Now that I have a working Rankometer to visually evaluate any player, let’s use it to evaluate this year’s HOF candidates. Rankometer compares a chosen player to the elite at his position, in his era, throughout his career.
Let’s start with 2 candidates – Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens – whose Rankometer shows (undeniably) that they are hall of fame worthy, with long stretches of dominance. Of course these players are being kept out of the Hall of Fame for PED reasons.
The next tier down is filled with a number of players whose Rankometers look fairly similar. All of these have the shape of “borderline HOF-er.”
It’s surprising to me that Piazza and Bagwell get so much more attention than the rest of these players, given how similar their Rankometers are.