Average WAR for 2016 Hall of Fame Candidates

December 17, 2015 by TheUmpire

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Ken Griffey leads the pack of first-year candidates.

Brad Ausmus looks to be this year’s Lenny Harris.

We have converted a baseball player’s career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) into a rate statistic which indicates the average number of wins above replacement a player would give his team per single season (avgWAR). Baseball-Reference.com uses the following scale for WAR values:

  • 8+ MVP Quality
  • 5+ All-Star Quality
  • 2+ Starter
  • 0-2 Reserve
  • <0 Replacement Level

It is our proposal that players having an avgWAR of 5.0 or higher are worthy of induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Player avgWAR
Barry Bonds 8.81
Roger Clemens 6.74
Jeff Bagwell 6.00
Larry Walker 5.92
Curt Schilling 5.41
Edgar Martinez 5.38
Mark McGwire 5.36
Mike Mussina 5.26
Ken Griffey 5.07
Mike Piazza 5.03
Nomar Garciaparra 4.99
Alan Trammell 4.97
Jim Edmonds 4.86
Tim Raines 4.47
Sammy Sosa 4.02
Troy Glaus 3.99
Jeff Kent 3.89
Gary Sheffield 3.79
Fred McGriff 3.45
Jason Kendall 3.22
Mike Sweeney 2.75
Luis Castillo 2.72
Randy Winn 2.59
David Eckstein 2.57
Mike Hampton 2.55
Mike Lowell 2.51
Mark Grudzielanek 2.36
Billy Wagner 2.24
Lee Smith 1.96
Trevor Hoffman 1.87
Garret Anderson 1.86
Brad Ausmus 1.35

Stats from Lahman’s Baseball Database and Baseball-Reference.com.

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