Colorado Rockies: 3 players who prove Larry Walker’s HOF worthiness

DENVER - JULY 9: Right fielder Larry Walker #33 of the Colorado Rockies hits a two-run double against the San Francisco Giants during the MLB game at Coors Field on July 9, 2003 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 11-7. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
DENVER - JULY 9: Right fielder Larry Walker #33 of the Colorado Rockies hits a two-run double against the San Francisco Giants during the MLB game at Coors Field on July 9, 2003 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 11-7. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /
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Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies
14 Jun 1998: Larry Walker #33 of the Colorado Rockies in action during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Laforet /Allsport /

Let’s end with a couple other quick points to make:

  • Tony Gwynn was elected on his first Ballot with 97.6% of the vote
  • Vladimir Guerrero Sr was elected on his second Ballot with 92.9% of the vote
  • Ichiro Suzuki is an absolute lock to be in the Hall of Fame due to reaching 3,000 hits

Larry Walker, as the park adjusted numbers show, was a better player than all three and is in his 10th and final year on the ballot. He’s got a higher bWAR than your average Right Field HOFer according to Baseball Reference (and you can check out how he compares to other current HOFers here). And he ranks 4th* among all eligible players on the 2020 ballot in terms of bWAR as you can see here (the asterisk is to signify that he’s got the highest bWAR of any player who hasn’t been accused of using steroids).

Next. A podcast with the man who is pushing #WalkerHOF so hard. dark

To not elect him into the Hall of Fame in his final year of eligibility, when he’s so clearly worthy of the honor, would be both blatantly ignorant and egregiously moronic. Do the right thing BBWAA:

Vote Walker 2020

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