Awards = HOF? Part Ten: The Silver Slugger (Outfield) (MLB)

Awards = HOF?  Part Ten: The Silver Slugger (Outfield) (MLB)
15 Jan
2016
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We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.

Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.

Up next, we are going to take a look at a relatively new award, the Silver Slugger, which is awarded to best offensive player at each position and is voted on by managers and coaches in each Major League Baseball team.

Keep in mind that this award, which has become quite a big deal, is stillrelatively new, only came into existence in 1980.

We have rounding the bases thus far leaving the vast Outfield section next.  As there are three choices annually, buckle in, because this is going to take a long time!

Remember that outfielders are chosen regardless of their position (left, center, right), so it does not matter where they patrol the field. 



The following are the past MLB players who have won the Silver Slugger at the Outfield position who are eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame and have been enshrined.



Andre Dawson, Montreal Expos (NL: 1980)

17 HR, 87 RBI, .308/.358/.492 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

Dave Winfield, New York Yankees (AL: 1981)

13 HR, 68 RBI, .294/.360/.464 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.  

Andre Dawson, Montreal Expos (NL: 1981)

24 HR, 64 RBI, .302/.365/.553 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.



Reggie Jackson, California Angels (AL: 1982)

39 HR, 101 RBI, .275/.375/.532 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.

Dave Winfield, New York Yankees (AL: 1982)

37 HR, 106 RBI, .280/.331/.560 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.  

Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox (AL: 1983)

39 HR, 126 RBI, .305/.361/.550 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Dave Winfield, New York Yankees (AL: 1983)

32 HR, 116 RBI, .283/.345/.513 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.  

Andre Dawson, Montreal Expos (NL: 1983)

32 HR, 113 RBI, .299/.338/.539 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox (AL: 1984)

28 HR, 122 RBI, .280/.323/.467 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Dave Winfield, New York Yankees (AL: 1984)

19 HR, 100 RBI, .340/.393/.515 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.  

Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres (NL: 1984)

5 HR, 71 RBI, .351/.410/.444 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

Rickey Henderson, New York Yankees (AL: 1985)

24 HR, 72 RBI, .314/.419/.516 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Dave Winfield, New York Yankees (AL: 1985)

26 HR, 114 RBI, .275/.328/.471 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.  

Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins (AL: 1986)

31 HR, 96 RBI, .328/.366/.537 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres (NL: 1986)

14 HR, 59 RBI, .329/.381/.467 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins (AL: 1987)

28 HR, 99 RBI, .332/.367/.534 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs (NL: 1987)

49 HR, 137 RBI, .287/.328/.568 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres (NL: 1987)

7 HR, 54 RBI, .370/.447/.511 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins (AL: 1988)

24 HR, 121 RBI, .356/.375/.545 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins (AL: 1989)

9 HR, 85 RBI, .339/.379/.465 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers (AL: 1989)

21 HR, 103 RBI, .318/.384/.511 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres (NL: 1989)

4 HR, 62 RBI, .336/.389/.424 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

Rickey Henderson, Oakland Athletics (AL: 1990)

28 HR, 61 RBI, .325/.439/.577 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners (AL: 1991)

22 HR, 100 RBI, .327/.399/.527 Slash Line.   Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins (AL: 1992)

19 HR, 110 RBI, .329/.374/.490 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners (AL: 1993)

45 HR, 109 RBI, .309/.408/.617 Slash Line.   Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners (AL: 1994)

40 HR, 90 RBI, .323/.402/.674 Slash Line.   Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins (AL: 1994)

20 HR, 112 RBI, .317/.362/.540 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres (NL: 1994)

12 HR, 64 RBI, .394/.454/.568 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres (NL: 1995)

9 HR, 90 RBI, .368/.404/.484 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners (AL: 1996)

49 HR, 140 RBI, .303/.392/.628 Slash Line.   Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners (AL: 1997)

56 HR, 147 RBI, .304/.382/.646 Slash Line.   Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres (NL: 1997)

17 HR, 119 RBI, .372/.409/.547 Slash Line.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners (AL: 1998)

56 HR, 146 RBI, .284/.365/.611 Slash Line.   Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners (AL: 1999)

48 HR, 134 RBI, .285/.384/.576 Slash Line.   Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.







Nine.  Based on the fact that there are three Outfield positions, this is about what you would expect isn’t it?

What about those who didn’t make it?



The following are the players who have won the Silver Slugger at the Outfield position who are eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame and have not been selected:



Ben Oglivie, Milwaukee Brewers (AL: 1980)

41 HR, 118 RBI, .304/.362/.563 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 1992 but did not receive any votes.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Al Oliver, Texas Rangers (AL: 1980)

19 HR, 117 RBI, .319/.357/.480 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 1991 and received 4.3% of the vote.  Ranked #61 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Willie Wilson, Kansas City Royals (AL: 1980)

3 HR, 49 RBI, .326/.357/.421 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2000 and received 2.0% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dusty Baker, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL: 1980)

29 HR, 97 RBI, .294/.339/.503 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 1992 and received 0.9% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

George Hendrick, St. Louis Cardinals (NL: 1980)

25 HR, 109 RBI, .302/.342/.498 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 1994 but received no votes.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dwight Evans, Boston Red Sox (AL: 1981)

