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Craig Biggio vs. Robin Yount

With the Biggio snub for the HOF I thought I would do a little comparison of their careers since Yount was a first ballot HOFer. If the statistical difference is slight I'm going to judge it as a push or even.

Hits: Biggio 3060, Yount 3142 advantage=push

BA: Biggio .281, Yount .285 advantage=push

HRs: Biggio 291, Yount 251 advantage=Biggio

Doubles: Biggio 668, Yount 583 advantage=Biggio

SB: Biggio 414, Yount 271 advantage=Biggio

OBP: Biggio .363, Yount .342 advantage=Biggio

WAR: Biggio 70.5, Yount 74 advantage=push

SLG; Biggio .433, Yount ..430 advantage=push

Runs: Biggio 1844, Yount 1632 advantage=Biggio

RBI: Biggio 1175, Yount 1406 advantage=Yount

MVPs: Biggio 0, Yount 2 (at 2 different positions) advantage=Yount

Both players were rated below average on most defensive metrics. Yount may have a slight advantage.

Both players played demanding defensive positions. Biggio (Catcher, 2B, CF with a little LF) Yount (SS, CF)

I would like to look into more advanced metrics later on to further compare their careers but the only justification I can make for Yount being a 1st ballot HOFer and Biggio not is the eras they played in and Yount's MVPs (the fact that he's one of only 3 players to win MVP at 2 different positions is pretty impressive) because the raw numbers favor Biggio in a lot of aspects. Just furthers my belief that Biggio should have been voted in yesterday.

Just thought I would post this for some food for thought.

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