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Is Ty Wigginton HoF worthy? (Don't judge too quickly...)


http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wiggity01.shtml

Considering Ty Wigginton's stats recently, I was floored by how well he's produced since leaving Pittsburgh. I stacked him up against other hall of fame third basemen, and I was really surprised by what I found:

- He's almost 1/3 of the way to 3,000 hits, a plateau that surely would surely guarantee him enshrinement

- His .183 ISO is other-worldly, and for those who keep up with sabermatric statistics like isolated power (like me), we are both impressed and awed by Ty's proficiency here.

-Of his 137 HRs hit over just the last 8 years, 30 of them have come while playing 2B, a position not typically thought of as a power position. This places him in rarified company with players like Ryne Sandberg, Ernie Banks and other Cubs greats.

- Perhaps most convincingly, for his career, he has a .952 OPS while hitting at home or Comerica Park with runners on 2nd and 3rd, hitting a HR 10% of the time in that situation.

These are just a few of the many statistics that back up these assertions, and I implore you to consider these words carefully...

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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