The Hall of Fame Index
The Hall of Fame Index: Who is the most fit starting pitcher out of the Hall of Fame?
Starting pitching is a considerably more difficult group to profile when it comes to the Hall of Fame. There are just too many differences across time to effectively treat all starting pitchers the same. If we were to take the top five starting pitchers according to the index on the
The Hall of Fame Index: Who is the most fit right fielder not in the Hall of Fame?
The common refrain from most baseball fans is that they know a Hall of Famer when they see one. I would politely point out that this is not necessarily the case. Let’s consider the following Player A and Player B test as it pertains to a statistic called Bases Per
The Hall of Fame Index: Who is the most qualified center fielder not in the Hall of Fame?
One of the obstacles we encounter with analysis is overcoming the notion that all skills are created equal. Scouts begin this with the so-called five tools. Each tool is treated as sacrosanct and it those five tools even leaves out the most valuable tool on top of that (plate discipline).
The Hall of Fame Index: Who is the most qualified left fielder not in the Hall of Fame?
When we get into left field we get into one of those situations where we have to eliminate a couple of players from consideration. Barry Bonds might have the highest index score in baseball history. We covered him in great detail in the book. Manny Ramirez obviously also has the
The Hall of Fame Index: The Adventures of Sweet Lou Whitaker
In continuing with the theme of the last several articles. The Hall of Fame Index demonstrates a few things clearly, but none more prominently than the fact that those that vote for the Hall of Fame don’t necessarily know a Hall of Famer when they see one. The whole notion
The Hall of Fame Index: The Ballad of Bobby Grich
I’ve released a few Hall of Fame Index articles and hinted around the whole idea behind the index in the first place, but rather than talk in the abstract it usually more instructive to bring up a concrete example I call the “Bobby Grich test.” The old guard in the