We know that Fred McGriff is about to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But will Crime Dog have a day on the podium to himself?
The answer will be revealed at 6pm ET tonight on MLB Network The 2023 Baseball Writers Association of America voting results will be announced.
After a large number of BBWAA enlistees – 22 in total from 2014-20 – — There is a lot less traffic on the roads to Cooperstown these days. The BBWAA hasn’t selected anyone in 21 years, and last year David Ortiz — a first-round ballot choice — was the only player to meet the 75 percent threshold required for entry.
McGriff was unanimously selected by the 16-member Council of Players of the Contemporary Baseball Era, ensuring Summer ceremonies will be held. But with Scott Rolen the only player on the 2023 ballot who received at least 60 percent support last year, the BBWAA is getting knocked out again.
Here are the answers to Tuesday night’s most pressing questions:
The 2023 BBWAA Hall of Fame announcement will be broadcast widely on MLB Network starting Tuesday at 4pm ET And EXCLUSIVELY, Hall of Famer Josh Rawitch will speak at 6 p.m.
Announcement Show, hosted by Greg Amsinger, Brian Kenny and Lauren Shehadi, will be simulcast on facebook.com/baseballhall.
returnees (2022) election percentages listed in brackets) are : Bobby Abreu (8.6%), Mark Buehrle (5.8%), Todd Helton (52.0%), Torii Hunter (5.3%), Andruw Jones (41.4%), Jeff Kent (32.7%), Andy Pettit ( 10.7%), Manny Ramirez (28.9%), Alex Rodriguez (34.3%), Scott Rollen (63.2%), Jimmy Rollins (9.4%) , Gary Sheffield (40.6%), Omar Vizquel (23.9%) and Billy Wagner (51.0%).
Newbies are: Bronson Arroyo, Carlos Beltrán, Matt Cain, RA Dickey, Jacoby Ellsbury, Andre Ethier, JJ Hardy, John Lackey, Mike Napoli, Jhonny Peralta, Francisco Rodríguez, Huston Street, Jered Weaver and Jayson Werth.
who has the best employment opportunities?
as above , his name was ticked on 63.2 percent of the ballots submitted last year, just 47 votes short of being selected. We don’t know how many ballots were submitted this year—Rolen may be on the ballot for the sixth year in 10 years—but it’s a fair guess that Rolen will need about 50 more ballots to get through the gate.
As of this writing, according to Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall of Fame vote tracker, Rolen The net gain was 11 out of 158 public votes cast (out of 394 last year), for an 80.1% turnout. Typically, the percentage of players falls in the actual result because voters who keep their ballots secret generally tend to vote for fewer players.
If selected, Rolen will be the 18th third baseman in the hall , and the first third baseman since Chipper Jones (2018).
who is the funniest beginner?
Interestingly , according to Baseball Reference, Beltrán has the exact same career wins above the replacement mark (70.1) as Rolen. Given how much war affects baseball’s writers’ votes, one would guess — from that stat alone — that Beltran’s Hall of Fame case is as strong as Loren’s.
The difference, of course, is that Beltran was involved with the Astros in 2017 He ran into an additional hurdle when it came to the team’s hacking scandal — the cost of his involvement. Before he managed a game, he was the Mets manager. The 2017 season was the last of Beltrán’s 20 seasons as a player, and it goes without saying that his Hall case is more rooted in the previous 19 seasons than in the year he posted .666 OPS as a 40-year-old . But his role in Scandal was a clear complication in which newcomers who didn’t obviously lock down the lobby were often rejected anyway (Rolen, for example, only got a 10.2% of the vote in 2018).
But Beltrán polls at 56.6%, last check, he’s a Locked in, to reach the necessary 5% of the vote, and he ended up electing any freshman this year so far.
How often does the BBWAA pitch stoppages?
not like Walter · Johnson so often, but it has been known to happen.
Empty results for 2021 mark the ninth (out of 78 votes) The BBWAA did not select any players. It also happened in 1945, 1950, 1958, 1960, 1965, 1971, 1996 and 2013.
this is any Man’s last chance?
yes. Looks like Jeff Kent the unlikely pick.
2000 NL MVP is also a five-time All-Star and four-time second base silver medalist slugger. Kent’s 351 home runs as a second baseman are the most in history. But in the process, he never got much love. His 32.7 percent production last year was his best in nine attempts. He may fare better in the small committee vote.
It’s also worth noting that this is Gary Sheffield’s penultimate chance. He hit 509 home runs, but his case was clouded by his ties to the BALCO scandal. He’s back-to-back with 40.6 percent, so time is running out.
what else Key Names Worth Watching?
Todd Helton and Billy Wagner crossed the 50 percent threshold for the first time last year — a major milestone on the road to turning 75.
Helton is on the polls for the fifth time, so even if it didn’t happen this year For him, he has plenty of time to make up the difference. For Wagner, who is running for the eighth time, the situation is a bit urgent. But in recent years, their approval ratings have grown by leaps and bounds. Helton is just 16.5 percent in 2019, and Wagner is at 16.7. With the pool of clearly worthy candidates cleared, both Helton and Wagner have come under closer scrutiny.
Andrew Jones – voting for sixth time – also in major rising period. His 41.4 percent performance last year was a huge leap from 7.5 percent in 2019. He could see that momentum continuing this year.
Entry for 2023 When is the ceremony?
will be on 7 Sunday, March 23 at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, NY