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Hall of Fame Polls: Bartolo Colon

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Next up is Bartolo Colon.

Colon is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. He had a 21-year MLB career, making 552 starts (and 13 relief appearances), finishing with a 247-188 (51st all-time in wins) and 4.12 ERA in 3461.2 innings. His 2,535 strikeouts rank 36th All-Time.

He played for 11 teams: Cleveland, Angels, Mets, A’s, White Sox, Twins, Braves, Red Sox, Rangers, Expos and Yankees.

He won one Cy Young, received votes three times, and made three All-Star teams. He threw 200 innings eight times. He led the league in wins once (with 21), won 20 games twice and led the league in complete games once.

Physically, he didn’t look like the perfect athlete, but he made 30 starts 12 times. He occasionally had a less-than-terrific season, but overall, he was pretty great and pitched his last season in the majors at 45 years old.

On the WAR side, he comes up short, 48.2 bWAR, but then he had some negative seasons.

I’m curious how the Writer views him. He has the counting stats they like but falls short in other ways.

On the plus side, Colon was fun:


Would you vote Bartolo Colon into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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