I wrote a piece for ESPN Insider today that talks about defensive metrics and Hall Of Fame voting. The main example used in the story is Andruw Jones, who you might be shocked to learn has accumulated +70.5 WAR in his career, putting him in a dead-even tie with Derek Jeter. Of course, Jeter did most of his damage with the stick, while Jones has racked up a huge percentage of his career value on defense, and there is usually far more acceptance of offensive value than defense value.
I’m curious, though, what our readers think, given what you know about Jones’ career, and, even with his lofty WAR ratings, would you support his candidacy for the Hall Of Fame? Poll after the jump.
Dave is the Managing Editor of FanGraphs.