Ballwreckers wrote:I was just checking Schilling's stats and he has put some good #'s, but do you think he is Hall of Fame material? He is close to 200 wins and 3000 K's and has 3 WS apperances(will be Three) and one ring to his credit.
I'm not so sure. There are not as lot of HoF pitchers with less than 200 wins. Also he's had several crappy seasons
He's also never won a Cy Young award.
Baseball-Reference.com tracks Similarity Scores, Black Ink Scores, HoF Monitor scores, and HoF Standards scores.
Here are the 10 most "similar" pitchers to Schilling:
1. Kevin Brown (938)
2. David Cone (921)
3. Jimmy Key (914)
4. John Candelaria (907)
5. Bret Saberhagen (903)
6. Orel Hershiser (892)
7. Lew Burdette (875)
8. Luis Tiant (872)
9. Dave Stieb (872)
10. Phil Niekro (870) *
*Hall of Famer
This not really an impressive list in terms of the Hall of Fame.
However, Schilling does score well on the Black Ink Test with 40 points (An average HoFer has 40 points). He scores well on the Hall of Fame Monitor with 140. A player is a viable HoF candidate at 100 points. Of course Schilling is still pitching. He should end up with about 220-240 wins. This would make his candidacy much stronger.
HoF voters like to see lots of wins and stikeouts in a career.