Vigderman: Is Robinson Cano already a Hall of Famer?

From Alex Vigderman at ACTA Sports on May 17, 2018:

The Mariners were dealt two tough blows in a row with Robinson Cano’s broken hand and 80 game suspension for masking performance-enhancing drugs. This will break an impressive streak of eleven straight seasons with at least 150 games played for Cano, and the interruption brings with it the opportunity to talk about his career and how his Hall of Fame chances might be affected.

We will leave the performance enhancer conversation out of this, because that mostly relies on personal opinions about how the Hall of Fame should be handled. But given Cano’s accomplishments so far, how does he stack up to his contemporaries and others who have already been enshrined?

Bill James created the Hall of Fame Monitor to answer exactly that question. This tool assigns a numeric value to a player’s career accomplishments based on how voters have weighed different statistical benchmarks and awards in the past.

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Originally published: May 17, 2018. Last Updated: May 17, 2018.