2020 Baseball Eligibles (28)

Twice an All Star, Adam Dunn showcased a lot of power over his Major League career as he went deep 462 times and had an OPS of .854, which puts him in line with many Hall of Famers, however there is a lot of relevant stats that will keep him out.  Dunn struck out 2,379 Times, considerably more than his 1,631 Hits.  He has a…
Known for his above average defensive skills, Shortstop, Alex Gonzalez was a member of the World Series Champion Miami Marlins from 2003.  Gonzalez was an All Star in 1999, and while he had a long career, his one digit bWAR might very well keep him off of the Hall of Fame ballot.
Alfonso Soriano went to seven straight All Star Games (one of which he was named the All Star Game MVP) and was a fan favourite for many.  Soriano is a member of the 2,000 Hit Club, the 400 Home Run Club, has for Silver Slugger Awards, a career .500 Slugging Percentage and a Stolen Base title, however the Hall of Fame might elude him, and…
While Bobby Abreu is not considered by many to be a Hall of Fame baseball player, the fact remains that he is a very patient hitter with a high On Base Percentage who was a master of working the pitcher’s count.  He would finish his career a shade under 60 bWAR and 2,500 Hits and had a much better career than the average baseball fan…
Brad Penny was a member of the Florida Marlins team that won the 2003 World Series.  Penny went 2 and 0 in the Fall Classic, but would later have better individual seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he would be selected for two All Star Games and would finish third in Cy Young voting in 2007.
Spending all but his final season in the majors with the Baltimore Orioles, Brian Roberts had a productive career twice leading the American League in Doubles and had another where he was the Stolen Base leader.  He would crack both the 1,500 Hit and 30 bWAR mark and should be allowed on to the ballot.
A member of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Team, Bronson Arroyo would go on to have some good seasons in Cincinnati as a Starting Pitcher and would make the National League All Star Team and lead the league in Innings Pitched in 2006.

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Carlos Pena would have a decent career, albeit with journeyman tendencies as he suited up for eight Major League franchises.  Still, Pena would put together some good seasons in Tampa where he would win a Home Run Title, a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger.  He would overall belt 236 Home Runs with an .808 OPS. 
The very quick Chone Figgins was a one time All Star and in 2005, he would lead the American League in Stolen Bases.  Figgins also showed a decent batting eye and would also lead the League in Walks in 2009, which would also be his lone All Star campaign.  He would finish his career with a 22.0 bWAR.
Cliff Lee took his time on the mound, and the longer he took, the more worried batters became.  Lee was a clutch pitcher (as shown by his excellent post seasons statistics) and is a former American League Cy Young Winner.  Lee would also lead the league once in ERA, twice in FIP and once in WHIP.  
We see a no brainer here.Derek Jeter is a Hall of Famer in every sense of the words.  He is a multi time World Series Champion, a member of the 3,000 Hit club, a lifetime .310 hitter and a multi time All Star, Silver Slugger and Gold Glove recipient.  Jeter has the traditional and sabremetric statistics and in terms of “fame”, he is one of…
While Eric Chavez was never an All Star he was a Gold Glove recipient six years in a row and had a 37.4 career bWAR and a career OPS of .818.  No wonder the Oakland Athletics held him in such high regard for years. 
Heath Bell would exceed the 40 Saves mark three seasons in a row as a member of the San Diego Padres.  Bell would also be a three time All Star and was a National League Saves Champion in 2009.
For a couple of years, J.J. Putz was one of the better relief pitchers in the game and had four seasons where he eclipsed 30 Saves.  In 2007, he would lead the American League in Games Finished and also went to the All Star Game.
While Jamie Wright was a journeyman Pitcher, anyone who can survive nineteen years in the Major Leagues has a career worth celebrating.  Wright was mostly used in middle relief and he logged over 2,000 Innings over 719 Games.
There is a good chance that Jason Bartlett will not make the ballot, as he is well under 1,000 Hits for his career.  Still, he is a former one time All Star who had decent defensive skills, which brought him to a 18.4 bWAR.
While Jason Giambi is better known for being an inflated PED user, the fact remains that he was a very good hitter who was a former American League MVP.  Giambi would go to five consecutive All Stars, blasted 440 Home Runs with a .516 career Slugging Percentage over a twenty year career.  He would also show solid plate discipline with three On Base Percentage Titles…
Joe Saunders never made 100 Wins.  He never threw 1,000 Strikeouts.  He did not make a double digit bWAR.  He will not make the ballot.
Three times Jose Valverde would lead the league in Saves and did so for three different teams.  Valverde proved to be an effective closer for many years and he did come close to 300 Saves, however his overall stats do not put him in the Hall of Fame range and his very poor playoff performances could keep him off of the ballot.