22 HR, 71 RBI, .296/.415/.522 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for three years finishing as high as 10.4% in 1998.  Ranked #24 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dusty Baker, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL: 1981)

9 HR, 49 RBI, .320/.363/.445 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 1992 and received 0.9% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

George Foster, Cincinnati Reds (NL: 1981)

22 HR, 90 RBI, .295/.373/.519 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for four years finishing as high as 6.9% in 1993.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Willie Wilson, Kansas City Royals (AL: 1982)

3 HR, 46 RBI, .332/.365/.431 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2000 and received 2.0% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Leon Durham, Chicago Cubs (NL: 1982)

22 HR, 90 RBI, .312/.388/.521 Slash Line.  He was eligible for the Hall of Fame in 1995 but was not on the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Pedro Guerrero, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL: 1982)

32 HR, 100 RBI, .304/.378/.507 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 1998 and received 1.3% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves (NL: 1982)

36 HR, 109 RBI, .281/.378/.507 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for fifteen years and finished as high as 23.2% in 2000.  Ranked #42 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Lloyd Moseby, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 1983)

18 HR, 81 RBI, .315/.376/.499 Slash Line.  He was eligible for the Hall of Fame in 1997 but was not on the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Jose Cruz, Houston Astros (NL: 1983)

14 HR, 92 RBI, .318/.385/.463 Slash Line.  He was eligible for the Hall of Fame in 1994 and received 0.4% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves (NL: 1983)

36 HR, 121 RBI, .302/.393/.540 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for fifteen years and finished as high as 23.2% in 2000.  Ranked #42 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Tony Armas, Boston Red Sox (AL: 1984)

43 HR, 123 RBI, .268/.300/.531 Slash Line.  He was eligible for the Hall of Fame in 1995 but was not on the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Jose Cruz, Houston Astros (NL: 1984)

12 HR, 95 RBI, .312/.381/.462 Slash Line.  He was eligible for the Hall of Fame in 1994 and received 0.4% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves (NL: 1984)

36 HR, 100 RBI, .290/.372/.547 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for fifteen years and finished as high as 23.2% in 2000.  Ranked #42 on Notinhalloffame.com.

George Bell, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 1985)

28 HR, 95 RBI, .275/.327/.479 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 1999 and received 1.2% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Willie McGee, St. Louis Cardinals (NL: 1985)

10 HR, 82 RBI, .353/.384/.503 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 5.0% in 2005.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves (NL: 1985)

37 HR, 111 RBI, .300/.388/.539 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for fifteen years and finished as high as 23.2% in 2000.  Ranked #42 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dave Parker, Cincinnati Reds (NL: 1985)

34 HR, 125 RBI, .312/.365/.551 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for fifteen years as high as 20.8% in 2000.  Ranked #27 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Jesse Barfield, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 1986)

40 HR, 108 RBI, .289/.368/.559 Slash Line.  He was eligible for the Hall of Fame in 1998 but was not on the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

George Bell, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 1986)

31 HR, 108 RBI, .309/.349/.532 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 1999 and received 1.2% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dave Parker, Cincinnati Reds (NL: 1986)

31 HR, 116 RBI, .273/.330/.477 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for fifteen years as high as 20.8% in 2000.  Ranked #27 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Tim Raines, Montreal Expos (NL: 1986)

9 HR, 62 RBI, .334/.413/.476 Slash Line.  He has been on the ballot for the past nine years and finished as high as 69.8% in 2016.  Ranked #7 on Notinhalloffame.com.

George Bell, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 1987)

47 HR, 134 RBI, .308/.352/.605 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 1999 and received 1.2% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dwight Evans, Boston Red Sox (AL: 1987)

34 HR, 123 RBI, .305/.417/.522 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for three years finishing as high as 10.4% in 1998.  Ranked #24 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Eric Davis, Cincinnati Reds (NL: 1987)

37 HR, 100 RBI, .293/.399/.593 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2007 and received 0.6% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Jose Canseco, Oakland Athletics (AL: 1988)

42 HR, 124 RBI, .307/.391/.569 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2007 and received 1.1% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Mike Greenwell, Boston Red Sox (AL: 1988)

22 HR, 119 RBI, .325/.416/.531 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2002 and received 0.4% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Kirk Gibson, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL: 1988)

25 HR, 76 RBI, .290/.377/.483 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year for 2001 and received 2.5% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Darryl Strawberry, New York Mets (NL: 1988)

39 HR, 101 RBI, .269/.366/.545 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2005 and received 1.2% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Andy Van Slyke, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 1988)

25 HR, 100 RBI, .288/.345/.506 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2001 but did not receive any votes.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Ruben Sierra, Texas Rangers (AL: 1989)

29 HR, 119 RBI, .306/.347/.543 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2012 but did not receive any votes.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Eric Davis, Cincinnati Reds (NL: 1989)

34 HR, 101 RBI, .281/.367/.541 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2007 and received 0.6% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Kevin Mitchell, San Francisco Giants (NL: 1989)

47 HR, 125 RBI, .291/.388/.635 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2004 and received 0.4% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Ellis Burks, Boston Red Sox (AL: 1990)

21 HR, 89 RBI, .296/.349/.486 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2010 and received 0.4% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Jose Canseco, Oakland Athletics (AL: 1990)

