Colorado Rockies: Our hypothetical Hall of Fame Ballots (Part 2)

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COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 24: The plaque of Ken Griffey Jr. is seen at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 24, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 24: The plaque of Ken Griffey Jr. is seen at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 24, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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DENVER – JULY 7: Larry Walker #33 of the National League bats during the MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field on July 7, 1998 in Denver, Colorado. The American League defeated the National League 13-8. (Photo by: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
DENVER – JULY 7: Larry Walker #33 of the National League bats during the MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field on July 7, 1998 in Denver, Colorado. The American League defeated the National League 13-8. (Photo by: Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

Larry Walker

Notably, it is time for the Rockies to have a Hall of Famer. It is also time to put Larry Walker in Hall of Fame. In addition to winning the 1997 NL MVP with the Rockies, Walker has three Silver Sluggers, three batting titles, and seven Gold Gloves to his name. It’s very rare to find players with that many accolades to their name and not be in the hall of fame. Of course, a lot of people hold playing in Coors Field against Walker, but they shouldn’t because he was a very good player for a long time.

Walker career ranks:

OBP: 400 (50th)

OPS: .965 (16th)

WAR: 72.6 (86th)

SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 08: Former Seattle Mariners great Edgar Martinez throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 08: Former Seattle Mariners great Edgar Martinez throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

Edgar Martinez

Edgar Martinez is the greatest designed hitter of all-time. The best DH each season is given the award named after him. Many will believe that David Ortiz is the best, but comparatively, Martinez’s numbers are just better. After all, Martinez has five Silver Sluggers to his name and won the batting title twice during his career in Seattle. He is also one of the few hitters ever with the career slash line of .300/.400/.500. To be exact, his career slash line was .312/.418/.515, so he was well over .300/.400/.500 in each of the three categories.

Martinez career ranks:

BA: .312 (92th)

OPS: .933 (32nd)

WAR: 68.3 (112th)

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