Ten Years, No HOF Votes . . . Where is the love? – 2017 Update

After the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot results were announced, I thought it would be cool to take a historical look at those players who were on the standard BBWAA ballot at least once, and didn’t receive even one vote.  I presented the respective “career category leaders” within that group.

I did this again with the 2013, 2014 , 2015 and 2016 results.  So now that the 2017 voting is completed, we have 11! new “one and done” no-vote names to consider (Casey Blake, Pat Burrell, Orlando Cabrera, Mike Cameron, J.D. Drew, Carlos Guillen, Derrek Lee, Melvin Mora, Arthur Rhodes, Freddy Sanchez, Matt Stairs).  So here are the updated leaders (it turns out none of the 2017 crowd crashed the leaderboard):

Years played: 21 – Frank Tanana, Danny Darwin, Ron Fairly

Games: 2,442 – Ron Fairly

At-bats: 8,044 – Ruben Sierra

Runs: 1,249 – Ray Durham

Hits: 2,192 – Cecil Cooper

Homers: 355 – Greg Vaughn

RBI: 1,322 – Ruben Sierra

Stolen Bases: 620 – Otis Nixon

Walks: 1,263 – Ken Singleton

Batting Average: .302 – Sean Casey

On-base Percentage: .400 – Brian Giles

Slugging Percentage: .507 – Richie Sexson

OPS: .902 – Brian Giles 

OPS+: 132 – Brian Giles

Wins: 240 – Frank Tanana

ERA (starter): 3.07 – Bob Veale

ERA+ (starter): 117 – Gary Nolan

H/9 (starter): 7.03 – Sam McDowell

H/9 (reliever): 6.99 – Mitch Williams

K/9 (starter): 8.86 – Sam McDowell

K/9 (reliever): 8.74 – Dan Plesac

WHIP (starter): 1.145 – Gary Nolan

WHIP (reliever): 1.193 – Eddie Fisher

Appearances: 1,178 – Mike Stanton

Games Started: 616 – Frank Tanana

Saves: 326 – Roberto Hernandez

Innings pitched: 4,188.1 – Frank Tanana

Strikeouts: 2,773 – Frank Tanana

WAR (position players): 59.8 – Jim Wynn

WAR (pitchers): 55 Frank Tanana

Here is the updated possible 25-man roster from this group, based on highest WARs for each position.  Congrats to Mike Cameron, Derrek Lee and Carlos Guillen for joining the team.

1 thought on “Ten Years, No HOF Votes . . . Where is the love? – 2017 Update

  1. Giles’ hideous 2009 final season must be part of the reason why he received no HOF votes. He was a fine player (his closest comp is Reggie Smith), and he was certainly perceived as one of the best at his position while he was playing. However, he got his only World Series opportunity before he became a regular; was never a big factor in any of the postseason series in which he participated; spent most of his career in the baseball backwaters of Pittsburgh and San Diego; and unwisely put up his very best numbers in seasons when Barry Bonds was re-writing the record books. He drew only 80 fewer career walks than Ken Singleton.

    Not a HOFer, but in my opinion he deserved better than the goose egg he got. Happy 46th birthday, Brian Giles.

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