You know the drill. The 2012 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on Monday. We conducted an informal poll of the staff here at TOC, and we had eight of our writers participate. If you go by the Hall of Fame standards, you need 75% to be inducted....so if you're on six of our eight ballots, you're in. WIthout any further ado, here are the results of our voting, and a little analysis to go with each name.
Barry Larkin: 8 votesJeff Bagwell: 8 votesMark McGwire: 8 votesEdgar Martinez: 7 votesTim Raines: 7 votesAlan Trammell: 6 votesLarry Walker 5 votesRafael Palmeiro: 2 votesFred McGriff: 1 vote
So TOC's 2012 Hall of Fame class has six members, with Barry Larkin, Jeff Bagwell, and Mark McGwire being unanimously elected. Let's run down our vote-getters, one by one.
Barry Larkin. Larkin is tenth all-time in career fWAR for a shortstop. All players higher than him are in the Hall of Fame aside from Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, who will go in once they're ...