From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on January 9, 2019:
In the 2019 Bill James Baseball Handbook, Bill introduced a new stat meant to evaluate worthiness for induction to Cooperstown. He’s called it The Hall of Fame Value Standard.
The Hall of Fame Value Standard (HOF-V) combines two statistics that assess player value — Win Shares and Baseball-Reference.com Wins Above Replacement (the latter is multiplied by four to put it on a similar scale as Win Shares). Summing them produces the stat. A score of 500 is considered to be the bar for Hall of Fame worthiness.
This stat is a good tool to evaluate the position players whose candidacy inspires considerable debate on the most recent Hall of Fame ballot. (We’ll look at pitchers next week.)
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Originally published: January 9, 2019. Last Updated: January 9, 2019.