Every winter, members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) vote on new inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. One would think that determining the best players in baseball would be a straightforward process, but this annual exercise generates endless discussion and disagreement.
The process is flawed; there are many reasons for this. Chief among them is the absence of firm, objective criteria for what constitutes Hall-worthiness. But we muddle through every year, passing over deserving candidates and sometimes inducting some who are less-deserving.
There can be a better way.
Using Rotisserie dollar values and strict, objective criteria, the fantasy community can create its own Hall of Fame. Steroid use and bad behavior are irrelevant. All that matters is whether a player’s statistical accomplishments helped his fantasy teams during the course of his career.
Thank you to Todd Zola and David Kaplan for their early contributions to this area.