37 HR, 101 RBI, .274/.371/.543 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2007 and received 1.1% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 1990)

33 HR, 114 RBI, .301/.406/.565 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Bobby Bonilla, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 1990)

32 HR, 120 RBI, .280/.322/.518 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2007 and received 0.4% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Darryl Strawberry, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL: 1990)

37 HR, 108 RBI, .277/.361/.518 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2005 and received 1.2% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com

Jose Canseco, Oakland Athletics (AL: 1991)

44 HR, 122 RBI, .266/.359/.556 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2007 and received 1.1% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Joe Carter, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 1991)

33 HR, 108 RBI, .273/.330/.503 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2004 and received 3.8% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 1991)

25 HR, 116 RBI, .292/.410/.514 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Bobby Bonilla, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 1991)

18 HR, 100 RBI, .302/.391/.492 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2007 and received 0.4% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Ron Gant, Atlanta Braves (NL: 1991)

32 HR, 105 RBI, .251/.338/.496 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2009 but did not receive any votes.  Unranked on Notinhallofame.com

Joe Carter, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 1992)

34 HR, 119 RBI, .264/.309/.498 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2004 and received 3.8% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Juan Gonzalez, Texas Rangers (AL: 1992)

43 HR, 109 RBI, .260/.304/.529 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 5.2% in 2011.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 1992)

34 HR, 103 RBI, .311/.456/.624 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Andy Van Slyke, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 1992)

14 HR, 89 RBI, .324/.381/.505 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2001 but did not receive any votes.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Larry Walker, Montreal Expos (NL: 1992)

23 HR, 93 RBI, .301/.353/.506 Slash Line.  He has been on the ballot for six years and finished as high as 22.9% in 2012.  Ranked #15 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Albert Belle, Cleveland Indians (AL: 1993)

38 HR, 129 RBI, .290/.370/.552 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 7.7% in 2006.  Ranked #48 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Juan Gonzalez, Texas Rangers (AL: 1993)

46 HR, 118 RBI, .310/.368/.632 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 5.2% in 2011.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (NL: 1993)

46 HR, 123 RBI, .336/.458/.677 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Lenny Dykstra, Philadelphia Phillies (NL: 1993)

19 HR, 66 RBI, .305/.420/.482 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for on year and received 0.2% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

David Justice, Atlanta Braves (NL: 1993)

40 HR, 120 RBI, .270/.357/.515 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2008 and received 0.2% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Albert Belle, Cleveland Indians (AL: 1994)

36 HR, 101 RBI, .357/.438/.714 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 7.7% in 2006.  Ranked #48 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Moises Alou, Montreal Expos (NL: 1994)

22 HR, 78 RBI, .339/.397/.592 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2014 and received 1.1% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (NL: 1994)

37 HR, 81 RBI, .312/.426/.647 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Albert Belle, Cleveland Indians (AL: 1995)

50 HR, 126 RBI, .317/.401/.690 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 7.7% in 2006.  Ranked #48 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Tim Salmon, California Angels (AL: 1995)

34 HR, 105 RBI, .330/.429/.594 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2012 and received 0.4% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Dante Bichette, Colorado Rockies (NL: 1995)

40 HR, 128 RBI, .340/.364/.620 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2007 and received 0.6% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs (NL: 1995)

36 HR, 119 RBI, .268/.340/.500 Slash Line. He has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 12.5%.  Ranked #18 on Notinhalloffame.com

Albert Belle, Cleveland Indians (AL: 1996)

48 HR, 148 RBI, .311/.410/.623 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 7.7% in 2006.  Ranked #48 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Juan Gonzalez, Texas Rangers (AL: 1996)

47 HR, 144 RBI, .314/.368/.643 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 5.2% in 2011.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (NL: 1996)

42 HR, 129 RBI, .308/.461/.615 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Ellis Burks, Colorado Rockies (NL: 1996)

40 HR, 128 RBI, .344/.408/.639 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2010 and received 0.4% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Gary Sheffield, Florida Marlins (NL: 1996)

42 HR, 120 RBI, .314/.465/.624 Slash Line.  He has been on the ballot for the past two years and finished with 11.7% in 2015.  Ranked #19 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Juan Gonzalez, Texas Rangers (AL: 1997)

42 HR, 131 RBI, .296/.335/.589 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 5.2% in 2011.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

David Justice, Cleveland Indians (AL: 1997)

33 HR, 101 RBI, .329/.418/.596 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2008 and received 0.2% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (NL: 1997)

40 HR, 101 RBI, .291/.446/.585 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Larry Walker, Colorado Rockies (NL: 1997)

49 HR, 130 RBI, .366/.452/.720 Slash Line.  He has been on the ballot for six years and finished as high as 22.9% in 2012.  Ranked #15 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Albert Belle, Chicago White Sox (AL: 1998)

49 HR, 152 RBI, .328/.499/.655 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 7.7% in 2006.  Ranked #48 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Juan Gonzalez, Texas Rangers (AL: 1998)

45 HR, 157 RBI, .318/.366/.630 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 5.2% in 2011.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Moises Alou, Houston Astros (NL: 1998)

38 HR, 124 RBI, .312/.399/.582 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2014 and received 1.1% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs (NL: 1998)

