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64. Johan Santana
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 13, 1979 in Tovar, Me Venezuela
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 03, 2000
  • Final Game: August 17, 2012
  • Cy Young Award - 2004
  • TSN All-Star - 2004
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 2004
  • Cy Young Award - 2006
  • Pitching Triple Crown - 2006
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 2006
  • Gold Glove - 2007
 
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For a seven year period, Johan Santana was regarded was regarded as one of the top Pitchers in Baseball, where he won the American League Cy Young Award Twice, winning the ERA Title three times and leading his league in WHIP four years in a row.

As great as Santana was, his career was relatively short for a Hall of Fame Pitcher (12 Seasons), and those who look for statistical accumulation (and many voters do), won’t find it with Santana whose 139 Wins and 1,988 Strikeouts does not measure up to a lot of those already in Cooperstown.

Still his career bWAR of 50.7 is excellent, and since he led the National League in that category three times, how can he not be at least considered by even those who worship traditional statistics?  One thing is for sure, the results of Santana’s votes will be fascinating!

Should Johan Santana be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 35.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 35.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 23.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.9%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Tovar, Venezuela
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 2018
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: New York Mets, Minnesota Twins
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Cy Young Award (2) (AL) (2004 & 2006)
    4 Time All Star (2005, 2006, 2007 & 2009)
    Gold Glove (1) (AL) (2007)
    Lowest Earned Run Average (3) (AL) (2004 & 2006) (NL) (2008)
    Most Wins (1) (AL) (2006)
    Lowest WHIP (4) (AL) (2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007)
    Lowest H/9 (3) (AL) (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Highest SO/9 (3) (AL) (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Most Innings Pitched (2) (AL) (2006) (NL) (2008)
    Most Strikeouts (3) (AL) (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Highest ERA+ (3) (AL) (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Lowest FIP (3) (AL) (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Highest WAR for Pitchers (3) (AL) (2004, 2005 & 2006)
    World Series Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL: 2004, 6th) & (AL: 2006, 7th)
    Top Ten Cy Young Finishes: (Won the AL 2004 & 2006 Cy Young)
    (AL: 2003, 7th), (AL: 2005,3rd), (AL: 2007, 5th) & (NL: 2009, 3rd)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Pitchers)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 18. SO/9: 8.833
    21. ERA+: 136
    26. SO/BB: 27.8
    40. Win Probabilty Added: 28.5
    47. WHIP: 1.132
    51. H/9: 7.669
    85. Strikeouts: 1,988
    99. WAR for Pitchers: 50.7
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 2018: 2.4

Should Johan Santana be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 35.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 35.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 23.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.9%
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