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Because pointless HoF speculation is fun...

I'm a fan of Bill James' Hall of Fame Monitor. As silly as it seems to sum up an entire career in one number, this metric doesn't do a bad job of it, and even manages to fairly compare pitchers with hitters.

However, James suggests that a score greater than 100 equals a likely HoFer, and that seems a bit generous to me. Below the jump is a list of players with scores over 90; for the sake of brevity, I'm limiting it to active players, and for the sake of comparison, I'm combining pitchers and hitters into one ranked list. I'd love to read your thoughts about where you would draw the line, if you would, and whether you think this is a useful metric.

A-Rod 371

Jeter 314

Pujols 264

Mo 251

Manny 226

Ichiro 218

Vlad 209

Chipper 180

Helton 164

Thome 156

Tejada 148

Miguel Cabrera 138

Halladay 124

Andy 123

Vizquel 120

Young 120

Papi 117

Andruw 109

Kendall 108

Giambi 104

Beltran 102

CC 102

Holliday 98

Howard 96

Tex 96

Abreu 94

Braun 90

Damon 90

Personally, I'd draw the line around 115. Big Papi's late-career resurgence gets him in, Andruw Jones just misses based on what he's accomplished so far. Thoughts?

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