Later today, the official 2020 Hall of Fame class will be unveiled. You can tune into MLB Network at 6pm ET if you want to watch it.
In honor of this event, I asked the BP Team to submit their own Hall of Fame Ballots, and I am pleased to announce we have elected exactly one player to the HOF this year: Derek Jeter!
The rest of the results are here:
Barry Bonds was one vote away from election and Clemens and Schilling were each two votes away. The players in red received less than 5% of the vote and would be eliminated in our fake ballot for next year. Among former Yankees, beloved Andy Pettitte only garnered 18% of the vote, and Alfonso Soriano received 9%. No other former Yankee received a single vote including Bobby Abreu, Jason Giambi, Eric Chavez, Raul Ibanez, and Brian Roberts. As a big proponent for Larry Walker to get into the HOF, it was disappointing to see him receive only 45% of the vote. It seems clear that the BP team on average is more small hall than big hall.
You can find our individual ballots and explanations below:
And there you have it. If you want to read more about the HOF, I highly recommend Jay Jaffe’s HOF series at FanGarphs. And if you want to see who is likely to get in this year, you can check out the Ballot Tracker from Ryan Thibodeaux.