First Ballot HFers

Vegito728

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What current players that are for sure HFers do you think will/should be first ballot HFers?

Frank Thomas: He's a part of the 500 hr club and has a career batting avg of .302. He also has won 2 MVP awards in 93-94. People also say in 94 he was good enough to win the triple crown if not for the players strike. He's a for sure a HFer but I think he should be a first ballot HFer.

Trevor Hoffman: He has the most saves in MLB history(549) and a career era of 2.79. Not to mention the countless awards he has won. I think he's a no doubter.


I will post more once this thread gets going.
 
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Doc

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There's a few pretty obvious ones. A-Rod (assuming he keeps up his production), Schilling, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddux, Griffey Jr., and Manny Ramirez.
 

BStreetBullies

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Alex Rodriguez
Ken Griffey Jr.
Manny Ramirez
Albert Pujols
Ichiro Suzuki
Derek Jeter (Debateable)
Randy Johnson
Frank Thomas
Curt Schilling
Mariano Rivera
John Smoltz
Greg Maddux

These are all that I can think of at this moment.
 

Babe_Ruth

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Tom Glavine
Ivan Rodriguez

That's all I can think of right now.

I have a few other players in mind but it's debatable if there sure in first ballot.

Here are the players that are debatable.

Chipper Jones
Carlos Delgado
 

Vegito728

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Here are the players that are debatable.

Chipper Jones
Carlos Delgado
They're both HFers but I'd say Jones has a better shot at first ballot. If not for all the injuries he'd be a no doubter.

What about Jim Thome?
With over 500 career hrs he's definitely a HFer. I'm not sure about first ballot but he has a good chance.
 

Millz

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They're both HFers but I'd say Jones has a better shot at first ballot. If not for all the injuries he'd be a no doubter.



With over 500 career hrs he's definitely a HFer. I'm not sure about first ballot but he has a good chance.
Remember the days in which 500 homers = HOF automatically?

Boy has the game changed.
 

Millz

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I guess I should have rephrased that to read first ballot HOF...because it defintitely isnt like that anymore.