Rox Pile’s Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Part Six
By JD Jensen
From a hitting perspective, Thome would have no problem making the Hall of Fame. More than 600 home runs and over 2000 hits should be plenty good enough to make it. But, with playing nearly a third of his games as a designated hitter, some people might be a bit apprehensive about putting him on their ballot. I would expect to see him make it, but for now, he’s on the bubble.
Moyer did not really do too much in his career, as he only had a small number of good seasons and only went to one all star game. Not to mention letting Giancarlo Stanton rip one of the longest home runs in history (as many Rockies fans can probably remember). However, he was serviceable for a whopping 25 years, which might be enough to put him on the bubble.
Carpenter is a difficult player to evaluate. He did not quite have enough solid seasons to be a Hall of Famer, but he has won the Cy Young and also has a respectful 3.76 career ERA. I can see the argument both ways. While I value multiple years of success, I would lean towards letting him in, but it could go either way.