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Average WAR for 2022 Hall of Fame Candidates

January 08, 2022 by TheUmpire

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). 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 Bonds8.83
Alex Rodriguez6.84
Roger Clemens6.68
Scott Rolen5.57
Curt Schilling5.38
Manny Ramirez4.88
Andruw Jones4.63
Todd Helton4.46
Mark Teixeira4.40
Tim Hudson4.10
Sammy Sosa4.03
Bobby Abreu4.02
Mark Buehrle3.98
Jeff Kent3.91
Andy Pettitte3.89
Gary Sheffield3.80
David Ortiz3.72
Carl Crawford3.69
Jake Peavy3.48
Torii Hunter3.46
Jimmy Rollins3.39
Justin Morneau2.83
Omar Vizquel2.49
Tim Lincecum2.42
Prince Fielder2.39
Jonathan Papelbon2.29
Joe Nathan2.23
Billy Wagner2.21
A.J. Pierzynski1.87
Ryan Howard1.51

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