What our hypothetical Hall of Fame ballots look like (part 1)
Those that I would vote for if I had a vote and was allowed more than 10
Jeff Kent, Andruw Jones, and Scott Rolen
Kent: eight seasons of 100+ RBI, 12 seasons of 20+ home runs including three more than 30+, .290/.356/.500 slash line, 123 OPS+, six time All-Star, ranked in MVP voting seven times including winning in 2000, .276 batting average in 49 postseason games. He wouldn’t be in my top ten because his offense wasn’t as dominant as the other offensive players and his defensive was sub-par.
Jones: he’s, arguably, the best defensive center fielder of all-time, 10 time Gold Glove winner, nine seasons of 90+ RBI, seven seasons of 30+ home runs. He wouldn’t be in my top ten because he never played in more than 107 games after his age 30 season and didn’t play a game after his age 35 season. Also, his 111 OPS+ is not that great.
Rolen: eight time Gold Glove winner, five seasons of 100+ RBI, three seasons over 30+ home runs. He wouldn’t be in my top ten because he was injury plagued and he struggled in the postseason. Of these four, he is the hardest to leave off for me.