HOF voting is set to be revealed in a couple of weeks and it’ll be interesting to see if Edgar Martinez makes any progress. It’s hard to argue with his hitting credentials. He finished with a career .933 OPS and he was amazingly consistent. His 1995 season was incredible and the peak of a great career. From 1990 to 2003 he had an OPS+ of at least 100 and in a lot of those seasons, it was well more then 150.
The counter arguement is that Martinez was a designated hitter. He didn’t play out in the field so many thought he was less valuable but what people fail to realize is how great of a hitter Martinez is. He wasn’t a big home run guy but he still finished with 309. He also had a career OBP of .418 and he had 1,283 career walks against 1,202 strikeouts.
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