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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Reds Hall of Fame Ballot 2010

From the Reds:
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the ten former Reds players who will appear on the Modern Player Ballot for induction into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2010.

Modern Player Candidates are: Bret Boone, Jeff Brantley, Norm Charlton, John Franco, Danny Graves, Kevin Mitchell, Hal Morris, Paul O'Neill, Chris Sabo, and Scott Sullivan.

I don't have my database completely set up to work with pitchers yet. But here's the breakdown on the five position players on the ballot:

Name Seasons Debut wOBA Offense Fld/700PA Fielding PosAdj WAR WAR/700PA
Boone, Bret 5 1994 0.315 -46 -3 -12 9 2.7 0.7
Mitchell, Kevin 3 1993 0.435 75 -7 -8 -9 8.4 6.8
Morris, Hal 10 1990 0.352 54 1 5 -56 11.1 2.1
O'Neill, Paul 8 1985 0.339 10 9 39 -32 10.8 2.6
Sabo, Chris 7 1988 0.348 38 1 3 5 14.5 3.1

And here's the nth-best season graph that we BtB'rs love so much.
Mitchell, O'Neill, and Sabo all effectively tied in their best season with the club. But Sabo had two other seasons that were close to that mark, while the others never really repeated. Mitchell had fabulous rate stats, but never topped 380 PA's in any one season. Morris had the longest tenure with the team, but was never as spectacular (though also didn't tail off as quickly) as Sabo.

My vote's for Spuds. :)