3 former Phillies look to join the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time

A couple of more players from the 2008 World Series-winning team are hoping to make it one step closer to Cooperstown.
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Ryan Madson

Ryan Madson was selected by the Phillies in the ninth round of the 1998 draft and made his MLB debut in 2003, spending most of his career as a relief pitcher.

In nine years with the Phillies, the right-handed pitcher was 47-30 with 52 saves, a 3.59 ERA, and 547 strikeouts in 630 innings.

After taking over the closer role in 2011 for the Phillies on his way to 32 saves, Madson wasn't brought back in free agency. And after Tommy John surgery kept him out in 2012, followed by some failed trials with teams, he initially retired before making his comeback with the Kansas City Royals in 2015. In one year with the Royals, the now-43-year-old had an ERA of 2.13, a 197 ERA+, a 3.09 FIP, and a 0.963 WHIP in 63 1/3 innings.

From 2007 through 2017, a total of eight seasons played, the right-hander put up a 2.77 ERA, 84 saves, 140 walks, 488 strikeouts, 3.12 FIP, and 1.130 WHIP in 516 2/3 innings between four different teams.

In his full 13-year career, the pitcher was 61-48 with a 3.48 ERA, 775 punchouts, and 250 walks in 869 2/3 innings. In 57 postseason games, Madson had a 2.73 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 56 innings. As of now, his 57 appearances rank third-most of all time in postseason history among pitchers, behind only Mariano Rivera and Kenley Jansen, and his .857 winning percentage (6-1) in the playoffs is tied for fifth-best.

With a Hall of Fame Monitor mark of 41, it's not likely Madson will make the cut, though his 125 ERA+ is fourth-best among players potentially up for the ballot, while his 1.242 WHIP is third-best.