66 HR, 158 RBI, .308/.377/.647 Slash Line. He has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 12.5%.  Ranked #18 on Notinhalloffame.com

Greg Vaughn, San Diego Padres (NL: 1998)

50 HR, 119 RBI, .272/.363/.597 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2009 but did not receive any votes.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Shawn Green, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 1999)

42 HR, 123 RBI, .309/.384/.588 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2013 and finished with 0.4% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs (NL: 1999)

63 HR, 141 RBI, .288/.367/.635 Slash Line. He has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 12.5%.  Ranked #18 on Notinhalloffame

Larry Walker, Colorado Rockies (NL: 1999)

37 HR, 115 RBI, .379/.458/.710 Slash Line.  He has been on the ballot for six years and finished as high as 22.9% in 2012.  Ranked #15 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Darin Erstad, Anaheim Angels (AL: 2000)

25 HR, 100 RBI, .355/.409/.541 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2015 and received 0.2% of the ballot.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (NL: 2000)

49 HR, 106 RBI, .306/.440/.688 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs (NL: 2000)

50 HR, 138 RBI, .320/.406/.634 Slash Line. He has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 12.5%.  Ranked #18 on Notinhalloffame

Juan Gonzalez, Cleveland Indians (AL: 2001)

35 HR, 140 RBI, .325/.370/.590 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 5.2% in 2011.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (NL: 2001)

73 HR, 137 RBI, .328/.515/.863 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Luis Gonzalez, Arizona Diamondbacks (NL: 2001)

57 HR, 142 RBI, .325/.429/.688 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2014 and received 0.9% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs (NL: 2001)

64 HR, 160 RBI, .328/.437/.737 Slash Line. He has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 12.5%.  Ranked #18 on Notinhalloffame

Garret Anderson, Anaheim Angels (AL: 2002)

29 HR, 123 RBI, .306/.332/.539 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2016 and received 0.2% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Bernie Williams, New York Yankees (AL: 2002)

19 HR, 102 RBI, .333/.415/.493 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for two years and finished as high as 9.6% in 2012.  Ranked #34 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (NL: 2002)

46 HR, 110 RBI, .370/.582/.799 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs (NL: 2002)

49 HR, 108 RBI, .288/.399/.594 Slash Line. He has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 12.5%.  Ranked #18 on Notinhalloffame

Garret Anderson, Anaheim Angels (AL: 2003)

29 HR, 116 RBI, .315/.345/.541 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2016 and received 0.2% of the vote.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (NL: 2003)

45 HR, 90 RBI, .341/.529/.749 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Gary Sheffield, Atlanta Braves (NL: 2003)

39 HR, 132 RBI, .330/.419/.604 Slash Line.  He has been on the ballot for the past two years and finished with 11.7% in 2015.  Ranked #19 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Gary Sheffield, New York Yankees (AL: 2004)

34 HR, 123 RBI, .290/.393/.534 Slash Line.  He has been on the ballot for the past two years and finished with 11.7% in 2015.  Ranked #19 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (NL: 2004)

45 HR, 101 RBI, .362/.609/.812 Slash Line.  Bonds has been on the ballot for four years and finished as high as 44.3%.  Ranked #3 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Jim Edmonds, St. Louis Cardinals (NL: 2004)

42 HR, 111 RBI, .301/.418/.643 Slash Line.  Edmonds was on the ballot for one year and received 2.5% of the vote.  Ranked #44 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Gary Sheffield, New York Yankees (AL: 2005)

34 HR, 123 RBI, .290/.393/.534 Slash Line.  He has been on the ballot for the past two years and finished with 11.7% in 2015.  Ranked #19 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Jermaine Dye, Chicago White Sox (AL: 2006)

44 HR, 120 RBI, .315/.385/.622 Slash Line.  He was on the ballot for one year in 2015 but did not receive any votes.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.





The fact that Barry Bonds is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame disgusts us but delights many.  We don’t need to tell you why he is not in as of yet.

Larry Walker is set to become one of the men with the highest bWAR (72.6) who won’t make the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Tim Raines has one more shot for the Hall, and based on the gains he made last year, he just might do it.

Dwight Evans is a sabremetric hero with a 66.9 bWAR and is one that has a sizable fan base pining for his induction.  If he gets a Veteran’s Committee nomination it is possible.

Jim Edmonds was a one and done on a crowded ballot.  Could his 60.1 bWAR ever get him a Veteran’s Committee slot?

Sammy Sosa was concerned with his stats.  He finished with a 58.4 bWAR, which was fantastic, but based on his greed, not good enough. 

Gary Sheffield has the Hall of Fame stats but a tainted PED smear on his resume reducing his vote total.

Jose Cruz had a bWAR of 54.2 (Surprised?) and hardly any votes.  While he should receive a Veterans Committee look, the chances are strong that he won’t.

Luis Gonzalez was once on our list and with his 51.5 bWAR could be again.

Bernie Williams had a phenomenal career with the New York Yankees, and his 49.9 career bWAR and multiple World Series Rings might get him a Veteran’s Committee opportunity.

Ellis Burks was an All Star twice and surprisingly had a bWAR of 49.6 and had a career Slugging Percentage over .500.

