Rox Pile’s Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Part Six
Editor’s Note: We here at Rox Pile have all decided to make our own Hall of Fame ballots since the results of the real Hall of Fame ballots will be released next Wednesday. We started with editor/co-expert Noah Yingling’s hypothetical Hall of Fame ballot and followed with contributor Brady Vernon’s ballot, contributor Ryan Ladika’s ballot, contributor Olivia Greene’s ballot, and contributor Luke Mullins’s ballot.
Today, we feature the ballot of another one of our contributors, JD Jensen.
It is really hard to be a decision maker for who makes the hall of fame and who does not. For one, all the nominees have at least some sort of excellent career. Anyone on the list can be considered “Hall of Fame material”. I have ten players on my ballot, eight of which I believe are slam dunks. Here is my explanation on the players on the ballot and where they lie, in my opinion:
Guaranteed Hall of Famers
Talk about someone who truly deserves a spot, Guerrero was absolutely snubbed in last years voting. He had a flawless resume that should have landed him in the Hall of Fame his first eligible year.
We are talking a lifetime .318 batting average, closing in on 500 home runs, and over 2500 hits. Throw in an MVP award, 9 all star appearances, and 7 silver sluggers in only 16 seasons, and you have a reputation as a baseball legend.