Hall of Fame Case: Jonathan Papelbon

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Jonathan Papelbon makes his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this year. One of the most dominant closers of the 21st century, he is one of the few that had a 10-year stretch of working the end of games at an elite level. Relievers generally don’t get much love from the BBWAA, so let’s take a look at Papelbon’s case and see if he will be elected. Make sure to check out all of our other Hall of Fame Cases. Career SummaryJonathan Robert Papelbon was drafted in 2003 out of Mississippi State in the fourth round by the Boston Red Sox. In 2005, he was called up to make a start against the Minnesota T…

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