2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot: Player Profiles


As many of you may know, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce the results of this year’s voting for inductees for the class of the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Greg Maddux. Getty Images.

Greg Maddux. Getty Images.

This can go anyway and it has in the past. Sometimes no one gets the 75% of the vote required to be inducted into the Hall of Fame whereas other years there are many inductees. In 2013 no one was elected. The player’s Hall of Fame Class of 2014 consisted of pitcher Greg Maddux, infamous hitter “The Big Hurt” Frank Thomas and pitcher Tom Glavine.

With a lot of newbies on the ballot this season including BIG names like “The Big Unit” Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, it looks as though there will likely be at least one inductee this year. Craig Biggio, who fell just three votes and/or .20 percentage points short of induction in 2014, cannot be forgotten either.

Craig Biggio. Getty Images.

Craig Biggio. Getty Images.

Over at Baseball Hot Corner we took it upon ourselves as a team to make a case for almost every name on the ballot. A few players who are unlikely to recieve the 5% of the vote that allows them to stay on the ballot next year were left off the list of player profiles covered but we did manage to make a case for 23 out of the 34 players on the 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot!

So please, enjoy these player profiles and tune in to MLB Network at 11:00 am Eastern time for a live announcement of the voting results!

Who do you think should be in the Hall of Fame and why? Should anyone be kept out? Leave your comments here or on Baseball Hot Corner!

2015 Hall of Fame Player Profiles:

click on “Player Profile” next to each player’s name and it will take you to their story on Baseball Hot Corner

Craig BiggioPlayer Profile

Mike Piazza – Player Profile

Jeff Bagwell – Player Profile

Tim Raines – Player Profile

Roger Clemens Player Profile

Barry BondsPlayer Profile

Lee Smith – Player Profile

Edgar Martinez – Player Profile

Alan Trammell Player Profile

Mike MussinaPlayer Profile

Jeff KentPlayer Profile

Mark McGwire – Player Profile

Larry Walker – Player Profile

Don Mattingly – Player Profile

Sammy Sosa – Player Profile

Curt SchillingPlayer Profile

Fred McGriffPlayer Profile

Randy JohnsonPlayer Profile

Pedro MartinezPlayer Profile

John Smoltz Player Profile

Gary SheffieldPlayer Profile

Nomar GarciaparraPlayer Profile

Carlos DelgadoPlayer Profile

Other notable names on the ballot for 2015: