Ten Years, No HOF Votes . . . Where is the love? – 2018 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, 2016 and 2017 results.  So now that the 2018 voting is completed, we have six new “one and done” no-vote names to consider (Orlando Hudson, Aubrey Huff, Brad Lidge, Jason Isringhausen, Kevin Millwood, Carlos Zambrano).  So here are the updated leaders (it turns out only Lidge and Zambrano 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): 120 – Carlos Zambrano

H/9 (starter): 7.03 – Sam McDowell

H/9 (reliever): 6.99 – Mitch Williams

K/9 (starter): 8.86 – Sam McDowell

K/9 (reliever): 11.92 – Brad Lidge

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 25-man roster from this group, based on highest WARs for each position.  Congrats to Carlos Zambrano for joining the team.

Name POS WAR
Mickey Tettleton C 27.8
Darrell Porter C 40.6
Cecil Cooper 1B 34.5
Derrek Lee 1B 34.3
Dick McAuliffe 2B 35.1
Ray Durham 2B 33.7
Troy Glaus 3B 37.9
Jeff Cirillo 3B 34.4
Denis Menke SS 29.6
Carlos Guillen SS 27.7
Roy White LF 44.5
Mike Cameron CF 46.5
Jim Wynn CF 59.8
Andy Van Slyke CF 41.6
Brian Giles RF 50.9
Frank Tanana SP 55
Mark Langston SP 47
Carlos Zambrano SP 44.6
Steve Rogers SP 43.7
Sam McDowell SP 38.6
Michael Jackson RP 18
Roberto Hernandez RP 17.2
Dan Plesac RP 15.4
Mike Stanton RP 14.8
Mike Timlin RP 19.6

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