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In the mid-2000’s, Roy Oswalt was considered one of the top pitchers in the National League. “Os” would have five seasons where he was voted in the top five in National League Cy Young balloting and it was his arm that won the NLCS MVP in 2005 getting Houston to their lone World Series appearance.

Oswalt was a very good starter for an extended period of time, but was it enough for Cooperstown? It probably isn’t though it can not be forgotten that in a six year period he finished in the top five in Cy Young voting for five of those years.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Kosciusco, Mississippi, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Tuesday, 01 January 2019
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NLCS MVP (1) (2005)
    3 Time All Star (2005, 2006 & 2007)
    Lowest Earned Run Average (1) (NL) (2006)
    Most Wins (1) (NL) (2004)
    Lowest WHIP (1) (NL) (2010)
    Highest SO/BB (1) (NL) (2006)
    Highest ERA + (1) (NL) (2011)
    Highest FIP (1) (NL) (2011)
    Highest WAR for Pitchers (1) (NL) (2007)
    World Series Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Cy Young Finishes:  (NL: 2001, 5th), (NL: 2002, 4th), (NL: 2004, 3rd), (NL: 2005, 4th), (NL: 2006, 4th) & (NL: 2010, 6th)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Pitchers)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 25. SO/BB: 3.562
    49. ERA+: 127
    56. Win Probability Added: 24.1
    96. SO/9: 7.423
  • Should be Inducted As A: Houston Astro

Should Roy Oswalt be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 18.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 27.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 54.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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