Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, January 25, 2023 -- "Scott Rolen"

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"Rolen was a continuation of the line that runs back though Mike Mussina and Tim Raines and Bert Blyleven, fully qualified Hall of Famers whose cases needed a push from statheads to get over the line. Rolen fit a lot of categories the Hall has typically shorted -- a third baseman, a player with a broad skill set, a guy who drew walks, hit doubles, and played defense. His statistical comps are almost all outfielders. He was underrated during his career, and has had a low profile after it."