Originally Posted by George Anderson
IMO Ashburn doesn't belong. Doby I think is in for his negro league achievents as well as his MLB achievements.
Again, IMO McGriff and his 497 HR's just aren't enough. If he had an MVP or a couple years where he was close in voting along with a reputation or some hardware showing he could play defense then yes he would be worthy of the HOF.
I am ambivalent about McGriff. He is virtually the definition of a borderline HOF candidate. Bill James created the Hall of Fame Monitor, a method of evaluating a player's chances of being inducted into the Hall of Fame based upon the player's statistics and historical voting patterns. The average member of the Hall of Fame has a Hall of Fame Monitor Score of 100.
McGriff's Hall of Fame Monitor Score? 100.
I love Tony Perez and I am glad he is in the Hall of Fame. Perez's Hall of Fame Monitor Score? 81.
The Jaffe WAR Score System ranks Perez as the 27th best first baseman of all time, with a career WAR score of 53.9 The 28th best first baseman? McGriff, with a score of 52.6. They both rank ahead of Orlando Cepeda, Frank Chance and Jim Bottomley, first basemen who are in the HOF.