For the past couple of seasons I have been working on a formula to help figure out who are the most deserving players to get my vote for the Hall.
For batters I take into account Single season highlights like Hits/AVG/Runs/RBI/HR/Doubles/SB and Career Milestones for stats HITS/HR/SB/AVG as well as Factoring in Plus and Minus plays at their various defensive positions with players at SS/3rd/2nd/CF getting a bonus bump for plays at those positions. On top of that players are awarded points for Awards and All-Star games.
For comparison purposes I sort players by the position they played the most in their careers
For Pitchers its much the same, separating them into SP and Relievers. Single season highlights like Wins, K’s, ERA, WHIP and Seasons with High Win %. Career numbers are the same with points for Awards and All-Star games.
Relievers are much the same with Saves and Games/IP’s being counted in their total score.
Here are the best and worst players from each position for comparison (season Elected-HOF Score)
MiguelJacquez -24-242 Monster Power bat, but not a great Run Producer (One season scored 84 runs while hitting 51 homers) Only two seasons with over 60 walks. No help on the defensive side.
1st Basemen (7 total)
GeraldNomura-23-674 Name an award and he probably won it. In 16 + seasons he only had 2 that weren't truly incredible.
Billy RayLane-38-262 Workhorse power bat that with nearly 3000 hits and 2000 RBI. Lackluster fielder with a Plus Minus of -113 at First base
Left Fielders (8 Total)
LanceWirth-18-378 Incredible Power Speed Combo 500 Homers/700 Steals, Bad corner Outfielder who could have been a great 1st baseman
OberGomez-27-163 700 Freaking homers and almost 2000 RBI!!! Also struck out a lot and got caught stealing too often. Also one of the worst fielders in the world
Right Fielders (5 Total)
RobinFonville-28-482 Another dynamic player who won everything from MVP's to Gold Gloves. Also a great Walk to Strikeout ratio.
EdTreadway-39-183 Great offensive player with both power and speed. Bad defender
2nd Basemen (4 Total)
AdamPierce-25-470 Not only the most potent bat to play 2nd base (623 homers) was also an incredible fielder at both 2nd base and CF (213+ Plays)
Dante Sasaki-22-402 Great batter with almost 500 homers and doubles. Also stole 275 bases. Serviceable defender
3rd Basemen (4 Total)
Emmanuel Gardel-32-470 Could do it all, run, hit and field. One of the better all around players in the HOF
Bart Drese-42-341 Aside from being a little heavy on the strikeouts Drese was a great player. The 273 avg was a little low but he was a 30-30 guy with a good glove so get over it.
Centerfielders (1 Total)
Al Carrasquel-20-477 500 Homers-300 Steals and a Gold Glove CF'er Only CF in the HOF but he is a good one
Shortstops (2 Total)
Steve Roosevelt-40-380 Maybe the only SS to ever win the HRD. 500 career homers and a very good defender
Catchers (2 Total) Better all around hitter then Roosevelt but not a great fielder at SS
Wandy Gonzales-26-474 Catcher who could play everyday, Not a great pitch caller or thrower but could hit like a mother
Davey Torres-37-311 Another sweet swinging catcher, a small step below Wandy with the bat but maybe a slightly stronger defender.
Starting Pitchers (17 Total)
Cy Bristow-24-493 Up and down an Amazing Pitcher, even won a Silver Slugger
Bert Bechler-36-224 Power pitcher that barely won more games then he lost. Also gave up almost 500 homers
Relievers (5 Total)
Gil Gibson-39-601 Once saved 46 of 48 while sporting a 0.87 ERA
Pedro Ordonez-37-347 Quality closer whose career numbers dont look as good thanks to a handful of bad seasons towards the end
When we get our new candidates for the next vote I will give a thorough breakdown of who I feel is the front runners for this years election.