Chipper Jones: HOF or not?
Chipper is going into his 19th season, all with the Braves, and he'll retire as one of the greatest switch-hitters ever to play the game.
Coming into this season, he has a career batting average of .304, but more importantly has a career OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) of .935, good for 31st all-time.
Jones has over 2600 hits, and will likely finish with around 2750 when all is said and done. It's not 3000, but most of the players ahead of him who are HOF eligible have been inducted.
He won the NL MVP in 1999, and had 5 other top 10 finishes. He was the offensive leader of the Braves throughout their historic NL East dominance in the 90s, was a 7-time All Star, and was one of the best 3rd basemen in baseball for over a decade.
If you ask me, he's a no-brainer. Chipper might not get in on the first ballot, but there's no doubt that he should be a Hall of Famer within a few years of eligibility.
What do you think? Is Chipper Jones a Hall of Famer?