The Walker Files: Hall of Fame Monitor Slam Dunk

 Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker is worthy of a plaque in Cooperstown.

Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker is worthy of a plaque in Cooperstown.

By Tracy Ringolsby

Larry Walker is in his eighth year on the Hall of Fame ballot and he has yet to receive more than 25 percent support, but in virtually any monitoring system you will find he had a Hall of Fame career.

In Bill James’ Hall of Fame monitor, a 100 point total means a good possibility a player will be inducted, and a point total of 130 makes the player a virtual cinch. Walker has a Hall of Fame Monitor rating of 148.

Hall of Fame Monitor Totals for the 18 position players on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot:

Player Points
Barry Bonds 340
Manny Ramirez 226
Vladimir Guerrero 209
Sammy Sosa 202
Chipper Jones 181
Gary Sheffield 158
Jim Thome 156
Larry Walker 148
Edgar Martinez 132
Jeff Kent 123
Omar Vizquel 120
Andruw Jones 109
Fred McGriff 100
Scott Rolen 99
Johnny Damon 90
Carlos Lee 78
Hideki Matsui 36
Orlando Hudson 20