Jaffe: JAWS and the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot: one-and-dones

From SABR member Jay Jaffe at FanGraphs on January 2, 2020:

Batch two of my completist series features a pair of 400-homer sluggers who spent their final four years as teammates on the South Side of Chicago, that after having briefly crossed paths — in an organizational sense, at least — in Cincinnati in 1998. While both routinely put up big home run and RBI totals — reaching 40 homers eight times between them, and driving in 100 runs 12 times — their lack of speed and subpar defense made for surprisingly low WAR totals that quashed any real debate about Hallworthiness. Which isn’t to say that they didn’t have their moments during compelling careers…

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Originally published: January 2, 2020. Last Updated: January 2, 2020.