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ERA+

I made a little ERA+ calculator in order to take a deeper look at some of the great players from Capra. Of course, I can’t normalize for ballpark, so it’s quite imperfect, but by normalizing for league my eyes have been opened on some players.
First, I did all the Hall of Famers:
NameERA+Peak ERA+(Season)CYA’s Brett Tracy 163194510 Rick Christensen 151182205 Trenidad Espinosa140185121 Kelly Grace139194171 David Wanatabe13925150 Christian Grim128155173

So far, so good. Grim is the lowest, but he pitched more innings than anybody else and won 3 CYA. There was not much controversy over him, and everybody else has a solid ERA+.
Then I checked some of the starters who have been on the bubble.
NameERA+Peak ERA+(Season)CYA’s Vasco Almonte 136183182 Dennys Yamakazi135187

Season 30 HOF rundown

Here’s my take on this season’s HOF nominees. We got a few in last year to clear out the clutter. A couple more no-brainers this season!
No Doubt
Rick Christensen – I don’t need to say much. 312 W, a 3.14 ERA and 5 Cy Youngs. Slam dunk.
Christian Grim – Would be first if Christensen didn’t retire at the same time! The “Grim Reaper” pitched more than anybody else has, with over 3900 IP, and won the 3rd most games at 266. He finished his long career with a 3.46 ERA and won 3 Cy Youngs along the way. He was also dominant in the post season, going 20-7 with a 2.73 post-season ERA. A true HOFer.
Kevin Myers – The sort of pitcher who only exists in HBD, and the first of this type to truly deserve the HOF. Averaged 140 relief IP per season during his peak, and had a career ERA of 2.62 over 1800 IP. Went to 6 All-Star teams, and would have gone to more had he been a closer, but he would have been less valuable. Double the innings and a way better ERA than Bowie, and there’s really no comparison.
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RFers with the Most Career ABs

Here are the Top 10 RFs in Capra History as based on Career ABs.

These are probably the most likely candidates for the Capra Hall of Fame based upon their career longevity in RF.

+ ------- + --------------- + ---------- + ---------+ ---- + ------ + --- + --- + --- + ------ + ------- +
| id      | Name            | Career ABs | % ABs RF | r    | h      | 2b  | 3b  | hr  | rbi    | sb      |
+ ------- + --------------- + ---------- + -------- + ---- + ------ + --- + --- + --- + ------ +-------- +
| 1078163 | Santos Flores   | 10689      | 86       | 1900 | 3050   | 670 | 114 | 373 | 1611   | 651     |
| 2614392 | Pep Rapp        | 8111       | 98       | 1251 | 2324   | 378 | 29  | 401 | 1259   | 78      |
| 170488  | Garrett Stewart | 8028       | 90       | 1266 | 2491   | 419 | 45  | 287 | 1180   | 42      |
| 170030  | Clinton Anderson| 9000       | 75       | 1612 | 2599   | 447 | 69  | 667 | 1837   | 155     |
| 641391  | Al Maurer       | 7377       | 91       | 1384 | 2392   | 336 …

The Hall of Fame Case for Santos Flores

Santos FloresnonenoneAge: 42B/T: R/RBorn: Los Abreus, CUPosition(s): RFView Hardball Dynasty Profile
Santos Flores hung up the cleats after season 26. Here's why he's a hall-of-famer. Awards He's a 6-time all-star and won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove at right field.Consistent Quality He didn't ever get accused of swinging from his heels. Flores never struck out 120 times. He never struck out 100 times. Flores never even struck out 85 times. His low was 50 strikeouts and his high was 81 over a long career. All told he only struck out once per 8 at-bats. Flores's home runs plus stolen bases added up to 55 or better each season from his rookie year of season 8 through season 20. Up until his last two seasons he was a starter, hitting 9 or more home runs and stealing 17 or more bases. He averaged 20 home runs and 36 stolen bases per 162 games for his career.Okay, time for the longevity stats. He's #2 to Jim Heathcott in at-bats, plate appearances, and…

