Hall of Fame discussions are a highlight of the baseball offseason (and resurface during the All-Star break) — especially when a labor dispute halts all transactions. But debates over Bonds, Clemens, Schilling, et al. have become tiresome at this point, so the more enjoyable question is this: Which active players have the best chance of enshrinement in Cooperstown?
While WAR isn't the end-all, be-all for Hall of Fame cases, it's a good way to quickly look at how strong each candidate's argument is. Most people use a career WAR of 50 and a best-seven-seasons total of 35 WAR as a minimum to get in, while the average Hall of Famer is closer to 70 career WAR and low-40s peak WAR.
Many of these players won't appear on a ballot for more than 10 years, so this exercise takes quite a bit of projection. But let's take a look ahead.