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Monday, July 22, 2013

Blog's HOF Ballot

1. Francis Herzog - CF,  Buffalo - A rare combination of defense in offense in a tough position to find them both, Herzog appeared in seven all star games and won nine silver sluggers in Center. A career .289 batter with an OPS of .960, he hit 468 homers and batted in 1393 runs. Voted the best CF in the first 25 years of 1530 Homer
2. Louis Spence - LF, Cleveland - Along with Neill, Spece was one of the best hitters of his era. 12 all star appearance to go along with 7 silver sluggers. A career .317 average and OPS of .943. He hit 329 homers, batted in 1257, and scored 1736 runs.
3. Benji Neill - LF, Fargo - Voted by the owners as the Season 10-20 LF, Neill was among the best pure hitters in our history. He appeared in 9 all-star games, won two silver sluggers, and one gold glove. A career .310 batter with an OPS of .919, he hit 269 homers with 1157 RBI's and 1460 runs.
4. Willie Wheat- SP, Durham - A fringe candidate, but the best of the SP's on this season's ballot. A career record of 270-138 with 4 all star appearances and 1 Cy Young.
5. Jeff Woods - SP, Montreal - Another fringe candidate, but still a good one. An amazing 8 all stars appearances and 4 rings. Career record of 274-188.

Hall of Fame - Pitchers

Current HOF'rs

1 - Rob Branson - OPS allowed of .632 over 15 Seasons, while league average was .786 over same period - .154 better than average
2. J.R. Beckett, OPS allowed of .634 over his 18 seasons, while league average was .770 over same period - .136 better than average
3. Wilfredo Veras - OPS allowed of .659 over his 20 seasons, while average pitcher was .768 over the same period - .109 better than average


4. Dave Darr, OPS allowed of .652 over his 21 seasons, while average was .758 over same period - .106 better than average
5. Philip Colin, OPS allowed of .681 over his 23 seasons, while league average was .779 over same period - .98 better than average
6. 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
7. Jay Burnitz - OPS allowed of .714 over his 20 seasons, while the average  pitcher was .778 over the same period - .64 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. 

Hold-over candidates

Miguel Vazquez - OPS allowed of .701 over his 24 seasons, while average was .773 over the same period - .72 better than average
Willie Wheat - OPS allowed of .697 over his 20 seasons, while average was .768 over same period - .71 better than average. 
Richard Aoki, OPS allowed of .729 over his 24 seasons, while league average was .769 over same period - .60 better than average
Heinie Conigliaro, OPS allowed of .722 over his 20 seasons, while league average was .779 over same period - .57 better than average
Ramon Chen, OPS allowed of .717 over his 21 seasons, while league average was .783 over same period - .66 better than average



Newbies
Jeff Woods - OPS allowed of .707 over his 20 seasons, while league average was .768 over the same period - .61 better than average

Hall Of Fame - Position Players Win Shares

Win Shares - Position Players

Those in the Hall
1. Charles Lawrence - 17 Seasons, 95.56 wins, 5.62 per season
2. Milton Simmons - 18 Seasons, 71.66 wins, 3.98 per season
3. Eddie Reese - 15 Seasons, 64.51 wins, 4.30 per season
4. Adam Lansing - 12 Seasons, 53.59 wins, 4.47 per season
5. Clinton Clifton - 16 seasons, 63.12 wins, 3.95 per season
6. Rollie Walker - 14 Seasons, 53.16 wins, 3.54 per season
7. Esteban Owen - 17 seasons, 47.75 wins, 2.80 per season
8. Juan Johnson - 17 Seasons, 43.81 wins,  2.58 per season
9. Brent Sabel - 16 Seasons, 42.09 wins, 2.63 per season
10. Wesley Graves - 15 Seasons, 34.64 wins, 2.38 per season
11. Rogers Torrealba - 15 Seasons, 31.49 wins, 2.09 per season

Hold-over candidates
Francis Herzog - 16 seasons, 58.17 wins, 3.64 per season
Sergio Dupler - 15 Seasons, 38.64 wins, 2.58 per season
Phil Iwazaki - 16 Seasons, 19.7 wins, 1.23 per season
Brendan Watson - 14 seasons, 19.65 wins, 1.40 per season
Ignacio Cruz - 13 Seasons, 11.7 wins, .9 wins per season

Newbies
Benji Neill - 15 Seasons, 50.29 wins, 3.35 per season
Louis Spence - 17 S3easons, 58.33 wins, 3.43 per season