Future Hall of Fame Series

For the last several years, I've made it an offseason tradition to look at active major leaguers and compare their career WAR to Hall of Fame precedent to see which players are on pace for Cooperstown, with annual updates to track the best players' career trajectories.

2013 Original:
Hitters
Pitchers
Hitters, Part 2

2014 Update:
Hitters
Pitchers, Part 1
Pitchers, Part 2

2015 Edition:
Hitters
Pitchers

2016 Edition:
Hitters
Pitchers

2017 Edition:
Hitters
Pitchers
Pitcher Follow-Up

2018 Edition:
Hitters
Pitchers
A mid-season follow-up on the importance of old-age success in determining future starters (methodology post)

2019 Edition:
Hitters
Starting Pitchers
Closers

2020 Edition:
Hitters
Pitchers
Catcher Addendum


Proto-"Future Hall Series" pieces

In 2012, I looked at how big the Hall of Fame should be, then decided to apply those findings to more recent years. The results can be found here:

2006, Part 1
2006, Part 2
2006, Part 3
2012
What Would a More Accurately Sized Hall of Fame Look Like?


Prior to that, in 2010, I tried a more simplistic approach going position by postion, paving the way for my future attempts. Articles linked in order of publication:

First Attempt
Third Basemen
Middle Infielders
Catchers
First Basemen
Center Fielders
Corner Outfielders
AL and NL East Pitchers
AL and NL Central Pitchers
AL and NL West Pitchers