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Average WAR for 2024 Hall of Fame Candidates

January 19, 2024 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
Alex Rodriguez6.84
Chase Utley5.39
Adrian Beltre5.16
David Wright5.03
Manny Ramirez4.88
Joe Mauer4.81
Andruw Jones4.63
Todd Helton4.46
Carlos Beltran4.39
Bobby Abreu4.02
Mark Buehrle3.98
Andy Pettitte3.89
Gary Sheffield3.80
Matt Holliday3.79
Adrian Gonzalez3.65
Torii Hunter3.46
Jimmy Rollins3.39
Jose Bautista3.31
Jose Reyes3.24
Bartolo Colon2.81
Victor Martinez2.63
James Shields2.57
Omar Vizquel2.49
Brandon Phillips2.42
Billy Wagner2.21
Francisco Rodriguez1.74

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