New Hall of Fame standards

Who will reach today's equivalent of 500 homers, 3,000 hits and 300 wins?

Updated: January 6, 2013, 2:16 PM ET
By Dan Szymborski | Baseball Think Factory

If you've ever read an argument about the Hall of Fame, you know that numbers almost always play a major role, whether it's the latest newfangled concoction or a statistic that was invented when the game was in its infancy. Despite advances in baseball analysis over the past 40 years, Hall of Fame debates still heavily involve hits, homers and wins, but as league offense and the ways players are used change, the various milestones in those categories also must inevitably change.

With run scoring off 1990s/2000s levels for the third straight year, it's time for them to change again. So forget 500 homers, 3,000 hits and 300 wins; let's take a look at what the new Hall of Fame thresholds should be for those three catergories and project which current players will reach them.