Dale Murphy has a lower bWAR (46.2) than Burks, but he is a two time National League MVP.  That fact alone could get him a Veteran’s Committee nomination.

Willie Wilson has a very good bWAR of 46.0, and should we expand our list 150, he will be there for sure.  The five time American League Triples Champion and speedster could make a Veteran’s Committee ballot one day.

George Foster is a former MVP and was once on our Baseball list, but has since dropped off.  He is a legitimate contender for a Veteran’s Candidate ballot.

As mentioned in the Silver Slugger (First Base) section, Al Oliver was very good (43.3 bWAR) but will struggle to get through any Veterans Vote but might be considered again.

Jose Canseco’s horrible defense brought his bWAR down to 42.3, which is still decent, but there is no way that he will ever get to the Hall of Fame, even with a ticket.

Lenny Dykstra was a popular player and had a bWAR of 42.2, but he was never someone who was thrown in with Hall of Fame talk.

Darryl Strawberry was at one point the most feared hitter in the National League and he did have a good career bWAR of 42.0.  That’s good, but not Hall of Fame good.

Andy Van Slyke finished with a better than you thought bWAR of 41.2, but that won’t be enough to get him a Veteran’s Committee look.

Tim Salmon has a surprisingly high bWAR just over 40.  Still, he is a contender for a future Veteran’s Committee choice?  No, he isn’t. 

David Justice also has a bWAR slightly over 40, but he is best known for a line in Moneyball where Brad Pitt tells him he is being paid millions by the Yankees not to play there.

Dave Parker may only have a bWAR of 39.9, but he is a former MVP and a seven time All Star.  He could easily appear on a Veteran’s Committee ballot based on how long he was on the ballot.

Albert Belle is on our list, though he does have a relatively low bWAR of 39.9.  In terms of putting fear into pitchers however, there were few who were in is league.

Moises Alou had a bWAR of 39.7 and six All Star Games.  Not a bad career, but not a Hall of Fame one.

Jesse Barfield was the one with the highest bWAR (39.3) of the Jays’ “Best Outfield in Baseball” but despite this, he was denied a spot on the ballot.  Could Jesse be a first ballot inductee for the Best Eligible players to be left off the ballot Hall of Fame?

Juan Gonzalez was once on our Notinhalloffame.com list but dropped off.  The two time American League MVP has a bWAR of 38.5, but despite the two MVPs he is unlikely to make a Veteran’s Committee ballot.

Kirk Gibson is also a former MVP, a two time World Series Champion and has a signature playoff home run.  He may not be in the Hall of Fame but he has more HOF moments than most of those enshrined.

Dusty Baker had a good career (36.9 bWAR) but has a better chance to enter the Hall of Fame as a Manager.

Eric Davis was explosive in his prime and finished with a 35.9 bWAR, but beyond Cincinnati, his legacy is minor.

Shawn Green had a good career with his 300 plus Home Runs and 34.5 career bWAR, but good or very good is all he was.

Five Time All Star, Pedro Guerrero has a solid career with a 34.3 bWAR and a World Series MVP in 1981.

Willie McGee was a star in Sr. Louis, but his career bWAR of 34.0, while good, is not Hall of Fame level.

Ron Gant finished his career with a bWAR of 33.9, but didn’t receive a vote.  All Star in terms of zero HOF votes? 

Darin Erstad had a solid career with a 32.3 bWAR with a World Series ring with the Angels, which will have to be enough as he will not gain any Hall of Fame traction.

Greg Vaughn had a good career at 30.7 bWAR.  That’s good, but not elite.

As mentioned before, Bobby Bonilla is in the Hall of Fame for favorable contracts, but his 30.1 bWAR tells us he was a decent player.

Kevin Mitchell had a career bWAR of 29.0, but realistically he had one monster season, one very good one, and a lot of time just trying to be average. 

Four time All Star, George Hendrick had a good career with a bWAR of 28.9; not enough to get him back on the radar.

Lloyd Moseby retired with a 27.2 bWAR, an All Star appearance and a place in the heart of the Toronto fans.

Ben Oglivie was a three time All Star and finished with a bWAR of 26.2.  He is remembered in Milwaukee, but that is about it.

Mike Greenwell is well remembered in Boston and finished with two All Star appearances and a bWAR of 25.7.

Garret Anderson is a member of the 2,500 Hit Club, but his career bWAR of 25.6 reflects other weaknesses in his game.

It might surprise you that George Bell’s bWAR was only 19.9.  It is safe to say that the 1987 American League MVP won’t appear on a future Veteran’s Committee ballot.

Joe Carter actually had a lower bWAR than fellow Jays Outfielders Bell, Barfield and Moseby and had more votes than all of them combined.  Why?  Because he hit the Home Run that won the Jays the World Series in 1993, that’s why!

Jermaine Dye barley made it over the 20.0 bWAR mark over his long career and his no vote tally in 2015 sounds about right.

It took Ruben Sierra twenty years to accumulate a bWAR of 16.6?  Maybe this is why the four time All Star received no votes.

Leon Durham made a mark with the Cubs, but not in bWAR where he finished with 16.1

Tony Armas only had a bWAR of 15.7, but did make two All Star teams and was a popular player.

Dante Bichette had four All Star appearances and bWAR of 5.3.  Is there any other player who had four All Star games with a single digit bWAR?  Maybe, but this is really sad

Let’s update our tally shall we?



