Yes, but I could compile some stats that would show he doesn't deserve to be a first-ballot...
He has 32 steals over the course of his career, which is less than stellar.
He has only 11 triples over the course of his career, which is also less than stellar.
During his two best HR seasons (43 and 42), he averaged over 100 Ks a year.
Model of consistency? During his 17 seasons, he only averaged 127 games played.
He also doesn't have any sacrifice hits in his career. Go figure. Ted Williams had 5 sacs in his career -- 4 in his first two seasons. You don't ask buys who can hit like the Big hurt or the Splendid Splinter to lay one down.
Besides his three seasons cut short by injury, he averaged about 140 games a year during a so far 18 year career.
Let's compare Frank to other 1st basemen.
His stats rank him:
4th all time in OBP.
When you adjust OBP against the OBP for the league, Frank is first all time.
5th all time among 1st basemen for SLG average.
When you adjust SLG against the league, Frank drops to 7th. Still pretty impressive,
His OPS is 4th all time among 1st baseman, both on its own and league adjusted.
For total average (TA), Frank is 4th all time among 1st baseman, and 3rd when league adjusted.
Career Total bases, Frank is 5th among 1Bmen. For Runs Created 4th. For Runs Created per game, he's 4th. Adjust all 4 of those categories for league averages, and he moves up to 3rd in each category.
He's now 6th among 1st basemen in HRs. League adjusted, that's 4th.
For runs, he's 4th among 1st baggers. League adjusted is 4th too.
RBIs is 5th best, league adjusted, he's 3rd.
Interestingly, among ALL players, Thomas ranks in the top 15 in OBP, OPS, and OPS+, and in the top 20 in SLG%.
How can you denigrate that kind of superior consistency?