Hall of Fame Poll: Fred McGriff

Fred McGriff - USA TODAY Sports

Would you vote Fred McGriff into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

This is the Crime Dog's 5th time on the ballot, he's ranged from 23.9 to 17.9%. I'm biased, but I don't know why Fred McGriff doesn't get more support for the Hall. 493 home runs, 1305 RBI, a 1550 RBI and 1305 walks with a.284/.377/.509 slash line. Fangraphs has him at a 50.5 career WAR.

I really liked him when he was a Jay. When they traded him, and Tony Fernandez to the Padres for Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter, I told my friend that we were trading away a future Hall of Famer. 30+ homers, 100 walks a year seemed like a guy that should make the Hall to me.

Fred made 5 All-Star teams and had 3 Silver Sluggers. He was always close to the top of the league in OBP and Slugging. The top 4 players on his Similarity Score list are Willie McCovery, Willie Stargell, Jeff Bagwell and Frank Thomas.

His problem is that he played in an era where there a number of good first basemen and, of course, when steroids were all around. I don't remember Fred being accused of using PED,

If he had those 7 more homers to get to 500......

Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Pos Awards
1986 22 TOR 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 8 /D3
1987 23 TOR 107 295 58 73 16 0 20 43 60 104 .247 .376 .505 .881 130 D3
1988 24 TOR 154 536 100 151 35 4 34 82 79 149 .282 .376 .552 .928 157 *3 MVP-17
1989 25 TOR 161 551 98 148 27 3 36 92 119 132 .269 .399 .525 .924 165 *3/D MVP-6,SS
1990 26 TOR 153 557 91 167 21 1 35 88 94 108 .300 .400 .530 .930 153 *3/D MVP-10
1991 27 SDP 153 528 84 147 19 1 31 106 105 135 .278 .396 .494 .890 147 *3 MVP-10
1992 28 SDP 152 531 79 152 30 4 35 104 96 108 .286 .394 .556 .950 165 *3 AS,MVP-6,SS
1993 29 TOT 151 557 111 162 29 2 37 101 76 106 .291 .375 .549 .924 144 *3 MVP-4,SS
1993 29 SDP 83 302 52 83 11 1 18 46 42 55 .275 .361 .497 .858 127 3
1993 29 ATL 68 255 59 79 18 1 19 55 34 51 .310 .392 .612 1.004 165 3
1994 30 ATL 113 424 81 135 25 1 34 94 50 76 .318 .389 .623 1.012 157 *3 AS,MVP-8
1995 31 ATL 144 528 85 148 27 1 27 93 65 99 .280 .361 .489 .850 119 *3 AS,MVP-20
1996 32 ATL 159 617 81 182 37 1 28 107 68 116 .295 .365 .494 .859 120 *3 AS
1997 33 ATL 152 564 77 156 25 1 22 97 68 112 .277 .356 .441 .797 106 *3
1998 34 TBD 151 564 73 160 33 0 19 81 79 118 .284 .371 .443 .815 111 *3D
1999 35 TBD 144 529 75 164 30 1 32 104 86 107 .310 .405 .552 .957 142 *3D
2000 36 TBD 158 566 82 157 18 0 27 106 91 120 .277 .373 .452 .826 110 *3D AS
2001 37 TOT 146 513 67 157 25 2 31 102 66 106 .306 .386 .544 .930 144 *3D
2001 37 TBD 97 343 40 109 18 0 19 61 40 69 .318 .387 .536 .923 144 3D
2001 37 CHC 49 170 27 48 7 2 12 41 26 37 .282 .383 .559 .942 145 3
2002 38 CHC 146 523 67 143 27 2 30 103 63 99 .273 .353 .505 .858 125 *3/D
2003 39 LAD 86 297 32 74 14 0 13 40 31 66 .249 .322 .428 .750 99 3
2004 40 TBD 27 72 7 13 3 0 2 7 9 19 .181 .272 .306 .577 53 D/3
19 Yrs 2460 8757 1349 2490 441 24 493 1550 1305 1882 .284 .377 .509 .886 134
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/29/2013.

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