Posted by tecwrg on 7/24/2014 9:08:00 AM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 7/24/2014 9:04:00 AM (view original):So in your opinion, who has a better case for the HOF?
But, if you want, we can use WAR. Beltre's is already higher than Jeter's with 4 or 5 years left to play.
Beltre or Jeter?
I think their cases are pretty similar. Jeter got on base more, Beltre has more power. Jeter's OPS+ is 116, Beltre's is 115. Jeter played short poorly, Beltre played third exceptionally. Beltre's WAR is 74.5, Jeter's is 72.1.
I'd give a small edge to Jeter right now but if Beltre puts up another 2 or 3 years similar to this year and last year, I think it might give him the edge.