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Vlad Guerrero: HOF?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, May 12, 2016.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    (Haven't seen this one. Not sure how Whitman overlooked it. :D) Nearly 2,600 hits, .318 career BA, 449 HR, 1 MVP, .931 OPS. Not sure if his WAR (59.3) helps him, but the dude absolutely raked.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Eventually, like Jim Rice.
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I guess it would help if he were eligible first. Still worthy of discussion though.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Eligible next year.
  5. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    There was a while there at the Ballpark in Arlington when the out-of-town scoreboard in left field was a sheet-metal shell, and pretty much every damn dent in it could be traced back to a Guerrero shot ... He was Hall of Ridiculous Fame against the Rangers.
  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Hall of Fame offense and Hall of Fame defense.

    Hall of Famer.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'll say yes. He'd have been a better-known star if his first years hadn't been spent out of sight and out of mind in Montreal.
  8. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    What would the case against him be?
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Doesn't pass the eye test.
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  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I read somewhere that he was the worst base-runner of all-time, according to some sabermetric stat. Of all time. And he was a pretty bad right fielder to boot. His offensive numbers are good, but at the position on the field where almost everyone hits. He also hit in an era where everyone hit.

    That said: 449 home runs and a .318 career batting average. That's pretty good.
  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    One of the few batters during his heyday who definitely kept you from changing the channel during his at-bats. Such an unorthodox swing, no batting gloves, would swing at anything near the plate and was downright frightening if he hit it on the screws. Best throwing arm of his era, and also had a great nickname, Vlad the Impaler. First-ballot shoo-in
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    You're going to be sorely disappointed.
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