Former Astros Chances at Entering Hall of Fame

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Bobby Abreu

Consistency is once again the name of the game with our final former Astro, Bobby Abreu. Only in his second year on the ballot he still has time for people to make the case for him.

But it’s going to be a tough case to make with only two all-star appearances and never finishing higher than 12th in MVP voting.

Abreu was an exciting rookie when he first came into the big leagues as an Astro as he was considered to be a five tool player. He could hit for contact, for power, he could steal bases and had a canon for an arm you could put out in right field.

Astros’ fans were furious when he was not protected during the 1997 expansion draft leading to the Tampa Bay Rays taking and subsequently trading him to where he would be best known as a major leaguer, Philadelphia.

He was thought to have hall of fame potential but had more of a Hunter Pence type career. You knew you could count on him for roughly 20 homers and 100 RBIs on his good years. He spent his best years as a Phillie, but Abreu broke into the big leagues with the Astros.

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That said, his hall of fame chances as it stands, don’t seem great. Time will tell.