on his first attempt? His time at DH and the lack of personal silverware (his highest placing for MVP was fourth) might mean he waits until his second or third attempt.

Edgar Martinez: Now, tell me how you really feel about the DH? Following his 18-year career all with one club, Seattle Mariners long-time DH Edgar Martinez did not reach any mythical milestones like 500 HR or 3,000 hits but he did have an OBP of .418. College softball world series If status as a DH is held against Thome, then it will really be held against Martinez who played 70.3 percent of his appearances as a DH. Espn fantasy football draft app While Thome has 10 more chances in front of BBWAA voters, Martinez is down to his final two.

Scott Rolen: Similarly to the case of Tim Raines, who might have been elected to the Hall of Fame earlier if he was a leadoff hitter in any other era than the one shared with Rickey Henderson, Scott Rolen playing as a third baseman at the same time as Chipper Jones might harm his chances of being voted in to the Hall. Spring training schedule 2016 With eight Gold Gloves and a Rookie of the Year (1997) to his name, Rolen had a solid, consistent career. Comiskey park Averaging fewer than 120 games per season, injuries kept him from building up the required milestone stats the Hall of Fame typically rewards. Masonry veneer manufacturers association If it was the Hall of Very Good, he would get in, but he is a candidate that will have a challenge crossing the 75 percent threshold.

Omar Vizquel: Eleven Gold Gloves and a reputation for the best fielding shortstop in baseball, Omar Vizquel posts slightly better numbers than Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith in every category but steals and Gold Gloves (the Wizard of Oz had 13). Facebook logo size His 2,877 hits fall just shy of the 3,000 hit milestone although they are the most for any Venezuelan-born player. Jain irrigation systems ltd He will not make it in 2018 but his case could build over time, especially as his closest comparison (Smith) is already in the Hall.

Mike Mussina: Mussina’s candidacy progressed at the 2017 vote as he crossed the 50 percent threshold for the first time. French flag images free His career was remarkably consistently good with 270 wins (exactly 15 wins per season), a 3.6 K-to-walk ratio and seven Gold Gloves. Wild pitch frisco facebook He even won 20 games in his final season. Baseball diamond cake There are six more opportunities for Mussina to increase his percentage to get into the Hall.

Bonds and Clemens made jumps with this most recent vote and now the question to ask is “Will there always be at least 25.1 percent hard-line voters against players suspected of using PEDs?” If Tom Verducci and others stay strong in their voting preferences, the incremental increases Bonds and Clemens make might come to a screeching halt.

Trending in the wrong direction, Curt Schilling’s percentage decreased below the 50 percent threshold as controversial comments seemed to turn off voters as he dipped to 45 percent from 52.3 percent. Landscape lighting world His career stats of 216-146 with a 3.46 ERA are not good enough for the Hall on their own and his comments continue to overshadow the one stat that is worthy of Hall consideration (one bloody sock) so expect his percentages to continue to decrease.

Larry Walker: Darling candidate of the advanced metric crowd did not get the required bump in 2017. Basketball courts nyc Perhaps Jonah Keri can work his magic for another former Expos outfielder now that his work for Raines is done.

Andruw Jones: Spectacular defensive player and memorable during all those playoff appearances in Atlanta, he had nine of his 10 Gold Gloves and 300 home runs before he turned 30. Fantasy football betting sites His 30s weren’t so kind, however.

Jeff Kent: Perhaps he should be included in the morality clause group as voters don’t seem to like him. Mono pitch roof construction drawings 16.7 percent is steady (in 2016 he was 16.6 percent) but nowhere near 75 percent for the rare second baseman / clean-up hitter with good power numbers.

Johnny Damon: A very good leadoff hitter on a couple of championship teams, he will get some votes from those who lean toward a big Hall but will likely never cross 50 percent.

Johan Santana: At his peak, Santana was Hall of Fame-worthy with two Cy Youngs and three top 5 finishes in five years. Frances bean cobain tattoos His peak was too short as the statistics compiled over his career were not enough.