The New Guys: Who is On Track for the Hall of Fame?

« Prev
1 of 7
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
The New Guys: Who is On Track for the Hall of Fame?
(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Everyone talks about the Hall of Fame candidacy of the over 30s who have put up the big numbers. Rarely an A-Rod or Albert Pujols arises, a player who gets hall of fame talk early in his career. For the most part though, that doesn't start until a players into the latter part of his career. However, constantly covering those old guys gets tedious. Heck, even I already covered a group of over 30s players. Last week, I wrote a big article on steroids era hall of famers:

. I went over the big, retired sluggers, both steroids users (McGwire, Sosa, Bonds, Palmiero) and clean players (Thomas and McGriff), and whether or not they should or will get into the hall. I also covered current HoF candidates who have been linked to steroids (A-rod, Pettitte, Sheffield, and Manny), and their chances of getting in. That article covered players with numbers that already qualify them for Hall of Fame consideration. What about the young guys (30 and under) who have had a great start to their careers and seem to be on track for the Hall? Well, if you asked that question, I'm here to attempt to answer it. Here, I'll cover a few pitchers who appear to be Hall of Famers in the making, compare their careers to similar players, and if possible similar Hall of Famers, and predict whether or not they will get in. Why pitchers? Well, first because I wanted to. Second, Mark Buehrle's perfect game got me thinking about his chances, which gave me my motivation to write this piece. So let's get to it; here's a few pitchers who I believe have a shot at immortalizing their baseball careers as long as they keep up their dominance.
Begin Slideshow »

Follow B/R on Facebook


Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.