Discussing baseball earlier today with Vinnie, we were trying to find someone to compare Adam Dunn. Vinnie brought up the name of Carlos Delgado. While I'm coming around on Dunn's ability, he is not yet at the level of Delgado. In fact, Delgado has performed at an elite level for close to ten years now. However, because the ESPN's of the world are too busy to cover players outside of major markets, a guy like Delgado has not received the recognition he deserves as one the best hitters of the last ten years. Assuming he stays healthy, Delgado will deserve a place in Cooperstown one day. The question is, will the Hall of Fame voters do the research to figure this out, since he has unfairly underhyped.
Carlos Delgado's Career Stats:
An average season of .284/.393/.559, 38 and 121. Hmm, if he was playing for the Red Sawx or Yanks, I think we would all know of his greatness.