MLB 2015 Hall Of Fame Ballot

December is right around the corner, which means that it is time to review the candidates for the annual MLB Hall of Fame, who are about to be announced and this year's candidates don't disappoint. Unfortunately, there are no MLB Betting odds for thbis event, however, it is always entertaining to check the candidates and analize their chances to get inducted in the annual ceremony.

How's in?

While many who weren't selected on their first attempt will find their names back on the 2015 MLB Hall of Fame list, there are a handful of names which include franchise pitchers like Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. There are other elite talents like John Smoltz, Carlos Delgado, Gary Sheffield and Nomar Garciaparra.

Also on the 2015 MLB Hall of Fame ballot will bebaseball legends Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. Both Bonds and Clemens were on the 2014 MLB Hall of Fame ballot, however,  neither received the needed 75 percent vote as Bonds finished with 34.7 percent while Clemens came in with 35.4 percent.

Some experts question if they'll make it on their second attempt as well given their link to performance enhancing drugs, so it'll be interesting to see what happens with their potential admittance moving forward.

Below are the players who are eligible for the first time in their career:

Randy Johnson
Pedro Martinez
John Smoltz
Carlos Delgado
Gary Sheffield
Nomar Garciaparra
Troy Percival
Rich Aurilia
Aaron Boone
Tony Clark
Jermaine Dye
Darin Erstad
Cliff Floyd
Brian Giles
Tom Gordon
Eddie Guardado
Jason Schmidt

These players have previously been on the ballot though have yet to gain admittance (including their 2014 vote percentage):

Craig Biggio (74.8%)
Mike Piazza (62.2%)
Jeff Bagwell (54.3%)
Tim Raines (46.1%)
Roger Clemens (35.4%)
Barry Bonds (34.7%)
Lee Smith (29.9%)
Curt Schilling (29.2%)
Edgar Martinez (25.2%)
Alan Trammell (20.8%)
Mike Mussina (20.3%)
Jeff Kent (15.2%)
Fred McGriff (11.7%)
Mark McGwire (11.0%)
Larry Walker (10.2%)
Don Mattingly (8.2%)
Sammy Sosa (7.2%)

Final results will be announced on January 6th.

 

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