By Tom Baird
So much has already been written about the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot. We all know the numbers:
There are thirty four total players on the ballot. Of those, three players are facing their final year on the ballot. Only one of those three stands any chance to get in. There are two newcomers who have a legitimate shot at getting elected in their first year of eligibility. There are six players on the ballot that look like they could have been cast in Sons of Anarchy. See below.
In the coming two weeks, Chris and I will be presenting our loyal readers with legitimate profiles on some of the deserving and not-so-deserving players. Today, we will merely present you with the list of eligible players, along with links to their stats on FanGraphs.
Over the coming weeks, our analysis will include discussion of their overall performance, defensive value, camparisons to Hall of Famers, comparisons to non-Hall of Famers, consideration of their respective eras, their dominance within those eras, and their number of Challenge Victories in season 25 of Survivor (SPOILER: Jeff Kent leads all eligible players in this category).
Spanning an entire continent, lifelong fans Chris Kubak and Tom Baird take you on a magical, sabermetrically enhanced journey through Major League Baseball.