Our Baseball Hall-of-Fame Votes

It is the time of year when baseball writers share their Hall-of-Fame ballots as fans prepare for the official announcement on 2018's Hall-of-Fame class on January 24, 2018.  This is a fun time for fans as they read, debate, and argue about who belongs in baseball's hallowed halls.

Even though we don't have official votes, our staff of writers decided to join in and complete our own ballots.  Nine of our writers participated in this project.  Each writer was permitted to submit a ballot with up to ten names.  What follows are our ballots without any commentary.  In the days (and weeks) to come, some of our writers will explain their voting and decision making process.  (Lincoln Mitchell explains his ballot here.)

We also decided to see if any players would be listed on at least 75% of our ballots to reach the level necessary for enshrinement into the Hall-of-Fame.  (In other words, who would make it in if we were the only voters.)  In order to earn Hall-of-Fame recognition, a candidate would need to be on 7 out of 9 (77%) ballots.  At the end of this piece, we will announce our Hall-of-Fame class for 2018.  But first, the voting:

PHIL CASHIER - Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Mike Mussina, Jim Thome

PATRICK GUNN - Roger Clemens, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Scott Rolen, Jim Thome, Larry Walker

LINCOLN MITCHELL - Roger Clemens, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Scott Rolen, Jim Thome, Larry Walker

MICHAEL SAFFER - Roger Clemens, Aubrey Huff, Chipper Jones, Jeff Kent, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Jamie Moyer, Mike Mussina, Omar Vizquel, Larry Walker

ETHAN SEMENDINGER - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Edgar Martinez, Hideki Matsui, Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling, Jim Thome

PAUL SEMENDINGER - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Vladimir Guerrero, Chipper Jones, Hideki Matsui, Mike Mussina, Manny Ramirez, Curt Schilling, Jim Thome, Larry Walker

ANDY SINGER - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Vladimir Guerrero, Chipper Jones, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Scott Rolen, Johan Santana, Curt Schilling, Jim Thome

WILLIAM TASKER - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Chipper Jones, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Jim Thome, Larry Walker

MIKE WHITEMAN - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Jim Thome

OUR HALL-OF-FAME CLASS OF 2018

Chipper Jones (9 votes), Mike Mussina (9), Roger Clemens (8), Edgar Martinez (8), Jim Thome (8), Vlad Guerrero (7).