Award in Question

Percentage of recipients who have entered the HOF

Percentage of recipients by year who have entered the HOF.

NBA MVP

100%

100%

NHL Norris

90.5%

96.4%

NHL Lady Byng

63.8%

76.0%

NFL Super Bowl MVP

60.6%

64.9%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Shortstop)

23.5%

52.6%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Catcher)

20.0%

22.5%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Second Base)

16.7%

32.7%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Outfield)

15.7%

25.2%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Third Base)

13.6%

14.3%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (First Base)

13.6%

13.3%

MLB (NL/AL) Rookie of the Year

13.3%

13.3%





So who is up next?



The following are the players who have won the Silver Slugger at the Outfield position who have retired but have not met the mandatory years out of the game to qualify:



Manny Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (AL: 1995)

31 HR, 107 RBI, .308/.402/.558 Slash Line.  Ramirez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017

Manny Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (AL: 1999)

44 HR, 165 RBI, .333/.442/.663 Slash Line.  Ramirez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017

Vladimir Guerrero, Montreal Expos (NL: 1999)

39 HR, 126 RBI, .337/.391/.598 Slash Line.  Guerrero will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Magglio Ordonez, Chicago White Sox (AL: 2000)

32 HR, 126 RBI, .315/.371/.546 Slash Line.  Ordonez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Manny Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (AL: 2000)

38 HR, 122 RBI, .351/.457/.697 Slash Line.  Ramirez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017

Vladimir Guerrero, Montreal Expos (NL: 2000)

44 HR, 123 RBI, .345/.410/.664 Slash Line.  Guerrero will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox (AL: 2001)

41 HR, 125 RBI, .306/.405/.609 Slash Line.  Ramirez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017

Magglio Ordonez, Chicago White Sox (AL: 2002)

38 HR, 135 RBI, .320/.381/.597 Slash Line.  Ordonez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Vladimir Guerrero, Montreal Expos (NL: 2002)

39 HR, 111 RBI, .336/.417/.593 Slash Line.  Guerrero will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox (AL: 2003)

37 HR, 104 RBI, .325/.427/.587 Slash Line.  Ramirez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017

Vernon Wells, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 2003)

33 HR, 117 RBI, .317/.359/.550 Slash Line.  Wells will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2019.

Vladimir Guerrero, Anaheim Angels (AL: 2004)

39 HR, 126 RBI, .337/.391/.598 Slash Line.  Guerrero will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox (AL: 2004)

43 HR, 130 RBI, .308/.397/.613 Slash Line.  Ramirez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017

Bobby Abreu, Philadelphia Phillies (NL: 2004)

30 HR, 105 RBI, .301/.428/544 Slash Line.  Abreu will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2020.

Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL: 2005)

32 HR, 108 RBI, .317/.394/.565 Slash Line.  Guerrero will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox (AL: 2005)

45 HR, 144 RBI, .292/.388/.594 Slash Line.  Ramirez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017

Andruw Jones, Atlanta Braves (NL: 2005)

51 HR, 128 RBI, .263/.347/.575 Slash Line.  Jones will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2018.

Carlos Lee, Milwaukee Brewers (NL: 2005)

32 HR, 114 RBI, .265/.324/.487 Slash Line.  Lee will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2018.

Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL: 2006)

33 HR, 116 RBI, .329/.382/.552 Slash Line.  Guerrero will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox (AL: 2006)

35 HR, 102 RBI, .321/.439/.619 Slash Line.  Ramirez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017

Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL: 2007)

27 HR, 125 RBI, .324/.403/.547 Slash Line.  Guerrero will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Magglio Ordonez, Detroit Tigers (AL: 2007)

28 HR, 139 RBI, .363/.434/.595 Slash Line.  Ordonez will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Carlos Lee, Houston Astros (NL: 2007)

32 HR, 119 RBI, .303/.354/.528 Slash Line.  Lee will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2018.

Carlos Quentin, Chicago White Sox (AL: 2008)

36 HR, 100 RBI, .288/.394/.571 Slash Line.  Quentin only played nine seasons and is not Hall of Fame eligible (which would have been 2020).

Ryan Ludwick, St. Louis Cardinals (NL: 2008)

37 HR, 113 RBI, .299/.375/.591 Slash Line.  Ludwick will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2020

Jason Bay, Boston Red Sox (AL: 2009)

36 HR, 119 RBI, .267/.384/.537 Slash Line.  Bay will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2019.

Torii Hunter, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL: 2009)

22 HR, 90 RBI, .299/.366/.508 Slash Line.  Hunter will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2021.

Josh Willingham, Minnesota Twins (AL: 2012)

35 HR, 110 RBI, .260/.366/.524 Slash Line.  Willingham will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2020.

Torii Hunter, Detroit Tigers (AL: 2013)

17 HR, 84 RBI, .304/.334/.465 Slash Line.  Hunter will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2021.

Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies (NL: 2013)

20 HR, 84 RBI, .331/.389/.530 Slash Line.  Cuddyer will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2021.





Manny Ramirez has Hall of Fame statistics, but a PED suspension over his head.  His vote tally will be fascinating for sure.

Vladimir Guerrero has been pegged by some as a Hall of Famer and by some as a fringe candidate, though we think his chances are very good.

