The “One Ballot” All-Stars?

On the heels of the yearly update to the stat category leaders for those who went voteless on their only appearance on a Hall of Fame ballot, I wondered what the leaderboard would look like if we extended it to those who may have received votes in that first year of eligibility, but still fell off the ballot.  (The “One and Done” players).   We have 560 players who fit that criteria through 2013.

Note: This collection does not include those who fell off the BBWAA ballot after one year, but were subsequently (re)considered by the Veterans’ Committee or other voting groups.

Years played: 25 – Charlie Hough

Games: 2,687 – Darrell Evans

At-bats: 9,397 – Steve Finley, Bill Buckner

Runs: 1,590 – Bill Dahlen

Hits: 2,743 – Al Oliver

Homers: 462 – Jose Canseco

RBI: 1,445 – Joe Carter

Stolen Bases: 752 – Vince Coleman

Walks: 1,605 – Darrell Evans

Batting Average:  .310 – Bobby Veach

On-base Percentage: .410 – Eddie Stanky

Slugging Percentage: .523 – Mo Vaughn

OPS: .906 – Mo Vaughn

OPS+: 142 – Kevin Mitchell, Frank Howard

Wins: 245 – Dennis Martinez

ERA (starter): 2.35 – Andy Coakley (9 years played), 2.47 – Sam Leever (10+ years played)

ERA+ (starter): 132 – Noodles Hahn (8 years played), 127 – Kevin Brown (10+ years played)

H/9 (starter): 6.85 – Sid Fernandez

H/9 (reliever): 6.92 – Tom Henke

K/9 (starter): 8.86 – Sam McDowell

K/9 (reliever): 9.98 – Robb Nen

WHIP (starter): 1.132 – Noodles Hahn (8 years played), 1.141 – Bret Saberhagen (10+ years played)

WHIP (reliever): 1.092 – Tom Henke

Appearances: 1,252 – Jesse Orosco

Games Started: 616 – Frank Tanana

Saves: 424 – John Franco

Innings pitched: 4,188.1 – Frank Tanana

Strikeouts: 2,773 – Frank Tanana

WAR (position players): 75.9 – Bill Dahlen

WAR (pitchers): 65.3 – Rick Reuschel

Here is the possible 25-man roster from this group of 560, based on highest WARs for each position.  This is a really good team!:

 

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