Season 29 HOF rundown

Here’s my take on this season’s HOF nominees. Way too many deserving players at this point – hopefully we can agree on a few and get some people in! I would vote for the first 10 if I could. Sadly, Pablo Vincente joins Desi Rodriguez and Dennys Yamakazi on the list people who should be in the HOF but we couldn’t get enough voters. Please vote if you want to have a HOF at all!
No Doubt
Bruce Harper – Do I need to say more than 4 MVPs? He also won 6 SS (somehow he only went to 4 ASGs though). 4th all-time with 722 HRs, 1st all-time in RBI’s at 2,067, 2nd all-time in AVG at .339, 2nd all-time in runs created. He retired with a .339/.426/.631 line, for a 1.057 OPS. A no-brainer.
Michael Dransfeldt – If the HOF criteria is being the best at your position, there is no doubt whatsoever about Dransfeldt. 11 ASG, 10 SS and 5 GG prove that he was the best 3B of a generation. His raw numbers are fantastic as well, as he slugged .283/.363/.538 for a .901 OPS, drove in over 1600 runs and scored over …

Colome vs. Vincente for HOF

I know that I picked Vincente ahead of Colome for the HOF, but I wanted to look deeper because many are choosing Colome first.  Thought I'd share this with you as I go.

Career Overview:

Vincente
2270 G, almost all at 1B, over 17 seasons (S7 - S23)
6 ASG
1 MVP
1 GG
2 SS

Colome
2193 G, all as DH, over 15 seasons (S9-S23)
1 ASG
1 MVP
2 SS

Career Stats:

Vincente
9500 PAs
2527 H, 378 2B, 48 3B, 667 HR
1607 R, 1927 RBI
.305/.393/.603/.996

Colome
9300 PAs
2439 H, 273 2B, 10 3B, 720 HR
1547 R, 1735 RBI
.293/.370/.587/.957

Peak comparison:
(top 8 seasons)

Vincente
.321/.403/.780/1.183, 76 HR, 205 RBI
.335/.427/.743/1.170, 62 HR, 167 RBI
.303/.406/.681/1.087, 60 HR, 157 RBI
.337/.446/.636/1.082, 40 HR, 139 RBI
.304/.408/.609/1.017, 48 HR, 142 RBI
.307/.387/.617/1.004, 48 HR, 146 RBI
.318/.411/.620/1.031, 38 HR, 112 RBI
.288/.394/.593/.987, 44 HR, 145 RBI

Colome
.326/.403/.683/1.086, 61 HR, 150 RBI
.304/.381/.701/1.082, 65 HR, 133 RBI
.287/.379/.665/1.044, 57 HR, 127 RBI
.286/.371/.637/1.008, 57 HR, …

Season 29 HOF Rundown

Here’s my take on this season’s HOF nominees. Way too many deserving players at this point – hopefully we can agree on a few and get some people in!
No Doubt
Pablo Vincente – He’s been on the ballot for a while, and I guess it’s because he’s slightly below guys like Owens and Glynn. Stan Musial is slightly below Williams and Ruth, but he’s still a HOFer.Vincente is certainly one of the top 10 offensive players in the history of the league. He hit .305/.393/.603 (.996). 667 HR (7th all-time), 1927 RBI (5th all-time) 1591 R (11th all-time).Won an MVP, went to 6 all-star games, and won 2 silver sluggers.Combines the great peak with excellent longevity, and gets my nod.
Kelly Grace – The best pitcher on the list this season, Grace went 213-143 (.598). He won a CYA, went to 6 AS games, and finished with a 1.22 WHIP and a 3.52 ERA, half in the NL, half in the AL. Great longevity with 3294 IP.
Kevin Myers – The sort of pitcher who only exists in HBD, and the first of this type to truly deserve …