• Yes, Cashman Called Him A Hall Of Fame Candidate

    Posted by on January 19th, 2016 · Comments (4)

    Remember this?

    This season, Brian McCann has a chance to become only the second Yankees player in franchise history to have 3 years in a row where he qualified for the batting title while batting less than .235:

    Rk Name Yrs From To Age
    1 Tom Tresh 3 1966 1968 27-29 Ind. Seasons
    2 Frankie Crosetti 3 1937 1940 26-29 Ind. Seasons
    3 Roger Peckinpaugh 3 1914 1918 23-27 Ind. Seasons
    4 Brian McCann 2 2014 2015 30-31 Ind. Seasons
    5 Clete Boyer 2 1961 1964 24-27 Ind. Seasons
    6 Luke Boone 2 1914 1915 24-25 Ind. Seasons
    7 Jimmy Austin 2 1909 1910 29-30 Ind. Seasons
    8 Red Kleinow 2 1906 1908 28-30 Ind. Seasons
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 1/19/2016.


    Comments on Yes, Cashman Called Him A Hall Of Fame Candidate

    1. KPOcala
      January 21st, 2016 | 2:27 am

      What about Sam Peckinpaugh? But, he’s still a dangerous bat, and knows how to call a game, along with the other catcher’s skill sets. HOF, no, I’d still take Jorge any day, and really hope he makes the HOF.

    2. rankdog
      January 21st, 2016 | 6:19 am

      Correction to your title: Cashman called him a potential HoF candidate if he continued to produce his career stat line. You seem have took a subjective statement and turned into a matter of fact assessment.

    3. Evan3457
      January 21st, 2016 | 9:57 am

      Amazingly enough, despite hitting .232 both years, he’s been worth about what the Yanks have paid him. About 2 WAR in 2014 and about 3 WAR in 2015. Marginal value was about $15 million in 2014 and about $23 million last year.

      Injuries are apart of the deal, but he played through a knee injury last year, and his hitting fell off because of it. If they play him less often this year, he might hit somewhat better.

    4. August 20th, 2016 | 10:27 am

      He may get a save this year from Sanchez…meaning that he won’t get enough PA to qualify for the batting title.

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