Re: better chance at cooperstown...votto or
I expect both Votto and Harper will make the Hall of Fame but neither are"locks" at this point.
Joey has a Hall of Fame Monitor Score of 63; the average member of the HOF has a score of 100. Joey has a HOF Standards Score of 32; the average member of the HOF has a score of 50. Joey has a Black Ink score of 12; the average member of the HOF has a score of 27. Joey has a Gray Ink Score of 67; the average member of the HOF has a score of 144.
A number of posters have noted that HOF voters tend to focus on "counting stats" such as hits and home runs, which is true. Joey Votto may be helped by sabermetrics. By the time he presumably becomes eligible for HOF consideration a lot of the "old guard" HOF voters will be gone, and the younger voters should be more receptive to considering the importance of OBP, OPS, WAR, etc.
It is way too early to evaluate Harper's HOF chances, but he sometimes looks like the second coming of Mickey Mantle. There was an intersting article on Harper in the 5/1/13 issue of The Wall Street Journal, page D6. Great attitude, great grasp of the game and where he is.Rather than take slow home run trots Harper is about the fastest player going around the bases when he goes yard. He is quoted as referencing Pete Rose: "He always ran around the bases as fast as he could and got back to the dugout."
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."