Vince gives me a comedy gimmick
Join Date: Apr 2008
re: MLB: ONE WEEK!
His HOF indicators (via B-R) aren't even close to borderline HOF. His 5 most comperable players through age 36 are Matt Williams, Torii Hunter, Joe Carter, Ellis Burks, and Fred Lynn. Those are all good, not great, players. Considering he's only going to have a few years left to boost his counting stats (and likely not be much more than replacement worthy) Soriano will be thought of as a very good MLB player at his peak, but not good enough that he could sustain his success long enough to be a HOF.
Let's put it this way, if both retired today, I'd guarantee Miggy would get more HOF votes than Soriano, and that's with him being 7 years younger. While that may not be a fair comparison, most agree that Miggy is on track to the Hall and for Soriano to not even have career numbers that match up with him with 6-7 seasons on him tells you how Soriano should be regarded.