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Stat corner: The Hall of Fame monitor

The Hall of Fame monitor is a Bill James creation that tells us how likely it is that a player will make it to the Hall of Fame. The formula assigns points based on various batting or pitching milestones a player reaches. A likely Hall of Famer has a score of at least 100. Anyone who scores over 130 is a virtual lock. Using this formula, we can determine which active players have the best chance of making the Hall of Fame.

Top 10 batters all time

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1. Stan Musial, 452

2. Ty Cobb, 445

3. Hank Aaron, 421

4. Babe Ruth, 415

5. Alex Rodriguez, 390

6. Willie Mays, 376

7. Ted Williams, 354

8. Lou Gehrig, 352

9. Rogers Hornsby, 350

10. Barry Bonds, 340

Top 10 pitchers all time

1. Walter Johnson, 364

2. Roger Clemens, 332

3. Randy Johnson, 331

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4. Cy Young, 329

5. Christy Mathewson, 303

6. Tim Keefe, 271

7. Steve Carlton, 266

8. Warren Spahn, 260

9. Grover Cleveland Alexander, 257

9. Nolan Ryan, 257

Top 10 active batters

1. Albert Pujols, 339

2. Miguel Cabrera, 263

3. Adrian Beltre, 163

4. Robinson Cano, 155

5. Yadier Molina, 143

6. Jose Altuve, 126

7. Mike Trout, 113

8. Ryan Braun, 107

9. Dustin Pedroia, 94

9. Chase Utley, 94

Top 10 active pitchers

1. Clayton Kershaw, 167

2. Justin Verlander, 137

3. Max Scherzer, 123

4. CC Sabathia, 113

5. Zack Greinke, 91

6. Craig Kimbrel, 90

7. Bartolo Colon, 88

7. Jon Lester, 88

9. Fernando Rodney, 83

10. David Price, 80

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