Hi, Community. There have been some technical difficulties (now fixed), to go with a lack of recent "fresh content," making the past 48 hours less than ideal on AN. This fanpost should make for a fun discussion, so enjoy. And thanks for bearing with us! -Nico
I read a quote in a Bill James book where he said something to the effect of, at any given time, there are about 20 active players who will eventually be in the Hall of Fame. I presume that if on average, half of them are early in their career and half are later in their career, we should be able to predict 10 of them who will eventually be inducted. My first omission is Ken Griffey Jr. who I am not including because he retired half way through last year, but I loved to watch that guy and think he is a first ballot hall of famer. Here is my list:
1 Albert Pujols ( I think obviously the best guy playing today)
3 Derek Jeter (ditto)
4 Mariano Rivera (the most likable Yankee of the 3)
8 Ivan Rodriguez (first of 2 in a row going in mainly for the glove)
In no particular order, and if I was going to add more, I think about Petitte, Manny and Vlad. Interestingly I only have one starting pitcher.