Mike Piazza on the Hall of Fame bubble
Baseball Think Factory runs a terrific little feature examining all the Hall of Fame ballots that voters have released publicly here in the Twitter age. The site just updated its data about a half hour ago, and it shows Piazza listed on 71.9% of ballots — a few percentage points shy of the 75% needed for induction.
Piazza’s main problem this year is a surplus of big-name candidates on the ballot. First-timers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas appear locks to make the cut, while second-year candidate Craig Biggio is also ahead of Piazza in Baseball Think Factory’s data.
Remember that these aren’t mere projections. Baseball Think Factory uses hard data from voters to show where each candidate stands leading up to the Jan. 8 Hall of Fame announcement. In this update, it’s 16.9% of the electorate reporting.
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