Andruw Jones was sneaky good.  A 62.8 bWAR and 434 Home Runs puts him in the conversation, and definitely on our future list.

Bobby Abreu was a little underrated through out his career but his 59.9 bWAR tells a great story.  Is it a Hall of Fame one?

Torii Hunter retired with an even 50.0 bWAR, but was he considered elite enough for the Hall of Fame?

Magglio Ordonez had a very good career that will secure a few votes, but that will be it.

Vernon Wells, Jason Bay, Carlos Lee and Michael Cuddyer might make the ballot, but that will have to be enough of a win for them.

Josh Willingham and Ryan Ludwick will not make the ballot.

Carlos Quentin is not getting the Kirby Puckett exemption.



The following are the players who have won the Silver Slugger at the Outfield position who are still active:



Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners (AL: 2001)

8 HR, 69 RBI, .350/.381/.457 Slash Line.  Currently with the Miami Marlins.  42 Years Old.

Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals (NL: 2003)

43 HR, 124 RBI, .359/.439/.667 Slash Line.  Currently with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  35 Years Old.

Miguel Cabrera, Florida Marlins (NL: 2005)

33 HR, 116 RBI, .323/.385/.561 Slash Line.  Currently with the Detroit Tigers.  32 Years Old.

Carlos Beltran, New York Mets (NL: 2006)

41 HR, 116 RBI, .275/.388/.594 Slash Line.  Currently with the New York Yankees. 38 Years Old.

Matt Holliday, Colorado Rockies (NL: 2006)

34 HR, 114 RBI, .326/.387/.586 Slash Line.  Currently with the St. Louis Cardinals.  36 Years Old.

Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners (AL: 2007)

6 HR, 68 RBI, .351/.396/.431 Slash Line.  Currently with the Miami Marlins.  42 Years Old.

Carlos Beltran, New York Mets (NL: 2007)

33 HR, 112 RBI, .276/.353/.525 Slash Line.  Currently with the New York Yankees. 38 Years Old.

Matt Holliday, Colorado Rockies (NL: 2007)

36 HR, 137 RBI, .340/.405/.607 Slash Line.  Currently with the St. Louis Cardinals.  36 Years Old.

Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers (AL: 2008)

32 HR, 130 RBI, .304/.371/.530 Slash Line.  Currently with the Texas Rangers.  34 Years Old. 

Grady Sizemore, Cleveland Indians (AL: 2008)

33 HR, 90 RBI, .268/.374/.502 Slash Line.  Currently a Free Agent.  33 Years Old.

Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers (NL: 2008)

37 HR, 106 RBI, .285/.335/.553 Slash Line.  Currently with the Milwaukee Brewers.  32 Years Old.

Matt Holliday, Colorado Rockies (NL: 2008)

25 HR, 88 RBI, .321/.409/.538 Slash Line.  Currently with the St. Louis Cardinals.  36 Years Old.

Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners (AL: 2009)

11 HR, 46 RBI, .352/.386/.465 Slash Line.  Currently with the Miami Marlins.  42 Years Old.

Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers (NL: 2009)

32 HR, 114 RBI, .320/.386/.551 Slash Line.  Currently with the Milwaukee Brewers.  32 Years Old.

Andre Ethier, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL: 2009)

31 HR, 106 RBI, .272/.361/.508 Slash Line.  Currently with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  33 Years Old.

Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL: 2009)

26 HR, 101 RBI, .297/.352/..490 Slash Line.  Currently with the San Diego Padres.  31 Years Old. 

Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 2010)

54 HR, 124 RBI, .260/.378/.465 Slash Line.  Currently with the Toronto Blue Jays.  35 Years Old.

Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Rays (AL: 2010)

19 HR, 90 RBI, .307/.356/.495 Slash Line.  Currently with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  34 Years Old.

Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers (AL: 2010)

32 HR, 100 RBI, .359/.411/.633 Slash Line.  Currently with the Texas Rangers.  34 Years Old. 

Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers (NL: 2010)

25 HR, 103 RBI, .304/.365/.501 Slash Line.  Currently with the Milwaukee Brewers.  32 Years Old.

Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies (NL: 2010)

34 HR, 117 RBI, .336/.376/.598 Slash Line.  Currently with the Colorado Rockies.  30 Years Old.

Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals (NL: 2010)

28 HR, 103 RBI, .312/.390/.532 Slash Line.  Currently with the St. Louis Cardinals.  36 Years Old.

Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 2011)

43 HR, 103 RBI, .302/.447/.608 Slash Line.  Currently with the Toronto Blue Jays.  35 Years Old.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston Red Sox (AL: 2011)

32 HR, 105 RBI, .321/.376/.552 Slash Line.  Currently with the New York Yankees.  32 Years Old.

Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees (AL: 2011)

41 HR, 119 RBI, .262/.364/.552 Slash Line.  Currently with the New York Mets.  34 Years Old.

Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers (NL: 2011)

33 HR, 111 RBI, .332/.397/.597 Slash Line.  Currently with the Milwaukee Brewers.  32 Years Old.

Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL: 2011)

39 HR, 126 RBI, .324/.399/..586 Slash Line.  Currently with the San Diego Padres.  31 Years Old. 

Justin Upton, Arizona Diamondbacks (NL: 2011)

31 HR, 88 RBI, .289/.369/.529 Slash Line.  Currently with the San Diego Padres.  28 Years Old.

Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers (AL: 2012)

43 HR, 128 RBI, .285/.354/.577 Slash Line.  Currently with the Texas Rangers.  34 Years Old. 

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL: 2012)

30 HR, 83 RBI, .326/.399/.564 Slash Line.  Currently with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  24 Years Old.

Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers (NL: 2012)

41 HR, 112 RBI, .319/.391/.595 Slash Line.  Currently with the Milwaukee Brewers.  32 Years Old.

Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds (NL: 2012)

34 HR, 99 RBI, .252/.327/.514 Slash Line.  Currently with the Cincinnati Reds.  29 Years Old.

Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 2012)

31 HR, 96 RBI, .327/.400/.553 Slash Line.  Currently with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  29 Years Old.

Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles (AL: 2013)

33 HR, 108 RBI, .285/.318/.493 Slash Line.  Currently with the Baltimore Orioles.  30 Years Old. 

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL: 2013)

27 HR, 97 RBI, .323/.432/.557 Slash Line.  Currently with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  24 Years Old.

Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds (NL: 2013)

30 HR, 109 RBI, .262/.329/.478 Slash Line.  Currently with the Cincinnati Reds.  29 Years Old.

Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 2013)

21 HR, 84 RBI, .317/.404/.508 Slash Line.  Currently with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  29 Years Old.

Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays (AL: 2014)

35 HR, 103 RBI, .286/.403/.524 Slash Line.  Currently with the Toronto Blue Jays.  35 Years Old.

Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians (AL: 2014)

20 HR, 97 RBI, .327/.385/.506 Slash Line.  Currently with Cleveland Indians.  28 Years Old.

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL: 2014)

36 HR, 111 RBI, .287/.377/.561 Slash Line.  Currently with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  24 Years Old.

Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 2014)

25 HR, 83 RBI, .314/.410/.542 Slash Line.  Currently with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  29 Years Old.

Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins (NL: 2014)

37 HR, 105 RBI, .288/.395/.555 Slash Line.  Currently with the Miami Marlins.  26 Years Old.

Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves (NL: 2014)

29 HR, 102 RBI, .270/.342/.491 Slash Line.  Currently with the San Diego Padres.  28 Years Old.

Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners (AL: 2015)

44 HR, 93 RBI, .302/.369/.419 Slash Line.  Currently with the Seattle Mariners.  34 Years Old.

J.D. Martinez, Detroit Tigers (AL: 2015)

38 HR, 102 RBI, .282/.344/.535 Slash Line.  Currently with the Detroit Tigers.  28 Years Old.

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (AL: 2015)

41 HR, 90 RBI, .271/.325/.540 Slash Line.  Currently with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  24 Years Old.

Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies (NL: 2015)

40 HR, 97 RBI, .336/.376/.598 Slash Line.  Currently with the Colorado Rockies.  30 Years Old.

Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals (NL: 2015)

42 HR, 99 RBI, .330/.440/.649 Slash Line.   Currently with the Washington Nationals.  23 Years Old.

Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL: 2015)

23 HR, 96 RBI, .292/.401/.488 Slash Line.  Currently with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  29 Years Old.







As mentioned in the First Base section, Albert Pujols will be entering the Hall without a doubt.

Miguel Cabrera, too was also mentioned previously as a future Hall of Famer.

Ichiro Suzuki is poised to become the first Japanese born baseball player to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Mike Trout hasn’t played ten years, but the Baseball Hall of Fame might have already built his bust to save time.

Will Carlos Beltran make the Hall?  He still can compile some solid career stats and as of this writing is closing in on 2,500 Hits, 400 Home Runs and a bWAR of 70.

Matt Holliday has had a good run but he is running out of time to cement his Hall of Fame case.

Ryan Braun already has reached 40.0 in bWAR but handled PED allegations in the worst way possible.  That will matter.

Josh Hamilton looked like a Hall of Famer for a few years, but that is unlikely to happen at this stage.

Curtis Granderson is over the 40 bWAR mark and still has some time to make a strong run.

Carl Crawford is a fraction under 40 bWAR, but is in decline.  Time is running out for this player.

Andrew McCutcheon is on fire and is well on his path for Cooperstown. 

Giancarlo Stanton is making a run too and is only 26. 

Bryce Harper is on a faster pace than Stanton and McCutcheon.  Can he make the Hall?  Clown question, bro.

Did Jose Bautista put it all together to late?  At 35, and six consecutive All Star appearances, he is only at a 33.8 bWAR, but there is still time.

Adam Jones and Carlos Gonzalez could do it, depending on how well they does in the next few seasons. 

Justin Upton could make a run.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Nelson Cruz, J.D. Martinez, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp and Jay Bruce still have value left but he won’t be entering the Hall.

Grady Sizemore’s career appears to be near the end, and while he had a few good seasons he may not make the ballot.

Michael Brantley is still young, but he has a lot of work to do in his prime years to have a serious shot.



So what’s up next? 

We still have two more positions to go with the Silver Slugger Award, and we will look at the Designated Hitters, the pariah of the Hall of Fame!

Look for that soon and as always we thank you for your support!

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