Keith Hernandez. 11 Gold gloves. .296 lifetime BA, good enough for 3rd in his era. Top 10 in his era in hits, runs scored, and slugging. 7 times in his career he had a .400 OBP or better. Slugged better than .400 in every full season but one. Modified HOF number is 135. Verdict: In, standing up. Dale Murphy: 398 HR, most in his era. 4th most RBI in his era. Hit 30 HR 6 times and drove in at least 100 runs 5 times. Lifetime OPS of .815. Played every day from 1982 – 1985, and from ’82 – ’88, missed only 9 games. A 7 time All-Star. 5 Gold Gloves. Won the NL MVP in 1982 and went and played in Instructional League ball! His reward? Another MVP the next year. Probably the most feared hitter in baseball for a time. But that time may have been too short and was spent on some poor Braves teams. Modified HOF is 125. Still, Murph belongs in the Hall. Verdict: In, standing up. Tim Raines: The Rock didn’t run like one. 808 steals. 2nd most in his era, 5th all-time (Most all-time by a switch hitter). His other batting numbers are not earth-shattering: 2,600 hits, .294 BA, 385 OBP, .425 SLG. But remember that this guy was feared in the lineup. Half of his comparables are already in the Hall. His Modified HOF is 117. Sentimentally, I think he belongs. Verdict: In, just under the tag. Graig Nettles: 5th in his era in HR, 9th in RBI. 11 seasons with at least 20 HR. His BA is not great (.248), but 7th best in his era. Hit 390 HR. A 6 time All-Star who is a vital contributor to some Yankees’ postseason magic. Bill James even lukewarmly supports him. But I just can’t. He is a great player. He does have four comparables in the Hall, but he’s just not quite there. Modified HOF: 95, and 30 of that comes for just being a long-time third-sacker. Verdict: Called out on strikes.