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GianCarlo Stanton - Hall of Fame?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by manky_jimy, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. manky_jimy

    manky_jimy Active Member

    Is 27 years old and has 244 homers (almost halfway to 500 already).

    *Signed thru 2027, would be first Hall of Famer to go in wearing a Marlins cap.
    *Debuted at age 20, so he has a head start at piling up the 'counting' stats
    *2016 Home Run Derby champion.

    *Only a .267 batting average, unlikely to improve much on this as he ages
    *Has had trouble staying healthy (only 1 season with 150+ games)
  2. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    He's no Jetes!
  3. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Giancarlo and Albert Pujols are virtual stat clones. I'd say both are on their way unless they get caught fucking a chicken.
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  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

  5. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Early days, not present day obviously.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Through his age 27 season, Pujols had a .332 career batting average, 54.7 WAR and 167 OPS+.

    Age 27 Stanton is at .267, 31.7 and 144.

    Probably well in his way, though, if he can string together some healthy seasons and a couple home run titles.
  7. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    For his sake and the sake of baseball fans, let's hope he doesn't spend the next decade playing for that embarrassment of a franchise.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    At the same point in his career, people would have commissioned Albert Belle's HOF plaque and bust .

    Eight years with Cleveland: 3,925 PAs, 242 HRs, 751 RBI, .295/.369/.564
    Stanton's first eight years: 3,889 PAs, 242 HRs, 619 RBI, .267/.359/.547

    Stanton is a long, loooooooooong way from the HOF, both geographically and enshrinement-wise.
  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Depends on whether the chicken talks.
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  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    1) Who cares about their RBIs?

    2) I would think that Stanton's OPS+ is higher than Belle's. I've been surprised to see how low Belle's was, because of the era he played in.

    EDIT: I was wrong. Belle's was 150 at the time. Stanton's is 144.

    3) Re: Pujols: God it's going to suck 10 years from now when Mike Trout is batting .235 with 25 home runs.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    HOF voters care about their RBIs. It's definitely a consideration when people are comparing players. I know it's a function of opportunity and guys getting on base in front of you, but people still use it to compare.

    The point is, Belle was a surefire HOFer when he was where Stanton is now. He'll never sniff it. I think he'd get in despite his injury-shortened career if he wasn't such an asshole. But things like RBI and how you treat the media are factors. Who knows how Stanton will turn out. To say, oh, if he just keeps doing what he's doing now for X more years ... of course. Same with Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger. Stanton hasn't done enough yet to make the HOF. Yeah, hit 300 more homers and he's in. Good luck with that.
  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    How much are the HOF voters of, say, 2032, going to be in love with RBIs?
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
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