Corridor of Fame season is underway, and I’ve already reviewed six of the eight Modern Baseball Period Committtee candidates and gotten a begin on the annual BBWAA poll. With the latter, it’s time to launch what’s grow to be a yearly custom at FanGraphs. Within the spirit of our annual free agent contract crowdsourcing, we’re inviting registered customers to fill out their very own digital Corridor of Fame ballots utilizing a cool gizmo that our developer, Sean Dolinar, constructed a couple of years in the past. I’m additionally going to make use of this web page to put out a tentative schedule for the rest of the collection, in addition to hyperlinks to the profiles which were printed.
To take part within the crowdsourcing, you should be signed in, and chances are you’ll solely vote as soon as. When you don’t must be a FanGraphs Member to take action, this can be a good time to say that purchasing a Membership does assist to fund the event of cool instruments like this — and it makes an amazing vacation present! To duplicate the precise voting course of, chances are you’ll vote for anyplace from zero to 10 gamers; ballots with greater than 10 gained’t be counted. Chances are you’ll change your poll till the deadline, which is December 31, 2022, the identical as that of the particular BBWAA voters, who must schlep their paper poll to the mailbox.
The poll is right here and accommodates all 26 candidates (and no, you continue to can’t write in Pete Rose or Barry Bonds). We’ve received tables of profession stats for the poll’s place gamers and pitchers, if that helps, in addition to a checkbox that means that you can see the stats of these already enshrined. As with final 12 months, I’ll write up the crowdsourcing outcomes someday earlier than the announcement of the official outcomes on January 23.
As for the schedule, I’m nonetheless piecing it collectively, so what’s sketched out beneath is incomplete and must be thought to be tentative. I do anticipate a number of first-year candidates with no shot at election — the one-and-dones — operating someday in early January, which permits me to deal with the stronger instances earlier than the poll deadline whereas persevering with to pitch in with our protection of free agent offers and different offseason information. This additionally lets me go a bit longer with the profiles of these one-and-done candidates, for whom simply showing on the poll after a powerful profession is its personal reward. As a way to unencumber house for modern protection, I plan to group collectively transient summaries and updates of some down-ballot candidates, akin to these of pitchers Mark Buehrle and Andy Pettitte, or PED-linked sluggers Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez, as comparatively little has modified of their instances since final 12 months.
Relaxation assured that I’ll be masking each candidate at size or in short, in line with what I’ve finished for the reason that begin of my JAWS-flavored protection in 2004 (I’ll be celebrating the twentieth anniversary in some unspecified time in the future in January). I’m not about to overlook any now. New profiles beneath are denoted with asterisks.
Nov. 20: Intro
Nov. 21: Todd Helton
Nov. 27: Billy Wagner
Nov. 28: Gary Sheffield
Nov. 30: Andruw Jones
Dec. 1: Joe Mauer*
Dec. 4: Carlos Beltrán