Very soon, the results for this year’s Hall of Fame voting will be revealed, and certain players may get the call.
One such player who has continued to gain traction in voting is Scott Rolen.
The 47-year-old played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball, six of which were with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Jasper, Indiana native was a key piece in the Cardinals runs to the World Series in 2004 and 2006 and helped guide the Cards to their first title since 1982.
Rolen has been trending upwards in recent years, and Cardinals fans believe it’s only a matter of time before he gets the call.
On Twitter, a Cardinals fan made a statement that Rolen deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
Scott Rolen deserves to be in the Hall of Fame…. that is all. #STLCards
— Cards Convo ™ (@CardinalsConvo) December 31, 2022
While Rolen’s numbers pale in comparison to those of somebody like his Cardinals teammate in Albert Pujols, his case for the Hall is a compelling one.
Over his 18-year career, Rolen posted a WAR of 70.1, amassed a total of 2,077 hits, hit 316 home runs, and had a lifetime batting average of .281.
Rolen was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1997 with the Philadelphia Phillies.
He also earned eight Gold Gloves, seven All-Star selections, a Silver Slugger, and a World Series ring in 2006.
He was a part of the “MV3” in St. Louis that also consisted of Pujols and Jim Edmonds from 2002-2007.
Rolen was even inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2019 along with standout closer and all-time saves leader Jason Isringhausen.
The star third baseman’s case is a compelling one, and Cardinals fans can only hope that Hall of Fame voters see what they see.