Scott Rolen (48), who is considered to have the best third base defense ever, has dramatically entered the American Major League (ML) Hall of Fame and is helping other players.
The Hall of Fame side announced on the official website on the 25th (Korean time) that Rolen is the only inductee in 2023. He narrowly passed the entry standard of 75% with 76.3% of the vote, and this is only his 6th challenge after qualifying for the first time in 2018.
Rolen, who was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1997, was a player who came to mind when defending third base in the major leagues before Nolan Arenado (32, St. Louis). His 8 Gold Gloves, the 4th most among all-time third basemen, proves this. He was also decent in terms of attack power. He played in 2038 career games and recorded a batting average of 0.281, 316 homers, 1287 RBIs, 118 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.855, and he hit 20 homers 10 times out of 17 seasons. 메이저사이트 He also won the Silver Slugger once and helped St. Louis win the World Series in 2006.
It was regrettable that he was a glass body, so that he played more than 140 games a year only 7 times. He naturally had a disappointing accumulation compared to other Hall of Fame inductees. Because of that, his first year’s vote share was poor at 10.2%.
However, he made a dramatic rebound from 2021. While some of his strong candidates have been eliminated, his value has been re-evaluated with the development of sabermetric defensive metrics. As a result, the vote rate, which was only 10.2% in the first year, jumped from 17.2%→35.3%→52.9%→63.2% to 76.3% this year, the sixth year.