Monday, December 9, 2013

Is Roy Halladay a hall of famer?

With the news that Roy Halladay is retiring there is a debate on whether he is Hall of Fame worthy. Halladay, 36, pitched in 16 MLB seasons compiling a 205-105 record with a 3.38 ERA and 390 starts. He pitched 2749.1 innings and struck out 2117 while walking 592.

At first glance those numbers don't seem like a lot but he has the accolades to add onto his reputation. He was a 2-time Cy Young award winner which he won in 2003 and 2010 while finishing second in 2008 and 2011. He was a 8-time All-Star and has lead the league in multiple stats including ERA, Strikeouts, K/BB, and Complete Games. Halladay had great numbers beyond the basic ones and deserves first ballot induction.

In his career hitters hit .252/.292/.373 against him which is very impressive compared to league average. He had an 18.1% strikeout rate and a 5.2 BB% both of which are above league average. All of his rate stats were very terrific and he definitely deserves the Hall of Fame.

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