1 - Rob Branson - OPS allowed of .632 over 15 Seasons, while league average was .786 over same period - .154 better than average
2. Jay Burnitz - OPS allowed of .714 over his 20 seasons, while the average pitcher was .778 over the same period - .64 better than average
3. John Fikac - OPS allowed of .689 over his 17 seasons, while average pitcher was .783 over the same period - .94 better than average
Average SP HOF'r - OPS allowed of 1.04 OPS allowed better than average
I have argued in previous posts, for SP's, that 1.00 OPS better than average is a no doubt Hall of Famer. Anything less must take other factors into consideration.
Prospective Hall Of Famers
1. Wilfredo Veras - OPS allowed of .659 over his 20 seasons, while average pitcher was .768 over the same period - .109 better than average
2. Willie Wheat - OPS allowed of .697 over his 20 seasons, while average was .768 over same period - .71 better than average.
3. Miguel Vazquez - OPS allowed of .701 over his 24 seasons, while average was .773 over the same period - .72 better than average
4. Stephen Schourek - OPS allowed of .694 over his 18 seasons, while average was .785 over the same period - .91 better than average
Veras is in, no questions asked. I would put Wheat, Schourek, and Vazquez in as well based upon the body of their work. That is my ballot, plus Milton Simmons.